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Eye on the future

Nivriti Butalia, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, March 08, 2008
First Published: 00:30 IST(8/3/2008) | Last Updated: 00:31 IST(8/3/2008)
Guneet sethi loves the colour turquoise, more specifically: the sound of its Hindi equivalent, firozi. A decade and more ago, she could see colours, and was partial to some. But then Retinitis Pigmentosa set in completely and she lost her vision.

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Not one to sit at home, and weep Guneet accepted the setback and got on with her life. Having initially opened a pre-nursery play school at home, she was soon ready to take on more. The lady soon found herself volunteering at the now Qutub-based organisation, The Hunger Project. Today she manages their PR and communications portfolio.

Goaded by friends Gunnet picked up computer skills, learnt 10-finger typing, and now assisted by audio softwares is quite in the loop of tech know-hows.

She replies to emails, brings work home, and devours audio books with abandon. Accomplishments may be relative, but believe the lady when she says, “I have a long way to go.”


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