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Ritabhari Chakrabarty, Actor

“I was lauded for being one of the most physically fit actors and was hence invited for a major phot...

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Ritabhari Chakrabarty, Actor

“I was lauded for being one of the most physically fit actors and was hence invited for a major photoshoot. My photos in swim wear got viral and had attracted a slew of comments on social media judging my standards and intentions. Had I succumbed to the judgement then, I would not be the person I am today. If you ask me whether I would do a similar photoshoot?”

Mumtaz Sorcar, Actor

“I am proud of my body type, which is athletic. This is how I am and this happens to be an integral...

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Mumtaz Sorcar, Actor

“I am proud of my body type, which is athletic. This is how I am and this happens to be an integral part of my identity. There was a time when directors would frown upon my body type claiming that my height and athletic body would just not fit into the cast of a lady actor they expect. 32 Bengali film, one Bollywood film, one Tamil and one Telugu film later, it is my confidence in the face of judgement that has created magic.”

Parno Mitra, Actor

“I have often being judged for the kind of clothes that I wear because it seems to some that my fash...

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Parno Mitra, Actor

“I have often being judged for the kind of clothes that I wear because it seems to some that my fashion statement is not the best suited to the persona that I should carry. I love dressing up, doing my hair and donning fashion that I like, hip, colourful and artsy. I have my own way of doing things and come what may, that’s going to stay.”

Sayantika Bannerjee, Actor

“I am extremely passionate about working out, doing yoga and doing all that it takes to maintain a w...

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Sayantika Bannerjee, Actor

“I am extremely passionate about working out, doing yoga and doing all that it takes to maintain a well-toned body. I have even dabbed successfully, at creating different body types as roles demand. At the same time, we are all humans and it is possible that sometimes you gain weight in a short span. I have faced criticism for the slightest of weight gain and yet have never succumbed to the pressure, knowing that I have a flair at pushing myself and will continue to do so.”

Tanusree Chakraborty, Actor

“It was this time when I had gone for a cousin’s wedding and wore a blouse which a tad bit revealed...

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Tanusree Chakraborty, Actor

“It was this time when I had gone for a cousin’s wedding and wore a blouse which a tad bit revealed my back. I overheard women talking to each other and judging my character based on how I was dressed. Instead of brushing it aside, I walked up to them and tried to talk. I found out that even they were eager to talk to me and were more than happy having met me. Turns out, people tead to judge you more often. It’s time to break the mould.”

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True confidence is being comfortable in your own skin. It's time to drown out all the negative voices and listen to the one that matters- your own!
Be one of the many to say 'I'm #ConfidentInMySkin by joining the movement today.
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Saumya Swamy

Being a tanned skin girl in a country where people think being fair is the parameter of being beautiful is not always easy. It used to bother me so much initially, I can't even tell you. But now, after so many years, it's very trivial to me. There are so many perks of being tanned skin. No dark circles, no pigmentation, weird patches, nothing. Read More

Saumya Swamy

Being a tanned skin girl in a country where people think being fair is the parameter of being beautiful is not always easy. It used to bother me so much initially, I can't even tell you. But now, after so many years, it's very trivial to me. There are so many perks of being tanned skin. No dark circles, no pigmentation, weird patches, nothing. If tan skin is taken care of with adequate moisturising and healthy skin routines, that color is highly sought for. Fair people get their tans done. And here we are, tanned skin beauties with perfectly tanned skin, taking on the world. I love my complexion, I carry it with so much confidence and I take pride in that. My features are beautiful and sharp because of my skin color. After years of being insecure, I finally take on the world with a smile on my face. I love myself for the confidence I carry and the ambitious, elegant aura around me. I feel it and I know others do too. I love me and I think that's exactly what all you girls should be doing out there. People will always have a problem. It's your perception that you have to change.

Sritama Biswas

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Sritama Biswas

#ConfidentInMySkin
"রোগা বলে ছোটবেলা থেকে সাধারণ কিছু নির্দিষ্ট পোশাকের গন্ডিতেই আটকে ছিলাম। সে গন্ডি ছেড়ে বেরোতে গেলেই ছিটকে আসতো নানারকম তির্যক মন্তব‍্য। কিছু সমালোচনা তো পোশাক ছেড়ে চরিত্র নিয়েও গল্প লিখেছে! পদে পদে ছিল জাজমেন্টের বেড়াজাল। কিন্তু, বড় হওয়ার সাথে সাথে জীবনের লক্ষ‍্য স্থির হয়েছে, উচ্চশিক্ষা অন্তঃকরণকে মুক্তমনা করেছে। বর্তমানে নদীয়ার বিধান চন্দ্র কৃষি বিশ্ববিদ‍্যালয়ে কৃষিবিজ্ঞানে গবেষণায় রত। ২০১১ তে আনন্দবাজার ওয়ানস্টপ ক্লাসিফায়েডস- আয়োজিত 'পুজোর রূপকথা' প্রতিযোগিতায় 'নবমীর রাজকন‍্যা' শিরোপায় ভূষিতা হয়ে আত্মবিশ্বাস বেড়েছে কয়েক কদম। ফিরে তাকাইনি আর। এগিয়ে চলেছি বাবা-মার সহযোগিতাকে পাথেয় করে। পড়াশোনার পাশাপাশি কিছু শখের লেখালেখিও প্রশংসা পেয়েছে নানা স্তরে। উপলব্ধি হয়েছে নারীর সৌন্দর্য তার নিজস্বতায়, তার আপন স্রোতে, তার আত্মবিশ্বাসে। মেয়েটির দিকে একদিন আঙুল তুলেছিল যারা, আজও তারা আঙুল তুলে দেখায়- নাহ্ কোনও কুমন্তব‍্যে নয়, আদর্শ হিসেবে।"

