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Masoom Minawala’s Memoir / Self Help Book Tracks Her 12 Year Journey In Industry

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Content creator, fashion influencer, and entrepreneur Masoom Minawala has launched her new book ‘She’ll Never Make It: My Journey from Doubt to Dominance’, which touches upon her 12-year journey in the industry.

With over a decade of experience, 1.3 million followers on Instagram, and her debut at the Cannes Film Festival, Masoom Minawala tells her story through a memoir titled ‘She’ll Never Make It- My Journey from Doubt to Dominance’, which is also, says the 30 year old Dubai-based fashion influencer, a self-help guide for those who want to know how to chase their dreams and navigate unconventional careers. The book, co-authored with Aditi Shah Bhimjyani, traces her journey and offers interesting glimpses and the realities that lie behind the life of an influencer, successes, warts and all.

Speaking to HerStory about the idea behind the book, Masoom Minawala shared, “I think what I have picked is an unconventional career, something that’s not by the book. And, the community has constantly asked me, ‘How did you start, how did you do it’. Young India today is making these unconventional choices that’s taking them off the beaten path. I thought if I could add value to one even one person through the documentation of my journey, that would be enough.”

It’s been 12 years of consistently showing up

“It’s been 12 years of consistently showing up,” she says. Interestingly, she’s one of the few influencers who have taken “real” to new levels, “All our lives, we have seen role models that don’t look like us, or have lives like us, or do things that make them relatable. I have always shown a very honest portrayal of my life”, she explained

“I don’t think the world is reserved for perfection anymore. I think there is space for all kinds of people. People can relate to me because I talk of the struggles of motherhood, or when I talk of visiting my mom’s house after marriage and how it feels. These are very simple things, but they are also emotions that make you relatable to those who feel the same way,” she added.

Minawala was ridiculed for being “short” in her Cannes red carpet pictures. She shared, “I don’t think the world is reserved for perfection anymore. I think there is space for all kinds of people. People can relate to me because I talk of the struggles of motherhood, or when I talk of visiting my mom’s house after marriage and how it feels. These are very simple things, but they are also emotions that make you relatable to those who feel the same way.”

I have faced every level of FOMO, imposter syndrome and inferiority complex

When asked if she believes that after all these years she still gets judged on relevance, she replied, “I have faced every level of FOMO, imposter syndrome, inferiority complex and I would be totally lying if I said that I’ve been living as if I didn’t want to be relevant. I think there are so many personalities in the industry who are more relevant than I am today. But I truly believe that if this is a career I want to commit to, and want to do a good job and be authentic, I cannot be in the race for relevance.”

She pointed out that the industry came into regulation just a few years ago, and there is no structure currently. “It’s only recently that ASCI (Advertising Standards Council of India) has mandated that we have to announce if it’s an ad in our posts. Slowly, we foresee laws and regulations. On a different level, audiences are smart and sharp and can see through dishonesty in content,” she said

“My true purpose kicked in the day I realised it’s not all about me, what I am wearing, how I’m feeling or thinking. How can I use this platform to help others? When that switch changed from me to you, it’s when the fire came alive,” she said.

Dharini Sanghavi is an entertainment journalist, and mom to a son. She has more than 13 years of experience and has worked with TellyChakkar and Koimoi. She is a social bird and is self-motivated by nature!

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Harsha Sai: Meet the Man With ‘Golden Heart’

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In a world that can often seem harsh, Harsha Sai stands out as a beacon of kindness and compassion. Known for his philanthropic efforts, he is particularly dedicated to supporting the poor and needy. Often referred to as India’s Mr Beast, Harsha Sai is a well-known YouTuber and content creator recognized for his socially impactful videos.

Philanthropic Efforts and Massive Social Media Influence

Harsha Sai frequently engages in activities such as distributing food, providing financial aid, and fulfilling specific needs for individuals in distress. His work not only provides immediate relief to those in need but also raises awareness about the challenges faced by underprivileged communities. Through his selfless actions, Harsha Sai has made a significant impact on society.

