Hyderabad: In search of a better lifestyle with a well-paying job, four women have charted the less traversed path before emerging as auto-rickshaw drivers.

Dhairya Foundation, started by Prassana Dommu and Tindu Nikhat, identified women from different social backgrounds but who possessed the zeal to learn and move on in life while setting examples of a rarity in male bastions.

Aiswarya Sriram

Aiswarya Sriram is a budding multimedia journalist and is currently working for NewsMeter. A graduate from Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media (IIJNM) Bangalore, Aiswarya has earlier worked with The Logical Indian and has interned with Republic TV. Aiswarya, a Tamilian who was born and brought up in Mumbai, loves to do rural reporting. She has visited Byadgi Taluk of Karnataka, to write about the issues faced by chilli factory workers there, earlier in 2019. A craft enthusiast, Aiswarya also does quilling, painting and glass work. On her off-days, she loves to read crime-thrillers and watch anime. She primarily reports on civic issues, GHMC, human-interesting features, and fact-checking video stories.