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Hi welcome to my little corner of the internet. I’m Daizy, and I’m mostly based in Melbourne (Naarm). 💻Sometimes I share my day-to-day life over at Instagram stories and my slightly more appropriate “professional” life on Linkedin.

I’m on a sabbatical since Feb 2023 after I finished up my role in the startup space with Melbourne Accelerator Program & SPARK Deakin. Well it’s not really a sabbatical where I’m by the beach, sipping a cocktail and relaxing. I’m not doing a 9-5 job but here’s what I have been up to:

😇  Being kinder, more content and staying in a state of curiosity about my inner and outer world.
👊🏽  Sticking to a decent fitness routine and it’s made a huge difference to my mental health.
👩🏽  Working on my not for profit organisation Australian South Asian Centre a membership based community for South Asian women in Australia who are progressive creatives, founders and leaders. As part of this I’m producing and performing at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe and Sydney Comedy Festival via Brown Women Comedy

Here are some things I want to work on during my sabbatical that I’ve put on the backburner for the last 3-5 years.

🎙️The Daizy Project – Podcast interviewing mostly South Asian female leaders, change-makers and entrepreneurs about their journey and what it means to live a meaningful life. Update: The reality is when it comes to podcast I love creating it, but I can’t stand editing – that takes me 5x the amount of time it does to prepare and interview someone so it keeps falling through the cracks.
📕 Writing a memoir. Turns out in all of Australian history only 4 Indian/Australian women have ever written a memoir. Thought I’d make that 5. This has been an ongoing project for a few years, I was crippled with self-doubt so I stopped but am back onto it with a renewed sense of optimism
👳  Punjabi Songs Explained Podcast – we dissect the meaning of popular Punjabi music in English and have a laugh while we’re at it.
🎤 Occasionally I share what I’ve learned by speaking at schools, companies and conferences on a range of topics. More on that over at the home page (scroll to the bottom).

Other Stuff

🎓 It took me 8 years to finish an undergraduate 4-year degree. I change from Arts/Law to Commerce/Law to just daizy maanCommerce. During that time I lived in Tanzania, Spain, India, Thailand and my home base was Melbourne. I’m glad I took that long and spent my university years “learning” rather than just “getting a degree”.

Connect with me

👋🏽 I have a newsletter where I share things I might not ever publish online (subscribe below), Instagram is where I’m most active

…and sometimes Linkedin.

The idea of having a now page is thanks to Derek Sivers. You should make one too.


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