Thursday, May 12, 2011

Friends: A Role Model

(This is the first of a series of posts on some of my friends for their achievements in life. I am starting with a friend who most bloggers know.)

Let me start with a question. Tell me an Indian woman who I can call a role model for others. Is it Sonia Gandhi for controlling the government of the largest democracy or is it Pratibha Patil for being the first women President of India? Could it be Kiran Bedi for her initiative in fight against corruption? May be it is Mayawati for some people. A Bollywood fan may say Katrina Kaif or Aishwarya Rai.

Can a normal person follow the footsteps of any of these famous (or infamous) women? My guess is not and my choice is:

  • A girl who starts from scratch.
  • She studies on scholarship and gets excellent grades.
  • She secures admission in an Engineering college on merit.
  • While studying, she works part time to meet her ends.
  • She takes up a job in Information Technology in a multinational company.
  • She earns enough to buy an apartment in one of the most expensive cities of India.
  • No silver spoon to start with, no magic wand, no lottery, and no unfair means. Simple hard work and dedication.
  • Younger generation can follow her footsteps to achieve tangible goals.

This self made friend is Bindu and most bloggers know her as Insignia in blogosphere. I think she did an awesome job. Though we may all say intellect and character development reflects the success of a person, financial accomplishment is extremely important. I decided a post on her as she recently purchased her own house and made it home.

Congratulations Bindu and continue to be a role model for all of us.

35 comments:

  1. I have been a regular reader of Insignia's blog posts.
    It makes me very happy when I read about these girls who have made thier families proud.

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  2. @J, @BK

    Thanks.

    @NRIGirl,

    Accepted you suggestion and fixed the link to open in a new window.

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  3. A,
    That's a nice series I look forward to. Just left a comment on Bidhu's blog. Thanks for introducing her to us.

    And I agree with NRIGirl on 'target' thing. :-)

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  4. Just coming from that Beautiful Home....
    thanks for letting us know about her.

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  5. She truly is admirable .Can't wait to see her home .Thanks A for letting us know.

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  6. This is a nice post. I appreciate you for writing this.
    I am regular reader of her blog and I love her style of writing I wish her all the happiness in her new home and I wish happiness for your family too.

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  7. She is a very good human being and known her since more than a year now and I can go on and on .. telling about her but i am sure you know it all.

    She has been a true friend always and i am happy and amazed and in awe of her.. and proud that i know her..

    Bikram's

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  8. thanks for letting us know!its wonderful..very tastefully made!very proud of her!
    God bless!

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  9. This is a great series! Congrats to Bindu!

    ♡ from © tanvii.com

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  10. oh I already ...gave my opinion but some how got deleted!
    ..I had checked her post and her lovely house tastefully done!
    hats of to this lovely lady for such a grand effort coming back to her...
    it takes a lot for hard work and be successful..Congrats,,and God bless her!
    thanks for sharing!

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  11. @Harman and all,

    Blogger deleted around 15 comments from this post. May be Google will restore them in time.

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  12. I dont mind writing the comment again.
    She is a lovely human being with a heart of gold. I am happy that I know her.
    World would be a beautiful place if we have a few more people like her.

    Let me take this oppurtunity to say thanks to insignia for being a friend and a guide.

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  13. Bindu is a close friend of mine for many years. We have been friends long before she created her own blog. I personally know she has made it against all odds. What you have written about her is absolutely true. She is a role model for many.

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  14. she is good blogger.
    yes she is role model.

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  15. After going through ur Post i had visited her Home...So beautiful it is and thanx for introducing her.

    (bcoz of some technical problem with Blogger there were so many Posts n comments which have been lost)

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  16. I really appreciate it, when she says she was glad that the house was not inherited. How many people in India could say that proudly? I know many families who live out of inherited wealth (Doing nothing else).

    Inheritance is our bane. Its time we accepted that simple fact in life! Fortunately, today's society gives multiple avenues for people to work on their own and succeed.

    Destination Infinity

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  17. Congratulations to Bindu on her success.
    I have not visited her blogspace but will do so now.It is not an easy task to achieve all this at such an early age without any aid or inheritance all by yourself.

