I have worked in the media and entertainment space for over 22 years.
I was Senior Vice President Programming at STAR TV, headed operations for STAR News, was Head of Programming and Marketing at National Geographic Channel and Senior Vice President at History Channel. My last TV stint was as COO of UTV Entertainment. I had a total of nine television channel start-ups (or re-launches) to my credit – I think that's an incomparable feat that has probably remained unmatched till date.
And then I quit it all.
I moved out of the broadcasting space to explore my horizons - literally. The mountains came calling and I realized I needed to head out into the unknown. Not simply to challenge myself but to challenge my self-imposed limitations. It's been a while since then. I have led treks to Everest Base Camp and across the high-altitude terrains of India and Nepal, tackled Grade 5 rapids on the wild Zanskar river in Ladakh, led ski groups down the slopes of Gulmarg and am the first and only female to ever lead a civilian trek to the Siachen Glacier.
And I did all of this after surviving cancer.
And all of it after the age of 45.
The mountains, rivers, ski slopes and navigating treacherous terrains have taught my little girl and I to appreciate the outdoors, to push beyond the grief of loss, and look at the possibilities life has to offer.
Today, apart from all my wanderings, I aim to inspire people. To motivate them to think beyond their self-imposed limitations. So what do I talk about? I talk about grit and determination. I urge people to step out of their comfort zones, To take that leap of faith, to be bold, to not let age, or your friends, family and Doctors put limits on what you can achieve. I show them how the magnificence of wilderness will help them explore their true potential.
Because that's where I truly found mine.
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I will inspire you with my own life lessons and share with you moments of hopelessness and hope, laughter and tears, fear and the defeat of it. And through it all, I will show you possibilities and touch a cord within you, to make the changes you've always thought possible, but never dared to do.
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