I am Utkarsha Kesarkar. I am awarded by the United Nations, Royal Commonwealth Society, Government of India, Mayor of Thane Municipal Corporation among others. I have appeared on international and national channels like MTV, Times Mirror NOW, and Indian Parliaments official channel Rajya Sabha TV. I am published in India's most-read lifestyle newspaper Bombay Times. At the young age of 18, I am honoured by the Consulate of France to Mumbai with an invitation to celebrate French National Day at Taj Mahal, Palace, Mumbai. Recently I presented my Research Presentation on Blogs by Dalit Writers at LeaDME International Media Conference - an event promoted by the Consulate of Sweden to Mumbai.
In the vast spectrum of lifestyle, I write about luxury, culture, personality profiles, urban landscapes & architectures, travel, history, art, hospitality, food & dining, books, popular media (music, TV, movies, web series) feminism, LGBTQ, sustainability and climate change. I have always enjoyed learning and collaborating with people active in various sectors.
As a journalist I have interviewed renowned personalities as Mrs. Francesca Cartier Brickell, Direct descendent of Cartier family, international hotelier Mr. Francois Delahaye of The Dorchester Collection, Mrs. Nawaz Modi Singhania of Raymond Group and BodyArt Fitness Centre, Sara Sozzani Maino, executive editor of Vogue Italia, high profile image consultant & life coach Mrs. Chhaya Momaya, Italian sustainable fashion designer Diana Linda and Swami Prema Rajendradas who is Spanish author, spiritual guru and priest of Jahanava Mandir and Ashram of Bhakti Yoga in Spain.
I practice journalism with an open mind and a kaleidoscopic vision. My creative mission is to empower minds with positive epiphanies. I want my readers to experience a strong sense of purpose and learning which fills them with immense enthusiasm about their potential to bring about a powerful transformation on an individual, social or global level. I believe that it is everybody’s birthright to live a lifestyle of abundant positivity and inspiration.
My daily reservoir of optimism flows from reading, writing, surfing YouTube, travelling and conversing with extraordinary personalities from all over the world. I hope you enjoy browsing my columns and all of the unique thoughts I have to offer. Grab your coffee, take a look around; perhaps you’ll discover what fuels you as well.