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Strong women don't let patriarchy tell them what they can do and what they can't. They simply do what they have to.
Strong women don’t let patriarchy tell them what they can do and what they can’t. They simply do what they have to.
“A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.”– Eleanor Roosevelt
This is the story of a single mother, who raised her daughters, educated them and made them independent, despite the pickle life put her in.
We live in a society where a woman is relegated to a life of anonymity, self pity and remorse if she becomes a widow. As if a woman’s entire existence and happiness is dependent on a man beside her.
But ‘she’ chose not to follow the usual; she chose to become a ‘non-conformist’. Despite her family being against the education of her daughters after her husband’s death, she decided to go ahead with it. She not only shows us the value of education, but also the importance of working and being financially independent.
Her story also points out to the ugly truth — the difficulty girls in India still face just to get the right of education. Even today people ask why a girl child needs to be educated? She is after all going to manage home and family. Why spending money on schools for girls?
As Brigham Young rightly puts, “You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.”
Educating the girl child can help fight poverty, maternal mortality, infant mortality, gender inequality and improve the socio-economic state of our country. Educated women take better care of their family. The Indian Government’s campaign ‘Ladli’ is a promising initiative which if implemented properly can go a long way.
Read all about how this single mother fought against prejudice and single-handedly educated her 3 daughters to become independent.
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Homeschooling in India is having a moment. As families become increasingly weary of traditional schooling thanks to cookie-cutter policies and high costs, parents are opting for alternate methods of education
Homeschooling in India is having a moment. As families become increasingly weary of traditional schooling thanks to cookie-cutter policies and high costs, parents are opting for alternate methods of education.
Come Monday morning, homes with young families across the country are in a chaotic yet familiar dance. Ceiling fans are turned off, and lights turned on with a vengeance.
Teeth are cleaned, and breakfasts are shovelled down. Uniforms and shoes are thrown on, and heavy school bags are picked up as parents and kids alike make a mad dash for the door.
Your goals made you move to a new city. I saved my pocket money to call you from a local PCO since my house used to get itemized phone bills.
When I write this, I feel as if I am 19 years old again.
Could we rewind further to our childhood days as tiny tots and neighbors? Due to your dad’s job transfer, you had to move out of town. Our paths crossed again unexpectedly after a decade or more. Amidst the crowd, our eyes met unexpectedly at a family function. I recognized you, but I wasn’t sure if you remembered me. For the entire event, I kept looking for you and felt butterflies in my stomach whenever our eyes met.