শ্রীতমা বিশ্বাস, গবেষক ছাত্রী, বিধান চন্দ্র কৃষি বিশ্ববিদ‍্যালয়, নদীয়া।

Subhralima Roy

I am gifted with a dusky complexion . Right from my childhood, I was recognized as a black girl no matter what my other potentialities might be. The parents and family are still very anxious regarding the not-so-fair-and-lovely complexion and insist to try out various skin lightening recipes and treatments. Read More

Subhralima Roy

I am gifted with a dusky complexion . Right from my childhood, I was recognized as a black girl no matter what my other potentialities might be. The parents and family are still very anxious regarding the not-so-fair-and-lovely complexion and insist to try out various skin lightening recipes and treatments.
But I am very comfortable with my skin and I am in love with it. I can and I do flaunt every style and stuff I want as I solely believe that beauty lies in the way you represent your mind and soul to the outer world and body acts as the beautiful physical medium to express that realisation of yours.
For me, I am a woman of confidence, intellect as well as substance and that's my beauty...

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Aishika Shakhari

ছোটবেলা থেকেই আমি কোন অনুষ্ঠানে শাড়ি পড়তে ভালবাসি,এই বিষয় নিয়ে যেমন আমার পরিবার এবং সমাজের কাছে আমায় নানা কথার সম্মুখীন হতে হয়েছে তেমনই আমার জীবনের লক্ষ্য-এর বিষয়টি নিয়েও বিভিন্ন মন্তব্য শুনতে হয়েছে।ভবিষ্যতে হোটেল

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Aishika Shakhari

ছোটবেলা থেকেই আমি কোন অনুষ্ঠানে শাড়ি পড়তে ভালবাসি,এই বিষয় নিয়ে যেমন আমার পরিবার এবং সমাজের কাছে আমায় নানা কথার সম্মুখীন হতে হয়েছে তেমনই আমার জীবনের লক্ষ্য-এর বিষয়টি নিয়েও বিভিন্ন মন্তব্য শুনতে হয়েছে।ভবিষ্যতে হোটেল ম্যানেমেন্ট নিয়ে পড়ার পাশাপাশি মডেলিং করব বলে ঠিক করেছি,এখন থেকেই বিভিন্ন জায়গায় মডেলিং-এর সুযোগ পাই তবে দ্বাদশ শ্রেণির পড়াশোনার চাপে সেগুলো সব রিজেক্ট করতে বাধ্য হই।অনেকের কাছেই নানা কুমন্তব্য শুনতে হয় আমায়।বিভিন্ন অনুষ্ঠানে শাড়ি পড়ি,এছাড়া বিভিন্ন ধরনের স্টাইল পছন্দ করি কারণ,আমি নিজের বিষয়ে কনফিডেন্ট অনুভব করি।
—ঐশিকা শাখারী,দেশবন্ধু উচ্চ বালিকা বিদ্যালয়,কলা বিভাগ

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Mumtaz Sorcar, Actor

I am proud of my body type, which is athletic. This is how I am and this happens to be an integral part of my identity.

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Mumtaz Sorcar, Actor

I am proud of my body type, which is athletic. This is how I am and this happens to be an integral part of my identity. There was a time when directors would frown upon my body type claiming that my height and athletic body would just not fit into the cast of a lady actor they expect. 32 Bengali film, one Bollywood film, one Tamil and one Telugu film later, it is my confidence in the face of judgement that has created magic.

Sneha Modok, Shibnath Shastri College

I participated in a inter college fashion show. Got selected in the prelims. I was happy and excited and was getting ready for the finale. I bought a nice black shot dress for the finale. As I got ready for the finale and was about to leave home my mother criticized me a lot and was not willing me to leave house wearing that.

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Sneha Modok, Shibnath Shastri College

I participated in a inter college fashion show. Got selected in the prelims. I was happy and excited and was getting ready for the finale. I bought a nice black shot dress for the finale. As I got ready for the finale and was about to leave home my mother criticized me a lot and was not willing me to leave house wearing that. I explained her that it’s a fashion show I need to look the best in order to be the winner. I am happy and proud that I participated in the fashion show and could bag the title for my college.

Sarika Khatun, Raja Rammohan College

From an early age, just because I am dark, why should I not wear certain kind of dress which I dreamt of! I have grown up with taunts but my parents taught me to never pay heed to those who have criticised me based on my looks. Because it is the only weapon they had to pull me down. Even now, when people criticize me based on the dresses I wear.

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Sarika Khatun, Raja Rammohan College

From an early age, just because I am dark, why should I not wear certain kind of dress which I dreamt of! I have grown up with taunts but my parents taught me to never pay heed to those who have criticised me based on my looks. Because it is the only weapon they had to pull me down. Even now, when people criticize me based on the dresses I wear. But I concentrate on my studies, ignoring the catcalling because I believe that education will liberate me

Sreeparna Banerjee, Maharani Kasiswari College

I know I am overweight and fat but still I love dancing and is pursing it. I do stage shows. I get to hear lot of comments that I don’t look beautiful in my costume as I am overweight. Normal sizes don’t fit me. I don’t pay heed to any such comments and I am confident to put up the best performance every time I am on stage.

