You’re right, Harsh. We wish Jubanashwa suc­cess in his mis­sion – to help stu­dents choose jobs they’d be happy to do.

Friday - - Letters - SUCHARITRA LINDUS, BUR DUBAI

The story of Jubanashwa Mishra made an in­ter­est­ing read (‘I had 28 jobs in 28 weeks’, Septem­ber 19). That he had the courage to give up a com­fort­able job to follow his dreams speaks vol­umes about him.

Ku­dos to him for tak­ing up this self-im­posed chal­lenge of pur­su­ing weekly jobs in all states of In­dia. The fact that th­ese jobs were so di­verse in na­ture takes his chal­lenge to another level.

Though sub­tly, this ar­ti­cle also high­lighted the sad state of af­fairs in In­dia to­day with chil­dren be­ing forced to choose ei­ther medicine or en­gi­neer­ing as their pro­fes­sion. We as par­ents rarely give a thought to their as­pi­ra­tions and dreams and just want them to be top in their class when they are young and to jump into a pro­fes­sional course once school is over.

I think schools must take an ini­tia­tive and coun­sel not only the chil­dren but the par­ents as well, who must be made aware about the true tal­ent and as­pi­ra­tion of their kids, so that when the time comes for the young­sters to spread their wings and

Mare­saMa­nara’s ar­ti­cle ‘When will a woman take charge at theWhite House’ (Septem­ber 19), made me won­der how one of the most de­vel­oped na­tions in the world has not elected a woman for the top job when de­vel­op­ing na­tions have had fe­male heads of state. I hope the trend changes in the 2016 elec­tions.

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