“And one day she discovered that she was fierce, and strong, and full of fire, and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears.” – Mark Anthony

International Women’s Day has been dedicated to reflect on the achievements of women and to celebrate our power- how far we’ve come on issues of gender parity and more.

So to commemorate this day, we’ve picked up 4 fierce and feisty women from Lucknow, who’ve made it big and how!

Nazish and Insha- Founder of Talking Toe

This story is on the lines of Disney’s Frozen because Nazish and Insha have proved that you don’t need a man to save you- it can be your own sister! The story of Talking Toe covers the basics of girl power and how Nazish and Insha have made it big through their Instagram account!

Talking Toe is an Instagram based shopping portal where they actually sell good ol’ Kolhapuri chappals with an urban twist! Their customizations are simply stellar and these pocket-friendly durable slip-ons are a must-have! Nazish and Insha have been working hard and proving to us everyday, that nothing is impossible even if you’ve faced betrayals which have shaken your core- just don’t lose your determination.

They proudly live by- “agar dil se chaho aur sachai ho, toh puri kainat tumhare kaam ke liye lag jati hai.” (If you really aspire to achieve something honestly, the whole universe conspires to give it to you eventually.)

#Sistersbeforemisters and we completely agree to this!

Prateeksha Srivastava- Singer

Prateeksha is an example of how your passion when turned into profession, can garner top-notch fame and respect! Taking her inspirations from Priyanka Chopra, Prateeksha believes in embracing imperfections for a better character development. Living her dreams on her own terms in Mumbai as a live performer and playback singer, this 20-YOs journey started off in Little Champs! Right now, she is on The Voice, India as a part of Armaan Malik’s team and we’re simply awestruck by her melodies!

A firm believer in celebrating womanhood, Prateeksha isn’t just another 20yo- she is an inspiration to many who want to delve in to this industry with their hard-work and talent. She is currently working towards her dream of scoring an International opportunity and we know this for a fact that she’ll be touching new heights pretty soon!

Seema Kumar- Jewellery Designer at TP Jewellers

A jewellery designer who is also a teacher to the underprivileged- Seema Kumar’s passion for the society is unmatched! Drawing inspirations from the Hichki movie, Seema’ji has been actively pushing kids towards various educational opportunities for the past 25 years. Starting from the nearby localities, today Seema Kumar is reaching out to hundreds with her planning and executions!

She has also adopted the Aldampur village in UP where there is a skill-development centre for everyone who wants a chance at a better life. Seema Kumar is an exemplary example of how with compassion, hard-work and discipline, we can change the lives of others alongside ours as well.

Women’s day isn’t just about giving out flowers and chocolates to women around you- it is more about giving them equal rights, opportunities and empowering them to lead a better life.

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Register ASAP for an hour of fun-filled knowledge session on Sunday, June 27!

As the world recovered from the financial crisis of 2008, we witnessed the emergence of a new form of digital currency. Through the past decade, this decentralised virtual money has evolved internationally into the dynamic world of cryptocurrency and it carries countless possibilities for the future today!

While this revolution changes its face every day, you can be ahead of the race by starting out early. So if you wish to equip yourself and your kid for the future, Lucknow's NimbleQ is here to guide you with an interactive parent-child (Grade 1 to 10) workshop on cryptocurrency! Register now by clicking here!

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Join Parent-Child Workshop on ABC of Cryptocurrency- https://bit.ly/2TJqSd8

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Labeled 'No exam, no fee', the drive by the distressed pupils of the institute asks for a reduction in the exam fees and course fees.

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As per the schedule released by the university, examinations for last year's students shall commence from August 10 and the examinees are asked to fill forms by July 10.

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Pupils of other years enrolled in degree and diploma courses will be promoted based on internal marks.

Lucknow University has announced that last-year/end-semester students of all undergraduate and postgraduate programs will have to sit for offline examinations in the upcoming days. As per reports, these assessments will have multiple-choice questions to be solved within a stipulated period of time. Further, pupils of other years enrolled in degree and diploma courses will be promoted based on internal marks, according to the latest decision by the varsity administration.

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The pandemic has affected the education system in a huge way. Even though online classes have replaced physical classes, staying at home for such a long duration has taken away a lot of opportunities from students of schools and colleges alike. In such times, the authorities are trying their best to provide assistance and tackle all the hurdles. And now, in an attempt to timely award degrees to college students, new instructions have been given to universities across UP.

Chancellor of state universities & UP Governor, Andiben Patel has directed Vice-Chancellors of Universities across the state to send college degrees to students by post. The decision was formalised in an online review meeting of two state institutes, Lucknow University and Bathkhande Music Institute Deemed University and ensures that students do not have to run for their degrees.

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All engineering & polytechnic students in UP to take online exams in July!

Virtual assessments for first, second and third-year students shall be conducted in the last week of July.

In view of the easing pandemic situation in Uttar Pradesh, the state technical education department has announced schedules for the students of all years enrolled under it. Reportedly, the authority has stated that the final year students of technical universities and polytechnic institutes would sit for online tests in the third week of July. Besides, the virtual assessments for first, second and third-year students shall be conducted in the last week of July.

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