Startups

Zahabbiya Walbeek | Y’Phoria – The Yoga Community

One can’t help but notice every second or third picture on social media to be revolving around someone hitting the gym, flexing their muscles or some showing off their summer body. Health is definitely taken a lot more seriously today as we did a few years ago. Being fit and having a healthy mind is the new euphoria in people’s life. If you notice, celebrities having a healthy body and mind swear by yoga, especially the older generation. In India Baba Ramdev swears by it but what about the younger counterpart? Well, Zahabbiya Walbeek, a professional yoga practitioner came up with a twist to her yoga interventions. She added various fun initiatives to make her sessions more than just yoga. All this with a foundational principle to educate people about yoga, its benefits and a lifestyle that...

Lakshmi Sreenivasan | Let this Cafe Counsel you!

Mental Health related problems are widespread. The unheard voices, emotional pain, traumatic stories, grief, anger, depression, fear and many such negative emotional states are always ignored and stigmatised. The very foundation of a capitalist society is breeding profits, no one thinks let alone knows what they are going through emotionally or even need help. We often find ourselves at a loss for words when it comes to issues which at times we don’t resonate with, Depression is one of them. The deep understanding of this subject and knowing social anxiety after the gruelling and untimely death of her sister due to cancer she realized and that led to the birth Café Counsel an initiative by Lakshmi Sreenivasan. Café Counsel Consortium Let not the extended alliteration amaze you, it’s about ...

Sunanda Verma & Vandita Purohit | The Daftar – putting a heart to ‘office’

When you think it is time you decide to start something of your own many thoughts start hovering in mind. But the prime question arises, ‘Where do I work from? I do not have an office’. One feels tired of running and battling out the work/entrepreneur culture. This is exactly what Sunanda Verma Bhatta and Vandita Kedia Purohit went through when they jumped off their mundane corporate jobs and decided to start on their own as they wished more from life. Today, the idea of co-working is not new to the city and has definitely caught on amongst the millennial. The typical ones are based out of IT parks, tall buildings, large floor plates and again leading to the feeling of being in a formal office all over again. Although they intend to provide shared space for start-ups and other companies, t...