A mother, a home maker, a teacher, an entrepreneur….seems like a long way from the model, the “almost” Miss India 1994. I believe that life is short and the possibilities are endless.
Brought up in the busy cosmopolitan city of Mumbai, in an open-minded Parsi Zoroastrian family, mine is no rags to riches story and yet I believe that nothing in life can be achieved without hard work, determination, perseverance and patience. Academic excellence, a love for animals, Hindi movies and romantic novels sum up my growing up years. From catching stray dogs in the streets of Mumbai, to riding motorbikes, to walking the ramp for beauty pageants, my parents provided the support and encouragement that every teenager needs. MBA from NMIMS followed by a coveted corporate job, I got married to the boy-next-door who stole my heart and offered me his world.
Then, I became a mother! Suddenly everything that I had achieved in life seemed insignificant compared to the ‘achievement’ of giving birth to a new life. Nothing seemed as important as changing diapers, giving burps or feeding a constantly hungry baby. Priorities changed and I gave up my hard-earned corporate job to become a stay-at-home mum – a decision I haven’t regretted so far.
Life took us from Mumbai to Hong Kong to London and back to Hong Kong where now with older kids I am slowly realising that it’s time for a role change once again. While I still like to hover around my boys who are now have entered their teens, my home-run business SUMMER, teaching English as a foreign language and blogging keeps my hands busy and my mind active. With my newly launched venture Mums@PLAY, I aim to bring in community bazaars, pop-ups and workshops to support small businesses. Who knows what’s in store for tomorrow, so I live for today.
Want to know more about me? Read the following features –
About From Miss India to Motherhood and more
My blog is for any woman going through life’s ups and downs, who is willing to pause awhile, read about my experiences and share her own, learn from my mistakes and offer her suggestions, get inspired with my world and amaze me with hers. I think….I feel….I share, will you join me on my journey?
My blog is about the journey of life from then to now, from now to the future. My blog is about my passions which cover–
Being Mummy – covers the whole gamut of parenting, school, after-school activities, cooking, baking, birthday parties, playdates, celebrating festivals, mid-term breaks and of course my children! This is the epicenter of my being, it is what my life revolves around.
Family time – includes holidays, travel, pets, playing sports, watching movies, quiet conversation, banter and everything in between.
Me time – covers coffee mornings, hiking, cooking, baking, changing roles, being a ‘mumtrepreneur’, stay-at-home-mum, blogger, teacher and anything that offers me some peace and quiet, something to call my own.
My Many Moods – ranges from laughter to tears, from anger to depression, from loud noisy places to quiet hills, nostalgia about the past, worry about the present and concern about the future, relationships, poems, anecdotes and more.
Miss India – The drama, the day, the event, the mystery, the girls, the fuss, the scenes behind the curtains. Also covers the Miss Asia-Pacific 1992 pageant. See the full video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPwj6F7Nye4
And More – Life in general, moving from Mumbai to Hong Kong, London, different cities, and different cultures.
Published work & Accolades
From Miss India to Motherhood has been featured in Best of Mom & Dad Blogs in 2013 by Little Steps Asia.
I have written for Hong Kong based parental, shopping and entertainment portals like Sassy Mama, BaoBae, the HK Hub and HK Yantoyan. Here is some of my featured work:
Reviews and Giveaways
It’s always nice when I can write a review or offer a giveaway for my readers, and for that purpose I tie up with companies/brands that my readers can “connect with”. While some of these are paid features I have always given my honest opinions and straight from my heart! A few of these are given below:
Faust International, HK http://frommissindiatomotherhood.com/category/reviews
Kids Dailies, HK: https://www.kidsdailies.com/miss-india-motherhood/
ABA Productions, HK: http://frommissindiatomotherhood.com/2015/10/what-the-ladybird-heard-a-review.html
Meadow Kids, UK: http://frommissindiatomotherhood.com/2014/04/mix-match-animals-pocket-chart-a-review.html