The Self Belief Project is a show which celebrates young Indians who have the gumption to follow their own dreams, and the determination to follow through on plans to turn them into reality. Get inspired by these honest stories where changemakers, risk takers, entrepreneurs, social innovators share their ideas, the vulnerabilities, and their hardwon secrets for cultivating self belief, on The Self Belief Project.
Perseverance over Passion - Puneet Manuja [ 17:21 ]
Perseverance over Passion
Imagine receiving nine back-to-back rejections during your placement season, despite being a gold medalist and picking yourself back up by analysing what you could have done better? Imagine the self-assurance it would take to quit a lucrative job despite coming from a middle-class background to slowly ease into entrepreneurship because you believed in the idea? Puneet Manuja’s story is an inspiring one, but never predictable. Hear from the Co-Founder of YourDost, one of India’s most well-known mental health platform creators, on how he believes more in perseverance than much-hyped passion, and the middle-class values that have stood him in good stead over the years, on this edition of The Self Belief Project. Puneet has an enviable academic and professional track record, having graduated from IIM-B, and NIT Calicut. He has held positions at McKinsey & Co, Zynga and D.E. Shaw, before venturing out on his own as an entrepreneur having featured on the Forbes 30 under 30 list. Our guest is in conversation with host Preeti Prakash, who has always championed thinking creatively and marching to the beat of your own drum.
A Glass Half Full - Garvita Gulhati [ 15:35 ]
A Glass Half Full
Imagine turning down a scholarship and an opportunity to go study in Canada to continue working on a tiny NGO very few people knew about in 2017. Imagine receiving countless polite rejections for grant applications, and restaurant owners who did not see merit in your initial idea? Imagine sticking around to find new ways to get your message across, using storytelling, apps, gamification, and persisting with your mission to save water! Garvita Gulhati is India’s Water Girl and all of 21 but she has many lessons to teach all of us, as the Founder of Why Waste? a path breaking organization with an earth-friendly mission. Why Waste? Is known for the very successful #GlassHalfFull campaign across One lakh restaurants. Garvita has been recognised for her contributions by the likes of Forbes where she makes it to the 30 under 30 list, has been awarded by the Shawn Mendes Foundation, tied up with Zomato, earned an Ashoka Changemaker fellowship, and has got the globe noticing all the good work her socially minded organization is doing. Hear Garvita share tips on finding mentorship, social activism and how to follow through on any plans you may have to save the world on this edition of The Self Belief Project. Our guest is in conversation with host Preeti Prakash, who has always championed thinking creatively and marching to the beat of your own drum.