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I'm A Single Mother In A Male-Dominated Industry, But I'll Never Give Up...

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My heart swells with emotion as I recount the journey that has brought me to where I am today.

My father's 35 years of service in the Indian Air Force allowed my family to explore different cities, cultures, and languages.

We are all travel enthusiasts, and I pursued my passion by completing my Masters in Tourism and working for various travel companies before starting my own in 2019.

Our travels have taken us to every corner of India, and through the ups and downs of life, I have learned the importance of standing up for myself as a woman.

I will never forget the heartbreak I experienced when my marriage was called off just before the wedding.

My entire family was shattered, and my father had to undergo open heart surgery. Amid my grief, I embarked on a solo trip to Malaysia, seeking solace and healing.

Little did I know that fate had other plans for me. It was there that I met my late husband on a matrimonial app, and he supported me through my darkest days. We fell in love, and he approached my parents with a marriage proposal. My father, still recovering from his surgery, was overjoyed to see me happy again.

We were married in 2017, and our son was born prematurely before our first anniversary. We fought together, and he is now a healthy child.

But tragedy struck again when my husband was diagnosed with lupus nephritis and passed away just a year after our wedding. My son was only seven months old and doesn't remember his father. I

had a choice to make: to give up or to keep fighting. I chose the latter and founded a travel company with a vision to empower women to travel safely and hassle-free. We have received an overwhelming response from our clients, and I am proud to say that we have become a recognised brand in a short period.

My younger brother joined me in this venture, and we have worked tirelessly to make our journey a success.

We have learned everything from handling social media to accounting, and we are constantly improving our services based on our clients' feedback.

Despite the challenges of being a single mother and a widow in a male-dominated industry, I have never given up. I wear my bindi, makeup, and colourful sarees with pride, and I am grateful for the support of my family and in-laws.

I urge everyone to live in the moment and to love themselves.

If you have a goal, work towards it and believe in yourself. Life is unpredictable, but we must keep moving forward. I am proud to be a strong and bold woman, and I hope to inspire others to follow their dreams.

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