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Sreeparna Banerjee, Maharani Kasiswari College

I know I am overweight and fat but still I love dancing and is pursing it. I do stage shows. I get to hear lot of comments that I don’t look beautiful in my costume as I am overweight. Normal sizes don’t fit me. I don’t pay heed to any such comments and I am confident to put up the best performance every time I am on stage.

Maryan Khatun, Surendranath College for Women

I come from a Muslim family and people at home and relatives wants me to wear scarf around my head all the time. I am not comfortable in doing so and hence have to hear lot of comments for not doing so. I come to college wearing the scarf but when in college I keep it in my bag. I am confident of carrying myself without a scarf.

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Maryan Khatun, Surendranath College for Women

I come from a Muslim family and people at home and relatives wants me to wear scarf around my head all the time. I am not comfortable in doing so and hence have to hear lot of comments for not doing so. I come to college wearing the scarf but when in college I keep it in my bag. I am confident of carrying myself without a scarf.

Sukanya Chakraborty, Surendranath College for Women

Ours was a happy family. Misfortune came to us when my father died, leaving my mom, my sister and myself in a state of shock. Bringing up two children being a single mother was a daunting job for my mother and she has had to hear a lot of comments disapproving my sense of dressing.

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Sukanya Chakraborty, Surendranath College for Women

Ours was a happy family. Misfortune came to us when my father died, leaving my mom, my sister and myself in a state of shock. Bringing up two children being a single mother was a daunting job for my mother and she has had to hear a lot of comments disapproving my sense of dressing. But it is with sheer confidence on our parts that we have braved those troubled days and we are happy to be doing well together now.

Arundhuti Chakraborty, Shibnath Sastri College

I am plus size and usually get to hear lot of comments on wearing western outfits. This pujo I was confidentally wore a off shoulder red knee length dress and went out with friends for pandal hopping. Initially people commented on my outfit but gradually some of them said I looked smart and pretty in this dress.

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Arundhuti Chakraborty, Shibnath Sastri College

I am plus size and usually get to hear lot of comments on wearing western outfits. This pujo I was confidentally wore a off shoulder red knee length dress and went out with friends for pandal hopping. Initially people commented on my outfit but gradually some of them said I looked smart and pretty in this dress.

Sonam Bhutia, The Bhawanipur Education Society College

I am a girl from the hills where we always wore covered clothes. I came to Kolkata for studies so given the climatic conditions I could afford to wear short dresses while partying and any clothes I am comfortable in. One day in the morning I went in my shorts and tees to the neighbourhood grocery store.

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Sonam Bhutia, The Bhawanipur Education Society College

I am a girl from the hills where we always wore covered clothes. I came to Kolkata for studies so given the climatic conditions I could afford to wear short dresses while partying and any clothes I am comfortable in. One day in the morning I went in my shorts and tees to the neighbourhood grocery store. Suddenly a cab crossed me stopped and asked Kitna leygi. I didn’t understand for a while what he meant and was taken aback. The situation had left a deep scar but I decided people will say anything but I won’t change for their comments. I should wear and do what makes me comfortable.

Shayani Paul, Motijheel Science College

Saree is a dress I love. My love for wearing sarees was born seeing my mom in a saree. I wear sarees not just to college, but also to various functions and even at home. But many a times I have been told otherwise. I have learned how to live myself and my choice of dress and I have loved wearing the saree more than ever.

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Shayani Paul, Motijheel Science College

Saree is a dress I love. My love for wearing sarees was born seeing my mom in a saree. I wear sarees not just to college, but also to various functions and even at home. But many a times I have been told otherwise. I have learned how to live myself and my choice of dress and I have loved wearing the saree more than ever.

Tanusree Dhar, Vidyasagar College

I am pursuing studies in food and nutrition. I am keen on being fit and following the latest trends in fashion. Western wear happens to be my favourite. It is because of my choice of dresses that I have often heart people commenting while I commuted in a bus. One day I was travelling in a bus and while trying to hold the handle above me my top got lifted showing my skin.

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Tanusree Dhar, Vidyasagar College

I am pursuing studies in food and nutrition. I am keen on being fit and following the latest trends in fashion. Western wear happens to be my favourite. It is because of my choice of dresses that I have often heart people commenting while I commuted in a bus. One day I was travelling in a bus and while trying to hold the handle above me my top got lifted showing my skin. People commented on that but I stood confident in the face of judgement.

Susmita Sumi

My name is susmita hazra,2nd yr studnt of vidyasagar women's college...
My skin is dry & tan full scrn..bt i'm confident in my skin bcz i blngs to vryy poor family & my mothr paralysd patient & father is asecurity grd...i want 2 be an actress & so i am strtng my strggle in my actng life...and i'm sure i wll be a good actress...

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Susmita Sumi

My name is susmita hazra,2nd yr studnt of vidyasagar women's college...
My skin is dry & tan full scrn..bt i'm confident in my skin bcz i blngs to vryy poor family & my mothr paralysd patient & father is asecurity grd...i want 2 be an actress & so i am strtng my strggle in my actng life...and i'm sure i wll be a good actress...

Susmita Sumi

My name is susmita hazra,2nd yr studnt of vidyasagar women's college...
My skin is dry & tan full scrn..bt i'm confident in my skin bcz i blngs to vryy poor family & my mothr paralysd patient & father is asecurity grd...i want 2 be an actress & so i am strtng my strggle in my actng life...and i'm sure i wll be a good actress...

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Susmita Sumi

My name is susmita hazra,2nd yr studnt of vidyasagar women's college...
My skin is dry & tan full scrn..bt i'm confident in my skin bcz i blngs to vryy poor family & my mothr paralysd patient & father is asecurity grd...i want 2 be an actress & so i am strtng my strggle in my actng life...and i'm sure i wll be a good actress...

