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Hira Mehta

I am an effective administrator, coordinator and communicator with 38 years of experience as Manager, Corporate Communications, ICICI Bank (retired 2012). Presently, a freelancer: Author, Writer & Director (short stories/ books/ short films/ scripts)| Storyteller, Actor and Voice Artist | Content writer and Proof Reader of websites, annual reports, etc.| Blogger | Motivational Speaker on living life as a senior | Moderator | Soft skills trainer on communication skills and writing | Host | Interviewer | Transcriber - audio/video to word I am an author with two published books to my credit. • Nonfiction book titled "Young and Sixty", a conversational journey I have with the readers through my own failings, sharing and life experiences which will inspire them to look within again. A book not just for seniors, but definitely for people of all ages to find that "You" and celebrate life "NOW"!!. • A short stories collection "Twisted Tales and More.." that explores the alternating between good and evil behavior, as in Jekyll and Hyde, and questions the "what if" when a person is pushed over the edge. As winner of the "get published" contest in the short stories category organised by Lit-O-Fest 2016, this book has been published by them and is available on-line at : My books are available online at :YOUNG AND SIXTY: Flipkart.com / Amazon.in /Amazon.com/ Amazon.co.uk TWISTED TALES AND MORE : Amazon.com I have acted in several short films and my short film #TheBlueHelmet got me a best actress Critic award at a festival too. My directorial entry "The Selfless Soldier" on Sailesh Mishra of Silver Innings, at the YES Foundation's YIAC 101-Hour Social Filmmaking Challenge 3-minute short film on social causes in September 2016 was ranked amongst the top 10 films and featured in YES Foundation's series on Republic TV on March 24, 2018. My entry the following year was on Sona Sarovar Trust. I have been invited to mentor the Fellow Designates of the YES FOUNDATION Media for Social Change Fellowship on 'communication skills and content writing' in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Presently, I am Founder Member and Hon. Secretary of “Arunima”, a women’s forum created to interact, actively address and create awareness on various issues concerning women in and around Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri, I am also part of many other various women groups that bring women together on one platform of sharing and learning such as Malini's Girl Tribe, Women Entrepreneurs Enclave, Women's Web, Indian Women's Club. I am a part the core team member - stage management, event flow in-charge and co-host of #BeHappy-Season 1 (2017-2018) community togetherness initiative by Be Happy Foundation to spread smiles and bring the neighborhood together at Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri West wherein residents took over the streets for a couple of hours (7am to 10 am) on every third Sunday of the month. I have hosted several events, the last few events being #Behappy, UMANG (senior talent show) and book launch of a one of its kind book in India on Dementia, titled "Remember Me-You, Me and Dementia". I have been invited as a speaker to various forums to inspire through my experiences on living a fruitful life as a senior. I have had the opportunity to moderate a panel discussion with four eminent women panelists "Challenging the stereotypes of women" at Women Entrepreneurs Enclave event (March 2018). As also concluded a project worked Voice Industry Blogs for Sugar Mediaz, Mumbai wherein I interviewed/ took inputs of industry people and blogged on various topics concerning the industry. I have written a Marathi/ Hindi film script and am looking to taking it forward. I have a number of short stories / quotes & poems yet to publish and am also working on my next short film. My passion for writing quotes and posting on my social media is my way of sharing a lesson of life or inspiration for others. Note books donations is such an easy way to say you care and contribute in a small way to a social cause - education. So every year, I donate towards this imitative of Youth for People, Malad-based NGO, and have also travelled twice to Mokhada and Jawahar, (rural area near Nasik), to personally distribute note books to students belonging to the scheduled tribes of that region. My passion for the performing arts has been fulfilled since April 2018, when I became a part of Ekjute Theatre Group and I am happy with content writing and assisting in their events and volunteering at their theatre workshops for children in the age group of 6-12 years. I continue to learn from people from all walks of life (especially from other successful women and those in the creative field), make friends and keep them. Most of all, I revel in the success and achievements of friends. My love for learning continues with hosting events, voicing, blogging, interviewing people, making and acting in short films and studio hopping. Writing and re-cycle craft is a passion. With an incomplete bucket list of dreams and the many hands I want to shake, my mantra of life is simple ~ “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’”~. Erma Bombeck read more

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