CHILDHOOD

A Poem By Sahithi Divi ( image: an art installation at Burning Man)

Have you gone back to  childhood? 

To the days of dodging ideas ,

Far from today’s disgrace,

Pages full of glowing stories ,

To moral rhymes about twinkling stars,

When it was easier to say , “I miss you”

Years of memories come alive ,

Taking a walk with albums from the time ,

To see the same Friends today ,

Meet for living the times,  that never come,

Regrets seem like a lesson ,

Pain can withstand your past ,

Everything may not feel right ,

Glad you got the roughest ride ,

Nothing fades with time ,

It only heals and passes on,

Like solitude came a long way,

Changing forms of life stammer,

The time of war for limited snacks ,

Coding plans for creepy sneak outs ,

Those times of bringing back dust, home,

Remember trading your sport cards?

Posters that made you a leader,

Imagination you left to novel comics ,

The child in you is far no gone,

Go back to your childhood ,

Tell them all , you meant a lot.

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Written By Sahithi Divi ( source : http://www.impactscientist.com )

‘ IMPACT HOUR ‘ With Dr. Apoorva

Written By Sahithi Divi as told by Dr. Apoorva

Doctor ( Anaesthesiologist, Critical Care Physician ) , Mother, Vegan, Sustainability Influencer, Education Volunteer

Apoorva’s story tunes back to childhood embraced with everything she needed as a kid. Hailing from a family of doctors and mother being a lawyer , she often comprehended ways to be able to use the resources for a larger purpose. As a child she travelled through books and conspired boundaries to being exposed to pain. Her parents compassed her confidence towards restoring healthcare. She remembers being a child who only knew the world confined to her books.

She is a an Anaesthesiologist, Critical Care Physician who started to look at the cancer chemotherapy as a painful process of healing or eradication of cancer. She explains how intense and draining the palliative therapy can be. Expressing her deepest desire is to work towards improvising the healing process for cancer patients.

Being a doctor it is equally important to be updated and create awareness about the same, to uphold a continuity in transforming knowledge into something useful with the help of digital platforms. She said every individual has the collated power to act. “Segregating your target group and begin educating them”, she said. Broadly saying, her intention was to create awareness about prevention and sustainability while curing it.

Motherhood not only brought an internal change but she also realised the importance of sharing her experiences and gave birth to a new her called Dr . Mommy’s Son. She found herself making an impact by turning a sustainability influencer and took a leap for turning into a conscious vegan. Every person’s ability to push the dial is underestimated with prefixed roles assigned even before someone is born. Dreams are for oneself but what is the point of not including the ecosystem we live in ? she stares ! A community of common thinkers is a strong force , then imagine the strength of doers. As a doctor she understands the affect of suffering on a person’s life and how lifestyle changes with-hold long terms concerns of sustainable overall wellbeing.

When asked about her perspective about women, she said most of the women do not go to sleep with the contentment of being able to do what they want , as their aspirations might not match the social standards of the leverage given to a girl for dreaming, precisely of carrying no emotional regrets. She says , ” death is inevitable, meanwhile don’t throw away your life to the comfort of anyone except you”. Turning into a vegan was an enlightenment which helped her develop a resourceful relationship with nature. At the same time she is attributing herself in the journey of Makers Of Milkshakes founded by her spouse, Rahul.

Dr. Apoorva has managed to navigate her learnings towards an inclusive network of people. She created a platform to share her blog stories about sustainable living, motherhood, health and wellness and emotional intelligence. She also actively volunteers and is associated with organisations like Animal Mark and community teachings. She defines Gender as discrimination, Democracy as paralysed and Love as life.

Influence to create an impact is a tool to understated humor behind somebody’s will to bring upon a change. Apoorva is a spark of light who is on her journey to collaborate her learnings and invest her time in improvising the networking standards in India , which she feels is the key step before amplifying the elements of changing social structures.

Written By Sahithi divi as told by Dr. Apoorva ( source: http://www.impactscientist.com )

Thoughts Of A Girl

Written By Sahithi Divi

Why is my birth questionable…?

I not the goddess you worship ?


Why are you looking at me …?

My clothing choice is affected ! 


Why your dirty stare at me…?

My freedom is compromised !


Why are you rubbing against me…?

My fearful mind is unable to rest !


Why do you intimidate me …?

I am failing to self discover !


Why are you my decision maker …?

I will fade away in the lost way !


Why are you assigning me roles…?

My time will never belong to me !


Why are my mistakes less forgiven …?

Less chances to learn is inequality !  


Why do you practice patriarchy …?

You’re Oppressing my strength with power !


Why don’t you just make your own rules…?