Susmita Sumi

My name is susmita hazra,2nd yr studnt of vidyasagar women's college...
My skin is dry & tan full scrn..bt i'm confident in my skin bcz i blngs to vryy poor family & my mothr paralysd patient & father is asecurity grd...i want 2 be an actress & so i am strtng my strggle in my actng life...and i'm sure i wll be a good actress...

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Susmita Sumi

My name is susmita hazra,2nd yr studnt of vidyasagar women's college...
My skin is dry & tan full scrn..bt i'm confident in my skin bcz i blngs to vryy poor family & my mothr paralysd patient & father is asecurity grd...i want 2 be an actress & so i am strtng my strggle in my actng life...and i'm sure i wll be a good actress...

Disha Jain

Be it work, college, home, party or a simple walk in the park - Girls always have people staring at them, often judging them. Read More

Disha Jain

Be it work, college, home, party or a simple walk in the park - Girls always have people staring at them, often judging them.
Most covered up or skimpiest of clothes, it does not matter. Women need to not care about any of these stares and continue living their lives by their rules. I am #ConfidentInMySkin and will continue to wear what I want and be me. As long as I am good with myself, others are just voices in the background.

Ritika Saini

Being a girl, one faces stereotypes every day- at home and at the workplace. At some point, I stopped worrying about what people said and became #ConfidentInMySkin

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Ritika Saini

Being a girl, one faces stereotypes every day- at home and at the workplace. At some point, I stopped worrying about what people said and became #ConfidentInMySkin

Sarmishta Datta

Hi ami sharmistha dutta

From kolkata

Naktala

Amar jibon er ghotona ami share korte chai tomader sathe karon ami confident j tomader amar golpo inspire korte parbe.

Ami self taught fashion jewellery designer

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Sarmishta Datta

Hi ami sharmistha dutta

From kolkata

Naktala

Amar jibon er ghotona ami share korte chai tomader sathe karon ami confident j tomader amar golpo inspire korte parbe.

Ami self taught fashion jewellery designer

Amar chotto theke vison craft toirir nesha.amar kono gorom r sheet er holiday tv dekhe ba khele katanor time thakto na..amader chotobelatai chilo onnorokom

Amar ma khub craft prio manus.anek chotto boyose bibahito tai puro flourish korar nijeke serom sujog dit e paren ni.tokhon sei jug o chilona

Amar chotobela ta tai onar kache hath e dhore prochur rokom crafts sekha.kokhono purono silk er sari kete kuson cover to kokhono pichboard kete tat e oi silk er sarir tukro atke kan er dul har toiri sekha.kokhono kagoj er plate kete ful toiri to kokhono sojib ful tule ene tai diye goynar kaj.amar tai choto theke ful lota pata er jonno ekta alada prem ache aj o mone..ami sara dupur ma er kache mom er putul,ghor e toiri soap,soap er opor pin atke flower garden,r nana rokom fol er dana diye har dul sikhtei thaktam

R ma khuub agroho niye bosaten bole amar oi bisoy e valobasa din e din e bere uthto.babar kache fashion designing sekhar ichche prokash kora 80's born r 90's er edicational time e khuub ekta sahos dekhanor moton

Tokhon amader poribar eto porichito o famous chilo behala te baba bolechilen esob korte gele bari theke dur e jete hoy .kothay ki vul truti hoye jabe.aporinato budhdhi o sadharon poribar .esob chere nijer savabik jibon o porasonay mon dao

Ami khub ahoto hoyechilam.ma bolechilen dekhna babar kothar vul na bujhe onnorokom kichu jodi vabte paris.sotti to ajkal kothay ki sob hochche.amra bari theke esob bujhina.nijer chestay kor jodi kichu kora jay

Ami anek jaygay kolkatay khoj khobor tobuo nit e thaki r mon e mon e vabi ma er kintu ichche ache onar moton ami sudhu sonsar jibon e atke na pore egiye jai jeno

Ami chestar fak e khoroch o prochur jante pari.baba k abar approach korle baba bolen doctor hoye otho,engineer hoye otho.ja poro ekta stream e poro.kintu ei sob ki fashion desinger er pora..esob ki r chole meyeder?kothay kothay jete hobe na hobe?khub voy pabo j amra..babar feelings tao feel kori.bujhi oi time e dariye baba poribesh,poristhitir o sikar khanikta.ami kintu confident chilam ami sikhle thik beriye jabo.

Vetor e vetor e khojkhobor chalachchi j sostay kothay ki kore chot kore sekha jay.kintu ekhon er moton oto sohoj kichu chilona.ektu vabna chinta kortei hoto.amar anek ghonisto family member ra tar opor baba k bujhiye bolen j "dhur dhur esob ki meyeder bisoy? Korte hoy porasona koro.thikthak result koro na koro biyeta kore sonsar korai asol kaj jibon e..charo osob fashion ,r jewellery toiri korbar vut..gan sekho..ghor er ranna sekho..ghor guchano sekho..otai meyeder jinon"

Ami khub kosto peye kedechilam.ma k joriye kedechi bole mone porena..lojja korechilo meye bole.

Sudeshna Dey

On a average note i am very General looking girl with a dark skin tone. Though racism is a word to protest to the country level, still i was a hard victim of it. Being a very extrovert kind of a person i always wanted to seek for new interaction new things to gather by knowing people worldwide..so i have chosen hotel and hospitality as my career and i have chosen Front office as my major.

