Open UP: # 135

I grew up in a family that inculcated values like standing up for the truth and being true to yourself. I always wanted to be a journalist and pursued it with all my energy. I graduated top of my class with a gold medal. I worked as a journalist for 8 years. Though the work…

Open UP: #134

“I have three younger sisters and two brothers in my family to take care of. All of them are working odd jobs except for the youngest brother who is in school. I wanted to be a beautician but didn’t have any formal training and was looking for a job when a bhaiyya helped me get…

Open UP: #133

  I grew up in a rough neighborhood and was misled in my childhood. I lost my path and got entangled into all the vices like drinking, gambling, drugs and what not. I joined a gang and was very good at beating up people and escaping when needed. My life was in doldrums and then…

Open UP: #132

I grew up in a very studious, modern, competitive family and was always ahead of my peers both in studies and sports. I had the best campus placement among all my friends and was blazing through my career. I thought I am settled now. Then it happened. One of my team managers started getting close…

Open UP: #130

“What makes you come to work every day?” “I believe it is a blessing to have such a huge responsibility to serve my country sir. I left my village, my family and friends to serve in the forces. Yes I am worried about the moment if I have to give it all up. We are…

Open UP: #128

“I take every day as it comes – fresh, open to challenge, adventure, peace, joy and a chance to share happiness. I strive to be kind, humble and learn something new. I am truly blessed with many loving people around me. I want to be remembered as a good human being than anything else.” Yes….

Open UP: #127

“I am from a small village near here and I have four siblings. Being the eldest in my family, I have to take care of them. I send most of my savings home. I am saving some money from overtime duty for my wife. I will buy something nice for her. It was an arranged…

Open UP: #124

Every once in a while we come across someone who stands so tall, strong and energetic that they just lift up your spirit and make everything look possible. If angels were true, these people would be no less.  Devi is one such person I had the pleasure of knowing on a first person account. Her…

Open UP: #123

I am like my idol Salman Khan with family pack – A complete entertainer 🙂

Talk to Tiger: Suicide is not the solution

When she faced adversity, she didn’t back down or run away, she stepped over it and conquered with a smile and took it upon her to spread the message that Suicide is not a solution. We met Sana and she bowled us over with her story. A winner in her own right with a clear…