I was born in 1940 in Hathazari, Chittagong, which is now part of Bangladesh. Education was always important to my parents, and with what little we had, they were able to provide an education for their children.
Access to quality education has enabled me to reach far beyond the Bangladeshi village I grew up in.
We have a list of human rights – right to food, right to shelter, right to health, right to education, many such items which are considered and accepted as bill of rights. These are to be insured to people. So all nations, all societies try to do that.
Madam Walker was a master marketer. But her brilliance was in taking it to another level by training women, by traveling, by making very motivational speeches and by providing independent income for women who otherwise would have to be maids and sharecroppers.
I did an A Level in Theatre Studies and had a really inspirational teacher, and then I just went on to university.
I had hoped when my life was chronicled, it would be an inspirational story.
Who would have thought that a tap-dancing penguin would outpoint James Bond at the box office? And deserve to? Not that there’s anything wrong with ‘Casino Royale.’ But ‘Happy Feet’ – written and directed by George Miller – is a complete charmer, even if, in the way of most family fare, it can’t resist straying […]
Hopefully, when people see ‘Senna’, they will understand why this inspirational story needed to be told, why it had to be made as a movie for the big screen, and why it is a film for everyone.
I applied to only one college – the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania – and was fortunate to be accepted. After graduation, I headed to Wall Street and worked as I had dreamed.
I listen to a lot of TED talks and motivational speakers.