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Pricilla Dsouza (Editor)

I am Pprisphotoricilla D’souza, mother of two lovely daughters and wife of a fantastic supportive husband. I have done my MBA in Finance and also my Master’s in Accounts and enjoyed working in the Corporate World for 15 years. I live with my family in Mumbai. With the birth of my second daughter, I decided to be a homemaker and take care of my lovely daughters.

I enjoy reading, writing and trying out new recipes. I also love to write on areas which form an integral part of our day to day life.

We as a team along with our guest editors endeavor to publish an article daily, which would provide useful information which we believe will touch the life’s of millions.

To know more about me please click here.

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Lucy Baxter (Associate Editor and Content Producer)

Lucy is a chLucy Baxteremist with a deep interest in what makes the world work. She has a bachelors degree in Engineering. Her hobbies include reading, playing board games and debating philosophy. She is a life hacker (in the literal sense), enjoys tinkering with the computer and loves to code. Her current place of residence is Mumbai, but every weekend she is of gallivanting to all the famous and not so very famous tourist and hiking spots around Mumbai. She is also a Big Foodie who loves to tryout new and interesting cuisine and blogs extensively about her foodcapades in SmartFoodies.

She loves to write about technology, cyber security and nutrition. You can read them at the Smart Archives

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Calista Reynold Miranda (Associate Editor and Content Producer)

Calista iCalistas a single mother of two sons. Her Elder son is a special child with Down syndrome and autism. Seven years back she lost her beloved husband to cancer. After working for seventeen years in some of the leading corporate offices in Mumbai, she is now a devoted homemaker. She loves to share her experience on various topics like parenting , mainstreaming of special children, family adjustments and inculcating values. In her spare time she loves cooking ,gardening and spending quality time with her two children.

She has strongly come out smiling from every difficult and challenging situations in her life by grace of God. Most of her articles deal with real life challenging situations which are inspiring and encouraging to others. We are very privileged to be associated with her.

 

Guest Authors

Ninette Dsouza:

I am Ninette Dsouza, currently employed at Canossa High School, Mahim, Mumbai, as a Teacher of High School Mathematics and Science.

For me Tninetteeaching is a Vocation — a call I answered way back in 1987, when I was formally trained at STIE – St. Teresa’s Institute of Education, Santa Cruz, Mumbai. It is a humbling thought that for the past so many years I have impacted society by nurturing the countless hearts and minds that were mine to mould or mar and will continue to be for a few years more.

While I recognize that only God will help the children whose lives I touch to grow and develop, I also believe that He chooses ‘Teachers’ to help Him, so that this mingling of the human with the divine will help the children to blossom into the wonderful persons God created them to be. Hence each day as I set off for school I say “Thank You God”for making me a Co – Creator in your scheme of things.

Amidst the rumblings one hears within the Teaching fraternity, what keeps me going is, a message, a wish, a greeting, a call, a visit from grateful ex – students who despite having scaled peaks in their respective careers come back full of gratitude to their Teacher in school. It feels great to have the current students tell me in surprise that I have taught their mothers or aunts who can’t wait to meet me on Open Day.

Believe me when I say that it is this daily interaction with living beings whose 100 watts smiles banish those Monday Morning Blues that keeps a Teacher always young at heart.

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Tilottama Roy:

Hi, I am Tilottama Roy , and I am currently living in Mumbai, for the last 8 years. I am also the mother of two lovely children. A son of 9 years atilotamand a daughter of 19! My husband and I are very passionate about music, food and socializing. Of course, we both love entertaining friends at home, more often , than going out.

Having completed my entire academic background ( M.A in Sociology/PG diploma in PR, Advertising and Journalism) from Kolkata, I embarked on the journey of marriage , which got me to Mumbai, in the first place. I did have my apprehensions, but like everyone else, managed to let the city grow on me. Ever since that, have been in and out of Mumbai, for the last 21 years. Now, here to stay…

I started my career in Advertising, (Copywriting), but due to long hours, and after the birth of my first child, like many mothers ,I quit. Instead, I pursued my B.Ed to get into Teaching. The need to share , do and inculcate, took me on this adventure of exploring the classroom and young minds. Ever since, it has been a pleasant and fulfilling journey. Currently, I am teaching at a Rudolf Steiner School, which advocates the philosophy, of “Learning by Doing”. I teach my subject, Sociology for grade 11 and 12.

The art of writing, penning thoughts, insights, and expressing myself, has always been my forte and my most enriching experience personally. I like to dabble in culture, human life, social issues,music, cultures, so on and so forth. I feel, it gives me a window to not only express my self, but also know who I am! So, here I am. Quenching my thirst of writing and sharing , all I instinctively care and feel about.

Last, but not the least ; A big thank you, to all my Smart Woman World friends and readers.

Keep writing.Keep reading! Keep sharing 🙂

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Sasmita Kant Maurya:

Sasmita is a management educator by profession and a volunteer teacher with an NGO by choice. She is married to a plastic surgeon dressed in olive-gresasmitaen and has two sons. They have supported her in all her pursuits and in her words, “My boys have spoilt me!”

Sasmita loves books, kids and all things creative. She moonlights as a voice-over artist for a children’s ezine and also likes to share her learnings and life experiences. She believes that we can learn something new everyday.

 

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