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Critical illness gave this former realtor a reality check

Kirtikumar Mehta’s life as a real estate agent was all-consuming. He traversed Mumbai daily to meet buyers and sellers, spending much of his time on the road, inevitably stuck in traffic. With two teenage sons and a wife to support, Kirtikumar was at the top of his game. His success as a prominent realtor paid […]

Sports, travel, business – this survivor won’t be bound by her wheelchair

Bharti Gehani’s life was seemingly sorted. The Mumbai native had a job as the general manager of a salon and spa, a solid group of friends with whom she traveled the world and had just gotten engaged.

This cancer survivor is tackling stigma head on with a social platform for survivors

When Sushanth Kodela arrived in Mumbai as a graduate student in 2011, he had no idea the seemingly innocuous symptoms he’d experienced for years would put his life on hold. The 29-year-old computer science grad hails from Warangal district in Telangana, around 130 km from Hyderabad. Wanting to combine business with social issues, Sushanth enrolled […]

How the power of positivity helped this banker bounce back to her feet

Ankita Kothari was one year into a promising career as a corporate banker in Hyderabad when a devastating road accident shattered her right leg, leaving her unable to walk. Doctors told her she would need multiple surgeries. Determined to avoid another operation, the 24-year-old IIM-Raipur graduate decided to adopt a positive attitude and got back […]

With retirement in sight, a stroke robbed me of my income

In 2014 my career had reached new heights. I was 48, a senior executive for a major national media company, earning more than 55 lakh annually and looking forward to the next phase in my career. I was doing very well in the company, so they suggested I move to Mumbai to handle western operations. […]

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