The Silent Superheros – Lakshmi Manchu

Quite often working moms find themselves at the heart of the controversy – what makes them tick, how they operate and how they manage life seems to be a subject of complete and utter fascination. Why else would we find entire research studies devoted to whether or not working mothers are happier and healthier than non-working mothers? Having said that, what working women do – raising children and managing a professional life – is no joke as most people find playing only one of these roles awfully challenging. On the occasion of this Mother’s Day, we asked some successful mums about how they shuttle between these two extremely important roles in their life. Read ahead to understand how easy/difficult it is to strike a balance between being a good mother and professional…

Text: ANAHITA AHUJA

“Before being a mother, I was very rigid about my timings and how I like things to be done a certain way. But after Nirvana came along, all though I have twice the number of things to coordinate, I do it almost effortlessly because the joy it brings in doing things for her is unparallel to anything else I do. So, I find that more difficult to peel away from being a mother and working more than the other way around. I used to be gone for long schedules before and now I cannot go for 4 days without seeing her. Motherhood with Nirvana has evolved me into a much positive person and I couldn’t be blessed enough.”