THE WONDER WOMEN

Every day is Women’s day, just as it should be! But as the world gets together to celebrate International Women’s Day, we use it as just another excuse to showcase the ones we love. From musicians to planners and fitness trainers, Chennai’s leading ladies get candid with us.

TANVI SHAH

The only Indian woman to every win a Grammy and one of the most sought-after voices in the country, Tanvi Shah is a powerhouse of musical talent.

Tanvi Shah

What makes a woman powerful?

Dedication discipline and persistence. We might fall, but we get back on our feet and move forward no matter what! Women are the very definition of strength.

The one gift every woman deserves today and every single day?

A day off, just for herself. Every woman needs some time away to be papmpered, to relax and to unwind at a spa.

Your success mantra?

If you want to achieve greatness, stop asking for permission.

One woman who inspires you?

My mother, always!

A feel-good song every woman should have on her playlist?

Run the world by Beyoncé. 🙂

VIDYA GAJAPATHI RAJ SINGH

The granddaughter of the royal family of Vijayanagaram, Vidya Singh is a writer, planner and PR expert par excellence.

Vidya

What makes a woman powerful?

To show integrity in all that one does, to have the ability of commanding respect from others, and to be able to make decisions keeping those around us in mind—all these traits make women the force that they are today.

The one gift every woman deserves today and every single day?

A safe and secure society where we are respected and protected.

Your success mantra?

Stay fit and Stay Strong!

One woman who inspires you?

Maharani Gayathri Devi of Jaipur, as she was the quintessential Royal. She was a princess who epitomized beauty and grace; a sportswoman par excellence; a towering leader in politics, who won every election she contested; and believed to be the most beautiful woman in the world.

A feel-good song every woman should have on her playlist?

Top of the World by The Carpenters !!!

SRIRANJINI SUNDARAM

Radio jockey, television host and music artist, Sriranjini Sundaram is also one of our first Wishlist couples!

RJ Sriranjini Sundaram

What makes women powerful ?

Emotional Intelligence defines the very DNA of women. It helps us multi task and that’s what makes us powerful.

The one gift every woman deserves today and every single day?

She needs to know her rights and make her own decisions. I know a lot of girls say that their “father/husband/in laws allow them to do things”. They need to stop seeking approval and embrace their freedom from within.

Your success mantra?

Success is very subjective. For me it means pushing my limits and boundaries (physical, emotional and mental strength). This is challenging, and when I overcome these challenges, I feel successful and accomplished.

One woman who inspires you?

I’m inspired by so many women across the globe. Role modes in media include Tina Fay, Amy Poehler and Ellen Degeneres, all of whom speak for women who aren’t empowered to do so themselves.

A feel-good song every woman should have on her playlist?

Firework by Katy Perry, Girls just wanna have fun and What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

SARASWATHY VENKATARAMANI

The force behind FitRoom Madras, Saraswathy Venkataramani is one of Chennai’s leading fitness expert.

saras

What makes a woman powerful?

Her ability to multitask, her determination and her perseverance.

What’s the one gift all women should get this Women’s day?

India needs to let its independent woman shine!

Your success mantra?

I put my heart, mind, intellect and soul into the smallest of things that I do.

One woman who inspires you?

My mother-in- law, for the way she has handled the challenges that came her way.

A feel-good song every woman should have on her playlist?

The best is yet to come by Frank Sinatra

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