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MICA Prof’s Study Shows Power Of Part-Time Work

MICA Prof’s Study Shows Power Of Part-Time Work

02 May 2018
Published April 30,2018 | TIMES NEWS NETWORK Ahmedabad: A study by a professor of MICA titled “Job sharing as a tool for…
MICA PROF’S RESEARCH - ‘Indians will be loyal to herbal products’

MICA PROF’S RESEARCH - ‘Indians will be loyal to herbal products’

20 April 2018
Published April 17,2018 | Times of India Ahmedabad: A research conducted at MICA suggested that Indian consumers will remain loyal…
Airline branding is not about advertising, says study by MICA prof

Airline branding is not about advertising, says study by MICA prof

20 April 2018
Published April 16, 2018 | Times of India Ahmedabad: In order to secure a loyal customer base, airlines are investing…

Published: Jan 21, 2017 | Ahmedabad Mirror

For a woman, becoming a mother is the most cherished moment of her life, and it was no different for me. My daughter, Naomi, was only 11 months old when I brought her to India from the US, for the very first time.

During my time in Ahmedabad, a friend and I ventured into a shop to buy a traditional bandhani sari. That is when Naomi, who was sitting on my friend’s lap, climbed down to check the sari and took her very first step! Knowing that she took her first step in Ahmedabad — where I spent some of the best years of my life — made me emotional and happy. For me, Cloud 9 moments are not only the ones that make me happy, but these are also ones that have stayed with me and inspired me to do better.

One such moment transpired during my time as a student at St Xavier’s College. I was part of the social management programme in 1989, and visited rural Gujarat to work with Dalits as well as tribal communities. On one such visit to Golana village in Bhal region, I met a girl who was overjoyed because she completed Class 10 and was very excited to take up higher studies. I was happy for her.

A week later, when I visited the same village I happened to meet the same girl. She was crying profusely as bad monsoon and no labour work rendered her parents penniless which meant she could not continue her education. That was devastating. From there on, my conscience has guided me to work for women and girls to help them excel in life. And when I see them climbing up in life, I feel on top of the world.

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Out to shop for bandhani sari, my 11-month-old Naomi took her fi rst step to check out the sari!

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I was devastated to see a village girl cry profusely as she was not be able to pursue higher studies

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