Meet The Orange Flower 2018 Winners – The Women We Applaud This Year!

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.

Orange Flower powered by Naturals

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.

Orange Flower Award For Travel Writing

Jury Choice

Travel Writing Jury Choice

Rohini Kapur

Rohini writes about food, fashion, and travel in her blog speaking chic. She won the award for her insightful travelogue on Yangon.

Popular Choice

Popular choice Travel writing

Milan Singhal

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.

Orange Flower Award For Best Photography

Jury Choice

Rujvi Mehta

Rujvi loves writing and reading books, she is a blogger and a photographer. She won this award for her post on Black Forest, Europe

Popular Choice

Mamta Kalambe

Mamta is a photographer from Mumbai. She won this award for a beautiful photo of a river in Meghalaya

Orange Flower Award For Food Writing

Jury Choice

Jury choice - food writing

Rohini Kapur

Rohini writes about food, fashion, and travel in her blog speaking chic. She won this award for her lip-smacking pickle recipe

Popular Choice

Popular choice - food writing

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

Orange Flower Award For Parent Blogging

Jury Choice

Jury choice - parent blogging

Namrata Singh

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

Popular Choice

popular choice - parent blogging

Anupama Dalmia

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

Orange Flower Award For Best Use Of Twitter

Jury Choice

Jury choice - best use of twitter

Rashi Vidyasagar

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

Popular Choice

Popular choice - best use of twitter

Dr. Suchi Gaur

Suchi is a Senior Strategic Comm Specialist @worldywca who strongly supports Indian #MeToo movement with her Twitter handle @sg4devpt

Orange Flower Award For Best Video

Jury Choice

Jury choice - best video

Ashu Khatter

Ashu has a popular YouTube channel Simplify Your Space. Her video on 5 home business ideas for women in India won her this award.

Popular Choice

Popular choice - best video

Abheesha Jain

Abheesha is a social entrepreneur, author, and life coach. She won this award for her video Beta Bachao Beta Padhao

Orange Flower Award For Poetry

Jury Choice

Jury choice - best poetry

Prarthana Banikya

She is a learning & development professional from Assam. Prarthana won this award for her beautiful poem When owls cry

Popular Choice

Popular choice - best poetry

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

Orange Flower Award For LGBT+ Issues

Jury Choice

jury choice lgbt issues

Shambhavi Saxena

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

Popular Choice

Popular choice - lgbt issues

Sudeepta Mohapatra

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.

Orange Flower Award For Wellness/ Fitness

Jury Choice

Jury choice - wellness

Pragya Bhagat

A poet and a writer at heart, Pragya won this award for her post Invisible knife: Living with misophonia

Popular Choice

Popular choice - wellness

Arunima Singh

A special educator, who loves art and writing, Arunima was awarded for her insightful post Planning to Switch to Vegan Diet: Some Helpful Tips

Orange Flower Award For Writing On Work

Jury Choice

Jury choice - writing on work

Rekha Kapoor

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.

Popular Choice

Popular choice - writing on work

Aruna Menon

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

Orange Flower Award For Creative Writing

Jury Choice

Jury choice - creative writing

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

Popular Choice

Popular choice - creative writing

Surbhi Rastogi

A mom, feminist and a former HR professional, Surbhi’s article on Judge me not, sister won her this award.

Orange Flower Award For Humour

Jury Choice

Jury choice - humour

Arya Prakash

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 

Popular Choice

Popular choice - humour

Anupama Jain

She is an accidental late entrant to the enigmatic world of writing, her amusing post AJ wants to know won her this award

Orange Flower Award For Fashion Writing

Jury Choice

Jury choice - fashion writing

Chandana Munipalle

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

Popular Choice

Popular choice - fashion writing

Ruchi Verma

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

Orange Flower Award For Creative Instagrammer

Jury Choice

Jury choice - creative instagrmmer

Sonia Motwani

Sonia was chosen by Jury as a creative Instagrammer for her page Viva La Poema

Popular Choice

Popular choice - creative instagrammer

Ruchika Samiani

Ruchika won the popular choice award for her Instagram page Littlechefchika

Orange Flower Award For Social Impact

Jury Choice

Jury choice - Social impact

Tanvi Sinha

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?

Popular Choice

popular choice - social impact

Sharanya Misra

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

Orange Flower Award For Hindi Writing

Jury Choice

Jury choice - hindi writing

Ankita Anand

She is a feminist, who loves writing and street theatre and an aspiring activist. Ankita won this award for her poem भूख

Popular Choice

Popular choice - Hindi writing

Priyanka Kabra

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.

Inspiring Women Entrepreneur Award

Chaitra chidanand - inspiring women entrepreneur

Chaitra Chidanand

She is a co-founder of Simpl, a ‘pay later’ concept that helps over 300 merchants in the digital payment industry.

Shikha Pandey - inspiring women entrepreneur

Shikha Pandey

BECKFriends, an innovative idea of Shikha which aims in using the unused luggage space of travelers, won her this award

Prachi deo - inspiring women entrepreneur

Prachi Deo

Prachi’s venture Nayi Disha, which aims to be a knowledge hub for families that have children with developmental disabilities, won her this award.

Tanushree devi - inspiring women entrepreneur

Tanushree Devi

Founder and CEO of CYGEN – a cloud-based preventive healthcare platform which works closely to provide cost-effective remote healthcare.

supriya rathi - inspiring women entrepreneur

Supriya Rathi Bagri

Founder of RoboVR – innovative and entertaining robotic research company which aims to disrupt the robotic sports industry

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