The year 2019 was a memorable one for us as Just URBANE pushed the envelope further and further. Along the way we met some incredible people, made some amazing friends. But this month we take some time out to celebrate the most outstanding women we met last year and remember why they are so special in the first place
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I’VE ALWAYS TAKEN IT AS A LEARNING EXPERIENCE AND THE CHALLENGES HAVE BEEN VERY INTERESTING
When we asked about the challenges of having started a career at a young age. “My journey was not really challenging because I’ve always taken it as a learning experience and the challenges have been very interesting. It’s been something that has taught me a lot so I don’t regard it as a challenge. However, if you see what are the interesting aspects of my journey to this is that, having started so early in my career, I was able to understand techniques and I was able to understand creative aspects of making clothes purely from observing people around me, what people like and dislike, their personality. So whether you call it a challenge or a learning experience, it is up to you.”
PREGNANCY IS NOT THE END OF LIFE. IT IS ACTUALLY THE BEGINNING. AND AS A WOMAN OR MOTHER, YOU CAN STILL HAVE YOUR BABY AND CHASE YOUR DREAMS.
Nothing is truly a hindrance in your path if you have the passion and courage to believe in your own abilities to balance home and career. “To be honest, I feel very blessed to have achieved more than I had probably dreamt of. As a public figure, I would like to tell all of them that pregnancy is not the end of life. It is actually the beginning. And as a woman or mother, you can still have your baby and chase your dreams. Though I haven’t played tennis in more than a year, it felt like I was learning new things everyday. From losing the extra kilos to being fit again, and to getting where I am both emotionally and physically has been a task. But I have done it before and I will do it again.”
I THINK EVERYTHING IN MY LIFE THESE DAYS IS EXCITING AND INTERESTING
"I think everything in my life these days is exciting and interesting. Even though as actors we are only supposed to be actors, but it is much more than that. It’s about meeting new people on a day to day basis. It’s about working on new subjects. It’s about getting into a new character according to the role given to you. So every day is new to me. With my foray into sports, with the Premier Badminton League and wedding planning company as well, my day is as new as it can get. All in all, everything is interesting and happening in my life," she told us and left us with this brilliant lesson when we asked her about novelty in Taapsee's daily life.
THERE’S SOMETHING VERY HUMBLING WHEN YOU SEE MANY MANY PLACES
“Sobhita is a twenty something girl who isn’t afraid to be vulnerable. She’s going to fight being a cynic. She’s not going to be a cynic. She’s not going to postpone love. I love to travel. I used to backpack quite a lot before. There’s something very humbling when you see many many places. Because you see that wherever in the world, mothers are still packing lunch boxes for their kids. Kids still don’t want to go to school, anywhere in the world. And when the weather is hot you sweat, no matter where you are. You feel small, in the face of earth and that’s a very nice feeling and I like when something humbles me," when we spoke about who the real Sobhita is. Little did we expect her to be this real, this relatable.
Rakul Preet Singh
I THINK THE EMPHASIS OF OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM SHOULD MOVE FROM MARKS ORIENTED TO BETTER AND DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF CONCEPTS AND APTITUDE
"Education is perceived very differently in India. Of course education helps you in being the person that you are, how confident you are or what you do in life but the practical knowledge and theoretical knowledge are very different things, you know. I may not have used the mathematical theorems that I learnt in school but what it taught me is practicality of things, being quick at what I do and better management of my time. I think the emphasis of our education system should move from marks oriented to better and deeper understanding of concepts and aptitude; focus on talent and creativity definitely needs to be incorporated in the learning process.” We couldn't agree more.