Harsha harnesses the power of social media platforms like YouTube and Instagram to inspire his audiences to contribute to these causes. With 15 million subscribers on YouTube and 13.6 million followers on Instagram, his influence is vast. His work mirrors the generosity and large-scale charitable initiatives of Mr Beast (Jimmy Donaldson), the famous American YouTuber known for his significant giveaways and humanitarian efforts.

Harsha Sai’s videos often go viral due to their emotional content and the sheer scale of his charitable acts. This virality amplifies his message and encourages his followers to participate in charitable activities, creating a ripple effect of kindness and generosity.

How It All Started

Harsha Sai gained YouTube popularity in 2019 while attending engineering school in Visakhapatnam. His Instagram posts flaunting his six-pack abs received significant attention, leading to multiple requests from college friends inquiring about his diet. This prompted him to start sharing health tips on TikTok and YouTube. By the time he graduated in 2020, Sai had amassed 900,000 subscribers on YouTube.

Financial Commitment to Charity

Harsha Sai has mentioned that he uses money from his YouTube ad revenue, brand sponsorships, and sometimes from diluting his stock portfolio to fund his charitable acts. His commitment to using his own resources for philanthropy underscores his dedication to making a positive impact.

Personal Background

Harsha was born in Telangana and holds a degree in Computer Science from GITAM University. He operates two YouTube channels: Harsha Sai – For You Telugu and Harsha Sai – For You Hindi. His educational background and diverse content have contributed to his wide-reaching influence.

Harsha Sai is a remarkable figure in the world of digital content creation, using his platform to spread hope and positivity. His dedication to helping the poor and needy, combined with his ability to engage and inspire his audience, makes him a significant force for good. As his influence continues to grow, Harsha Sai is definitely a name to watch in the realm of social media philanthropy.

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Want To Learn English? Follow These Influencers On Instagram

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From teaching precise pronunciation, grammar, correct use of phrases, and idioms to enhancing communication skills, creators are using social media as their new medium. These influencers are known for their effective teaching methods and engaging content, making learning English fun and productive. If your English could use a little brushing up and you want to improve your vocabulary, here are a few influencers on Instagram teaching English.

Let’s take a look at the list of top influencers who are playing a significant role in modern education by bridging the gap between traditional teaching methods and the digital age, making learning more accessible, and effective.

Dhiraj Takri

Instagram: 1.3M

Dhiraj Takri, a 22-year-old ‘Eng-influencer’ from Odisha. He has become an internet sensation with his crash course on the American accent. As described in his Instagram bio, Dhiraj teaches the art of speaking ‘English like natives without moving abroad’ through his tutorial videos. Despite being the 12th fail, Dhiraj is taking the internet by storm for his unique approach to teaching English by taking references from web series and TV shows.

English with Dehati Madam

Instagram: 155K

At first glance, you might wonder if a woman dressed in a saree with a rural backdrop could actually teach English. Well, Yashoda Lodhi aka Dehati Madam is taking all by surprise with her command of English. Hailing from the small village of Kaushambi, Uttar Pradesh, Yashoda Lodhi only completed class 12. Despite that, she teaches spoken English and grammar to her social media followers. She uses everyday scenarios and relatable examples to explain English grammar and vocabulary. Her lessons are primarily in Hindi, making it easier for Hindi-speaking learners to grasp English concepts. Her humorous anecdotes and examples help in retaining the information better.

Shivani Sharma

Instagram: 1.2M

Shivani Sharma is a prominent influencer who has gained a substantial following for her effective and engaging English teaching methods. Her videos on saying the correct pronunciation of different names pasta, coffee, brands, etc. have gotten her recognition on social media platforms. She covers topics like “how to draft impressive emails”, “how to greet interviewers and give the answers”, and more.

Janhavi Panwar

Instagram: 651K

Janhavi Panwar, often referred to as the “Wonder Girl,” is a prodigious talent known for her remarkable proficiency in multiple languages, including English. She has gained widespread recognition for her exceptional skills and achievements at a very young age. Coming from a rural background, Janhavi learned English by downloading BBC videos and hour-long bulletin. Watching them, Janhavi would speak in the same manner to grasp it. Today, Janhavi can speak in several accents including British, American, Posh, Scottish, Australian, etc. She serves as an inspiration to young learners and language enthusiasts, proving that age is no barrier to achieving linguistic excellence.

