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What Every Celebrity Should Aspire to Be: Manisha Dass




How many people use their celebrity to try to make lives better for others?

When most people achieve any sort of celebrity status, it’s rare for them to immediately put the newfound fame and respect they’ve earned into a means of helping others, whether at the individual level or at the cultural level. For most, they simply rest on their laurels and try to take advantage of their celebrity for whatever personal gain they can achieve.

Manisha Dass, a star on Netflix’s Indian Matchmaking, has not only used her celebrity to try to make lives better for those around her, but she is working to effect broad change in the way entire cultures perceive love and marriage.

Manisha explains how her celebrity journey began,

“In September of 2018, my cousin who is also one of my best friends came across a casting call post on Instagram for Indian Matchmaking. He managed to pretty easily convince me to send in an application – given that we had basically tried everything to find me a partner, but this. We had nothing to lose, and possibly everything to gain. Due to a lot of personal grief and loss I had gone through earlier that year, I was seeking change and positivity. We created my first ever biodata and this was followed by several interviews with the show’s production team. In April of 2019, I was informed that I was selected for the show. I met with Sima Taparia from Mumbai (the matchmaker) via FaceTime, and before I knew it was flying to Austin to meet my match.”

The process of becoming a star for Indian Matchmaking has been life-changing for Manisha, and she hopes to encourage people from all over the world to cultivate hope and take risks, even when they feel bound and trapped by cultural norms and expectations surrounding love and marriage. Manisha could have easily declined the offer to become part of the show and sunk back to cultural traditions that dictate when and how a woman should find love, but she didn’t. Manisha wants to dismantle long-held assumptions about these things, especially in the South Asian world, and help people to pursue their dreams, whether relationships or otherwise, at any age.

She explains to WUNC in North Carolina (her home state), “Change really is only going to happen if we can talk about the issues, and it’s nice to see that this show has, you know, kind of sparked a lot of these conversations. For so long, it’s been easier to kind of brush it under the carpet as a cultural sort of habit and not really talk about it, and it’s really great to see that people are coming forward and having conversations about it.” 

While it’s been life-changing for her, being a part of Indian Matchmaking is just a tiny part of who Manisha is. She holds a Masters in Public Administration and a Masters in Occupational Therapy. She currently works in the public health sphere, aiming to blend humanitarian work and science. She regularly volunteers, tutoring Spanish to local high-schoolers and also works with the homeless and refugee community in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina. Not to mention, she’s fluent in four languages! 

Manisha is what everyone who finds fame and celebrity should aspire to become: passionate about serving those in need, dedicated to helping dismantle cultural stigmas that can hold others back, and finding ways to make the world a better place. If only more celebrities followed her example!

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From Pocket Change to Power Player: The Strategic Ascendancy of Yvenson Israel




Yvenson Israel’s entrepreneurial saga is a gripping narrative of resilience, strategic foresight, and triumph against the odds. Emerging from humble beginnings with only a few dollars to his name, Yvenson, affectionately known as Vince in entrepreneurial circles, has orchestrated a remarkable journey to become a titan of industry.

Raised in a single-parent household, Vince assumed the mantle of responsibility at a young age, driven by the desire to provide for his family. However, he soon realized that traditional paths to success were fraught with limitations. With unwavering determination and an innate understanding of the power of ownership, Vince embarked on a daring quest for financial independence.

The pivotal moment in Vince’s journey came when he ventured into the world of Business Consulting. Recognizing the seismic shifts in the digital landscape, particularly the burgeoning dominance of Amazon and the exponential growth of the ecommerce sector, Vince strategically positioned himself at the forefront of this revolution. His vision? To harness the limitless potential of the digital realm and carve out a path to entrepreneurial eminence.

Over the course of several years, Vince meticulously cultivated his consulting enterprise, transforming it from a modest venture into a powerhouse operation with a global footprint. With a keen eye for talent and a knack for strategic scaling, he assembled a team of like-minded individuals who shared his passion for innovation and excellence. Together, they propelled the business to unprecedented heights, with monthly revenues soaring into the millions.

However, Vince’s journey was not without its challenges. Faced with adversity and setbacks, he remained steadfast in his resolve, drawing inspiration from his humble beginnings and unwavering belief in the power of entrepreneurship. Each obstacle became an opportunity for growth, fueling Vince’s relentless pursuit of success.

At the heart of Vince’s triumph lies his mastery of the Amazon platform. What began as a supplementary income stream during his college years blossomed into a thriving enterprise, catapulting Vince into the spotlight as a leading authority in the world of ecommerce. Through his guidance and mentorship, he has empowered countless individuals and businesses to achieve unprecedented success on the Amazon marketplace, cementing his legacy as a pioneer and trailblazer in the field.

In essence, Yvenson Israel’s story is a testament to the transformative power of entrepreneurship. It is a testament to the indomitable human spirit and the boundless possibilities that await those who dare to dream. From pocket change to power player, Yvenson Israel’s journey is a testament to the enduring legacy of vision, determination, and strategic brilliance.

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