Push Ahead For Your Dreams’: What Shobhaa De Tells Her Daughters

“People often believe that I’ve had such a charmed life, that I couldn’t possibly have faced any hardships, any difficulties but the truth is really pretty far from that,” says writer Shobhaa De in a commercial for one of India’s leading banks. The video shines a light on the woman and mother behind the public personality.

In the ad, shared on YouTube on May 12, Ms De talks about the several challenges she faced in her career. From how she told her conservative family she wanted to be a model to having people write her off when she became an entrepreneur, Ms De shares a powerful narrative of her life so far.

Ms De also talks about the values she has tried to imbibe in her daughters and through them to her granddaughters. “Setbacks are inevitable, which is why I tell my daughters to push ahead for they want, and to push ahead for those dreams,” she says in the video.

Her wonderful words of advice, not only to her children but to all womankind, make this video a must watch.

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