I AM AN UPITE!
She has studied till class 10 in Varanasi. “I have spent many years of my life in Benaras. I studied in Vasant Kanya Mahavidyalay, Kamachha and my mom had also studied in the same school. A large part of my family lived in Beneras as my family was on a political exile. My grandfather (Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala, PM, Nepal) was fighting for democracy.
My uncles studied in BHU and father in JNU. Our clan lived in Sarnath, then in Nirala and New Colony. Even today, I quietly travel and have a look at the house I lived in, soak it in and move on. I am a product of Banaras and that way an UPite. I can speak a bit of Bhojpuri also.” On Lucknow, she says, “I have come here many times, in fact since childhood. But, somehow in this trip I discovered a new Lucknow. The city has transformed – in terms of good and cleaner roads, blooming trees on dividers, a beautiful green riverfront besides its historical monument.”