It’s very rare on my blog that I share my personal experiences. Offdhook is more about people and stories that matter to you and me. It’s nothing to do with my life as a blogger! However, recently I felt that I do have stories to tell. I too, have my own experiences. Every story has something special to say, inspire and motivate. Who knows that someone in some part of the world reads your story and finds it interesting/motivating?
Sustainable solutions are the efforts to limit the humanity’s impact on the environment. With the rising metropolis’ we have paved the way for the concrete jungles. However, the new conscious way of living is emerging and we are incorporating eco-friendly and sustainable choices in our lifestyles. There is a new wave where we see many architects and architecture firms adopting technologies having minimal interference with the nature. One such powerful woman is Ranju Singhi, CEO & CO-Founder, BASICS Architects. She is leading the way in sustainable integrated development with her ideas in India and across the globe. Offdhook speaks to Ranju Singhi on sustainable living practices and the new forms of designs in the post COVID-19 era.
At Offdhook we believe in uplifting, encouraging and supporting women. Giving women a platform to showcase their amazing work is the idea behind offdhook Women’s Day Special series. One such woman is Nilima Buch who runs a small social enterprise called ‘PUNAH’ in Delhi’s suburb called Dwarka. We believe that her story will motivate you to opt for more eco-friendly products in your everyday life. In conversation with Nilima.
This young girl from Prayagraj is on a mission to make India ‘plastic free’. Her videos on the you tube channel are so impressive that I could not stop myself from reaching out to her. She is creating awareness on the environment issues with some amazing content on her social media channels. Offdhook in conversation with ‘Waste Free Woman’.
Emblazoned everywhere the word Patriarchy has become more stubborn and just not ready to leave us. It literally follows wherever we go like a glue. Activists, scholars, students, women Icons have been at loggerheads with this subject but unfortunately we still struggle in the 21st century
It was March 2020, the season of spring and new beginnings. Unfortunately, no one knew that the time ahead will bring the most disastrous news of COVID-19 Pandemic. India was busy celebrating the joys that season of spring brings along. Virus attacked and boom!! Everyone locked, stunned and in shock. Definitely a life changing moment for the whole World. Thanks to the birds, our only companions and chirpers we could bond during the lockdown. Yes, certainly it was a bond to cherish. The loneliness, the quietness slowly seeped in making us more grateful towards our lives. Humanity saw the best out of its own people. Humankind suddenly became more appreciative. However, it was not an easy year.
But, believe me when I cut my hair short, the feeling of letting go mixed with ‘not a big deal’ thought empowered me more than the hairstyle itself. It is not my look, which is mounting my confidence rather the feeling of not being mad about small little things in life and my belief in myself that my personality has nothing to do with my success and failures. My inner beauty is more valuable; it makes me a better person every day.