Meet the Musician CEO of HealthifyMe

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In today’s newsletter we will talk about

  • Meet the Musician CEO of HealthifyMe
  • Foster diversity in sales
  • Fetish moment from SUGAR Cosmetics

Here is your story for the day: where is the largest spice market in Asia?


Meet the Musician CEO of HealthifyMe

Tushar Vashisht, co-founder and CEO of HealthifyMe, is an entrepreneur by day and a musician by night. A composer since the age of 18, he was part of an a capella group at the University of Pennsylvania and never stopped composing music.

“I would like to believe that entrepreneurship is my heart and my mind, but music is my soul,” he says.

Musical journey:

  • He performed Cry For Peace, an original by him, on national television on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.
  • With guitarist Raghu Ramasubramanian, he co-composed and produced two singles, Kahaani and Ud Ja Re.
  • While legends such as Abida Parveen, Bhemsen Joshi and Pandit Jasraj are his inspiration, he also looked up to Arijit Singh and Hariharan.

Tushar Vashisht, Co-Founder and CEO, HealthifyMe

female entrepreneur

Foster diversity in sales

October is now marked as Women in Sales month and Chitra Singh sees it as a great opportunity. She is the founder of Sales Womentoring, India’s first women-only, sales-focused community.

The platform focuses on increasing the talent pool of women in sales and addressing the issue of female salespeople disengaging around mid-career.

Helping women surpass themselves:

  • The Sales Womentoring platform now benefits from the support of 30 mentors from all over the world.
  • The community offers membership plans for Group Mentoring and Power Mentoring.
  • The programs are open to all women, regardless of profession, and have no eligibility criteria.


Fetish moment from SUGAR Cosmetics

Before founding SUGAR Cosmetics, Kaushik Mukherjee and Vineeta Singh ran a beauty subscription service called Fab Bag. They saw a trend of Indian millennial women who had started wearing makeup regularly as a wellness accessory.

“I thought makeup should last a long time. Even if a woman travels by public transport or on polluted roads, her makeup should remain,” says Vineeta.

The making:

  • While running Fab Bag, the team gathered 200,000 customers who shared their likes, skin issues, and likes/dislikes.
  • This led SUGAR to launch a foundation in 22 shades suitable for all Indian skin tones.
  • He also launched India’s first powder lipstick, which sold out in two weeks.

Update News

  • Loose steering: Electric carmaker Rivian has informed customers that it is voluntarily recalling all 13,000 vehicles it has delivered due to a loose binding in the steering. It comes after the company faced backlash for raising prices and laying off 6% of its workforce this year.
  • Pink bling: An extremely rare “fancy vivid pink” diamond has set a world record for the highest price per carat for a diamond sold at auction. Sotheby’s Hong Kong has sold the 11.15-carat Williamson Pink Star diamond for over $57 million.
  • Musical memory: According to a research article, the musical rhythm game Rhythmity improved short-term memory in adults. It uses visual cues to train participants to play a rhythm on a tablet, which can benefit performance on a non-musical task, the researchers found.

What you should pay attention to

  • The Indian men’s cricket team will face South Africa in the second ODI at Ranchi.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to declare Modhera in Gujarat as India’s first solar-powered village.

Where is Asia’s largest spice market?

Answer: Khari Baoli in Delhi is the largest spice market in Asia. Open since the 17th century, the wholesale grocery market sells a variety of spices, nuts, herbs and food items.

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