HER STORY: Female Detective Who Has Solved Almost 75,000 Cases Till Date

HER STORY: Female Detective Who Has Solved Almost 75,000 Cases Till Date

  Move away from reel-life Sherlock Holmes, and meet Rajani Pandit, India’s first female detective who along with 20 members, has been running Rajani Pandit Detective Services for the last 25 years. Till date, she has solved almost 75,000 cases. But her journey was never easy. She was in college when investigation interested her for the first time. “I realised that if you look around carefully, you will find many problems and mysteries in many houses. Problems that people can’t solve themselves and need external help with. But they don’t have…

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HER STORY: Love that goes beyond all boundaries

HER STORY: Love that goes beyond all boundaries

  “I got polio when I was 3 years old and because I was so young, I got this hump as I grew up. My entire family was really taken aback but they made sure that my life was as normal as possible. I used to go to school, study hard and keep myself busy all the time. In the 9th standard, I became friends with a boy who I could be myself with and who respected me inspite of my condition…and over time our friendship turned into something more…

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My Story: Today, I’m a Teacher But When my father passed away, life became hell

My Story: Today, I’m a Teacher But When my father passed away, life became hell

  “When my father passed away, life became hell for my mother and 3 sisters. My mothers’ as well as fathers’ family began looking down upon as a burden– and in order to make ends meet, my mother became a sex worker. My mama would often pay a part of our rent and as result began thinking that he had a control over us – we would be beaten, if we were seen outside the house without a burkha. My father was Muslim too, but he was never against our…

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My Story: I Know That This Experience Would Lead Me To Understand What True Love Is

My Story: I Know That This Experience Would Lead Me To Understand What True Love Is

  In the summer of May 2004 I was a 16 year old girl with big dreams and hope for my future. I didn’t even know then that the demon that would destroy my life would be my next door neighbour, a man nine years older than me. It began with casual catcalling every now and then, which I tried my best to ignore. That summer when the catcalling took a new turn in the form him of him hurling obscenities at me, I finally mustered up the courage to…

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My Story: After I Gave Birth To My Daughter, My Husband Started Having An Extra Marital Affair

My Story: After I Gave Birth To My Daughter, My Husband Started Having An Extra Marital Affair

“After I gave birth to my daughter, my husband started having an extra marital affair. I loved him very much, so I tried to bring him back to me but he began to treat me really badly — he wouldn’t even look at me. When I confronted him about this other woman he said, ‘it happens in every family– at least I’m giving you a place to stay, so you shouldn’t complain.’ He didn’t give me any money for anything, so I began to do odd jobs in my village…

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Anu Aga, India’s eighth richest woman, says she is no different from you

Anu Aga, India’s eighth richest woman, says she is no different from you

Born into the bourgeois, you grow up idolising the greats of your time – the actors, the popstars, the tycoons and the world-leaders, not knowing that you also pedestalise them in the process, leaving you feeling inexplicably handicapped by the ordinariness of your roots. In your twenties, this false divide widens, as you start harbouring great ire at the predictable route your life is heading towards; and great fear that things may not change, but you tell yourself that you perhaps, never even had a shot. By the time you…

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