Some time back I had mentioned on my blog about being featured in a documentary film made by the all woman production house zero rules , and how awesome it was to be a part of it. The documentary 'Scattered windows--connected doors' features eight inspiring Indian women who have defined success their way. And yes, I was a part of it.



A short version of this was made for Accenture India, as a part of their International Womens  Day celebrations. The longer version of this (which is a work in progress and expected to be ready by the end of the month) will be screened at International Film Festivals, and other film festivals. And it might even be released in the multiplexes in India! (fingers crossed!)



The response to the documentary which premiered at accenture was PHENOMENAL. It was very well made, beautifully captured and completely grabbed the audience attention from the start. Awesome cinematography by Bakul Sharma and Brilliant Direction by Roohi Dixit and Ziba Bhagwagar has resulted in a 'must watch' film. (It is not yet available online. Will share when it becomes available)



See for yourself what I am raving about--here are the teasers:

















I was also a part of the panel discussion which happened at Accenture on 8th March 2013. Accenture has a networking forum called Vaahini and it is open to not just Accenture employees but to the others too. (click on the link to know more about it. It is a really useful Forum). It has about 64000 members and  non-members could register and login and watched the proceedings live. (which I thought was pretty awesome).





 I felt wonderful to meet Roohi and Ziba, once again. I missed Bakul.





Bakul Sharma, Roohi Dixit and Ziba Bhagwagar







 Three days of intense shooting (they were in my home with the film crew, from morning to night for three whole days) resulted in a great emotional connect with them, and we have become good friends now.



At Accenture office. Roohi and me.





 The documentary received well-deserved applause and then the panel discussion started.

For me it was a mind blowing experience to interact with Akai, who is a transgender. The other person on the panel was differently abled (hearing) and yet has a successful career. It was moderated by Rebecca Schmitt from Accenture, who has been with the company for 18 years and is the HR Director at Accenture.

Akai's story moved everyone to tears and when she finished there wasn't a dry eye in the audience. I was deeply moved by her story.

I shall put up the videos of the panel discussion as and when they become available online.



 I got many messages after the panel discussion where people told me they felt very inspired after hearing me (I am so glad) and here is one message, which someone wrote on my FB page, after the discussion:

"Dear Priti, heard you on Vaahini's discussion panel yesterday. It was truly inspiring, motivating and like thousand others I wanted to tell you that your book has pushed me to make and full fill my secret wish list!!! "



 All in all, a great event and kudos to Accenture to organize it on this scale. (They had organized it really well and every small detail was taken care of. I was very impressed with their offices too)
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After the event, many people came upto me and told me that they read my blog silently and have been reading for many years but they don't comment. They said they wait for the posts and check everyday if there is a new post. :)



 For me, my readers are indeed special. I have an emotional connect with my readers. Those who have been reading my blog for many years, will know the amount of support that I have got from the blogging community and I am grateful for that!



Have a great sunday folks--and do watch the teasers embedded here and tell me what you thought of it. Would love to hear from you.



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