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2011 Personal Statements – Escape from My Master

January 24, 2011

Escape from My Master I was born chained by my “master.” My master was invisible, but invincible. My master was dormant, but also the most destructive of my young life. My master had no human form, but was totally in control of all members of my family. Everyone – children, women, and men in my […]

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2011 Personal Statements – Trying to Make Pieces Fit

January 17, 2011

Trying to Make Pieces Fit I have never been one who has followed conventional paths. I was born into the “lowest caste” of society in a rural village called Mariapura, located outside of Bangalore. Traditionally, girls from my village do not attend school. Instead, they typically marry by the age of 14 and have children […]

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2011 Personal Statements – A Shift in Perspective

January 10, 2011

A Shift in Perspective It was a memorable evening. As I stretched my hand towards the green slender snake, a creature that is feared by almost everyone and is believed to attack the eyes of its victims, I could hear my heart beat in my ears. I was near the bush where my friends had […]

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2010 Graduates – Personal Statements

May 10, 2010

I saw his eyes. They were fierce and they seemed to target me. He ran towards me as I dodged my opponents with the ball. When I was nearing the goal post, everything around me went blank except my focus.  I had to shoot the goal. As I came closer to my target, there were […]

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