Diva Dhawan is the Co-Founder of VRTT Vintage. From New York herself and her Co-Founder from South Africa, the duo set up in Mumbai where they have built a community that is committed to take part in the fashion industry’s need for eco- conscious change. Their team of co- founders come with many years of experience between the fashion and start-up world, and VRTT is rooted in our joint passion for fashion and conscious consumerism. Along with VRTT, Diva is also the founder of ‘And Then We Stretch’- online Pilates, yoga and movement based classes to educate, promote and share a healthy lifestyle with the world. Read our interview with Diva in PTW Magazine here, and watch our follow-up interview with her on our YouTube Channel.
Being virtuous to nature is certainly beneficial. In other words, living with plants is to cultivate a piece of land and transform it into a magical colorful personal habitat either with herbs, fruits, vegetables, or flowers. There are several reasons that make people fall for gardening. A garden could be a place to tranquilize, idle and embrace time in joyfulness with nature for its amazing allure. In the garden, people tend to drop their thoughts around. According to Horace Walpole, all gardening is a landscape painting. Mother nature has the box of crayons! Read more here.
Liz is an award-winning journalist, author and the executive producer and host of several critically acclaimed digital series at Vox Media and NBC News. She’s the CEO of Liz Plank Productions and is a columnist for MSNBC and has been listed as one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30, Mediaite’s Most Influential in News Media, and Marie Claire’s Most Powerful Women, and was named one of the World’s Most Influential People in Gender Policy by Apolitical. From Canada, she is now based in the United States. She’s built a loyal following on numerous social media platforms, but her proudest accomplishment by far remains being blocked by the 45th president of the United States. Liz regularly appears on national and international television programs to provide a perspective on politics, gender issues, and reproductive rights, including The Today Show, The Daily Show, MSNBC, CNN, ABC News, Fusion, Al-Jazeera America and BBC World. Through her activism and creative approach to journalism, Liz has made it her mission to elevate the voices of those who are often not heard. Before becoming a journalist, Liz worked as a researcher and behavioural science consultant at the London School of Economics, from which she holds a master’s degree in policy with an emphasis in global gender politics. Read our interview with Liz here in PTW Magazine, and then watch our follow-up interview with her on our YouTube Channel.
Suzi Jamil is the Owner and Director of Think Inc., an intellectual-focused touring company based in Australia. From the Western suburbs of Sydney herself, Suzi has made it her mission to bring the world’s greatest minds to the country she calls home, in an effort to spread knowledge and enlightenment on topics of science, politics, race, religion and social equality. Among her guests are the likes of Sam Harris, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Dr Jane Goodall, Brian Greene and Richard Dawkins, to name but a few. Suzi is a producer of the film ‘Islam and The Future of Tolerance’, starring Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz, released in December 2018. With Think Inc and the inspirational events and conversations that come from them, Suzi hopes to see a shift in global consciousness, allowing rational debate between an informed population on the issues that require the focus of our best and brightest. Read her interview here, and then watch our follow up interview on our YouTube channel.
A girl lives one week of every month a bit differently, which has a close emotional connection to her body. All my fellow women, girls, men and boys; have you ever observed a palpable tension in the air if the term ‘menstruation’ is openly used in groups or have ever seen someone diverting or transitioning to another channel if the TV flashes ads of sanitary napkins soaking blue ink to show how absorbent they are? It might not be obvious where you live, but have no doubt, I observe this behaviour in India! Read the rest of the article here.
Kirat is a New York City based meditation instructor and inspired student of Tibetan Buddhism. Her personal journey and deep course of study has led her to craft a pathway to guide others in personal development, conscious exploration, transformational practices, and life’s shifts. Through her studies at Columbia University and The Nalanda Institute, Kirat merges contemplative training with the field of psychology to identify how these practices can be used as instruments for individual and societal change. From her research at The Contemplative Sciences Center at the University of Virginia to working with underserved communities across the city, she seeks to understand and deconstruct the multilayered conditioning that prohibits human flourishing. Read our introduction interview with Kirat here, and then follow this up with our interview with her on our YouTube channel.
In a new and modernized way, the world is yet again at a similar crossroads when presented with two options: to grow and evolve the ‘library of Alexandria’ and create a world of scholars and learned people, each furthering the collective progress of humanity through knowledge and understanding or turn back to the dark ages through false information, misinformation and ‘fake news’. Much like a vaccination, the only way to protect people from misinformation and false information is to give them a jab of knowledge and skills development that will hopefully protect themselves, and their community. Read the full article here
In this magazine we recognise the work of amazing women across the globe. From Canadian Award-Winning journalist Liz Plank, to Eco-Fashion VRTT Vintage Co-Founder Diva Dhawan based in India, and from New York based Meditation Instructor to Think Inc Managing Director Suzi Jamil, we’re covering all corners of health and education. Alongside our interviews, we also have articles from our Grassroots projects, information on the COVID-19 vaccination safety and more. Read the latest magazine here