Living abroad is what most people dream of, but it isn’t always easy to leave your family, friends, and culture at home and wander off to build your career in a different country. How can one stay connected to their roots without being physically present? Gargi Duggal, a resident of America, is one such person who stays grounded to her foundation while exploring a new lifestyle in the west.
Gargi has a niche for dancing since she was two years old. Her dance journey began in Nadiad, a small town in Gujarat. Her mother inspired her to dance, and by the age of five, she passed her first dance exam. Later in her life, she pursued her dream and received a Bachelor’s degree in Bharatnatyam, a well-known traditional Indian dance discipline.
The virtuoso has been gifted with multiple talents, as she has the ability to manage her time. Gargi Duggal is an excellent role model for this vital skill, and she can keep up with her hectic schedule. Her day consists of working at her IT job, running Gargi Productions, managing an abacus-based business, and being a mother to her two girls. The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule but to schedule your priorities. “Complete your primary tasks first and then take it from there,” Gargi says.
Talking about how immigrants can establish themselves in a foreign country, Ms. Duggal says, “India is my motherland, it has cared for and fed me for my initial 26 years. My fatherland is America, and it is where I moved after getting married. In the west, I have more opportunities and my interests flourished. Nothing, however, happens overnight; there is always a great deal of perseverance and passion. You are the only person that will never leave your side; motivate yourself to put your best foot forward every day. You need to tell yourself that no matter what comes your way, you are going to fight it out and reach your ultimate peak of triumph.”
Ultimately, scheduling and being determined to succeed are the two ingredients needed to achieve success and become an icon. Gargi Duggal has meticulously executed her skills and has received numerous awards. Sushmita Sen, Miss Universe 1994, presented her with the “Woman of Substance” award in March 2019. She has been a radio jockey with Radio Salaam Namaste and a media professional with Toppick Media since she enjoys a variety of jobs.
Shaan, Mohit Chauhan, Sukhwinder Singh, Indie Route Band, Varun Behl, Rohit Verma, Lauren Gottlieb and Manushi Chillar (Miss World 2017) are some of the celebrities Gargi had the opportunity to interview. Ultimately, she is not only a complete collection of skills, but also a symbol of women empowerment in today’s world!
Gargi Duggal – A Woman Making her Mark across the Globe