Life is What You Make it; I Made mine a Fairy Tale.

Meet Mrs. Vasundhara Bhatt – a polyglot, jeweler, designer, and creator-  but most importantly, a strong and determined woman who didn’t shy away from following her dreams at an age when most people retire from their jobs! “As I look down the memory lane, I see nothing but happiness… I was about 5 years old […]

This Woman Teaches Us That We Get What We Deserve, Not What We Desire.

Meet Aboli Deshkar – A Risk-taker, a believer, a dreamer, and most importantly, a proud mom, who is currently pursuing her Masters after a gap of 10 long years and keeps herself close to gardening, baking, reading, and dancing! As we continuously try to collect more stories of valor in ordinarily simple lives, we forget […]

How I lived my life to the fullest despite all the odds: Nisha Tandon

“After struggling through the first 8 years of my married life to bear a child, I finally experienced the bliss of motherhood in 2001. My first daughter brought us so much happiness that it almost made me forget the hardships of my past where certain societal expectations made me doubt the credibility of my life. […]

How Kausar, Mother of Moin Junnedi, Made Him ‘The Wonder Boy’ of India

“Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all.” ― Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged As I was surfing on the internet to learn more about India’s “Brittle Boy” aka “Wonder Boy”, swimmer Moin Junnedi, I couldn’t help but be baffled by […]

Social Anxiety & Youth Advocacy – The Story of Hamyl Anjum

  “It’s OKAY to be scared. Being scared means you’re about to do something really, really brave.” — Mandy Hale (The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass) Hamyl Anjum is a leader and an advocate of Human and Sexual Rights of youth and women. Her story of consistency, as she says it, […]

How Pieces of Mariam Saeed Khan Takes-off Like Paper-Planes!

“She was a gypsy, as soon as you unravelled the many layers to her wild spirit she was on her next quest to discover her magic. She was relentless like that, the woman didn’t need nobody but an open road, a pen and a couple of sunsets.” ― Nikki Rowe Mariam Saeed Khan is not […]

Redefining Womanhood – Zarish Malik

“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.” ― Louisa May Alcott, Little Women Zarish Malik, a 24 year old entrepreneur from Lahore, Pakistan, works as a Director of her own company Galaxy Moving Systems Pvt. Ltd. She is the youngest in the business of elevator engineering so […]

Journey of A Rahbar with the Five School-Girls

Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. ― Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven  “Rahbar” an urdu word that means “a mentor” and in the context of The Citizens Foundation, it means someone who guides their students on the path from learning the power over their mind to creating […]