All this talk of equality remains merely on paper. In real life, women are still bound by several psychological shackles and emotional boundaries imposed on them by their families and others. If a girl comes home late, she is asked 100 questions, whereas boys are not answerable for anything. And this prevails across segments.
I was very weak in my childhood, and arthritis took a toll on me. But my parents did everything in their might to help me recover. Slowly, I started recovering from the illness, and I made a pact with myself that I would not let my past dwell on my future.
When I was three, my parents were told that I would never be able to recover from rheumatoid arthritis. Doctors from the biggest and the best of hospitals had said that the condition would never be cured. But with naturopathy and yoga, I recovered and became a wrestler, and even got the opportunity to represent my country in wrestling.
In Haryana, there are two things that are most important in a household. We don't care if we have a big house and several cars or not. But for us, in every household, the sons need to be strong, and the animals need to be in good health.
I get up at 6 A.M. after sleeping for six hours, as I feel that is the ideal time that my body needs. I start my workout at 7 in the morning, with 10-15 minutes of warming up.
Killing a being just to satiate your taste buds is the most criminal act ever.
I cite my own example to all those who say they are depressed! I couldn't even move my hands properly and was given a few years to live. Youngsters need willpower to fight depression.
I want to be helpful and give back to the society when I die. There are so many people in this world who are not able to see God's beautiful creations or enjoy this life. If my eyes or other organs can help even one individual, I will be happy that my life has been of use.
When I lived in Delhi, I used to visit the Lodhi Gardens and feed the pigeons, crows, and ducks there.
I am planning to start a K. D. Jadhav Memorial International Championship in which I will have wrestling tournaments all over India. I will make a foundation and, through that, encourage youngsters to participate in sports activities. Jadhavji was my idol, and he inspired people like me to rise above our disabilities and achieve success in life.
My mantra is - eat little less than your hunger level, consume double the quantity of water, your workout must be tripled, and dose of laughter must be four times!
My elder brother is a lecturer in a college in Haryana, and my eldest sister was a teacher. I feel they are more educated than I am. I, too, used to dream of becoming a teacher.
I have given motivational speeches at IIT and other well-known establishments. I want to appeal to the people, and therefore, I talk from the heart.
To be honest, I was not very good in studies; I was an average student. I used to work hard, whether it was for wrestling or studies, as I considered myself not that talented. I used to mug up everything during exams.
There is much to life than fame and fortune. If you are a part of the entertainment industry, please remember it is all temporary.
Wherever I go, I now easily get the attention of the sports fraternity.
With superstars like Aamirji and Salmanji playing real-life wrestlers, the sport will get some positive attention. Just like hockey did when Shah Rukhji played a hockey player in 'Chak De.'
First, I only get earthen lamps during Diwali, and I urge everyone to do so, so that people who make these diyas can earn money and have a good Diwali. Also, I celebrate the festival with special children. I take homemade sweets for them like halwa or jaggery and spend some time with them.
Homemade desi ghee is something I swear by.
I consider Ahmedabad lucky for me in many ways, as the city gives me inner peace.