Mirra Alfassa not only influenced thousands of followers as ‘The Mother’ whom Sri Aurobindo had anointed as his spiritual successor, she also had a role to play in Indira Gandhi’s decision to go to war with Pakistan in 1971.
She was the typical Mumbai girl who wanted to stay in India all her life. But her travel-crazy husband ensured otherwise. Hundreds of journeys later, Kiran Kapoor now lives in a state of permanent gratitude.
Indian-American Shazia Imam went through what most women fear: She lost a baby and then her marriage collapsed. But her experiences only spurred her to help other women with their own transformative journeys.