A single mom was recently refused admission for her child at a private school, because "we can't handle single parents", said in a very rude manner. This is ridiculous, to say the least.
It is easy to succumb to parental pressure. This law student who originally was pushed towards being a doctor, shares her story.
Many Bangalore colleges have said they have a problem of "too many girls", so they're going to "fix it" by having higher cutoffs for girls, between 2-5% higher than boys. This is illegal!
A go getter who took marriage, pregnancy, and childcare in her stride as she did two professional degrees, and a fulfilling career as a gynaecologist, while also being a single mom most of the time as an army wife, this mom is inspiring!
Education and jobs are still a secondary affair for most of girls in the country, especially in rural areas. And as the author found out, those who do enrol are pulled out for the smallest of reasons.
With the frenzy over results and marks that keeps getting worse year after year, here is a word of advice from a mother.
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