By Bettina Tauro & Ninorah Brookshire
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Two friends. Same vision. To inspire and be inspired. NRI Woman is a chat-based show with inspiring NRI Women from across the globe. Each week we chat with a guest/s who share their story. Conversations cover topics ranging from family, marriage, career, kids to fashion and more. Grab your headphones. We promise not to bore you.
||CleanWeGo. WeDo. WeLive: Supna Shah #28||Unexplained Infertility. two words that provide hope and cause frustration in equal measure. Our guest today Supna Shah dealt with this for ten years before getting pregnant through IVF. While dealing with the infertility was distressing,||11/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA girl’s faith: Karina Calver #27||Karina Calver is a survivor of incest. She shares her story of enduring rape and how she has turned her life around to become the woman she is today. - The silence that surrounds incest survivors can make them feel isolated,||11/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHer STEM story: Prasha S Dutra #26||Prasha S Dutra is a is a mechanical engineer currently working as a Quality Manager in a manufacturing facility in Rhode Island. She grew up in a small neighbourhood of Delhi in India and was always interested in the science of things.||11/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWe’re unbeatable: Purnima, Meena & Gopa #25||This week we chat with Purnima Jagtiani and our first couple on the show Meena and Gopa. They share their stories of detection, treatment and recovery from breast cancer. Purnima has been in remission for a year and Meena for ten years. -||10/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInvest in your mind, invest in your health, invest in yourself: Sandi Saxsena # 24||Sandi Saxsena, our guest today played the role of a supporting spouse in all aspects of her family except financial planning. She was focused on the children as they grew up and her husband met all the wants and needs of the family. That is,||10/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlways loved, never forgotten, forever missed: Sheetal Mulani #23||Our guest today Sheetal Mulani shares her story of rebuilding her life after her son Mohit passed away at the age of 21. The loss of a child regardless of age is one of the most devastating experiences a parent can face.||10/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDon’t make a permanent decision for your temporary emotion: Rachna Nath #22||Rachna Nath shares her story of how an emotional choice she made as a teenager impacted her career. As a biologist, she now understands why she made the choice. - That choice has shaped how Rachna takes on life, with confidence,||10/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIn stillness the world is restored: Sonia Anand #21||Sonia Anand believes stillness is the key to restoring the balance within ourselves and on a larger scale the world. She thinks when the organic beauty of our soul evolves through gentle practices we automatically begin to radiate love health and posi||9/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLife is better when you are laughing: Sameera Khan #20||Sameera Khan comes from a traditional Muslim Indian family and she's decided to pursue a path, unlike others who come from a culture similar to hers. She's a standup comedian. Ten years ago Sameera's exposure to standup was limited to watching Russel P.||9/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLove makes a family: Jennifer D’souza #19||Jennifer Dsouza, our guest on today's show chose to become a single mother at the age of 45 via adoption. Adoption by single women in the Indian culture is uncommon. Recent changes by CARA (Central Adoption Resource Authority) giving preference to sing.||9/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDon’t Give up: Caroline Monteiro #18||Season two begins with the inspiring and surprising story of Caroline Monteiro. She was lost on the streets of Mumbai when she was just seven years old. From living on the streets to finding a home with an adoptive family to building her own family,||9/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEvery family has a story: Aashna Mulgaonkar #017||For our season finale, we're talking about a subject that is mainly Indian- Joint families, an arrangement where many generations bound by a common relationship live together in the same household. It’s common to see this kind of living arrangement in||6/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWe RISE by lifting others: Padmini Gupta #016||Our guest, Padmini Gupta, is an Oxford graduate, World Economic Forum Fellow and a social entrepreneur tackling a USD 5 billion industry in the Middle East. - She combines her passion for solving social issues with building an enterprise that is susta..||6/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFeng Shui: Samita Khanna #015||Feng Shui means wind and water and is a traditional Chinese concept linking the destiny of a man to his environment. Samita Khanna is a master consultant of Feng Shui with over twenty years of practice. -||6/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIt’s never too late for new beginnings: Sanyukta Kumar #014||From a psychotherapist to a makeup consultant after a 20-year gap, our guest today Sanyukta Kumar is an exemplar of new beginnings. - She moved to a new country with her kids when the youngest one was just three months old and her older daughter was f..||6/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIkigai: The Japanese secret to a long and happy life: Harsha Makhija #013||Ikigai is a Japanese word that roughly translates to the reason for being. Why are we here? What is our purpose? Are these some of the questions you ask yourself? - Some of us would have spent our whole lives without finding or knowing it.||5/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnxiety, depression & bubbles! Sharon Bender #012||Sharon Bender has moved countries three times in two years with two children under the age of four. She is now settled and considers South Africa home. She is a single parent, loves even numbers, dreams of becoming a teacher someday and suffers from an.||5/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOnly a life lived for others is one worthwhile: Padmini Stump #011||Child loss is like a loss no other. It's grief of a lifetime, and there is no getting over or moving on from it. Our guest today Padmini Stump lost her son Steven in tragic circumstances 11 years ago. The days,||5/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI belong in the air: Ira Bhongade #010||In this episode, we talk to a pilot. What’s so great about talking to a pilot you may say? Well, this one is only 21. She chose her career, to be in aviation, at the tender age of 6 and stuck with it. Listen to her speak so confidently as to why she c||5/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWorking mom or Stay at home mom: Which is the better choice? Sandra Skairjeh, Venita Alphonso #009||Starting a family for a woman is one of those life-altering decisions. It impacts all aspects of one's life especially one's career. The question should one continue to work or stay home to raise the children is one that has no straight answer. -||4/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWe are all responsible for our own lives! Samhita Goswami #008||We may reach a point in life where we feel like we're stuck in a rut or just unfulfilled. We want to make the change but don't know how. Traditionally our culture has meant we turn to our parents, uncles, aunts,||4/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy me? Dolly Solanki: #007||This episode is an emotional one. If you have asked yourself Why me, when you've faced an unexpected situation, listen in as we chat with Dolly Solanki who shares her story of how her life has changed since Freya came into her life.||4/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTurning your passion into a business: Karen Ahmed #006||If you have aspirations to be a YouTuber, this Podcast is worth listening. We chat with bubbly YouTuber Karen Ahmed. She started food blogging and then became an avid YouTuber. With over 400 recipes and still counting,||4/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRaising happy kids as a single parent: Heena Rai #005||Divorce, single parenting, dating after divorce - these continue to be a stigma in our Indian society and not something we talk about. Not openly at least. Our guest Heena Rai dealt with all of that and came shining through it all. -||4/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to market your home business in the digital era: Lavina Tauro #004||Lavina Tauro has over 18 years experience working in the digital space. She currently heads marketing for a very successful video on demand service in Asia. She also happens to be our co-founder’s sister. -||3/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIronwoman! Triathlete Lovita Woods #003||The 70.3 Ironman triathlon includes a 1.9km swim, 90km bike ride and 21.1km run. - Lovita Woods shares her inspiring story of how she went from not knowing how to swim or bike to completing the 70.3 Ironman in 18 months. - She's charming,||3/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGiving up your career for love: Clarissa & Swaty #002||In this episode, we interview two close friends. Clarissa Laabmayr from Salzburg, Austria and Swaty Rao from NJ, USA. Both talk to us about giving up their successful, well-established careers and moving for love. -||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroduction Episode: Bettina & Ninorah #001||Hello and welcome to the N.R.I. Woman - The show where you can listen to other women like you or me, share their experiences, possibly gain a perspective different from yours or even find a little something that resonates with you. -||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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