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…

Open UP: #121

“As a mother I am very proud what my son has achieved. He danced into stardom and his happiness is contagious. I want to protect him from the viles of the world and keep his focus on education too. The love people show on him is unbelievable. I believe that we have a greater responsibility…

Open UP: #120

There are angels in this world and they come in many forms!

Open UP: #119

My parents were afraid of the society when I wanted to be a journalist. My mom made sure I pursued teaching course so I would be a teacher. I was warned of the dangers associated with journalism and how a woman should not go out. I became a teacher. My husband encouraged me to join…

Open UP: #117

I worked in banking and insurance for 40 years and saved up to buy this home and started this business for passing time. I met a girl and asked her to go on a ride with me. She said yes and I said for a life time. We have been on an impressive ride since…

Open UP: #116

“I have a daughter and two younger sons. Both the sons go to school and are studying well but the daughter is at home. In our village and culture we don’t send daughters to school. She goes to Madrasa and studies Quran there along with other life skills. But she is very interested in school…