‘Never Too Late to Soar’: Who is The 97-YO Flying Ajji Whose Passion for Live Inspired Everyone
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by Sowmya Mani
3M ago
We often make excuses, or hear others making excuses, like age, tiredness, time (or the lack thereof) for not doing something. This leaves us with regrets and unfulfilled dreams. A video, which went viral recently, shows just what one can do with the right mindset.  At 97, Usha Thuse took to the skies as she went paramotoring with the adventure sports company ‘Flying Rhino Paramotoring’ in Pune. The company shared the video of the daredevil, which soon went viral and captured the hearts of netizens. Wearing a saree, the lithe ajji (grandmother) fulfilled her wish of swashbuckling above, w ..read more
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‘Lost My Foot But Not My Will To Live’: How My Kari Dosa Cart Is Fueling My Dreams
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by Sowmya Mani
3M ago
In 2013, Veena Ambarish found renewed strength and purpose to live as she waited in line to collect a certificate confirming her physical disability. Before that, she was lost and depressed, even attempting suicide after a life-altering bus accident took her right foot and led to a six-month hospitalisation. At only 17 years old, she observed others around her facing more challenging situations, yet managing to smile. Inspired by their resilience, she made a firm decision — she too could pursue the life she desired and achieve her dreams. Veena, a Class 12 science student at the time, changed ..read more
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How I Went From Cleaning Houses to Conquering World’s Highest Peaks: Baljeet Kaur’s Journey
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by Sowmya Mani
3M ago
Baljeet Kaur has many firsts to her name. The 27-year-old is the first Indian woman to scale five 8,000m peaks in less than 30 days. She has also climbed two 8,000m peaks with no supplemental oxygen, including Mount Annapurna.        Baljeet has had an incredible drive since she was a child. She started by climbing small hills near her village. But her love for mountaineering started during an NCC camp when she was 20. Since then, there is no mountain high enough for this go-getter.  “After college hours, I used to work in people’s houses, cleaning and c ..read more
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‘Studied Under Kerosene Lamps’: How a Boy From a Bihar Village Became an IAS Officer Without Coaching
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by Shivani Gupta
3M ago
As a young adult in search of a lucrative career, Anshuman Raj never aspired to become an IAS officer despite being surrounded by the UPSC aspirants in his native state Bihar which produces the highest number of IAS officers after Uttar Pradesh. “These officers serve the country at the highest administrative levels. I had heard how being an IAS officer was a great deal in Bihar. But coming from an impoverished background, I never really aspired to be one. I lacked the courage to dream so big. I preferred being realistic,” he tells The Better India. While fulfilling his responsibilities toward ..read more
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Vikrant Massey’s ’12th Fail’: This IPS-IRS Couple Inspired the Movie
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by Krystelle Dsouza
3M ago
Once in a blue moon, you come across a real-life story that pales even perfectly orchestrated movie scripts in comparison. One such instance is the life of IPS Manoj Kumar Sharma, who failed Class 12 but later turned his life around to achieve his dreams. Manoj’s remarkable journey made it to the movies in the form of a biographical drama ‘12th Fail’ directed by the acclaimed Vidhu Vinod Chopra. Manoj’s character is essayed by the talented Vikrant Massey of Mirzapur fame. Though the plot of the film revolves around Manoj’s rise from the ground up, it echoes the struggles of millions of student ..read more
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Walking Out of an Abusive Marriage, I Now Help Traumatised Women Rewrite Their Stories
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by Krystelle Dsouza
3M ago
In 1995, Smita Bharti decided to rewrite her story when she walked out of an abusive marriage. Today, 28 years later, she is still holding the pen, trying to find the perfect words. But through this long and challenging journey, she has had an unassuming support — theatre. At a young age, Smita would write plays and enact them. “I was always fascinated by how theatre makes one feel safe and allows one to ‘be’ another,” she recalls. So, when she felt lost in life, she turned to theatre once again. Smita Bharti works with survivors of abuse and trauma and helps them heal through theatre, Picture ..read more
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Sudha Murthy: How a Small Town Girl Shattered the Glass Ceiling With Her Self-Belief
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by Tina Freese
3M ago
An award-winning author, chairperson of Infosys Foundation and a social worker, Sudha Murthy is a name recognised by many in India.  A recent Padma Bhushan awardee, Sudha Murthy has become a leading inspiration for women around the world. But do you know the struggle and sexism she faced back in the day to reach where she is today?  Here is her inspirational story-  Nearly half a century ago, when Murthy was a young graduate fresh out of college, she started to look for jobs. Looking for suitable jobs, she came across an ad for a job in the Tata Group which read – ‘Lady candidat ..read more
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Best of 2023: Sports Stars Who Owned the Year With Their Explosive Performances
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by Krystelle Dsouza
4M ago
As the year draws to a close, we recall glorious moments in the world of sports that gave us reason to feel proud. Whether it was India’s stellar performance at the 2023 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China or Virat Kohli’s phenomenal batting in the World Cup semi-final against New Zealand, these victories made one thing clear — India and her remarkable pool of sporting talent is second to none. Here we chronicle the sports stars of the year who were the reason we lifted our heads high. 1. Sheetal Devi Sheetal Devi is the youngest female armless archer to win a medal at the 2023 Para Archery World C ..read more
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‘I Didn’t Know Who She Was’: Why Losing My Mom Led Me to Photograph ‘Women At Leisure’
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by Tina Freese
4M ago
When did you last engage in an activity done purely for leisure? I pondered upon this during my conversation with Surabhi Yadav, a photographer and the founder of Sajhe Sapne (NGO). As she eloquently detailed her photography project ‘Basanti: Women At Leisure’ I found myself reflecting on my lifestyle. While I reluctantly conform to today’s professional environment, there are moments of sheer frustration when I strongly feel, “I’m not made for this hustle culture!” The project ‘Basanti: Women at Leisure’ encapsulates this sentiment. “To truly understand who a person is, you should observe them ..read more
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ISRO Scientist Returns to His Village to Grow Organic Dates, Earns Rs 15 Lakh/Year
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by Shivani Gupta
4M ago
Born into an agricultural family in rural Karnataka, Divakar Channappa’s father always wanted him to excel in life but away from his farming roots.  Hailing from a small village Begur, Divakar recalls, “Our village lost its existence with an unprecedented expansion of Bangalore city. With this, farming became unprofitable for us. My father was forced to buy land around 100 km away from the city to continue farming. He never let us visit the land as he wanted us to move to Bangalore for better education.” Divakar, who went on to become a project scientist with ISRO, remained completely dis ..read more
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