The World Changers

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International Women’s Day on March 18 is the perfect opportunity for all of us to celebrate the women in our lives


Oswal’s first set step into the field of fashion was when she took over her family business – Oswal Woollen Mills. From changing the collections and introducing new ranges in her business to her current position as an Executive Director at Monte Carlo Fashions Limited, Oswal has 16 years of experience in the field of retail and administration.

What she loves the most about her profession is how it helped her learn her own strengths, weaknesses and ambition. She is absolutely in love with what she does and gives a 100 per cent to conquering challenges. Oswal has faced several hurdles in her career and taken them gracefully in her stride. With grit and determination, she has overcome her fear of taking decisions, of being judged by others and never misses an opportunity to grow.


Shefali Tripathi Mehta is a Bengaluru-based independent writer and editorial consultant. Author of What Were They Thinking!, a book on observational humour, and co-author of Ek Prarthana, a coffee-table book, she has published short stories and poems online and in anthologies. While her books are popularly loved, Mehta looks at her uphill struggle as a period of learning rather than a period of challenge. She believes one must learn to be patient in order to create something of value. She tries not to compare her journey to other professionals and feels immensely proud when a reader posts an appreciative review or an established writer presents her with a pat on the back. Striking a balance between her work and social life, Mehta believes in working hard to achieve her goals, without giving up on her personal space and life.


As the Managing Trustee of Poddar Foundation, Prakriti works on raising awareness on mental health issues and creating preventive mental health programmes within the country. She is aggressively pursuing the agenda of the Mental Health Policy to ensure its implementation at the grassroot level. Her proudest moment comes in the form of Poddar Foundation’s brainchild- the Silence Todo movement in 1983. She works on bringing happiness and inner well-being to people. Currently, there is a severe lack of awareness and information regarding various mental health issues, which perpetuates prejudices in our society, Poddar is out to change that. What she loves the most about her work is the difference it makes to people even if she faces severe challenges maintaining a balance between family and work.

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