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Poverty and gender did not deter this strong-minded woman from Uttarakhand

Ramesh Menon
Sunday, March 16, 2008 03:52 IST

Many of us choose to become a victim of our circumstances. We resign ourselves to what we call fate as if we were helpless. When we do that, we’re taking the easiest way out. Like the saying: “Anyone can walk with the wind. But it takes great courage to walk against the wind and emerge victorious.” There are some people who do that, even though they see that the odds are against them. Their indomitable faith in themselves gets them to battle fate — and win. [more]