Diksha Khatri

Instagram: 669K

Diksha Khatri has a strong academic background in English and education, which provides a solid foundation for her teaching methods. She has significant experience in teaching English to a diverse range of students, from beginners to advanced learners. She creates high-quality educational videos covering various aspects of the English language, including grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and conversational skills. Her social media presence is quite strong and her followers regularly follow her videos to stay updated with her informative content.

Kritika Arora

Instagram: 1.2M

Kritika Arora is a well-known influencer who specializes in English language education. She has completed her Schooling from I.B.L Public School, Panipat where she has served as a Head Girl. Later, she completed her bachelor’s in commerce from PIET College where she headed as a BBA Star. She has also served as a Teacher in I.B.L Public School. Kritika gained popularity for her innovative teaching methods and engaging content. She teaches English through practical examples and real-life situations, helping learners apply what they’ve learned in everyday communication.

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Want To Hop Onboard An Influencer-Hosted Trip?

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Tired of the same old, cookie-cutter package tours? Craving an adventure that’s as unique as your Instagram feed? Then it’s time to discover the world of influencer-hosted trips! These aren’t just your average vacations; they’re immersive experiences curated by the travel experts you follow. Imagine exploring hidden gems, living like a local, and capturing unforgettable moments – all while hanging out with your favorite travel influencer. Ready to ditch the ordinary and embark on an extraordinary journey? Let’s dive into the world of influencer travel!

Ever been on a safari? Suyash Keshari takes you along on a one-of-a-kind luxury safari experience!

This passionate wildlife presenter, filmmaker and conservationist is a lot more than an average 27-year-old creator. From capturing breathtaking wildlife moments that earned him the Nature’s Best Photography Asia Award at 19 to pioneering India’s first virtual safari experience, Suyash Keshari has redefined what it means to be a young conservationist. And if you fancy a wildlife experience for your next holiday, Keshari’s Ameliya Safaris might be just what you’re looking for! Besides, offering luxurious and immersive wildlife encounters across India and Africa, he’s already hosted hundreds of guests on these curated trips. Furthermore, you can choose from privately guided safaris, group departures or photo/film tours. And as their site says: Let Suyash teach you how to track tigers through the thick jungles of India or walk alongside elephants in Africa.

Or do you feel like you need some down-time with like-minded girlies? Japleen Kaur could host you on your Hygge getaway.

Known by her Instagram handle @millennialladki, this travel creator’s feed is all about living the cozy Hygge life. The Danish term perfectly embodies the feeling of contentment her pictures convey. Japleen is currently based in Himachal Pradesh but spent her college years in Mumbai. She’s a freelance writer with publications like Travel and Leisure India, Tripoto and Little Black Book. When she’s not writing, she sets off on solo trips to off-beat places like Nagaland and shares her experiences on social media. Earlier this year, she decided to start hosting short trips. Besides, along with other wanderlust souls who might want to tag along. Through her “The Hooga Way” venture, she’s already taken some girl groups along to picturesque locations like Bir and Dharamshala. If you think you’re up for a trip like the one below, you could follow her to find out the next itinerary she’s got planned!

Is Morocco on your bucket-list? You could sign up for a group trip to Morocco and more with Ankitha Rajendaran!

If you aren’t already amongst @wayfarer_anki’s 158K followers on Instagram, you’re missing out on a lot of great travel content! This Dubai based blogger has already visited a remarkable 102 countries and she shares a lot of those experiences on social media. While she has a massive following on IG, she also runs her own blog called www.wayfarerfootprints.com. She shares personal experiences with readers ranging from her days. Besides, in a camper van in New Zealand to hiking in Madagascar. And this avid traveller now also hosts influencer-curated trips with Exploro. Wherein she curates the entire itinerary and you can tag along for her adventures! Similarly, her next trip is to Morocco and how we wish we could tag along!

Sound fun? You might want to consider some of these unique influencer-hosted trips for your next travel plans too!

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