I met the true meaning of “Kul ka Deepak” in person at Baridih – he is an amazing 23 yr old boy – who barely got 60% in his Matric exams – from Chandil (near Jamshedpur) and then saw an “end of the road” in his life with no money to support an education and not enough marks to get a scholarship…
BUT the Gods saw in him – a promise to build the lives of many many more like him (remember 78% of the entire Indian Population is defined as “Bottom of the Pyramid”)
And the Science in his SOUL won!It won the battle of marks and money – and got him to be an amazing “Grassroot Innovator”
Moms today have an enemy in the Idiot Box which is bigger and more powerful than ever! They struggle with traditional ways of limiting the child’s TV time, treating the child to TV time on good performance and/or banning TV. These stunts worked for our generation – but a faster, cooler and more aware generations – these very “mom-stunts” have to metamorph!
This NINJA generation needs ninja-style moms…..adaptive!
I read this piece around the thoughts of acclaimed Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – on what she thought Feminism was and “raising your daughters right”. She comes from a highly patriarchal society and has faced her own series of struggles and continues to advocate for women’s rights and opportunities.