Is an Educationist, Counselor, Corporate Trainer, Show Host and a Blogger. A hospitality professional with a career spanning over two decades. She is the Founder of Indian Women in Hospitality (IWH). She is married to Master Mariner Capt. Rajesh Todiwan and her two sons complete her family. She writes regularly for hospitality journals and columns in the local newspapers. Being a sailor queen, she loves to write on shipping industry as well as the lives and relationships of the fraternity. She expresses her thoughts in her blog The IWH.
Sailor Queen Awaits His Arrival
Life At Sea Sailor Stories Shipping Industry

A Sailor Queen Awaits His Arrival After An Extended Contract

The pandemic covid 19 has turned the world into possibilities of the ‘New Normal’ that has found its way into the new age vocabulary. The seafarers are the most impacted as they have been working round the clock keeping the supply chain robust. Everyone thought of expressing gratitude to the essential service providers but somewhere […]

Ballast Water Management
Shipping Industry

Ballast Water – Is it the necessary evil?

My research work in the under grad program was on the eco friendly hotels, that’s what they were called way back in 1997. Early 21st century gave a great nomenclature to the environmentally sensitive hotels calling them Ecotels. I have studied various ecotels across India learning about the concept, procedures and practices. That sensitization in […]

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Merchant Navy Sailor Stories Shipping Industry This Life

Maritime Union of India -Women’s Wing

“Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think.” ~Robert Henri  The Maritime Union of India- Background The Maritime Union of India (MUI) represents the Merchant Navy Officers who are it’s members. It is affiliated to the International Transport Workers’ Federation, […]

etiquette, AMET University
Life At Sea Merchant Navy Sailor Stories Shipping Industry

Professional grooming and etiquette for sailors

The Merchant Navy has been following the formal dressing for any official work. Be it going for up-gradation courses or visiting the shipping office for any personal or professional work.  I conduct workshops on grooming and etiquette, am dedicating an article on the topic for our sailors. Hope you like the pointers covered here. It can […]

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Life At Sea Merchant Navy Sailor Stories

Read: Happy New Year from a Sailor Queen

Read this so called important notice, this morning: It’s recommended to regular morning walkers / runners / riders to avoid morning workouts from 1st to 5th January 2018. Heavy crowd of resolutionary people are expected during this period. Situation will get normal from 6th January. It did bring a smile and also the realization that it’s the New Year, […]

sailor
Life At Sea Merchant Navy Sailor Stories This Life

Read: Sailor Comes Home- The Wait Is Over!

The thrill of homecoming hasn’t changed from time immemorial.  Coming home to the family makes the work richer, easier, meaningful and more fun. It is tremendous source of joy and excitement after completion of the contract. Also an intense relief regarding your beloved husband’s safe return home, but you can’t keep calm until you see him in […]