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The much-celebrated event of the year, Orange Flower Awards 2018, was conducted in two cities Bangalore and Mumbai. This year we had an overwhelming response from the women in the digital arena. We had thousands of nominations across 17 categories, we had two awards in each category, Popular choice, and Jury choice.
Orange Flower Awards — The most spectacular celebration for women who rock the digital media. The show was sponsored by Naturals, in association with Zoho Writer.
The awards were handed over to the winners by Aarefa Johari, Tanuja Chandra, Harnidh Kaur, Aparna Vedapuri Singh, Anju Jayaram. We had eminent speakers on the show — Mallika Shahane, Vandita Morarka, Tanuja Chandra, Jyoti Kapoor, Jasmine Khurana, Nishtha Dudeja, Sonali Swami, Meghna Girish are to name a few.
The Top 20 Nominees were shortlisted on December 2, in Bangalore and the winners were presented the Orange Flower Award in Mumbai on December 8, 2018.
Rohini writes about food, fashion, and travel in her blog speaking chic. She won the award for her insightful travelogue on Yangon.
Milan is a keen observer, who likes to write, enjoys parenting and loves watching movies. Her post on saving money on vacations won her this award.
Rujvi loves writing and reading books, she is a blogger and a photographer. She won this award for her post on Black Forest, Europe
Mamta is a photographer from Mumbai. She won this award for a beautiful photo of a river in Meghalaya
Rohini writes about food, fashion, and travel in her blog speaking chic. She won this award for her lip-smacking pickle recipe
Aliya Nada Saifi
Aliya is a food blogger based at Pune, she calls herself a carnivore, teetotaller and a dessert digger! Aliya won this award for her post The daily – Good vibes only
Namrata is an author, creative writing coach and a positive psychology coach. Her empowering post on My daughter, her first day of menstruation, her sexuality and her life won her this award
Anupama is a passionate blogger and a dancer. Her post on My daughter does not need to be submissive to show me respect won her this popular choice award
Rashi is a criminologist. feminist, who’s battling PCOS. Her view on feminism from a mental health perspective won her this award. She uses her handle @mizarcle to share her view points
Dr. Suchi Gaur
Suchi is a Senior Strategic Comm Specialist @worldywca who strongly supports Indian #MeToo movement with her Twitter handle @sg4devpt
Ashu has a popular YouTube channel Simplify Your Space. Her video on 5 home business ideas for women in India won her this award.
Abheesha is a social entrepreneur, author, and life coach. She won this award for her video Beta Bachao Beta Padhao
She is a learning & development professional from Assam. Prarthana won this award for her beautiful poem When owls cry
Sindhu Priyadharsini Sankar
A biotech professional with a passion for poems, Sindhu won the hearts of many of her readers with the poem To the flawed and the fabulous
She calls herself a ‘queer kid’. Shambhavi’s eye-opening post on Valentine’s Day could give hope to queer couple in India won her this award
Sudeepta has a keen interest in writing about women and gender issues. Her post on The tragic story of a free-spirited, young Goan lesbian girl won her this award.
A poet and a writer at heart, Pragya won this award for her post Invisible knife: Living with misophonia
A special educator, who loves art and writing, Arunima was awarded for her insightful post Planning to Switch to Vegan Diet: Some Helpful Tips
She is a working mom, DIY craft enthusiast, and a writer. Rekha’s article: To be or not to be: Dilemma a working mother won her this award.
A gynecologist by profession and a blogger by passion, Aruna’s insightful post on 96 Female doctors tell us how being a woman impacted their medical career
Fiona Kezia Winston
Poet, writer. spoken word artist, entrepreneur, amateur Boxer. wannabe motivational speaker, Fiona dons many hats. Her story My name is Kshitija, I am his horizon won her this award
A mom, feminist and a former HR professional, Surbhi’s article on Judge me not, sister won her this award.
Quintessential ‘mellu’ trying to make sense of the movies she grew up with, Arya Prakash won this award for her hilarious post Recreating 90s Malayalam movies
She is an accidental late entrant to the enigmatic world of writing, her amusing post AJ wants to know won her this award
An artist, a writer, a travel buff and a style enthusiast, Chandana won this award for her creative post on 13 brilliant ideas to mix-n-match your wedding outfit and create a brand new wardrobe
A blogger by passion, Ruchi writes on fashion, lifestyle, finance, parenting and travel. Her article — Anarkali fashion holds value from ages won her this award
Sonia was chosen by Jury as a creative Instagrammer for her page Viva La Poema
Ruchika won the popular choice award for her Instagram page Littlechefchika
She is a writer, keen on problems that plague our society. Tanvi won this award for: Is Marriage Considered “Free Rehabilitation Facility” By Indian Parents And Their “Problematic” Sons?
A Software Engineer by profession and a writer by passion, Sharanya won this award for the post: Note To Self: Society’s Shame Lies In Every Girl’s Bosom And Dupatta
She is a feminist, who loves writing and street theatre and an aspiring activist. Ankita won this award for her poem भूख
A Blogger by passion, Teacher by profession and an Artist by heart, Priyanka won this award for मुझे मरने से पहले जीना नहीं छोड़ना ! I’m gonna Live till I die.
She is a co-founder of Simpl, a ‘pay later’ concept that helps over 300 merchants in the digital payment industry.
BECKFriends, an innovative idea of Shikha which aims in using the unused luggage space of travelers, won her this award
Prachi’s venture Nayi Disha, which aims to be a knowledge hub for families that have children with developmental disabilities, won her this award.
Founder and CEO of CYGEN – a cloud-based preventive healthcare platform which works closely to provide cost-effective remote healthcare.
Supriya Rathi Bagri
Founder of RoboVR – innovative and entertaining robotic research company which aims to disrupt the robotic sports industry
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