HOT OFF THE PRESSES

Blogs, podcasts, and chitchat to keep the conversation flowing.

Fieldwork’s Hard Reality is in the Soft Stuff: Part 1: Health

Fieldwork’s Hard Reality is in the Soft Stuff: Part 1: Health

August 16, 2016

I came to Trinidad armed with a suitcase and a backpack, ready to plunge myself into THE FIELD. I was going to own it. I was confident Trinidad was for my taking. Beware, you feisty, carnivalesque woman. I was coming with energy to match.   The three and a half years leading up to January […]

“You Know Who’s the Most ‘Womanly’ Woman in Bollywood? Madhuri Dixit.”

“You Know Who’s the Most ‘Womanly’ Woman in Bollywood? Madhuri Dixit.”

March 25, 2016

  I have stomach flab. It mostly shows in private when I do ab crunches with Shawn T screaming into my ear from the laptop – “I know you want to stop but all I’m asking is that you give me 25 minutes of your day!” Shawn T has been my companion at 6pm sharp […]

Walk Before You Fly

Walk Before You Fly

March 2, 2016

18 years alive Extrovert, introvert Pleasure and pain What next? America. Whoa, slow down, lady SAT? Income? Visa? Walk before you fly.   Four years of college Booze, sex and books Girlfriends before all What next? Uganda. Whoa, slow down, lady H1-B? Vaccine? Resume? Walk before you fly.   Five years of labor The city of dreams TV, travel, […]

Your people are me,

Living, feeling, different,

You hardly know me.


Jan 15, 2016

TESTIMONIALS

Julia Cowing, UX and Design Researcher, FactSet Research Systems

“I learned so much from Taapsi and I would would work with her again in a heartbeat. Through Taapsi’s persona development, our group had a clearer picture of the different user types to help understand user goals, motivations, and behavior patterns. Taapsi’s research will ultimately help prod-dev app teams focus on users’ day-to-day needs and goals, and build applications to fit those needs and goals. Taapsi also has an extraordinary talent: Presenting. I imagine that if Taapsi were to present to the most obdurate group of senior executives, she will have them leaving informed, motivated and prompted to action.”

Julia Cowing, UX and Design Researcher, FactSet Research Systems
Takiyah De Four, Development Economist, International Trade and Development (Trinidad)

“I worked with Taapsi on her work with the Caribbean Local Economic Program (CARILED). She was detail focused and completed all deliverables in a timely manner. She was definitely an asset to the project in Trinidad and Tobago.”

Takiyah De Four, Development Economist, International Trade and Development (Trinidad)
Navroze Mehta, Founder and CEO, Mela Artisans

“Taapsi was our first country manager at Mela Artisans. She was amazing! Creative and talented and with the ability to just get things done. As a start up and especially working in India which has its own challenges, Taapsi really helped launch Mela and create an important socially responsible brand and also allow us to impact the lives of thousands of artisans. She is a very special person that will always be part of the Mela family!”

Navroze Mehta, Founder and CEO, Mela Artisans