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Sudeshna Dey

On a average note i am very General looking girl with a dark skin tone. Though racism is a word to protest to the country level, still i was a hard victim of it. Being a very extrovert kind of a person i always wanted to seek for new interaction new things to gather by knowing people worldwide..so i have chosen hotel and hospitality as my career and i have chosen Front office as my major. Since then, i got to hear many challenges as in dark skin toned girl can't be a welcomer for a luxury hotel. So people were indulging me to choose something else. But i was #confident enough about myself with my dark skin...i never involved myself with those kind of hurdles ..i develop myself with a bigger heart who can fit to the person's shoes whom i will be greeting.

And yes, i did it!!  From my college i cracked the top most hotels campuses like The Oberoi, Ritz Carlton, Itc hotels, Hyatt international(with my so called dark skin)

It was not a slap to them who were so called bright skinned also i could escalate my self to the one step of confidence.

Yes!  I am #confidentinmyskin....

My name is Sudeshna Dey. Got to know about from the advertisement. And i feel my story has to be shared with this,  cause i dont want any one to be facing the same.

Labani Biswas

Being a girl is like breaking stereotypes. And I am trying to do that since ages. So what could be a story of a plump and dark-skinned girl? The age old story could be repeated but I was always happy in my skin until the society poked me. My huge appetite was considered the reason for my plumpness.

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Labani Biswas

Being a girl is like breaking stereotypes. And I am trying to do that since ages. So what could be a story of a plump and dark-skinned girl? The age old story could be repeated but I was always happy in my skin until the society poked me. My huge appetite was considered the reason for my plumpness. I became the sole subject of mockery for my cousins and friends who were so busy in dieting and hitting gym. People were like "Can you finish a plate of 10 kachori after having lunch? Oh I forgot its you. I know you can." Then people started bringing more inhibitions "That colour of lipstick does not suite you. That dress would make you look fatter. Why dont you use this cream?" These stuffs perturbed my mind. I just knew I needed to calm myself down. I knew I did not need a "perfect" body but a healthy self. So I started doing yoga to become a fit person. And about my skin colour, my slowly developed confidence helped me. I  started experimenting with my looks and that made me feel good.

I think confidence comes only if you love yourself, love the way you are. And beauty is not about looks but its the way you present yourself. I am not here to be judged by my looks but to be in my own skin. And the moment we start loving ourselves again the world will seem colourful like earlier.

Priti Sarkar

Ami Priti sarkar. Bari gariate. Akon amar 28 bochor. Amar gayer rong dusky... Cotobala teke sobai bolto kalo.. Valo via hobena. Mr sob bandhobider premik cilo. Tathakothito vabe amar cilona.. But mi sesob nia akdom hotas hoini. Karo kono kathate patta na dia porasuno Koreci. R aj ami m.phil ses Kore p.hd korte jacci.. R amar swapno Wbcs kimba IAS officer hoar.tar prastuti o nicci..

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Priti Sarkar

Ami Priti sarkar. Bari gariate. Akon amar 28 bochor. Amar gayer rong dusky... Cotobala teke sobai bolto kalo.. Valo via hobena. Mr sob bandhobider premik cilo. Tathakothito vabe amar cilona.. But mi sesob nia akdom hotas hoini. Karo kono kathate patta na dia porasuno Koreci. R aj ami m.phil ses Kore p.hd korte jacci.. R amar swapno Wbcs kimba IAS officer hoar.tar prastuti o nicci.. R ajkal jara aksomoy make kalo bole kijani kano tarai mke bole mi naki smart ruchisila.tobe sedino jamon tader samaloconai kadini tamon aj o tader prasongsai ami hasina.. Ami amar kaj korci sudu nijer lakkhe poucanor jonne.. Atai amar atmobiswaser galpo.

Saumya Swamy

Being a tanned skin girl in a country where people think being fair is the parameter of being beautiful is not always easy. It used to bother me so much initially, I can't even tell you. But now, after so many years, it's very trivial to me. There are so many perks of being tanned skin. No dark circles, no pigmentation, weird patches, nothing. Read More

Saumya Swamy

Being a tanned skin girl in a country where people think being fair is the parameter of being beautiful is not always easy. It used to bother me so much initially, I can't even tell you. But now, after so many years, it's very trivial to me. There are so many perks of being tanned skin. No dark circles, no pigmentation, weird patches, nothing. If tan skin is taken care of with adequate moisturising and healthy skin routines, that color is highly sought for. Fair people get their tans done. And here we are, tanned skin beauties with perfectly tanned skin, taking on the world. I love my complexion, I carry it with so much confidence and I take pride in that. My features are beautiful and sharp because of my skin color. After years of being insecure, I finally take on the world with a smile on my face. I love myself for the confidence I carry and the ambitious, elegant aura around me. I feel it and I know others do too. I love me and I think that's exactly what all you girls should be doing out there. People will always have a problem. It's your perception that you have to change.

