Shallu's passion perfect
Entrepreneur, writer, dancer, social activist, home- maker and much more - Shallu Jindal has done it all.
This Economics graduate from Delhi has so much to share that just one meeting with her is not enough. CS caught up with Shallu Jindal at a recent CSR activity summit and chatted on multi-tasking, dance and spirituality:
I think being a woman, multi-tasking comes naturally to me. Today, women simultaneously take on different tasks and have the potential to excel in them. I just prioritise my jobs, and give hundred per cent attention to them. I try to live every moment to its fullest. Of course I have a great support system in my husband, Naveen (Jindal). I believe that a marriage can only be successful, if the two individual grow to similar heights. And this is the understanding on which Naveen and I work. We help each other grow and lend full support.
Dance for me is a blessing from God. It is meditation, stress- buster, passion, identity, and everything combined in one. I am fortunate that I can dance in this lifetime. I feel a sense of belonging and freedom when I am dancing. To be honest, I have achieved so much because I am a dancer. Dancing keeps me happy and content. And only when I am happy and contended, can I step out and make a difference to others life. Also, dance inculcates a sense of discipline, which helps me work systematically for my other projects as well.
I have been a Kathak dancer since childhood. But Kuchipudi is something I learnt in the last eleven years. I got married, had kids, got involved in my husband's business and all. I thought that I would never dance again. Eleven years ago, I went to Tirupati temple. I believe a lot in Lord Venkateswara. I was sitting in the temple for my turn to come. While I was in the queue, I saw my gurus Raja and Radha Reddy. I went up to them and introduced myself. After a month, I got a call on my cellphone. It was Guruji and he invited me to be his disciple. I took the offer and joined as soon as I reached Delhi. I saw it as if Lord Tirupati is showing me a path. The rest is history. I am a very spiritual person. With my dance, my passion, I have evolved so much. I have seen so many miracles happening in my life. And it is because of my devotion to the God's I dance for. By God's grace I have got what I have aspired for and I am humbled.