You don’t know me to make mine !


Why don’t you let me free…?

I will always choose to be with you !

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37 Years And Counting …

Written by Sahithi Divi

Smt M Uma Nagendramani addressing the press

Smt M Uma Nagendramani joined the noble profession of Nursing in the Medical Wing of South Central Railway in the year 1983. Starting as an auxiliary mid-wife, she rose to the rank of Chief Matron and  at present is on the strength of three decades of nursing service. She is currently serving as the Vice President for S.C.Railway employee’s sungh and National secretray at INTUC.

Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Hon’ble President of India presented the glorious Florence Nightingale Award to Smt M Umanagendramani, at the remarkable award function held at Rashtrapathi Bhavan in New Delhi on 12th May, 2015.

She not only proclaimed her efforts to her job but also inclined towards the social welfare of railway men and women. She paralled her duties with her passion and gave her whole life for an unconditional rage against discrimination and gender inequality. Fighting alongside the dominance of hierarchy and gender she enlarged her vision to impact bottom line sub urban population directly and indirectly influenced by the railway. She brought healthcare, micro management and welfare closer to beneficiaries and remained the first person to launch several gender inequality and anti sexual voilatory campaigns in early 1980’s. The society stumbled upon to see a women actively fighting against discrimination happening at HIV AIDS patients but she rose to be a leaning shoulder to the suffering. She has travelled more than 20 countries advocating for the human rights of labour union.

Unparalled achievements

My association with her dates back to more than a decade, she is my high school classmate’s mother. Hosted me for combined study sessions and ended up having conversations about ground realities of people’s struggle in every layer of society. After more than 10 years we again met ! This time the conversation was more intimidating and it all began to resonate with my soul purpose. If conspiring is true, I have expirienced it through meeting and discovering the same her but who believes in me that I shall deliver my little role in a larger way.

“I am honoured to find her again for a bigger purpose and learning ” – TO FIGHT AGAINST GENDER INEQUALITY.

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Written by Sahithi Divi (source : http://www.impactscientist.com)

Why Is India Held Back ?

Gender Equality is an insulated topic admist the false moral regulations. Indian constitution provides equal rights to men and women whereas the differences are unmeasurable. The economic health of our country is divided between men, women and neutral genders. Even in today’s context, the conditional differences are wiping out the fundamental rights of the person by blocking it with gender stereotyping breaking out their original potential to generate financial independence through employement or self employed sources.

BUT “

Whether it be a family, school, government or any institution; the efficiency of functionality will be deeply effected due to the discriminative pullbacks consisting of gender bias. Business solutions cannot free the mental stigma that has been induced by generations worth of embedded preachings which classify roles and deliverables based on gender. Limitations created by the common belief backed by majority is a comfirmed as a backlog for a healthy ecosystem. Talking about India’s diversity of resources where are we in providing those resources to our women equally ?


Here isthe thing, poviding resources does not mean a special status. It means not occupying someone else’s freedom of availing their fundamental right to health, education, employement, marital implications, sexual descisions, childbirth and many pre formed templates into which objective genders are categorised into.

The change has to begin from within us, to be able to believe the statistics which say that India can add upto $770 billion—more than 18%—to its GDP by 2025, simply by giving equal opportunities to women, according to an April 23 report by the McKinsey Global Institute.

Written By Sahithi Divi (source : http://www.impactscientist.com ) ( stat source : weforum.org)

Do You Have A Role In Equalizing Economy ?

Written by Sahithi Divi ( Intro)

While the end beneficiary of gender inequality could be either of the gender’s situationally; although women are the most fabricated in stigma. The whole other perspective of looking at gender inequality is analysing the economical areas of the country which are depleting due to ground level stereotyping. The few major economic drivers of our country are the following:

  • AgriculturE
  • Policy Making
  • Business ownership
  • Homemakers
  • RURAL ECONOMIC DRIVERS
  • Sports
  • Corporate 
  • Cultural
  • Research and Development
  • Foundational skill building

Independent of the sector, gender has crept into the root cause of driving imbalance. Our country is a mega diverse economy where gender is percieved in numerous ways. Gender inequality can cause a slump in GDP ? Women equal participation ? Categorising house hold ? Placing the priorities under social timelines is a challenging descision making scenario. If you are wondering that gender equality is not your area of action; probably we need to restructure every field and resource for equal distribution to gauge the power of balanced sex ratios.

I aim to explain the undervalued strength which lies in gender inequality that is contemplating on toxic levels with the existing opportunities. I hope this article does reflect that your role does exist in playing the gender equalizer.

Written by Sahithi Divi (source : http://www.impactscientist.com)