Mala Mary Martina a.k.a Mcube

Serial Entrepreneur | CEO of I Love Mondays | Education Architect | TEDx speaker | Bestselling Author | Keynote Speaker | Business Coach | Trainer

She believes

”We anyway have to THINK
  Why not think BIG
We anyway have to WORK
Why not do what we LOVE”

2 things she WANTS to do before she dies

1. Contribute to making India a Super Power
2. Create an Ecosystem where Every Child gets to make an EDUCATED Career Choice

A lil about her 🙂

  • Established and pioneered the space of Yellow Collar Careers in India through her organisation I Love Mondays
  • Bestselling Author of ”I Love Mondays” published by Harper Collins
  • Was awarded Best Engineering Student 2009, by VTU
  • Coached over 1,00,000 students on Yellow Collar Careers through I Love Mondays
  • Key note speaker at NEN, South India finale; at WIN, India; GHC India etc
  • Speaker at ” The HINDU ” Career fest 2015 and 2016
  • Trained over half a million students and children in Rural India
  • National level debater- Won the TIMES OF INDIA  Youthopia at the Age of 18
  • Contributed to the safety of animals by working on a camera trap in association with a famous research institute in India
  • Became the Youngest Lady DTM, at age 22 [ highest recognized award by Toastmasters International in public speaking and leadership ] 
  • A seasoned Toastmaster for over 6 years
  • Was the Public Relations Officer of Toastmasters – D82, India and Srilanka
  • Mentors several start-ups in India
  • Business and Performance Coach
  • Certified NLP Practitioner by NLNLF, USA
  • State level champion in Basket ball
  • Organised several National and International Conferences on Leadership and Cultural growth.


1 Mar

I remember watching my first ever TED talk almost 7 years ago. Sir Ken Robinson. I was impressed, inspired and invited to a whole new world. Since then I got hooked on to atleast a talk per week. It was[…]

12 Feb

A must read book by Howard Gardner, the man known for his theory of Multiple intelligence. Simple, to the point and RELEVANT to anyone and everyone alive. So what are the 5 minds for the future? What should you and[…]

12 Feb

My first time ever at the THINK EDU CONCLAVE by the New Indian Express at Chennai was ever so rewarding. What started as an invite by Santosh Sivan, my Mentor and inspiration translated into 2 full days of learning and[…]

5 Feb

I have never blogged about any movie I have ever watched till now. Then, why this blog? What changed? In so many years of my movie watching experience, never have I had the immediate urge to do so  but as[…]

31 Dec

The PERFECT Procastinator!!!! Today the world is filled with ideas, with innovation that can make or break the world, with grand plans for ourselves and our future. Why then are will still far away from Utopia [ a perfect world[…]

31 Dec

My 3 BIG lessons learnt gracefully from 2015. Every year, in fact every day is almost a combination of good as well as not-so-good stuff. What we take out of what happens to us is more important than what really[…]

14 Nov

SMART phones? Do we really become smart using smart phones? You may be thinking, I would say NO. Let me rather share a perspective that may not be shared by many. My life has transitioned from being busy to being[…]

14 Nov

I was introduced to TED talks in 2009 by a good friend. The first talk that I watched, made me never want to miss another talk again. With the growing number of talks and the variety of people who add[…]

26 Oct

I have never really been much of the motivational types. Sure! I think and aim towards making my life better, if not all days at least most days. I am sure you resonate with the title of this blog, especially[…]

30 May

Admiration is common, growing to the level of the admired requires courage and hardwork. Having had the privilege of working with a lot of successful people in India, One thing that I will forever cherish is the magic that growing[…]


Best Engineer

Like most engineering students in India, Martina decided to study Engineering because she had no other choice at that time. However she decided to give it her best.
She not just explored her academics but also spearheaded the college fest, newsletter, Cultural events, sports etc. During her 3rd year she even did her apprenticeship with a top Instrumentation firm in India.
Her final year gave her a better perspective to Instrumentation engineering. She along with her friends worked on building a camera trap to track animals and conserve them. In 2009, VTU awarded her with the ” Best engineering student Award ” The knowledge and skills she gained through her engineering days have laid a foundation for all that she has done till now.

Serial Entrepreneur

After exploring a career in training, she decided to add value in her way. Started with a training firm which catered to Learning and Development for the youth. Successfully ran a Web design and development company for 2.5 years. She finally saw that her heart wanted to badly start a venture that would add value to the youth in our country. She realized in all her travels and interaction with the youth that most of them were either clueless on what they wanted to do or did not know how to make their BIG dreams come true. Hence, I Love Mondays was born. It has not just created a platform for the youth to follow their dreams but also created several success stories that India will continue to hear over the years to come. I Love Mondays now works with the best of best in the industry who mentor children in various streams.

Social Entrepreneur

Over 6 years of working with students across rural India, Martina strongly believes that the youth are the future. What if?? What if each one us would spend a weekend empowering the ” not-so privileged” Mcube strongly urges the youth to invest back into the country, because they are indeed the future.People should work for any 3 things in life
       1. Money 2. Fame 3. Satisfaction.              And she has worked in all three fronts which is what makes her life complete. You can get the best of all three too.     Start now, start small , start in your neighborhood but start and make a difference. Even one person can make a huge difference. Let the one person be you, and then your friends, family, neighbors and then the rest will follow.




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