Sritama Biswas

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Sritama Biswas

#ConfidentInMySkin
"রোগা বলে ছোটবেলা থেকে সাধারণ কিছু নির্দিষ্ট পোশাকের গন্ডিতেই আটকে ছিলাম। সে গন্ডি ছেড়ে বেরোতে গেলেই ছিটকে আসতো নানারকম তির্যক মন্তব‍্য। কিছু সমালোচনা তো পোশাক ছেড়ে চরিত্র নিয়েও গল্প লিখেছে! পদে পদে ছিল জাজমেন্টের বেড়াজাল। কিন্তু, বড় হওয়ার সাথে সাথে জীবনের লক্ষ‍্য স্থির হয়েছে, উচ্চশিক্ষা অন্তঃকরণকে মুক্তমনা করেছে। বর্তমানে নদীয়ার বিধান চন্দ্র কৃষি বিশ্ববিদ‍্যালয়ে কৃষিবিজ্ঞানে গবেষণায় রত। ২০১১ তে আনন্দবাজার ওয়ানস্টপ ক্লাসিফায়েডস- আয়োজিত 'পুজোর রূপকথা' প্রতিযোগিতায় 'নবমীর রাজকন‍্যা' শিরোপায় ভূষিতা হয়ে আত্মবিশ্বাস বেড়েছে কয়েক কদম। ফিরে তাকাইনি আর। এগিয়ে চলেছি বাবা-মার সহযোগিতাকে পাথেয় করে। পড়াশোনার পাশাপাশি কিছু শখের লেখালেখিও প্রশংসা পেয়েছে নানা স্তরে। উপলব্ধি হয়েছে নারীর সৌন্দর্য তার নিজস্বতায়, তার আপন স্রোতে, তার আত্মবিশ্বাসে। মেয়েটির দিকে একদিন আঙুল তুলেছিল যারা, আজও তারা আঙুল তুলে দেখায়- নাহ্ কোনও কুমন্তব‍্যে নয়, আদর্শ হিসেবে।"

শ্রীতমা বিশ্বাস, গবেষক ছাত্রী, বিধান চন্দ্র কৃষি বিশ্ববিদ‍্যালয়, নদীয়া।

Subhralima Roy

I am gifted with a dusky complexion . Right from my childhood, I was recognized as a black girl no matter what my other potentialities might be. The parents and family are still very anxious regarding the not-so-fair-and-lovely complexion and insist to try out various skin lightening recipes and treatments. Read More

Subhralima Roy

I am gifted with a dusky complexion . Right from my childhood, I was recognized as a black girl no matter what my other potentialities might be. The parents and family are still very anxious regarding the not-so-fair-and-lovely complexion and insist to try out various skin lightening recipes and treatments.
But I am very comfortable with my skin and I am in love with it. I can and I do flaunt every style and stuff I want as I solely believe that beauty lies in the way you represent your mind and soul to the outer world and body acts as the beautiful physical medium to express that realisation of yours.
For me, I am a woman of confidence, intellect as well as substance and that's my beauty...

Sneha Modok, Shibnath Shastri College

I participated in a inter college fashion show. Got selected in the prelims. I was happy and excited and was getting ready for the finale. I bought a nice black shot dress for the finale. As I got ready for the finale and was about to leave home my mother criticized me a lot and was not willing me to leave house wearing that.

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Sneha Modok, Shibnath Shastri College

I participated in a inter college fashion show. Got selected in the prelims. I was happy and excited and was getting ready for the finale. I bought a nice black shot dress for the finale. As I got ready for the finale and was about to leave home my mother criticized me a lot and was not willing me to leave house wearing that. I explained her that it’s a fashion show I need to look the best in order to be the winner. I am happy and proud that I participated in the fashion show and could bag the title for my college.

Sarika Khatun, Raja Rammohan College

From an early age, just because I am dark, why should I not wear certain kind of dress which I dreamt of! I have grown up with taunts but my parents taught me to never pay heed to those who have criticised me based on my looks. Because it is the only weapon they had to pull me down. Even now, when people criticize me based on the dresses I wear.

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Sarika Khatun, Raja Rammohan College

From an early age, just because I am dark, why should I not wear certain kind of dress which I dreamt of! I have grown up with taunts but my parents taught me to never pay heed to those who have criticised me based on my looks. Because it is the only weapon they had to pull me down. Even now, when people criticize me based on the dresses I wear. But I concentrate on my studies, ignoring the catcalling because I believe that education will liberate me

Sreeparna Banerjee, Maharani Kasiswari College

I know I am overweight and fat but still I love dancing and is pursing it. I do stage shows. I get to hear lot of comments that I don’t look beautiful in my costume as I am overweight. Normal sizes don’t fit me. I don’t pay heed to any such comments and I am confident to put up the best performance every time I am on stage.

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Sreeparna Banerjee, Maharani Kasiswari College

I know I am overweight and fat but still I love dancing and is pursing it. I do stage shows. I get to hear lot of comments that I don’t look beautiful in my costume as I am overweight. Normal sizes don’t fit me. I don’t pay heed to any such comments and I am confident to put up the best performance every time I am on stage.

Maryan Khatun, Surendranath College for Women

I come from a Muslim family and people at home and relatives wants me to wear scarf around my head all the time. I am not comfortable in doing so and hence have to hear lot of comments for not doing so. I come to college wearing the scarf but when in college I keep it in my bag. I am confident of carrying myself without a scarf.

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Maryan Khatun, Surendranath College for Women

I come from a Muslim family and people at home and relatives wants me to wear scarf around my head all the time. I am not comfortable in doing so and hence have to hear lot of comments for not doing so. I come to college wearing the scarf but when in college I keep it in my bag. I am confident of carrying myself without a scarf.

Sukanya Chakraborty, Surendranath College for Women

Ours was a happy family. Misfortune came to us when my father died, leaving my mom, my sister and myself in a state of shock. Bringing up two children being a single mother was a daunting job for my mother and she has had to hear a lot of comments disapproving my sense of dressing.

