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Inspiration for Personal Growth

I understand that life’s challenges are complex and unique to all individuals. I’m here to share my journey, hoping that it may touch you in a positive way.

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My Story

Drive like you mean to move forward, Live like you mean to get somewhere!! — Pink Monkey. (TM.)

Lets get the qualifications out of the way so I can get to the important stuff. I have a double degree in Dentistry, that still makes me a one type of General Dentist only. I have a Junior Diploma in Hindustani Classical Music and a diploma in Kathak form of Indian Classical dance from Prayag Sangeet Samiti in Allahabad, India. I have further honed my skills in Kathak under my Guruji Padmashree Shovana Narayan, disciple of Padma Vibhushan Pt. Birju Maharaj. I am a fairly decent cook, organizer and multi-tasker like most moms. This is very humbling in lieu of the legacy my parents have.


My father is a retired Indian Army officer and my mother a teacher, Bharatnatyam dancer, and my lifestyle coach. Born in a Rajput family and married into one too, service and duty is ingrained in me.


My father has fought many battles in the Indian Army and in life. From him I learned about dignity, principles and moral courage—that it’s most important. As a child, we trekked the Kanchenjunga, Tanga Valley, Amarnath mountains in Kashmir, Nepal, Punchh and many exciting places in the Indian subcontinent. Definitely got my sense of adventure, love for the outdoors from this man who has mountains named after him and is a recipient of the President of India's Vishisht Seva Medal.


Mom was crowned Black Cat Institute’s Most Elegant Lady of the year in 1982 in Gangtok, Sikkim for her work in adult literacy, and for her timeless, ageless beauty that went beyond just physicality. She spent the two years in the isolated mountains in Sikkim, India, educating the women who never got to go to school—most were spouses of soldiers. I helped her sort the inventory of books and pencils that would pour in from various sources to help. From her I learned the importance of relationships and how to navigate complex realities they create. She made me aware of the narcissistic abuse in my life and gave me the strength and tools to navigate that realm.

My life swayed crazily and calmly between two continents for over two decades as I brought up my four children, sacrificed careers for jobs, in order to make frequent trips to India to be able to meet family. My mother passed away in November 2019, but all those visits are what I have left as memories, that and when she came to spend time with me and help with the grandkids so I could complete dental school.

Having spent some very impressionable growing up years in Sikkim and Kashmir, I feel PA was a near perfect place to settle down for me. I enjoy the mountains and how the change of seasons nudges you to overhaul your life periodically. My husband, my four human and one Irish Wolfhound  kept my after-work hours giddy with activities, chores, writing, and love.


In order to protect the privacy of my minor children, at this point, I will refrain from writing about what's closest to my heart, all four of them.


In my husband, I have found the love of my life. We are polar opposites but he never ceases to intrigue and impress me. We met because- destiny, fell in love unknowingly and stayed hopelessly in love because of a strong desire to make it work. We learn something together everyday.

The baby of the family deserves a special mention- he is Bagheera, my 200lb Irish Wolfhound. From him I have learned that you could be the biggest one but in your heart you must always be aware of how small and silly you really are. No ego, no problems! Easier said than done, that's why he deserves a special mention.

From my friends I have learned about survival, confidence and that time wasted with friends is never time wasted. From my colleagues and co-workers, I learned about dedication, discipline and how never giving up is a habit that is cultivated with the support of those around you, that help you along the way, until you can do it on your own.

After staying in Pennsylvania for about twenty years, we moved to the Jersey Shore during the pandemic and it was a wonderful decision at the ripe timing for the kids to grow wings- two are out in college, I have two at home and of course, Bagheera.

My life is an entwining of these relationships and many events. In the end, I would like to say, life is truly the best teacher, go out and embrace it!

Home: About Me

Being a mother- my favorite role yet. Other balancing roles- an entrepreneur, a doctor, a woman representing Pennsylvania and Indian Americans on a national stage...

I soft launched  my own clean and luxurious skincare line Pink Monkey. 


https://pinkmonkeyusa.com/

Winner of:

INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVERS' AWARD FOR BEAUTY AND WELLNESS 2020

OFFICIAL SPONSOR OF TEDX SCRANTON/ WOMEN

As Doctor of Dental Surgery, I was recognized more than I believe I deserve. I was just doing my job. Some close to my heart are:

NEW VOLUNTEER DENTIST AWARD

KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT NYU ANNUAL ORAL CANCER WALK 2019

CLINICAL PRECEPTOR FACULTY RECOGNITION, KINGS COLLEGE, PA

KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT MISSION OF MERCY IN PA ANNUAL DENTAL EVENT, 2019 

I represented Pennsylvania at the Ms. America Pageant. It was a 3-Day Pageant in 2019 onboard the historic Queen Mary ship in Long Beach, California.

MS AMERICA PAGEANT: MISSION STATEMENT

TO EMPOWER WOMEN ACROSS THE NATION


I was a finalist and won two national awards:

The Ms. America mission statement award- "EMPOWERING WOMEN AWARD"

THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD

(this was for work done for various charities, outside of and STRICTLY excluding the volunteer work at my workplace)

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From the latest News and Media coverage to my Pinterest board on healthy fresh multicultural recipe blogs about what I cook daily, subscribe to be the first to know about new happenings.

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POTUS Volunteer Service Award

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United Way of Wyoming Valley- dental exams in underprivileged community schools

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WNEP News- Dental Care during Covid.

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VIM- 2018

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Ryan Leckey LIVE

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Annual Multicultural Parade

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My Dallas Post

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an appearance to create awareness about Oral Cancer prevention, women centric motivational talk, how to topics for working moms

Service to the community in the following ways:

  • Active patient care-volunteer dentist

  • Speaking Engagements

  • Oral Cancer spokesperson

  • TV Anchor

  • Awards Presenter

  • Raising awareness 

  • Motivational speaker 

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Worldwide Kathak stage performances on various platforms 

Professional Kathak Dancer

Dr. Mahima Singh is a graduate of Prayag Sangeet Samiti where she was taught Kathak form of Indian Classical Dance by her revered Guru Lalji. She furthered her training under Padmashree Guru Shovana Narayan, Kathak maestro and author of several books on Kathak dance, exponent of the Lucknow "Kalka-Bindadin" Gharana of Kathak dance in India.

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Vocalist- trained in Hindustani Classical 

Trained Indian Classical vocalist from Prayag Sangeet Samiti. While I have a more natural flair when singing Classical Ragas and Bollywood songs, I enjoy classic Rock and Roll, Western Classical, and other music genres as well. I got on board with another doctor and started an online karaoke group in Pennsylvania during the pandemic to keep the community’s spirits up. The group of 95 members got together online, every other week for  2 1/2 years.

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