Initially, I did not care about studying hard at all. I was sure I wasn’t going to be allowed to go to college. So what’s the point in working hard? I took my education very lightly.
When my daughter was 7-8 years old, I got a job at a family planning center in Tamil Nadu. Can you imagine, I left my daughter with my husband in Bangalore, and I took up the job? My husband is very understanding.
The joie de vivre that Dr Revathy Maharajan feels about life is almost contagious. At 68 years, the retired doctor and professor of rehabilitation medicine walks around with the posture, purpose and energy of persons in the armed forces. On welcoming the interviewer into her spick and span, spacious apartment in Chennai, she insisted on […]
I have one daughter and two sons. I think boys are pretty difficult to control, and that too without a father. They had no father figure or male figure in their surroundings. So I had to be tough, which didn’t come naturally to me. You have to discipline your children; you cannot be mild.
I am somebody who has always had big dreams. Maybe it applies to every middle-class girl – I have always encountered success and failure in equal measure in my pursuit of those dreams. My parents are the most hardworking people I know. My mother was a teacher back then, my dad had his own courier business.