The Silent Superheros – Neeraja Kona

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

“Balancing work and home is a work in progress always… I think the key is to never really think that you’re trying to balance anything and just go with the flow. We know what requires our time and presence at a given point and we do that anyway. For me, I have always made an extra effort to tag Ansh along at my shoots or travel with him, and thankfully he is a friendly baby so that makes my life easier. I also have an incredible support system at home – and if that’s in place, nothing tumbles. I have a family who understands my need to be away at odd hours or travel when needed without much notice. I have been very blessed, I should say. But I honestly think I don’t balance things, it’s the other way around – life balances me!”