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Like most things, IndiAanya began with a seed of a thought. Our team in Delhi wondered what it would look like to have a blog that gave women living in India a place to tell their stories in their own unique voices. A space where women who happen to all live in one diverse country could build a community that would inspire, encourage and help them grow in their faith.

In India there is only a handful of resources produced by Indians themselves that are addressing the needs and issues involving women here. And while Christianity does not belong to any one culture, which is part of its beauty, living a life of faith in India has challenges that are culturally unique.

So our team began to dream and take deep breaths, pray and drink more coffee. And in May of 2014 we met and decided to call this blog IndiAanya.

The word Aanya means “grace” or “gracious”. It is our hope that in being true to our name, IndiAanya will be a space full of grace where women can come as they are and find a diverse community of women living all over India who want to share in this journey of faith together.

Our goal is to step back and let others tell their stories in their own voices from their own experiences. We have assembled a diverse group of contributors from all over India—and a few expats who call India home as well to write for us. Many are writing their first blog posts and we are honoured that they are willing to share their stories here.

The topics we want to include are about faith, family, relationships, sharing personal testimonies, art, inspiring reads and a bit of poetry thrown in for good measure.

If you don’t want to miss a single post you can subscribe to receive them via email as soon as they go out.  If you’d like to write for IndiAanya please send us an email here and we can chat about possibilities. If you have questions or comments for a specific contributor please leave a comment under that post and they will respond accordingly.

We hope this blog will be an encouragement to you in whatever season of faith you find yourself in today. So pour yourself a cup of chai or coffee, stay awhile and have a look around. Thanks for journeying along with us here at IndiAanya…let us know what you think!

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5 thoughts on “Our Story

  • Anupamanoble@yahoo.co.in'
    March 13, 2016 at 10:14 PM
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    That’s really good!
    We needed something like this to encourage and inspire ,in terms of diversity and cultural heritage Indians have a lot to offer!
    Thanks!

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    • March 14, 2016 at 7:10 AM
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      Indians certainly have much to offer! We’re glad you are encouraged by our blog.

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  • shalinitiwari1155@gmail.com'
    March 14, 2016 at 9:59 AM
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    Thanks… would be interested in reading and may be sharing too. a great opportunity…

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  • celindia@gmail.com'
    January 15, 2017 at 6:24 AM
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    Hi Kim, I’m really blessed by this blog and its posts… and you might like to know that these words of faith, hope and grace have encouraged women beyond India…
    I’m a Brazilian MK, married to an Indian citizen and we lived in Nepal for a few years. And I totally share with you the feelings you described as the reason to start this blog. Here in Brasil we have a very similar reality, and what you wrote above could well be about Brasil.
    I would sooo love to see something like this happening here as well!
    I don’t know if I’m the person to start it… and I imagine how busy you are (I read your last Instagram post about 2017 being the year to relax!), but I can’t help it but ask: would you be willing to tell me how you did it? Maybe guide me?
    Thank you anyways for whatever you’ve already done for women here… 😙

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    • January 15, 2017 at 8:09 AM
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      Celinda, thank you so much for letting us know! I will gladly send you an email about how we began, etc. Thanks for reading! 🙂

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