Moushmi Kapadia: How climbing Mt Kilimanjaro helped overcome my life battles
Moushmi Kapadia

She needed to discover her own happiness in order to provide it for her family. At the summit of Kilimanjaro, Ms. Moushmi raised a banner that with the words “Nari Shakti” printed along its edges.
At some point in our lives, we all experience a moment that will forever alter the course of our lives. For Moushmi Kapadia, this moment occurred when she turned 35 years old and made the decision to make changes to both her body and her way of life.

She planned to explore the world and paid for a membership to a gym at the same time. She claims that, looking back on it now, it was one of the most significant choices she has ever made in her entire life. Because of that decision, she was able to climb Kilimanjaro, which is the tallest mountain in Africa.

However, the path that Ms Moushmi has travelled has never been an easy one. She is quite fortunate to have two wonderful children. Since he was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at a young age, one child, Vedansh, is a unique child who requires more attention.

He is 19 years old and a strong and independent kid, proving all the experts who claimed he only had months to live wrong. However, that was more than a decade ago. Vedansh is a true fighter; he is a young man who is proud of his independence.

Her mother looks up to him as a motivating figure. It is interesting to note that Vedansh’s Instagram account, which goes by the name “@missmanyhands,” features her pictures rather frequently. The selection of her Instagram moniker is evidence of the fact that she is involved in a wide variety of activities. In her explanation, she stated, “I have the impression that human beings possess an infinite potential; I do not wish to be limited to a single passion in life.”


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Ms. Mounshmi’s hands are truly engaged in a wide variety of activities, such as writing, which provides her with the freedom to express herself; photography, which captures the essence of her investigation; and fitness, which is a tool to sharpen her potential, amongst other things.

A little town in India is where Ms. Moushmi was born and raised. By the time she was 21 years old, she had already tied the knot and become a housewife. However, by the time she became 35 years old, she had realized that there was more to life and that she wanted to pursue her hobbies and live for herself.

She needed to discover her own happiness in order to provide it for her family. At the summit of Kilimanjaro, Ms. Moushmi raised a banner that with the words “Nari Shakti” printed along its edges. This is her project for women’s empowerment; it is a testimony to the fact that women are capable of accomplishing anything they set their minds to, and it is a declaration that celebrates the talents of women.

While she was speaking, she noted that women are known for their perseverance as well as their contribution to families. She continued by saying, “So Nari Shakti is a message for them to go out there and do it, not just dream about it,” and in fact, she is living up to the words that she has spoken.

As she began her journey toward a healthier lifestyle, she had the goal of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in mind. Due to her passion for the outdoors, it was the ideal place to escape the chaos of the city; nevertheless, in order to climb the mountain, she had to practice and prepare herself ready for the days that would be spent on the arduous journey.

She expressed her satisfaction with the outcome, stating, “I had more than three months of training; it was a long preparation, and I am glad it went well.”

Ms. Moushmi reached the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro with a sense of success; yet, she was only able to perceive the breathtaking beauty of the mountain from the first rays of sunlight that came from Stella Point as she was climbing. She highlighted that although it is impossible to conquer the mountain, it is possible to conquer oneself alone.

Because the human body is capable of many things, all you need to do is push it beyond what you believe to be its limit.

When it comes to human capabilities, Ms. Moushmi is an expert. When one sets their mind to accomplishing a goal, her son Vedansh, who is now 19 years old, was only given a few months to live as a baby. However, now the young man has grown to become an inspiration to his mother as well as to more than 10,000 of her followers on social media who are cheering for her as she documents the odds that they had to overcome.

It was determined that my son suffers from muscular dystrophy, which is a disease that cannot be cured. “The doctors estimated that he would live for four to five years, but he is showing signs of improvement,” she said.

Ms. Moushmi’s life evolved from one of depression and misery to one of fulfillment as a result of her participation in fitness and travel. She is now able to fulfill her dreams of being a wonderful mother and doing all the other lovely things that her heart craves.

“It is impossible to give from a cup that is empty,” she explains. It was when she met the Maasai people that she discovered pleasure; she dressed up as a Maasai and danced with them to the incredible noises that they made. Even though there was a language barrier, she was able to feel a connection with the people, and they were all smiling and very proud of their culture. The locals were very hospitable and invited her to the Bomas.

She recalled that even the porters who were accompanying her on her ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro were really kind and made sure that she did not experience any discomfort.

In addition, she adored the cuisine of Zanzibar, which included pilau, biryani, and kachumbari (salad), as well as an assortment of other dishes that included coconut. An interesting fact is that Ms. Maushmi’s father was born in Zanzibar, which means that she has a connection to the country.

Women are becoming more aware of the fact that it is possible to be a good mother while still going out and having fun and going on adventures that you would like to see. This understanding is gaining traction in many parts of the world.

The advice that Ms. Moushmi gives is that it is pointless to worry about whether or not other people will criticize you since, regardless of what you do, others will always judge you; it is up to you to live your life.

She argues that “as a woman, as a person, you have all the reasons to be happy,” and she says this often. It is important to remember that there should be no “a why” when it comes to pursuing your passions.

After being in Tanzania for nine days, she was questioned about her impressions of the country, and she responded that she would unquestionably encourage Tanzania to other people in India as well as her followers from all over the world to come and visit. Immediately following her descent from the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, Ms. Moushmi traveled to Zanzibar, which is known for its variety of spices.

The breathtaking beaches with white sand left her in a state of amazement. She commented, “It was such a relaxing experience.”

Despite the fact that the nine days were not sufficient for her to go on a safari into the wilderness of Serengeti National Park and other locations, she made a commitment to return and do exactly that.


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