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On May 21st this year, Arunima Sinha became the first female amputee to scale Mount Everest.
A former national level volleyball and football player, 26 year old Arunima Sinha’s life took a drastic turn 2 years back. Thrown out of a moving train for resisting a robbery, Arunima was hit by a passing train. She recovered after being in a critical condition and fighting for her life for several days. Sadly, her left leg could not be saved.
But Arunima had no place for pity in her life. Determined to not let the unfortunate incident overtake her life, Arunima decided that she had to do something about it. She started training for her feat and under the guidance of Bachendri Pal became the first woman to climb Mount Everest with prosthetic legs.
Earlier, Arunima had also qualified for the post of Head Constable with the Indian Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). Through her grit and perseverance, Arunima has proved that disability cannot defeat her spirit and zest for life.
Why we find her inspiring:
– For not letting her misfortune discourage her and instead boldly overcoming her obstacles
– For proving yet again that women can do anything if they set their minds to it
– For reinforcing the fact that differently-abled people are as talented and as capable as everyone else
*Photo source: mid-day.com.
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In the last few days I was having a conversation with my younger sister about relationships, and she said something which hit me hard.
I have seen a lot of people feel uncomfortable sharing their age, but I have no such hesitations. I am 32 years old and my younger cousins tell me that I belong to the ‘old generation’. If you are born in the year 1990, you are still considered among them, but if a year less – 1989, you are from the old school.
Being an elder sister, my cousins come to me seeking advice about studies, career and relationships, but when I try to help in the way I understand, the only reply I get is, “Didi, leave it, you’ll not understand it. Aapki generation aur hamari generation mein bahut fark hai. (There’s a lot of difference between your and my generation).”
In the last few days I was having a conversation with my younger sister about relationships, and she said something which hit me hard. Though she is from the new generation and I am from the so-called old generation, we share a lot of mutual thoughts and interests. We spoke about love, how the generation born after the year 2000 perceives love.
You ask any SATC fan. We all wanted a friendship like the one that the 4 girls shared. A friendship that was a rock. A friendship that seemed to withstand the tests of time and in general, life.
I confess that SATC (Sex and the City) has a special place in my heart. I must have watched the 6 seasons and every single episode at that, countless times. Seriously, there was nothing like sitting back with a glass of wine, a bar of dark chocolate and an episode of SATC, after a hard day at work. It renewed me. Made me laugh.
So much so, that I even ended up going for the special SATC bus tour when I visited New York in 2019.
Now some may call the show frivolous but for me, it was pure, honest entertainment. I was in love with the fashion, the ‘fabulousness’, the fun! And it had its moments as well. Moments that were truly thought-provoking, moments that made its viewers take a good, candid look at their own relationships, particularly their female friendships.