ADITI PAREKH ZEN Aditi Parekh comes from a renowned bureaucratic business family based in Delhi, married into an industrialist household in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, and has worked in areas of shipping, logistics, and travel. An online MBA course from Harvard Business School further honed this MBA grad’s business sensibilities as she established the Young FICCI Ladies […]


ANJALI DESAI EMPATHY Anjali Desai is a polymath. Originally from Houston, Texas, she landed in Kutch as a 2003 Indicorps Fellow to run a rural design school with partner NGO Gramshree to empower women artisans. Her experience with the people and land inspired her to co-found India Guide Publishing, through which she authored several guidebooks […]


BIJAL BRAHMBHATT LEADERSHIP Bijal Brahmbhatt is the Director of Mahila Housing SEWA Trust (MHT). She is a civil engineer by training and is a recognized expert in habitat improvement – through women’s empowerment, community development, and housing finance. She supervises the MHT’s operations at the national level and has proven experience in conceptualizing and managing […]


DEVANGANA LASHKARY LIFE Devangana holds a graduate degree in Zoology from St. Xavier College, Ahmedabad, and has completed a Master’s in Environment Science and Technology from IEER, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune. To study and work along on various subjects, she has developed a keen interest in ecological sustainability, lake assessment, wildlife conservation, environmental awareness, and […]


ESTHER DAVID HEART Esther David is an Indian Jewish author and artist. She has received the ‘Sahitya Akademi Award’ for English Literature and the ‘National Jewish Book Award’ USA for her book ‘Bene Appetit-The Cuisine of Indian Jews.’ She studied art at Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S.University, Vadodara, under the guidance of Professor Sankho Chaudhuri. […]


BHUMIKA CENTERED Bhumika Shodhan is the Founder and Creative Director at SHYAMAL & BHUMIKA. With a mission to take the crafts and skills of India to the World, she uses fashion as her medium to connect a global audience to intricately crafted Indian Couture. Being one of the most globally followed Indian designer, she believes […]


ANUJA AMIN GRATITUDE Anuja Amin is a Post-Graduate in Human Resource Management from the London School of Economics. The mission of reaching out to children who were victims of trauma led her to pursue a Bachelor in Psychology from the University of Nottingham. Motivated by her own experience, she developed Circles of Safety to sensitize […]


DR NAVNEET GILL RESILIENCE With all of the backlash that the hospitality industry has faced as a result of the pandemic, Navneet Gill, owner of Nini’s Kitchen, a chain of dining restaurants in Gujarat, has not only ensured that her staff’s needs are met, but she has also extended a helping hand to the helpless […]


CHITRA SINGLA PROACTIVE Chitra Singla is an Associate Professor, Strategy at IIM Ahmedabad (IIMA). She also provides training and consulting services for the family business and startups to help them grow and solve their problems. She chairs ‘Young Entrepreneurs Programme’ at IIMA. She has received many awards and honours such as the Philip Thomas Memorial […]


ESHA SHAH PHOENIX Esha Shah, one half of the couple which is more popularly known as the founders of Foodaholics in Ahmedabad, manifests happiness, affability, and sheer brilliance when you first meet her. A new mother to a daughter, who she cannot wait to introduce to the world of food. By profession, Esha is a […]