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Sukanya Chakraborty, Surendranath College for Women

Ours was a happy family. Misfortune came to us when my father died, leaving my mom, my sister and myself in a state of shock. Bringing up two children being a single mother was a daunting job for my mother and she has had to hear a lot of comments disapproving my sense of dressing. But it is with sheer confidence on our parts that we have braved those troubled days and we are happy to be doing well together now.

Arundhuti Chakraborty, Shibnath Sastri College

I am plus size and usually get to hear lot of comments on wearing western outfits. This pujo I was confidentally wore a off shoulder red knee length dress and went out with friends for pandal hopping. Initially people commented on my outfit but gradually some of them said I looked smart and pretty in this dress.

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Arundhuti Chakraborty, Shibnath Sastri College

I am plus size and usually get to hear lot of comments on wearing western outfits. This pujo I was confidentally wore a off shoulder red knee length dress and went out with friends for pandal hopping. Initially people commented on my outfit but gradually some of them said I looked smart and pretty in this dress.

Sonam Bhutia, The Bhawanipur Education Society College

I am a girl from the hills where we always wore covered clothes. I came to Kolkata for studies so given the climatic conditions I could afford to wear short dresses while partying and any clothes I am comfortable in. One day in the morning I went in my shorts and tees to the neighbourhood grocery store.

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Sonam Bhutia, The Bhawanipur Education Society College

I am a girl from the hills where we always wore covered clothes. I came to Kolkata for studies so given the climatic conditions I could afford to wear short dresses while partying and any clothes I am comfortable in. One day in the morning I went in my shorts and tees to the neighbourhood grocery store. Suddenly a cab crossed me stopped and asked Kitna leygi. I didn’t understand for a while what he meant and was taken aback. The situation had left a deep scar but I decided people will say anything but I won’t change for their comments. I should wear and do what makes me comfortable.

Shayani Paul, Motijheel Science College

Saree is a dress I love. My love for wearing sarees was born seeing my mom in a saree. I wear sarees not just to college, but also to various functions and even at home. But many a times I have been told otherwise. I have learned how to live myself and my choice of dress and I have loved wearing the saree more than ever.

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Shayani Paul, Motijheel Science College

Saree is a dress I love. My love for wearing sarees was born seeing my mom in a saree. I wear sarees not just to college, but also to various functions and even at home. But many a times I have been told otherwise. I have learned how to live myself and my choice of dress and I have loved wearing the saree more than ever.

Tanusree Dhar, Vidyasagar College

I am pursuing studies in food and nutrition. I am keen on being fit and following the latest trends in fashion. Western wear happens to be my favourite. It is because of my choice of dresses that I have often heart people commenting while I commuted in a bus. One day I was travelling in a bus and while trying to hold the handle above me my top got lifted showing my skin.

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Tanusree Dhar, Vidyasagar College

I am pursuing studies in food and nutrition. I am keen on being fit and following the latest trends in fashion. Western wear happens to be my favourite. It is because of my choice of dresses that I have often heart people commenting while I commuted in a bus. One day I was travelling in a bus and while trying to hold the handle above me my top got lifted showing my skin. People commented on that but I stood confident in the face of judgement.

Susmita Sumi

My name is susmita hazra,2nd yr studnt of vidyasagar women's college...
My skin is dry & tan full scrn..bt i'm confident in my skin bcz i blngs to vryy poor family & my mothr paralysd patient & father is asecurity grd...i want 2 be an actress & so i am strtng my strggle in my actng life...and i'm sure i wll be a good actress...

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Susmita Sumi

My name is susmita hazra,2nd yr studnt of vidyasagar women's college...
My skin is dry & tan full scrn..bt i'm confident in my skin bcz i blngs to vryy poor family & my mothr paralysd patient & father is asecurity grd...i want 2 be an actress & so i am strtng my strggle in my actng life...and i'm sure i wll be a good actress...

Susmita Sumi

My name is susmita hazra,2nd yr studnt of vidyasagar women's college...
My skin is dry & tan full scrn..bt i'm confident in my skin bcz i blngs to vryy poor family & my mothr paralysd patient & father is asecurity grd...i want 2 be an actress & so i am strtng my strggle in my actng life...and i'm sure i wll be a good actress...

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Susmita Sumi

My name is susmita hazra,2nd yr studnt of vidyasagar women's college...
My skin is dry & tan full scrn..bt i'm confident in my skin bcz i blngs to vryy poor family & my mothr paralysd patient & father is asecurity grd...i want 2 be an actress & so i am strtng my strggle in my actng life...and i'm sure i wll be a good actress...

Susmita Sumi

My name is susmita hazra,2nd yr studnt of vidyasagar women's college...
My skin is dry & tan full scrn..bt i'm confident in my skin bcz i blngs to vryy poor family & my mothr paralysd patient & father is asecurity grd...i want 2 be an actress & so i am strtng my strggle in my actng life...and i'm sure i wll be a good actress...

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Susmita Sumi

My name is susmita hazra,2nd yr studnt of vidyasagar women's college...
My skin is dry & tan full scrn..bt i'm confident in my skin bcz i blngs to vryy poor family & my mothr paralysd patient & father is asecurity grd...i want 2 be an actress & so i am strtng my strggle in my actng life...and i'm sure i wll be a good actress...

Disha Jain

Be it work, college, home, party or a simple walk in the park - Girls always have people staring at them, often judging them. Read More

Disha Jain

Be it work, college, home, party or a simple walk in the park - Girls always have people staring at them, often judging them.
Most covered up or skimpiest of clothes, it does not matter. Women need to not care about any of these stares and continue living their lives by their rules. I am #ConfidentInMySkin and will continue to wear what I want and be me. As long as I am good with myself, others are just voices in the background.

