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. Ā Devi is one such person I had the pleasure of knowing on a first person account. Her…

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: #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: # 108

“My kids have grown up and have their own houses and don’t let me in. I am staying in this small house and roll beedies to survive. No one bothers about me, what I do or if I am alive. I get about 12 rupees for 100 beedies and earn about Rs. 120/- per day….