The sunshine story from Kashmir
From one of Kashmir’s worst trouble spots, Adeeba Tak emerges as a story of hope.
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IMAGE: Adeeba Tak at a cafe in Srinagar. Photograph: Kind courtesy, Adeeba Tak
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“I got so many calls. It was the feeling of celebrity I can tell you. Life has become pretty eventful,” says Adeeba, in a confident voice over the phone cheap jordans paypal accepted from Srinagar.
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Since the admission, she has received a lot of queries from students about how she went about her application.
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“She would travel 52 km to Srinagar in a Sumo taxi three days a week cheap jordan 4 for coaching before moving there so that she could be near the institute,” he says over the phone from Shopian.
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Confessing to being a studious night owl, Adeeba likes writing and cooking, but she says studies have jordan retro 5 cheap pretty much taken most of her time in recent years.
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Adeeba began working on her application last summer. Her academic performance in her boards was excellent; she stood first among 7,000 students to secure admission in the Rise institute, but she had her share buy cheap air jordans online of difficulties.
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“When I first wanted to become an engineer, some of my teachers in Shopian were discouraging. You can’t cope with advanced mathematics in Class XI and XII, they said.”
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