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…

Open UP: #115

“I was a teacher all my life. My parents were educators too. I believe it is the teacher’s duty to mold a child’s life and help them achieve their goals in life. Every child is like a precious gem waiting to be discovered. It takes a good teacher to see that and polish the talents…

Open UP: # 114

“I was with the defense team and worked on the aviation division. We had lot of inventory to keep and made sure all the decisions were taken after lot of research and number crunching. I learnt that in case you choose wisely you would rarely go wrong as you have made a thoughtful well researched…

Open UP: #113

“I was working as a cloth merchant in Rajasthan for 20 years but couldn’t get enough money to run my family. All the modern malls reduced our margins and it was really becoming difficult to educate my two girls. So I shifted my career and became a factory worker. Five years later I am working…

Open UP: #112

“I was a very bright student in college. I got placed in a good company and was learning and growing fast but had no satisfaction. I quit my corporate job and joined a social service organisation. Though the pay is less, I get immense satisfaction from my work as the people I help thank and…

Open UP: # 111

She helped me use her phone hotspot to book tickets to get home. Helped me out of her way to make me comfortable. “I have a six month old baby at home. My mother in law helps me take care of her. Being in hospitality sector you need to be ready for extra hours, irate…

Open UP: # 110

“I am working for the last 62 years. I have three kids who are all settled in their jobs and stay in the same city but I don’t get to meet them. They are all modern and do not believe in family, marriage and being there for each other. My wife and I are married…