Usha’s success story serves to inspire all Asha students

Dr Kiran: ‘Usha’s father is a gardener and mother is a house maid; her shanty is by the side of a huge open drain with pigs wallowing in the mud everywhere. Many of you have met her.

Today, Usha is a journalist at the Entertainment Channel of the largest media house in India, The Hindustan Times. She reviews and critiques movies, serials, and other Bollywood shows, interviews celebrities, covers Bollywood events and so on. Here’s a video of her critiquing a newly released Bollywood film. The sum total of what she is saying is that it’s not worth watching and she has given it a 2 out of 5 star rating. And she is not reading from a script.

What a long long way she has come! I am so proud of her. This is a moment to remember all of you who influenced her as she was growing up at Asha. And that’s many of you. Usha and I shall forever be grateful.’