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The News Minute | October 11, 2014 | 11:00 am IST

She is just 17.

She does not have time for Facebook or even a mobile phone like any other normal teenager her age . While it looks from the outside like a rosy life that Malala Yousafzai leads, she has more worrying thoughts on her mind, according to The New York Times.

The youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, she sharing it with Indian Child Rights activist Kailash Satyarthi was called out of her chemistry class at Edgbaston High School for Girls in England, to be told of the news of her winning this year’s award.

Spending one half of her life fighting for girls’ education, she has not only criticised the Taliban , but also Pakistan’s culture where men and women rarely share equal opportunities.

She even gave up wearing the burqa saying that it took away her freedom, said the New York Times report.

It’s not been an easy life for Yousufzai after the shooting in which she was injured. Trying hard to fit in in England where she found women’s clothing skimpy, she finds England ‘cold and isolating’, said the report. 

"It's odd to be so well known but to be lonely at the same time," she told.

While her achievements at such an age have been applauded, the report also questions if she can really influence the culture of her home country, Pakistan, one that she cannot go to due to threats against her safety. 

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