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Nirupama Subramanian is a multifaceted entrepreneur who wears many hats. Nirupama is an entrepreneur, leadership development coach and facilitator and a best selling author.

She has helped over 20,000 people across 75 organizations become leaders in their lives and live their potential. She is a motivational speaker and thought leader in the area of women leadership and gender equality.

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Story Behind Powerfulife

I am an educated, privileged woman in modern India, yet I have felt powerless-usually because of my gender. In my work as a coach and leadership development expert, I found very few women leaders. I was fascinated and confused by the portrayal of women in mythology and in movies. Do women have equal status in world or are we still stuck in a regressive patriarchy?I started reading and researching on the theme of women and power and slowly Powerful, the book took shape.I then expanded the idea to include an assessment tool, coaching and workshops that will enable women to claim their power.

Nirupama's Writing

Nirupama has published two novels and over 100 articles in a variety of publications like The Economic Times, Times of India, Hindustan Times, National Geographic, Cosmopolitan among others. She won a Commonwealth short story award in 2006 and her novel Keep the Change was nominated for the vodafone Crossword Popular book award.
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Intermission 2012

He wondered why he, forty-four-year-old successful entrepreneur, faithful husband and competent father of a sixteen-year-old boy, a man with the stolidity of half his life behind him and the certainty of what lay ahead, should wait every morning for a glimpse of this girl, like a teenager in the first throes of an infatuation.

From the author of the best-selling Keep the Change comes a new novel about Delhi’s suburbia. Set in Gurgaon, the dazzling face of modernity in India, Intermission takes us into the lives of Varun and Gayatri Sarin, not-so-happilymarried corporate couple with a typically NRI problem: settling back in chaotic India after several years spent in an ordered existence in the First World. Varun is pleased to be back and running his own business; Gayatri yearns for her friends and her life in the US and dislikes the transparently divisive society she has been flung back into.

From inquisitive in-laws and absconding staff to potholes and pigs on the roads, there is a new difficulty to be tackled every day. Not to mention a teenage son with raging hormones. Then Varun meets Sweety, young mother – of – twins, who is living her dream of life in a nuclear family, and everything changes. For him, for Sweety, and insidiously, for everyone around them. A beautifully told story of illicit love and divided loyalties, Intermission is suburban fiction at its best.

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Keep The Change 2010

The uncoolness of her name plagues B. Damayanthi, along with the bunch of unsuitable prospective husbands her Amma throws at her, a dead-end job as an accountant in a decrepit firm, the oppressiveness of Chennai.

When she finally jettisons her job and some of her inhibitions to join a bank in Mumbai, Amma’s parting words are: ‘Be good. Don’t do anything silly.’ Translation: ‘Stay away from sex and alcohol! ‘ Soon Damayanthi is negotiating competitive corporate corridors and big-city life. Aided by dubious words of wisdom from the cherub-faced Jimmy, she must impress the intellectual C.G., who has a low opinion of her; battle Sonya Sood, flatmate and size-zero sophisticate, for the TV remote; choose between resisting or giving in to temptation in the form of the seductive Rahul; deal with the moral dilemma of ‘stealing’ a million-dollar idea for her project.

Can a good girl have a really good time? Can the conservative, curd-rice-eating Damayanthi become a cool, corporate babe?

Keep the Change is a rollicking, wickedly witty story of every girl’s journey to fulfil her dreams and find her own place in the world.

Other Interests

I love to live my life fully and joyfully. I enjoy travelling to new places and exploring different cultures. I have visited 48 countries so far and there are many more to go. I have been a yoga practitioner for 9 years and also like long walks in nature.

I am the co-founder of a non-profit initiative My Daughter is Precious which provides scholarships and mentoring for underserved girls to complete their college education.

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