People’s Stories


Swati Chawla : Counselling Psychologist & Corporate Wellness Expert

In this episode, Swati who is born and raised in the capital city of India talks about what led her to becoming a counselling psychologist and later on a pioneer in the Corporate Wellness space in India. Here you can get to know what are the prospects of studying psychology, sociology, getting into the corporate wellness space and how this area looks like on a regular basis. 

Being a psychologist, Swati also speaks about what really matters, how conditioning plays a very important role in how we are as a human being and what can we do to be a better self.

Hope you enjoy it!


Shiwali Rana : Nutrition and Fitness coach #35

Shiwali is born and raised in India and pursued a career as a teacher before moving to Germany to become a certified nutrition and fitness coach with one the leading fitness platforms - Fittr.

As for educational qualifications, Shiwali is Mphil in English literature, Bachelor's in Education along with Expert level NF certification from INFS, Pre natal, post natal, Lactation certification from LMU( Ludwig Maximillian University, Germany). At the moment, she is pursuing PT course with Menno Henselman.

In this episode we talk about how a regular day in this profession looks like, how can someone embark on this journey, how does the fitness culture in India and Germany differ and some general advices on how to keep yourself healthy. 

For reaching out to her, you can reach out via Instagram at @fittrwithshiwali or facebook at Shiwali Rana


Rushirajsingh Parmar : Security Consultant at AWS #34

Rushi, born in Ahmedabad, India is a globe trotter. Not only has he travelled in multiple places around the world, but he has also worked and lived in multiple countries including India, UAE and Germany. 

In this episode, we are talking about his role as a security consultant at AWS. We will also cover how he paved his path from becoming a network engineer to the current position. Rushi also shares the work dynamics in India, UAE and Germany and how they differentiate from each other.

Another interesting thing is his take on "all work and no play makes jack a dull boy". Listen to this episode to see if this profession is your calling!

You can reach out to him via his LinkedIn account or through Instagram. 




Sonal Malhotra: UX (User experience) Researcher #33

In this episode, Sonal shares everything about user research, user experience, design thinking in the product design space. Learn how is the work space in this sector different in India, Singapore and Germany, how does a typical work day for a UI/UX researcher look like and what are some key things you should like if you are wanting to or are pursuing career in this space.

She can also be reached at her instagram handle: sonal_not_at_work.


Karan Tibdewal : Freelance CRM consultant #32

Karan has been born and raised in India but has made his mark in many countries including France and Germany. Growing up, he knew what he wanted and never shied away from expressing his opinions. This also shows in his career trajectory where he moved from being a civil engineer to a CRM (Customer Relationship Management) consultant and provides independent freelancing services. If you are interested to know how the CRM space looks like, the skills that will help you shine, how to manage your stress in high pressure situations, as well as the details on perusing Master in Business from Germany, then this is the episode you need. 

For reaching out Karan directly, follow his Instagram handle @krtibdewal


Vidhi Ghodgaonkar: Assistant Director - Films #31

Born and raised in a small town in India, Vidhi realised very early on that events and logistics is her calling. She quickly steered her career and found herself doing things she absolutely enjoyed for work i.e., film making. Vidhi is associated with one of the most successful Indian movie directors, Mr. Rohit Shetty and is one the 3 chief ADs in the team. Having worked across many stories and genres, Vidhi has been kind enough to share her journey and also the intricacies of the profession as such. Listen to this episode to understand how does the life for an assistant director in the Indian film industry look like,  the challenges as well as the perks of this profession and many more interesting learning from Vidhi's life.  

You can reach out to her via Instagram. Her handle is @vidhighodgaonkar


Engineer turned Independent Journalist: Samarth Bansal #30

In this episode we are speaking to Samarth Bansal who was born and raised in the capital city of India, Delhi.
Samarth has learnt his life lessons really early in life and knows how to balance uncertainty that life throws on us, pretty well! 

Tune into this episode to learn the mechanism of journalism, how a typical institutional journalism looks like and how is it different from independent journalism, get to know the good and not so good side of this profession and last but not the least take some very good advice on stress management and planning your moves in life. 

Hope this episode gives as much to you as it has to me!


Indian Revenue Service Officer : Ashima Mahajan #29

Ashima hails from a small city in India named Agra. She is currently working as the deputy director Income Tax in Agra. This episode talks about the highs and lows of her journey to clearing one of the most difficult exams in the world - Indian Administrative Services. Ashima talks about her struggles during the journey as well as shares many valuable advices that any can take.

Listen to this episode to get pumped and be motivated to achieve your difficult dreams.


What I learnt : 18 months and 27 episodes later

This episode is a short collection of advices that Priyanka has gathered over her 27 episodes journey. 

It talks about 5 suggestions that anyone who is looking for career advice or life advice in general can benefit from. So, what are you waiting for? Spend your most constructive 10 min listening to this episode from People's Stories. 


Academic excellence manager : Parul #27

Parul is born and spoilt in India, primarily in North India and is working as an Academic Excellence Manager (Sr.) in Jaipur, India. She has graduated as an engineer but found her calling in the academic industry and good so for her cause she is killing it. Curious to know how academic programs are developed, teachers are trained, how building an exceptional and effective education system looks like, this is the episode for you.

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