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Introducing myself and my journal: Our Better World

About Me:
I am a student of life. Everyday and in everyway I would like to regard life as a teacher, teaching me and showing me its various facets. I am a journalist and a social worker by profession. I have worked as a journalist in a national newspaper for the past ten years. At the moment, I am associated with Stri Shakti, an NGO concerned with child and women development. I also freelance for various magazines.

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Dando's picture

Hi Sharda

You have two beautiful profession, whose aim is to serve and inform the people. You are most welcome on pulsewire.
Remember you are the voice of the voiceless and your voice matters on Pulsewire.

Love you

Dando

LauraB's picture

Welcome

Sharda,

So glad that you have discovered Pulsewire- a thriving, vibrant global community with members speaking out and raising awareness. I love this site for keeping giving me perspectives outside the main press in the states. With your background of social work and journalism- you'll find much for you here.

Just begin posting to your journal and commenting on others, and you'll be on your way to connecting with members around the world.

A warm welcome to you!!

Laura

Fatima Waziri's picture

Hey there! Welcome to

Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

Its so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fun time with your new online friends. I know that you will find this to be a positive experience and I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!

Peace!
Fatima

jodelight's picture

welcome!

Sharda,

Welcome! It was so great to read your journal entry. We are so happy to that you have joined the PulseWire community. I encourage you to post more about yourself, and issues and stories about India. I look forward to hearing more from you in the future. Your voice is valuable, thank you for sharing with us!

Namaste,
Jody
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Sharda Chhetri's picture

Stree Shakti

I am from that beautiful part of India which produces the finest tea in the world - the champagne of teas - Darjeeling. Its a culturally vibrant place which is in the process of a political upheaval driven by the deep sense of ethnic Identity of the people who live here. They want a state of their own because of the discrimination and 'colonisation' under the state of West Bengal in which this district currently lies. The demand for a separate state for the dominantly Nepali people is more than a 100 years old. But as is the case of dominance of a majority community over a minority one, there has been intolerable discrimination against the people. Several of the tea gardens have closed down, leading to economic crisis among the labourers. This has caused many young people to move to the cities in search of jobs and a better life. Thus this region has become vulnerable from the point of human trafficking. Moreover, Darjeeling district shares three International borders, making it a "source, conduit and destination" for trafficked people. Over the last few years there has been increase in human trafficking, most of which is reported as 'missing person.' Placement agencies promising jobs as domestic help in gulf countries have sprouted like mushrooms. Parents hesitate to report the plight of their daughters who have suffered due of fear of social stigma. I have, in my effort to do something for the people, started Stree Shakti (Women Power) to sensitise and create awareness among the young people against human trafficking.

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