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    Yojana Sharma, Helping The Specially Abled To Enter The ‘CORPORATE WORLD’

    Having a Creative background, what made you start ¬†jobsfordisabled.org?¬† Yes, I have extensive experience of creative writing and¬†digital space. I am a blogger as well. Naturally I¬†caught on the nuances of new media techniques like blogging and social media very early. For long I wanted to do something that could bring the power of internet to the people who need it most.¬†I dabbled with couple of ideas, including for¬† a neo blog for senior¬†citizens. Many ideas caught my fancy but then I didn‚Äôt feel too¬†committed to those ideas for long. When I thought of starting a job¬†site for specially abled¬† professionals, I realized this is what I was¬†looking for long.…

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    Meet Youngest Female Chef – Anahita Dhondy

    Anahita Dhondy is a Chef Manager at the very famous SodaBottleOpenerWala. Being a Parsi herself, she brings in the trademark flavours of Parsi food at two restaurants of SodaBottleOpenerWala in Delhi(Khan Market) and Gurgaon (Cyberhub). She speaks to OFFDHOOK on how challenging it is to be a female Chef ¬†and what does International Women’s Day means to her? Coming from the Parsi culture, is it easy or difficult to do the justice with the cuisine? And how SodaBottleOpenerWala maintains the authenticity of the cuisine?¬† Being a Parsi, it isn‚Äôt difficult for me to cook and teach the cuisine I‚Äôve grown up eating. There are however many hurdles that have come…

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    The Mountain Girl – Priya Darshini

    She is an ultra marathoner and the first and youngest Indian woman to run a 100 Mile race in the Himalayas in the year 2007. Priya Darshini runs a racing company called The WindChasers¬†based in India. She has been encouraging and training several people to push their limits and rediscover their boundaries.¬†The WindChasers organises some of the most beautiful and extreme ultra marathons in the world. ¬†Currently they organise the annual Sandakphu 70 Mile Himalayan Race¬†in the month of March/April every year. Not only this, her soul stirring music displays an enviable combination of range, technique, unconventional compositions and a prodigious voice. She has shared the stage and collaborated with…

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    ‘Sponsor underprivileged girl child education to see the change’ says Author Bhakti Mathur

    Bhakti Mathur grew up in Delhi but now settled in Hongkong with her husband, two sons and a beloved golden Labrador. By profession, she is a banker but her love for books started from a very young age. Her mother was a librarian and as a child she spent many hours in the library. Today she is known for her ‘Amma Tell Me’ books – A series of picture books about Indian festivals and mythology for children in the three to nine year age group.¬†Her series has grown with books on the festival of Diwali, Holi, Ramayana, Krishna, Ganesha and Hanuman.¬†When not writing, working, or running after her boys, she…

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    Meet Amazing Woman Divya Sama – A Reformed Journalist

    Divya Sama calls herself a reformed journalist. Once a reporter, the spirit never dies in whatever career path you take, she claims. After her stint as a young reporter for The Indian Express Newspapers in Mumbai, India she went to Columbia University, New York to study International Affairs in 2008. She has studied, worked and lived in following countries ‚Äď USA, Switzerland, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Lebanon/ Syrian Border, Philippines, Jordon and India since her departure in 2008 from India. Since then she has been working extensively for Communications with Communities, an emerging field in emergency response and Aid Evaluations/ Accountability to Affected Population. She has conducted large-scale assessments to monitor UN,…

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    ‘Women’s Day for me is a celebration of womanhood and taking pride in being a woman’ says the app girl Mehvish Mushtaq

    Its been almost two years since you developed an app called Dial Kashmir, so how people have accepted it and how successful the project has been in India? The app is targeted at my own people (the people of Jammu and Kashmir) and those who intend to visit the valley. Irrespective of the section of the society at which this app is targeted, People from all walks of life appreciated my work.¬† And when people appreciate your work, it gives you so much to cheer about. I have been recognised for the app. I also received some awards for it. The app has more than 20000 downloads on play store.…

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    Amma, Tell Me About Holi!

    ‘Amma Tell Me About Holi’ India is a country where every child grows up hearing folktales and fascinating stories of good and evil. Of Gods and Demons. Of Ramayana and Mahabharata. It is a strong medium of storytelling, which helps in conveying even the powerful messages. Stories, which form the backbone of Indian Mythology, are a great source for parents, to inculcate interest in Indian culture in younger generation. Different stories in Indian mythology have been passed from generation to generation either by word of mouth or through carefully stored scriptures. Indian mythology is a vast treasure house, where kids have lot to explore. The world of picture books Today…