Sahiba learns from Google, calls it her teacher and navigates her everyday—from getting things done to finding about her mental health—on Google. Her questions about the self and measures to take care of that self made everyone on the Zoom call think ‘Main kab badi huyi?’ (When did I grow up?). In this episode, meet Sahiba from Noida who speaks with the wisdom of an oak tree, at the age of 18.
‘Mera Chashma, Mere Rules’, a three-episode podcast produced by The Third Eye in collaboration with Partners for Law in Development (PLD), brought 4 girls—between the ages of 18–20, hailing from different religions, states (Bihar, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, and Uttar Pradesh), social and familial setups—to discuss the range of adolescent experiences which seldom become the subject of policy discussion. New episode out every Monday!
Note: In May 2022, through a contest “Mera Sapna” (My Dreams) the National Coalition Advocating for Adolescent Concerns (NCAAC) (May 2022) with PLD as Convenor invited essays from girls aged 15–25 to be addressed to either the family/ community/ state, to gain insights into the institution they think can help fulfil their aspirations. Muskan, Shomya, Sahiba and Shubhangani were participants in the contest.
Read the winning essays published by PLD here. To order physical copies, contact [email protected].
Collaborators: Partners for Law in Development (PLD) and The Third Eye
Script and Production: Madhuri Adwani
Voices: Muskan, Sahiba, Shomya and Shubhangini
Facilitation: Kanika and Madhuri
Cover Image editing: Sadia Saeed
The grant for the project has been supported by UNFPA India. For more information see https://pldindia.org/ and https://pldindia.org/advocating-for-adolescent-concerns/