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Happiness Studio

A collection of real stories of courage and change that enable progress - the truest embodiment of Happiness.

Divyanshu Ganatra

DIVYANSHU GANATRA, 42

Life took an unexpected turn for Divyanshu when he was 19. To his disbelief, the prophecy of doctors had come true as he turned blind. From that day to the present, he has challenged life to become India’s first blind solo paraglider.

Hirabhai Juguji

HIRABHAI JUGUJI, 69

Hirabhai Juguji receives a lot of backlash from society but helping lovers get married regardless of their sex, caste or religion, is what brings him happiness. For him love is above all things.

Jazz Sethi

JAZZ SETHI, 23

Until the age of 13, she was unexposed to the word, “restriction”. Soon after she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and her lifestyle changed overnight. Today, she’s leading a support system for all the Type 1s, just like her.

Vedangi Kulkarni

VEDANGI KULKARNI, 20

Merely 20, Vedangi set out on a 29,000km bicycle ride around the world. On December 24 last year, she reached the point that she had started out from 159 days ago. The challenges that scared her, helped her reach her goal.

Kuntal Joisher

KUNTAL JOISHER, 38

When Kuntal turned vegan, people lauded him but doubted his wish to climb the Everest on that diet. He not only proved them wrong but also donned vegan gear, a synthetic suit made of recycled plastic and fishing nets.

Manikandan Kumar

MANIKANDAN KUMAR, 32

After contracting polio on his right leg at age 5, Manikandan looked at it as a challenge to work harder. Soon he found his passion in climbing and today has 16 international medals to his name.

Debadrita Ghosh

DEBADRITA GHOSH, 27

Debabrita felt a void in her life when she lost her beloved dogs. To cope with her loss, she began helping strays in need. The happiness she found in sheltering the helpless led to her starting the Precious Paws Foundation.

Abdul Majeed Kakroo

ABDUL MAJEED KAKROO, 56

A career in football looked bright for Kakroo, until militancy took root in Kashmir in the early 90s. Once the situation improved, he started coaching next-gen footballers and today has a group of 30 boys to coach.

Giles Drego

GILES DREGO, 63

At 50, running marathons was just a passion, alongside his job for Giles Drego. One day his company shut shop and he wasn’t sure anyone would hire him at his age. But things changed forever when he took his passion further.

Divyanshu Ganatra

DIVYANSHU GANATRA, 42

Life took an unexpected turn for Divyanshu when he was 19. To his disbelief, the prophecy of doctors had come true as he turned blind. From that day to the present, he has challenged life to become India’s first blind solo paraglider.

Vedangi Kulkarni

VEDANGI KULKARNI, 20

Merely 20, Vedangi set out on a 29,000km bicycle ride around the world. On December 24 last year, she reached the point that she had started out from 159 days ago. The challenges that scared her, helped her reach her goal.

Debadrita Ghosh

DEBADRITA GHOSH, 27

Debabrita felt a void in her life when she lost her beloved dogs. To cope with her loss, she began helping strays in need. The happiness she found in sheltering the helpless led to her starting the Precious Paws Foundation.

Hirabhai Juguji

HIRABHAI JUGUJI, 69

Hirabhai Juguji receives a lot of backlash from society but helping lovers get married regardless of their sex, caste or religion, is what brings him happiness. For him love is above all things.

Kuntal Joisher

KUNTAL JOISHER, 38

When Kuntal turned vegan, people lauded him but doubted his wish to climb the Everest on that diet. He not only proved them wrong but also donned vegan gear, a synthetic suit made of recycled plastic and fishing nets.

Abdul Majeed Kakroo

ABDUL MAJEED KAKROO, 56

A career in football looked bright for Kakroo, until militancy took root in Kashmir in the early 90s. Once the situation improved, he started coaching next-gen footballers and today has a group of 30 boys to coach.

Jazz Sethi

JAZZ SETHI, 23

Until the age of 13, she was unexposed to the word, “restriction”. Soon after she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and her lifestyle changed overnight. Today, she’s leading a support system for all the Type 1s, just like her.

Manikandan Kumar

MANIKANDAN KUMAR, 32

After contracting polio on his right leg at age 5, Manikandan looked at it as a challenge to work harder. Soon he found his passion in climbing and today has 16 international medals to his name.

Giles Drego

GILES DREGO, 63

At 50, running marathons was just a passion, alongside his job for Giles Drego. One day his company shut shop and he wasn’t sure anyone would hire him at his age. But things changed forever when he took his passion further.

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