An icon of the era we live in, the multi-hyphenate entrepreneur Masaba Gupta gets up close and real with some of the greatest women of all time in her debut podcast ‘How I Masaba’ by Luminary. The business and creative leader takes a seat opposite fellow pioneering women who are breaking ceilings, barriers and boundaries.
In the first episode of light-hearted, insightful business-meets-life podcast, Masaba gets candidly chatty with World Tennis Champion, a fierce and forthright athlete, the living legend – Sania Mirza opening up about her impending retirement, being the golden girl of tennis, her biggest matches and not-so-perfect behind-the-scenes moments that shaped her into the force she is today. The podcast’s first guest Sania drops many truth bombs in her famous ‘no-nonsense’ style.
She speaks about her iconic match against Tennis legend Serena Williams when she was just 18, giving in an interesting insight, “We saw Serena, Venus, these great champions. We never thought that we as Indians can ever compete against them. Then all of a sudden, they had this 18-year-old girl who was competing against these champions” said Mirza, elaborating “The loss made me who I was. It changed the entire graph of my life.”
Her love for Tennis shines brighter than ever, but so does her evolution she honestly confesses. “To stop competing, stop walking into the centre of courts with the crowds cheering for you…it is a very, very big decision. I’ve had help, I’ve had therapy” she shares.
“To leave my son for 25 – 30 weeks a year, it’s just not something that I can think of doing. It is also my body. I’m 36. I’ve had a bunch of surgeries,” the new episode echoes the star athlete’s unreserved opinions about her priorities.
Listeners can also catch Masaba sharing some of her stories of being an aspiring or how she likes to put it ‘a failed’ tennis player’, mental toughness and the fear of being judged as a sportsperson, being the daughter of a legendary sport-star herself. Both Sania and Masaba dive deep into several topics including performing under pressure, parental support and being a woman in the professional world and more, only on ‘How I Masaba’ episode 1 streaming exclusively on Luminary.
‘How I Masaba’ is a podcast where the designer, actor, and creative powerhouse Masaba sits down with her fellow badass entrepreneurs for conversations full of the hard lessons, epiphanies, and only-funny-in-hindsight moments that have made—and continue to make—them the multi-prong mavens they are.’