Dia Mirza on new-age content; Sunsets in Santorini with Etsy's Himanshu Wardhan - your weekend fix


Himanshu Wardhan, MD of Etsy India, believes that the journey, not the destination, matters in life. In an exclusive interaction with YSWeekender, the entrepreneur speaks about his love for travel, racquet sports and great coffee. His other hobbies like cooking and DIY projects help him unwind every weekend. 

Himanshu Wardhan, MD, Etsy India

Ever since Dia Mirza won the Miss Asia Pacific title in 2000, she has made a consistent effort to be part of various causes, drawing attention to issues like climate change and to the work being done in cancer research, HIV patients and the Spastics Society, etc. The actor, producer, and former beauty queen has just launched a new web series “Mind the Malhotras” based on the hugely popular Israeli comedy called “La Famiglia”. She talks about web series, new-age content and OTT platforms here on YS Weekender.

Dia Mirza

Do you remember the food you ate as a child with nostalgia? Heritage foods have found a place in the sun as more and more people try to recreate old and much-loved recipes with a contemporary touch. For instance, dal-chawal with chutney and papad, or curd rice with vada manga or puttu kadala, vada pav, poha or parathas. Enjoy a walk down memory lane and read about some of the finest heritage foods of our land.

Why stay indoors and stare at electronic screens all through the summer? Spending time amidst nature with your kids - even if it’s just a 20-minute walk - can help family members get along better. Sandhya UC, founding partner of Indiahikes, believes trekking opens up new doors, new thoughts, and grooms a child’s personality. Her company's Treks for Families lets youngsters enjoy a trek with other children and their parents too. 

Women are raising the bar and breaking boundaries across professions and poker is no different. Meet professional poker player Nikita Luther who won the World Series of Poker (WSOP) gold bracelet in Las Vegas - poker’s “Olympic Gold”. She is now India’s topmost female poker player, and believes poker is a mind sport and that women have an edge in this game. 

Nikita Luther

If there is one thing you could change about yourself what would it be? Rahul Garg, Founder and CEO, Moglix answers this question and many more in our Proust questionnaire. He speaks about his greatest loves, his regrets, his heroes, his idea of perfect happiness and much more.

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