Remembering Martha
It was on the morning of May 14 last year that we learnt about Martha’s death the night before in a terrorist attack in Kabul. Though a year has passed, and we are taking our lives ahead, it does, at times, seem as if it was only yesterday.

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Sari for Martha
In the closet in my parent’s bedroom, there sit two metal trunks, medium sized, one older than the other, where my mother’s sarees await their fate.

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Martha my Sister
Martha was a great friend, sister, chosen family, mentor, confidante and someone who would have solutions to those problems that I dared attend to, her words echo in my ears till today, asking "What is the problem, mushkil kya hai hamien batao".

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Uncompromising Courage
From early morning today I have been remembering Martha - in so many ways - in the good times and difficult ones - the happy time and the sad ones...

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A Requiem for Martha by Rajesh Tandon
While conducting the first ever participatory evaluation of an educational project in 1981, I met Martha at Abner Memorial School in Delhi.

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Eulogy given by Maria, Martha’s sister, at the memorial service held on 16 May 2015 in New Delhi
This morning the one question on everyone’s mind is Why? Why did something like this happen to Martha? She was a good person – a good wife, a good daughter, a good mother, a good worker and a good employer...so Why?

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A letter to Martha, by Ravi Seth, her brother-in-law
This is a letter of my appreciation for all your qualities that I should have written long back but never did because our relationship was always about banter and gentle ribbing of each other. You, about anything to do with male chauvinism and me about your obsession with that.

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For a Time of Sorrow
Bob Dunn, president and CEO of Synergos, read this poem by Howard Thurman at the Synergos Board meeting on 27 October 2015.

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Shivani Singh remembers her first day at PRIA
My first day in PRIA started with two days’ gender training in which Martha ma’am (as I used to address her) and Nandita were trainers. I soon realized I should have opted to work in the gender department…

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Marion Quinn remembers Martha as mother
I have a different (sort of funny!) story about my own "connection" with Martha which I want to share with you. As I only met her briefly, twice, it is different from the many memories I'm sure others who knew her well have shared.

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John Gaventa remembers Martha the friend
For those of us who knew Martha, our memories will not only be of her important accomplishments on behalf of global citizens.

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Colleen Bratko shares her interaction with Martha as a student
I had the good fortune to spend some time with Martha when I studied at PRIA with the Calgary Board of Education a few years ago.

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Margaret Bell on house-proud Martha
I will always think of Martha as so strong, so wise, so compassionate, and with so much to share. In what other way would one want to be remembered?

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Idaci Ferreira and Martha discussed weddings
What can I tell you? I remember Martha with her large smile, her gentleness, her gentle way of speaking, her strong and contextualised position about the role of women in society.... her words of advice before my wedding .... an interesting interaction be

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Nandita Bhatt remembers Martha always standing up for women
More than half my adult life, Martha has been my mentor, my guide, my counsellor, confidante, parent and the best friend I have ever had. I miss her so much.

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Sumona Dasgupta remembers Martha's spiritual side
We [Martha and Sumona] met "by chance" while we were stuck at Kathmandu airport a few years ago. On our way to Sonipat in March this year [2015] when we travelled together she said to me that we were destined to meet and it was not by chance.

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The Dasra Team remembers Martha
We have had the pleasure of interacting with Martha at the Dasra - Vodafone program early this year [2015] and we instantly took to her warm and caring nature. With her memorable words at the graduation, she endearingly referred to herself and other membe

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Cristien Temmink remembers Martha the quintessential hostess
I recall the dinner at Rajesh and Martha’s house with the Crossroads team. I was so touched by her hospitality and taking me around Delhi to buy shawls and sweets. And when she noticed how I liked Indian food, she made sure I had a dish from a different

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Deepti Mehrotra remembers Martha whom she first met in 1983
I'd met Martha at Ankur in 1983 when we were doing all those plays at Victoria, and Abner. Martha, always warm, confident, active, going places. I admired her.

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Lalita Ramdas and Martha were friends since the late 1970s
Oh Martha! We had plans that you would finally come to Ramu Farm and pick mangoes from the trees this summer…I feel I have lost a friend, a sister, a comrade, a colleague…

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