Sunday, July 24, 2005


I've known Latha for close to 2 months now and i feel the confidence level is growing. Though my interactions with Latha have been largely confined on the phone, a certain comfort zone has been established.

From being a little hesitant at first, Latha has opened up narrating anecdotes of her life and slowly drawing me into her world.

Coming from a lower income group family has exposed Latha to the harsh realities of life- class discrimination being one of them.

However today after getting the oppurtunity to interact with the NalandaWay mentors her perception is changing. She is slowly breaking out of her shell of feeling discriminated. She's happy that there are people who are willing to listen to her, talk to her and help and guide her with her academic as well as personal life.


Sunday, July 17, 2005

Hi Folks

People don't always need gifts to feel wanted. Sometimes just being a patient listener helps. And I discovered this in my interactions with Latha, a young college student. At first shy, she quickly opened up once the comfort zone was established.
After a few rounds of interactions she has broken all her inhibitions and feels comfortable to unload her problems or share her feelings. She now feels wanted and has not stopped wondering how a phone call could change her "view of the world" and of course her life.