Mahua Moitra on leaving banking to join politics | Karishma Mehta | Ep 8 | HOB

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“When God was distributing fear, you probably never made it to the line.” – This is something our next guest, Ms. Mahua Moitra, repeatedly got to hear. She’s firm, she’s fiery and she’s fearless. She’s someone who doesn’t mince her words — neither in person nor during Lok Sabha sessions!
From leaving a lucrative job in the states to joining politics — Mahua Moitra is a dynamic, self-made woman who vehemently refuses to take no for an answer.
And she’s just so candid– she opened up about the qualities she admires in the opposition party and in a heartwarming confession, told us about her celebrity crush! We assure you, there’s no way you would’ve guessed this one!
The unfiltered demeanor she is known for carrying to Lok Sabha sessions, accompanied her here, to this interview.
And so, over unabashed and honest conversations, we managed to ask Ms. Mahua Moitra – How The Hell Do You Do It?

0:00 – Introduction to the show
1:25 – Life as a homeschooled child
4:16 – Family background & relations
7:26 – Post-emergency India & Gandhi family assassinations
10:07 – Life in the US
11:51 – Women in Politics
15:12 – Entering Politics & formative years
20:31 – Friends reaction to joining politics
21:44 – Life as an MLA
24:09 – Being an Orator
27:26 – On connecting with people despite language barriers
29:53 – Message for the youth entering politics
31:28 – On being an unfiltered politician & keeping it real
34:34 – The controversial Kali comment
35:54 – Taking a stand for what’s right
36:34 – Bilkis Bano Case & the state of women in India
38:57 – Touching lives through work
40:03 – Being fearless
42:17 – Being trolled for a Louis Vuitton bag
43:50 – On Mamata Banerjee
46:13 – First conversation with Mamata Banerjee
47:14 – Current political scenario
48:03 – Things about you Google doesn’t know
48:10 – Closest friend in opposition
48:45 – Personal life
49:27 – Comfort Food
49:35 – Myth about Indian politics
49:42 – Character from a film she relates the most to
50:39 – One thing she misses about her pre-politics life
50:54 – One thing about the opposition she likes
51:27 – Celebrity Crush
51:39 – Alternate career
52:07 – Backstory of old images
53:25 – One piece of advice for 10 year Mahua
53:41 – Parting Words
54:54 – Next Guest

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