“I did my UG at SRM University and PG at Anna University. The journey of my academic pursuits had begun, but little did I know that it would shape the course of my entire life. As I completed my post-graduation, I felt an insatiable hunger for knowledge, a deep yearning to dive deeper into the world of research.
Research soon became the very essence of my existence. It consumed my thoughts, my dreams, and my waking hours. I embarked on a remarkable journey pursuing my PhD, driven by a relentless passion for discovery. The path was not always smooth, but my determination propelled me forward, fueled by the desire to make a difference.
During my doctoral studies, something extraordinary happened. The research I was involved in took a groundbreaking turn. The fruits of my labor became commercially viable, and I realized the immense potential they held. In 2018, I took a leap of faith and started my own venture, focusing on skincare products and formulations.
The year 2021 brought unforeseen challenges as the world grappled with a global lockdown. However, in the face of adversity, I saw an opportunity to channel my efforts into research and provide unparalleled quality to my customers. With unwavering dedication, I poured my heart and soul into my work, determined to create products that would truly make a difference.
But my journey didn’t start there. In 2015, driven by a deep-rooted desire to contribute to society, I embarked on a mission to create a biodegradable sanitary napkin. Through relentless perseverance and countless hours of research, I succeeded in developing the world’s fastest biodegradable sanitary napkin. My accomplishment resonated far and wide, and soon I found myself in the spotlight, featured in renowned channels and magazines such as Times of India, The Hindu, Indian Express, Better India, NDTV, and many more.
I didn’t stop there. I embraced opportunities to share my knowledge and inspire others. As a 2X TEDx Speaker, I had the privilege to stand on those iconic stages and captivate audiences with my passion for research and innovation.
My expertise as a polymer research scientist truly shone through in my work. I devised polymer-based sanitary napkins, revolutionizing the industry with their incredible biodegradability and the ability to fertilize the soil. However, due to a lack of financial resources, I couldn’t take my research and product further, and thus, I couldn’t launch it into the market. Nevertheless, the recognition I received from the media and the community named me the “Pad Woman of Tamil Nadu.”
Undeterred, I continued to explore new avenues for research. One of my next breakthroughs involved developing a method to analyze a person’s sugar level simply by analyzing their sweat. This achievement earned me a patent, showcasing the impact of my relentless pursuit of knowledge.
As I reflect on my journey, I am reminded of the unwavering support of my family. They have been my rock, enabling me to pursue my passions without restrictions. I consider myself truly blessed to have their unwavering support and understanding, for not once did they deter me from my path or pressure me to conform to societal norms.
Today, my organic, 100% homemade skincare products, under the banner of Manithee, have garnered the trust of thousands of customers worldwide. It is their faith in my vision that keeps me motivated to push boundaries and redefine the limits of innovation.
My journey is far from over. I am determined to bring my biodegradable, organic sanitary napkins to the market soon.”