On the mighty road to lifting stereotypes
Cochin Herald|May - June 2021
Letting go of one's big-city dreams and moving to a small city is a tough step for many. Mumbaikar Nithya Suresh too lived through the strange void of adapting to the slow-paced life of Kochi city after she moved out of Mumbai, three years ago. But as she was exploring her new life in a new city, Nithya found love in the unlikeliest form - Powerlifting.
Deepthi Sreenivasan
On the mighty road to lifting stereotypes

“There were a lot of things to do in Mumbai and all of a sudden moving to a smaller city was difficult. So I wanted to get involved in some activity where I could kill my time and it was around the same time that I met Kiran, who is now my husband. He is into fitness and used to hit the gym regularly, so I tagged along with him and joined the gym”

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