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Comedienne, Poet, Actress, Philanthropist, and Yummy Mummy
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Maitreyi Karanth is an actress, stand-up comedian, and philanthropist. Closing down her mathematics tutoring business at the age of 40 she embarked on acting, comedy, and philanthropy. Karanth is the only woman in Hong Kong to perform in a one woman comedy show and has sold out every show since. Her TEDx talk Age is not just a number, It's a journey has garnered more than 200,000 views. In 2019, she founded a charity named after her father, KOMA KARANTH FOUNDATION, Having the primary goal to create loving and caring communities, the foundation worked  tirelessly throughout the covid pandemic to provide food, free homes and education in Philippines. (read more

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Poetry by Maitreyi

People are not as happy as they look
Messages are not as angry as they sound 
Your scar has not been noticed at all
Your confidence is hiding in lost and found 

Walking away is not as hard as it feels 
Much needed to keep your heart fine 
Speaking up is not as rare as it used to be
Tell yourself this life is only mine 

Positivity is not always the answer 
Demons often brushed under the carpet 
Negativity is not the only alternative 
There are plenty of other tools in life's market 

Life is not a black and white wall 
It's a canvas often blank and willing 
Even the colors that stick fade with time 
But most answers are hidden in the spilling 
Fears are often what drive you within
Anger might scale you to new heights 
Good and bad can dance in tandem
Angels don't always win the fights 

...Maitreyi karanth

Poetry by Maitreyi

You see people seated on golden thrones
Smiling and waving with a joy never outgrown
The tears of their past carefully hidden under
The scars may show but wounds are unknown 

All the people they had to leave behind
Those that did not trust in their path
All the times they were desperate to find
Their truth in the bloodbath 

Feeling lonely in a crowd
And still in the quiet very alone 
Not making sense of the existence
And still chasing after dreams unknown 

Its not as if they do not understand
Its how they are made inside
Maybe a searching soul with home unfound
Passing through lives, nowhere to hide 

Life is an accumulation of past souls
Who knows what they went through
Whose clutches they escaped 
To then create this grand prison anew 

—Maitreyi Karanth
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