From actor Rasika Dugal's take on daily challenges to Jaypore's Shilpa Sharma's love for paintings - your weekend fix

30th Sep 2018
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Jaypore’s Shilpa Sharma’s love for paintings and all things beautiful led her down the path of fruitful entrepreneurship. Besides bringing the world closer together and connecting a global audience to India’s exquisite handcrafted merchandise, Jaypore now partners with artisanal communities, textile designers and independent artists to create a unique interpretation of age-old crafts and has also developed a contemporary design language. The founder talks about how water colours and photography have helped her de-stress and enjoy the journey.

Shilpa Sharma, Co-Founder, Jaypore

Is it possible to dovetail Buddhist framework into the ten building blocks of the business model itself and build a robust entrepreneurial practice? This was the question we raised in our introductory column last week. Starting today, we will address each of the building blocks within the Buddhist ethos by illustrating with an appropriate and interesting use case. To begin with, what is a business model? And secondly, how is it different from a business plan? Here's the second in the twelve part series.


Manto, the biographical film on famous Urdu author Saadat Hasan Manto, written and directed by Nandita Das, hit the screens last week and has received rave reviews from discerning filmgoers. YS Weekender caught up with actress Rasika Dugal, who plays the lead role as Manto’s wife in the film, for an exclusive interview.

Actor Rasika Dugal

Millennials are the “young” generation everyone loves to hate even when the oldest millennial today is nearing 40. The truth is that those born in the late 70s or after, look at the world differently -- they are well-networked, tech savvy and are more often than not chasing purpose or impact, not just a pay cheque. The desire for more brings with itself a go-getter mind-set and a need to pivot-- or make a change when you feel that you’ve reached a point in your career when you are ready for more impact, challenges, or responsibilities.


Mumbai-based Namita Jain is a wellness expert who was felicitated with a PhD in Wellness from Young Scientist University, America. Celebrities like Deepika Padukone, Saina Nehwal and Hema Malini have endorsed her books. She was a nutrition partner for the Miss India pageant of 2012, and a celebrity nutritionist on the Food TV channel. Today, she works as a wellness specialist

at the Bombay Hospital and is a consultant to the Food Safety Standard Authority of India (FSSAI). She is an author of 12 books and has just launched her new book, Low Fat, Low Guilt. Namita spoke to YS Weekender about the diet and fitness landscape in the country today.

Namita Jain, Wellness expert

Madhuri Upadhya is Co-founder and Associate Director, Nritarutya, which is one of India’s foremost dance companies creating innovative experiences to widen the perceptions of dance. She draws her inspiration as a choreographer and dancer from the fine arts, Indian mythology and Indian folk culture. Her work combines the aesthetics of dance and fine arts. Madhuri speaks about her regrets, her achievements, what she would like to change about herself and much more.

Madhuri Upadhya is Co-founder and Associate Director, Nritarutya

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