Aparna Singh (name changed) is one of the very few Indian women who has been struggling with a cigarette addiction. You will rarely find Indian women drinking or smoking. The ones that do are either the poorest of the poor (labor class) or the most high class ones. The longest that Aparna has gone in the past 7 months of her joining the r/nosmoking community is 9 days. Aparna has decided to replace her smoking addiction with Christmas Origami until the New Year Eve, she really hopes that she will forget about the smoking altogether if she lives without it for a month. I really hope that she is right about it, my suggestion to her is that ‘Do whatever it takes to get rid of anything that leads you to a relapse, Aparna’.
In the year 2005, Aparna won Tenzing Norgay Adventure Award for Air and here she is after 13 years, struggling with a smoking addiction.
Aparna is currently divorced, she thinks that she will start looking better if she stops smoking for at least 2 months and this guy that she has been eyeing on will definitely ask her out.
Aparna has been going to the gym 6 days a week for the past 6 months. She says that self-discipline and self-control are the foundations of a good and happy life, once you maintain self-discipline, then you can use this energy towards accomplishing great things.
Growing up, Aparna had a tough childhood, her mother had a heart made of stone while her father was full of warmth, sentiments and carefulness towards his children.
Aparna’s loves to read and her most favorite novels are ‘Acts of Faith’, and ‘Woman and Child’ by Erich Segal.
Aparna’s last business failed because she had set a very low growth target as per 5 year business plan. She is committed to not make the same mistake again and she is building a very optimistic business plan this time.