Making the city proud

Making the city proud

Kajol Bhatia

Bengaluru mom to represent India at global pageant

Bengalurean Kajol Bhatia, the winner of ‘Mrs India 2018’ in the Classic category (40+ age), is now in Thailand to represent India at the ‘Mrs Asia International’ pageant.

The mother of two boys Karan and Tushar — 20 and 13 years old respectively — Kajol always aspired to win a pageant since she was four years old. She has won many local beauty titles in Bengaluru.

Her crowning glory, however, came when she won the title of ‘Classic Mrs India Karnataka 2018’ and subtitle award of ‘Best Diva’ in the month of March at the age of 40. In July, she won the ‘Classic Mrs India 2018’ in Chennai. She wants to inspire women, especially housewives and young mothers, to follow their dreams.



S T Venkatachalappa

73-year-old tops athletic event

S T Venkatachalappa, a 73-year-old Bengalurean, originally from Chikballapur district, participated in the Masters Athletic Championship 2018 held in Jakarta, Indonesia on October 28. He took part in the category for the age group between 70-74 years. He won the gold medal in the 3000-metre walk and 1500-metre run. He also won a silver medal in the 3000-metre run.



Sanghamitra Khatu

An inclusive platform for achievers

Sanghamitra Khatu started ‘The Tribal Box’ in March this year. The platform curates inspiring stories from across the globe of people who want to create a better world.

From penny-conscious globe-trotters, custodians of responsible tourism, plus-sized divas to MMA champions, organic farmers and literal rocket scientists — the video content website has it all.

Says Sanghamitra, “I was meeting a lot of amazing people who lacked support and I wanted to create a platform to ensure that every dream has a good chance of coming true”. ‘The Tribal Box’ provides services like creating insightful videos and written stories, connecting the achievers with like-minded brands and boards for financial aid, getting more shows and so on. They are going to launch a crowd funding platform soon.

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