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About Anusha B

Born in November 1997, B. Anusha hails from Kethepally, Telengana. She is training to be a nurse. Born to truck driver, Mr. Raju and Mrs. Fathima Mary, Anusha has two sisters. Anusha finds her future in being a good nurse and in helping the poor with medical assistance.


Every daughter wants to spend time and her feelings with her dad. Father and daughter is a special bond which can never be replicated. For every daughter her father is the real hero. For me, my dad is my friend, my confidante, and everything else you can think of. At times I ask God, why He has made life such that my dad can’t spend time with me, as much as we both want! Why is he so burdened with work? Why does he spend such long hours out of home?

You must be thinking, what’s the big deal! Every father is coughing up his blood and sweat to provide the best for his family. Doctors, teachers, corporate employees, architects, everyone has to work very hard to earn their livelihood. They come back to their families, tired and ready to crash. Usual scene in every house. In ours though, there’s a small difference.

My father has been a truck driver for the last 25/26 years.He goes for his trips to different places across the country. He comes back with strange experiences, after surviving road robbers or stalling in the traffic for long hours after sleepless nights, floods, road blockage and more. When I ask him, he smiles. He says, “Experiences bring confidence.” Yes, his survival through the road hazards is dependent on his confidence and presence of mind. Otherwise, who bothers about a truck driver?

The National Highway – 65 passes through my village. It is a double way road. Many accidents occur here because of over speeding and negligent driving. Every time I hear of those, I utter a prayer, I’m sure I don’t need to explain why! On days when my dad doesn’t return on time, the entire family deals with the tension silently. They say, if you utter a bad thought crossing your mind, it might just come true!

Once  my  dad  got  fever  during  a  trip  to  Hyderabad. He stopped the vehicle at the side of the road and went to the nearby hospital. In the mean time, some robbers broke the diesel tank and stole diesel. This blame was put on my dad. Having led an honest life, my dad tried to explain to the truck owner but no one believed him. As a consequence, dad lost the job. Practically, he was thrown out for having fever. Terrible things can happen when an unfit person is given the steering. But the need for daily bread doesn’t allow a man the luxury to rest. It is very easy to replace a truck driver!

The other day, dad returned with severe back pain. These are “normal” health problems a driver faces. But that day was special. Some rowdy boys were driving in high speed, from the opposite direction, through the wrong side. To save them and himself, dad quickly pushed rightwards and stopped with a jerk.  We were terrified when he told us about it. What if another vehicle was coming from the right? What if…? Some questions, I’m told, are not to be asked. We are just supposed to have confidence in dad’s driving and have faith in God!

Birthdays, festivals, weddings came and went. He missed so many precious moments. Dad used to go for long trips, driving till late in the nights, often overnight. Sometimes he did not get sufficient sleep, he’d return home with red eyes starving for rest. I find many people misbehaving as they carry a certain impression about truck drivers. They look at them in a strange way. They interpret the tired, red eyes as something else! I feel so much sorry for him. Now I can’t help my dad, but I want to study hard and get a job at the earliest, so I can take care of my dad in future.


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Anusha B

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Born in November 1997, B. Anusha hails from Kethepally, Telengana. She is training to be a nurse. Born to truck driver, Mr. Raju and Mrs. Fathima Mary, Anusha has two sisters. Anusha finds her future in being a good nurse and in helping the poor with medical assistance.

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