1) Who taught you about this influencer “mantra”? What was your learning resources?
– Honestly, I stumbled upon it. There are certain key issues very close to my heart such as animal rights, global socio-economic factors, and personal health and well-being. I was approached by a web forum to share my thoughts on anxiety. Since I had personally gone through episodes, I knew what a person faces in such scenarios and decided to be vocal and openly shared my thoughts on the topic on the web platform. More importantly, how I managed to overcome it, move ahead in life and grow was what was appreciated and started getting me recognition. The core intent was to help people overcome such personal issues and that’s where the journey started. It’s only been a year and I am happy I have received an invitation to such a large platform to spread my message across. In a nutshell, there were no mantras and there were no learning resources. I just went with the flow, connected with a large audience, and shared my views which were well received.
2) Our society complains a lot about social media addictions in young generation, what’s your stand as an influencer about all this?
Times were very different fifteen years ago. You could only reach out to a handful of trusted friends and family members. Within your sphere of influence, and in all likelihood a tadpole from the same pond as you. Fifteen years thereafter we live in a connected world wherein forty-eight hours is the longest flight to reach a corner on the planet to another, two seconds to connect over a phone call from one corner of the earth to another, and an immediate expression of your concerns to the world over the world wide web and almost an immediate reaction. My stand is that this young generation will be driving tomorrow. Yes, there are nuisances, however, today’s youth is connected and aware like never before. Never before in history has knowledge been so massively available over open platforms at the click of a button and at instantaneous speed like today.
P.S. what made India the crown jewel of the world and 55% of global GDP in the pre-British era was our immense knowledge stored in libraries such as Nalanda and Takshila which spanned thousands of years of learning. So in a nutshell, society will always be averse to change, however, as a youth, an educated individual I feel this is a change that society will not be able to stop.
3) Do you think social media content creation is like a healing in positive way?
Absolutely. Citing from personal examples every content I create gets me hundreds of comments. Reviewing them over weeks gives me an indication of the sentiment of the general diaspora. Thereafter, as an influencer, I strive to address the most critical, the most voted, and the most raised concerns. So yes, I feel my personal involvement has had a healing effect. Majority of the leaders that I follow and look up to aim to solve problems. My intention is to do my bit, whatever little I can.
4) Do you believe we must have enough academic qualifications before taking in any Field or inner calling, we should not let our education waste in certain ages?
Certainly one of the most difficult question, I have ever faced. Personally, I feel certain professions such as doctors, lawyers, engineers, etc. (primarily technical fields) should be left to experts, however, positions in sales, certain non-core marketing areas and non-technical jobs should not require an average person to spend a bomb on education. More than this I personally feel that our youth should be taught, educated, and schooled about physical and mental health-being rather than just a corporate job.
5) What’s your memorable feed back for your work as an influencer?
One of the many sessions I did for anxiety issues, I was able to touch upon the aspect of progression, healing, and next steps. Received immense response on Instagram and Facebook for my thoughts, felt elated to be able to help someone since when I was vulnerable these platforms did not exist. Happy to do my bit.
6) Share about your most popular post on Instagram, what was your reaction when you received that height if response?
The post was related to a mix of western, ethnic, and corporate wear. The majority of the subscribers and followers appreciated how they could use my simple ideas to use or one or two of their dresses in multiple fashionable ways. The intention was to reduce waste, exercise caution in spending, and use whatever is available. I understand most of my respondents/followers come from humble beginnings like myself and instead of pushing/marketing brands, I was able to provide the solutions that they could get inspired from, within their own wardrobes. I felt elated that I was able to touch so many souls without them having to burn through money.
7) Share about your idols and support systems in your life in few words.
Although I won’t say that I have had a very comfortable childhood but my parents fought tooth and nail to give me comfort/luxury to the best of their ability. I am what I am because of them. I have grown by leaps and bounds with their support. In Mumbai, I am one of the very few youngsters who have 28 articles and two books published at such a young age, credit to my parents. I also have grown at a meteoric rate at work owing to support from my in-laws and Neeraj, my husband. So many people have helped me fight for the things I want in life but the most special is my brother, Avanindra who has always been a part of my foundation.
8) How to deal with trolls and bullying if I am fellow influencer? What would you like to recommend?
It’s very simple – have a positive mindset and use every negative comment constructively. Although the intent of the trolls/bully might be to insult you, any true entrepreneur, starter/influencer will take the feedback constructively and try to reflect upon reasons for such negative feedback and work upon solutions to address the same. Nevertheless, the single most important quality is to have a positive mindset and not bogged down by negative comments, most of the global leaders/icons/legends will have naysayers rejecting their claims. The individual should have the right attitude to focus on their strengths, try to address the weaknesses (if they can) of have a growth-oriented mindset.
9) On this closing note ,share about your upcoming projects, social media ID to follow you and success mantra for our readers.
Multiple projects coming in across varied platforms. The biggest one is Mrs. Femina India 2021, I have been selected in top 20. The success mantra is to stay true to your heart, causes will follow. –
1) Cause 1: Animal rights; don’t hurt someone who is mute
2) Cause 2: Environment; don’t let the convenience of buying plastics and burning fossil fuels fool you into leaving dead earth for your children. Go green, say no to plastic.
3)Cause 3: Mental Health; Peer pressure, growth, salaries, incentives are not your achievements or legacies in life.
Let’s leave behind a world that is fit, sustainable, and respectable. (May our generations forgive us for the transgressions of ours and our forefathers)
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