The times we live in today are anything but ideal. India’s second wave of COVID-19 has had each of us at aanswr turning our bedrooms, dining tables and dens into makeshift office spaces, and despite being apart, we now find ourselves working harder than ever to elevate your daily life with thoughtfully curated essentials.
While we juggle meetings, deadlines and new projects, one life lesson the pandemic has taught us is that there's no time like the present to cherish those who make our lives better in big and small ways. Essential workers and medical professionals battle the demons outside our doors, and inside our homes, we have a special set of heroes who make it so easy for us to do our jobs—our mothers. May 9 marks Mother’s Day, and we’re using this opportunity to shine the spotlight on the women who’ve shaped Team aanswr, and supported us every step of the way with countless cups of coffee, mid-work hugs and occasionally, amazing advice too. Because no matter how old or accomplished one may be, it’s always mom who offers up the easiest solution to every life dilemma.
As the country continues to fight coronavirus, nothing matters more to us, as individuals and a community, than uplifting relationships. So this Mother's Day, we're extending a hand to give you something you won’t find in any store in the world: the easiest-to-follow, but most impactful pieces of advice from aanswr moms, straight from our homes to yours. Add to cart (for free!), and follow for life.
Dhruv Toshniwal, Founder & CEO
aanswr mom: Radhika Toshniwal
Easiest advice: “Be yourself, trust your intuition, seek the truth in every situation, and live fearlessly.”
Udit Toshniwal, Founder & Creative Director
aanswr mom: Radhika Toshniwal
Easiest advice: “Always believe in yourself. Honesty is the best policy.”
Anuj Shah, Chief Business Officer
aanswr mom: Parool Shah
Easiest advice: “Being kind to somebody doesn't cost you anything, so always be kind."
Karina Gulrajani, Brand Manager
aanswr mom: Sonia Gulrajani
Easiest advice: "Clean your cupboard, it'll help to clear your mind on a stressful day!"
Aashna Khanna, Product Manager
aanswr mom: Pavan Khanna
Easiest advice: “When you’re confused, the answer is ‘No’. And if you respect your clothes, they will look good on you!”
Khyati Lakhotia, Retail Strategist
aanswr mom: Shashi Lakhotia
Easiest advice: “People say motivation and happiness doesn't last. Neither does bathing and getting ready. But it's recommended to do it everyday to not dull your movement, and to keep the spark alive in life.”
Nikita Awasthi, Social Media Manager
aanswr mom: Kiran Awasthi
Easiest advice: "Always keep moving forward, even if it means taking baby steps."
Anisha Masand, Content & Copy Writer
aanswr mom: Roshni Masand
Easiest advice: “You've got 32 teeth, so think 32 times before you say something to anyone. Be kind, even when you're at your worst.”
Manisha Vilas Garud, Operations Manager, aanswr
aanswr mom: Ranjana Vilas Garud
Easiest advice: “In your smile, I get my aanswr.”
Surabhi Naik, Operations Manager, aanswr
aanswr mom: Suchita Naik
Easiest advice: “Know your worth, don't settle!”
Armaan Pardesi, Communication Designer
aanswr mom: Vandana Sharma
Easiest advice: “You will find the world inside, and not outside.”
Ankita Belkar, Assistant Designer, aanswr
aanswr mom: Archana Belkar
Easiest advice: "Always be the best version of yourself."