29 – Varanasi

What Are You Most Passionate About?

I am most passionate about the cause of the betterment of women in my city, especially those who are suffering from domestic violence.

Who Is Your Hero? Why?

My personal hero is my grandmother, Mrs. Beechana. She suffered greatly in her life being illiterate and a victim of domestic violence. So she made it her personal goal to ensure that we girls were educated and would only think of marriage after a decent education. She inspired me to take up the cause of women empowerment.

What Is Your Favorite Sound?

Old Hindi songs: From the black and white era.

What Project Would A Laptop Help You With?

Currently I am a counselor of a project called Shaktidayini which works with women who are victims of domestic violence. The goal is to empower and enlighten as many women as possible. Shaktidayini means Goddess of strength and this is what we work towards: awakening the goddess in all the women we work with. Empowered women in turn create aware and empowered children who are the future.

How Would A Laptop Help You?

I would be able to create presentations which would greatly improve the impact I have on the women I interact with. Apart from that I would be able to access more information from the web from across the world on new counseling techniques.

What Languages do you speak?

Hindi & English

Given a choice, would you prefer a Mac or PC?


Laptopped By

Lucinda Hanover