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A chat with Ratna Chadha, who brought cruises to India, and a tete-e-tete with tea connoisseur Susmita Das. From the Casteless Collective rap group to living life Lahe Lahe.

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17th Mar 2019
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A cruise is the ultimate definition of a luxurious vacation, isn't it? And that being the case, those who have built lasting memories on their cruise vacation have Ratna Chadha to thank, after all she is the one who brought cruises to India. After having been a part of the travel industry for 39 years, Ratna is ready to hang up her boots - in style. Check out what the 63-year-old wants to do once she is done being the CEO of TIRUN Travel Marketing.


Ratna Chadha



No storm in this teacup


Tea is to its artist what wine is to a sommelier, insists Susmita Das Gupta, Founder of Smart iDeAS and a tea expert. She goes on to add, "tea is never cooked, it’s brewed." From answering obvious queries like which tea is the healthiest to how to brew the perfect cup, the tea connoisseur traces her journey to making her love for tea a full-time job.


Susmita Das busy brewing



Rapping to shine the light on social issues


Art can bring issues in the society to the fore. And that's exactly what real-life Gully Boys Tamil Nadu-based ‘The Casteless Collective’ is doing - spurring its own hip-hop movement, engaging with the political and social issues . The band, which includes four rappers, seven instrumentalists, and eight gaana musicians, has rapped celebrating Ambedkar’s tireless fight against the caste divide in Bhim Rap, and condemned honour killings in the name of caste.




Books, hobbies, and achievements - time to play 20 questions


Lina Ashar, Founder of Kangaroo Kids Education, answers our Proust questionnaire. No prizes for knowing she loves to teach, but there are some about her you did not know - like her favourite authors are Andy Andrews and Bruce Lipton, and that she'd love to have the talent to sing.


Lina Ashar



Oh! to live life in slow motion


As city-dwellers, we have our lives compartmentalised into weekdays and weekends. Between hustling and pursuing the things we love. But, what if you could do more of the latter? Mansee and Nikhil Thard are trying to answer this question through Lahe Lahe - a genre-agnostic space for anybody who wants to create, express, and more.




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