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  18. Such a lovely tribute. I enjoy that you celebrate her success from working hard.

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  19. I have always admired her .Nice tribute to a friend .

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  20. Nice series! Visited her blog. What a lovely home it is!

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  21. I have been a regular reader of Insignia's blog posts.

    It makes me very happy when I read about these girls who have made thier families proud.

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  22. Good one @A! Just returned from visiting her. Thank you for introducing Bindhu to the rest of us who don't know her much.

    By the way, consider making the link with ' target="_blank" ' attribute so that the link opens in a new window and your page still stays active... This way it will be convenient for the reader to get back to your post to comment.

    Regards,
    ~ NRIGirl

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  23. A,

    That's a nice series I look forward to. Just left a comment on Bidhu's blog. Thanks for introducing her to us.

    And I agree with NRIGirl on 'target' thing. :-)

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  24. Thank you for letting us know about her...

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  25. This is a nice post. I appreciate you for writing this.
    I am regular reader of her blog and I love her style of writing I wish her all the happiness in her new home and I wish happiness for your family too.

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  26. This is a great series! Congrats to Bindu!

    ♡ from © tanvii.com

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  27. It is really good to know about such people...
    Great job Bindu....
    And nice idea A... Looking forward to read more in this series.... :)

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  28. Wonderful to know Bindu through you. Amazing tribute and I will visit her blog to know more about her.

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  29. omg..y did i come here late..A, boss, u picked the right person and she deserves every praise showered on her..i also admire her skills and kindness..best wishes 2 bindu and a pat 2 u for highlighting the role of good people..

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  30. This is a great tribute to your friend. I saw her blog. It is lovely. She seems to be a wonderful person.

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  31. A,

    First and foremost, thank you so much for this wonderful gesture.
    Its overwhelming and I am honored. I dont think this is any great achievement.

    My humble beginning with its own set of problems and struggle taught me to a lot, to grow bolder and stronger and remain humble throughout. It taught me discipline, respect and independence.

    Thanks again for this post. I really appreciate you for this series. It requires magnanimous generosity to write about others in your own space. Kudos to you.

    Harman,

    Thanks so much for your wishes and blessings. It was sweet of you to visit my blog.

    Bik,

    :-) I dont know what to say. I am glad to have known people like Amrit and you in this virtual world. Thanks so much for being a friend. Woohoo you call me a guide? Common!

    SG,

    Its nice of you to comment on A's post; I see that you are not active in blog space nowadays. Thanks; though you know time and again I always say this is not a great achievement. There is lot more to do!

    sm,

    Thanks so much

    Irfan,

    Thanks so much. I am glad you visited my blog as well.

    Destination Infinity,

    :-) Thanks, glad you got my point. Its that priceless satisfaction to own something out of your sheer hard work and effort. Thank you for leaving a comment on my post.

    Shobha,

    Thanks so much for your wishes.

    kavita,

    Thanks a lot. Thanks to amrit for writing about me.

    Juxtaposition,

    Thanks a lot. Glad you visited my blog.

    Chowla sir,

    Thanks for your continued support and encouragement.

    NRI Girl,

    Thanks for your wishes and for visiting my blog.
    Hope to see you more!

    Nisha,

    Thanks for your comments and for visiting my space :)

    Stranger,

    Thanks so much.

    chitra,

    Thanks for the encouragement. Thank you for your wishes :)

    Tanvi,

    Thanks a lot Tanvi :)

    Tanishka,

    Thanks so much.

    Rachna,

    Thank you.

    Ramesh,

    You are being too generous. Thank you for this support.

    Kiran

    Thanks so much.

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  32. I did not know so much about bindu...for me she is a very nice, well mannered and intelligent girl. I respect her despite not knowing her personally. Thanks for re-introducing my blogger friend of two years to me :)

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  33. Thanks for introducing us to her. I visited her blog and her home is beautiful - her story is inspiring. May God give that kind of success to every soul that works hard. :)

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  34. Hats off to her and all the best to her for all that she wishes to do :)

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