top of page
  • Writer's pictureKrishna

Finding ones passion

Updated: Sep 19, 2021

How to find your #passion and #reinvent yourself - Chat with #UshaMukunda on #NewIndianWoman #podcast, an interesting #librarian and lover of #books and #children

How often do you meet someone who has reinvented herself every 20 years or so ? Currently, she is famous in the world of librarians across India, but that is just one part of her. This is definitely a special episode of New Indian Woman - for we are chatting with someone from a different generation, who sets a very good example and gives us the opportunity to learn so much from her life, thoughts and actions. Yes, this is just Part 1 of the chat with her - you will enjoy this one for sure.

Usha Mukunda talks about her current role with as much humility as she does about her early years being a celebrity in a different era. We talk about her life in 4 parts and why she epitomizes the New Indian Woman. In this episode we talk about the first 3 avatars - the challenges she faced and the learning from them for each of us. We examine these questions - What prompted her to do different things and not give up ? What is the role of a supportive family and what is your responsibility ? How to look at the question "what others would say" ? How was it even possible for one person to reinvent so many times ? Look at her avatars -

1 Avatar - Till her 20s and beyond she was a Table Tennis Player who played at various levels - see this -

  • Played for Bengal from the age of 12 till the age of 19 for the National Championships. i.e. from 1954 to 1962

  • Highest India ranking was No. 3

  • Married in 1963, went to the US and played in the US National Table Tennis Championships in 1965. Reached Semi-Finals there.

  • Returned to India in 1967 to live in Bombay. Played for Maharashtra for the National Championships in 1969 and we won the Team Championships that year. Regained No. 3 India ranking.

  • Moved to Bangalore in 1972. Two year stay at Chennai when she played for Tamil Nadu in the National Games in 1978.

2nd Avatar - till her 40s primarily focusing on family, but not only that!!

3rd Avatar - enrolling for full time course to become a librarian and that was just the start of a new avatar that will be explored in the Part 2 episode.

You want to be inspired and figure out what practical steps you want to take in your life ? Don’t miss this episode.

Listen and share with all the women in your life..

If you liked this episode, please help this reach more people by sharing this podcast with friends and family. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page.

To Connect with the guest

Get in touch


Use the link corresponding to your favourite Podcast App to listen to the latest episode and do not forget to click on Subscribe :

Apple Podcast :

227 views0 comments


bottom of page