Ritika Saini

Being a girl, one faces stereotypes every day- at home and at the workplace. At some point, I stopped worrying about what people said and became #ConfidentInMySkin

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Ritika Saini

Being a girl, one faces stereotypes every day- at home and at the workplace. At some point, I stopped worrying about what people said and became #ConfidentInMySkin

Sarmishta Datta

Hi ami sharmistha dutta

From kolkata

Naktala

Amar jibon er ghotona ami share korte chai tomader sathe karon ami confident j tomader amar golpo inspire korte parbe.

Ami self taught fashion jewellery designer

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Sarmishta Datta

Hi ami sharmistha dutta

From kolkata

Naktala

Amar jibon er ghotona ami share korte chai tomader sathe karon ami confident j tomader amar golpo inspire korte parbe.

Ami self taught fashion jewellery designer

Amar chotto theke vison craft toirir nesha.amar kono gorom r sheet er holiday tv dekhe ba khele katanor time thakto na..amader chotobelatai chilo onnorokom

Amar ma khub craft prio manus.anek chotto boyose bibahito tai puro flourish korar nijeke serom sujog dit e paren ni.tokhon sei jug o chilona

Amar chotobela ta tai onar kache hath e dhore prochur rokom crafts sekha.kokhono purono silk er sari kete kuson cover to kokhono pichboard kete tat e oi silk er sarir tukro atke kan er dul har toiri sekha.kokhono kagoj er plate kete ful toiri to kokhono sojib ful tule ene tai diye goynar kaj.amar tai choto theke ful lota pata er jonno ekta alada prem ache aj o mone..ami sara dupur ma er kache mom er putul,ghor e toiri soap,soap er opor pin atke flower garden,r nana rokom fol er dana diye har dul sikhtei thaktam

R ma khuub agroho niye bosaten bole amar oi bisoy e valobasa din e din e bere uthto.babar kache fashion designing sekhar ichche prokash kora 80's born r 90's er edicational time e khuub ekta sahos dekhanor moton

Tokhon amader poribar eto porichito o famous chilo behala te baba bolechilen esob korte gele bari theke dur e jete hoy .kothay ki vul truti hoye jabe.aporinato budhdhi o sadharon poribar .esob chere nijer savabik jibon o porasonay mon dao

Ami khub ahoto hoyechilam.ma bolechilen dekhna babar kothar vul na bujhe onnorokom kichu jodi vabte paris.sotti to ajkal kothay ki sob hochche.amra bari theke esob bujhina.nijer chestay kor jodi kichu kora jay

Ami anek jaygay kolkatay khoj khobor tobuo nit e thaki r mon e mon e vabi ma er kintu ichche ache onar moton ami sudhu sonsar jibon e atke na pore egiye jai jeno

Ami chestar fak e khoroch o prochur jante pari.baba k abar approach korle baba bolen doctor hoye otho,engineer hoye otho.ja poro ekta stream e poro.kintu ei sob ki fashion desinger er pora..esob ki r chole meyeder?kothay kothay jete hobe na hobe?khub voy pabo j amra..babar feelings tao feel kori.bujhi oi time e dariye baba poribesh,poristhitir o sikar khanikta.ami kintu confident chilam ami sikhle thik beriye jabo.

Vetor e vetor e khojkhobor chalachchi j sostay kothay ki kore chot kore sekha jay.kintu ekhon er moton oto sohoj kichu chilona.ektu vabna chinta kortei hoto.amar anek ghonisto family member ra tar opor baba k bujhiye bolen j "dhur dhur esob ki meyeder bisoy? Korte hoy porasona koro.thikthak result koro na koro biyeta kore sonsar korai asol kaj jibon e..charo osob fashion ,r jewellery toiri korbar vut..gan sekho..ghor er ranna sekho..ghor guchano sekho..otai meyeder jinon"

Ami khub kosto peye kedechilam.ma k joriye kedechi bole mone porena..lojja korechilo meye bole.

Sudeshna Dey

On a average note i am very General looking girl with a dark skin tone. Though racism is a word to protest to the country level, still i was a hard victim of it. Being a very extrovert kind of a person i always wanted to seek for new interaction new things to gather by knowing people worldwide..so i have chosen hotel and hospitality as my career and i have chosen Front office as my major.

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Sudeshna Dey

On a average note i am very General looking girl with a dark skin tone. Though racism is a word to protest to the country level, still i was a hard victim of it. Being a very extrovert kind of a person i always wanted to seek for new interaction new things to gather by knowing people worldwide..so i have chosen hotel and hospitality as my career and i have chosen Front office as my major. Since then, i got to hear many challenges as in dark skin toned girl can't be a welcomer for a luxury hotel. So people were indulging me to choose something else. But i was #confident enough about myself with my dark skin...i never involved myself with those kind of hurdles ..i develop myself with a bigger heart who can fit to the person's shoes whom i will be greeting.

And yes, i did it!!  From my college i cracked the top most hotels campuses like The Oberoi, Ritz Carlton, Itc hotels, Hyatt international(with my so called dark skin)

It was not a slap to them who were so called bright skinned also i could escalate my self to the one step of confidence.

Yes!  I am #confidentinmyskin....

My name is Sudeshna Dey. Got to know about from the advertisement. And i feel my story has to be shared with this,  cause i dont want any one to be facing the same.

Labani Biswas

Being a girl is like breaking stereotypes. And I am trying to do that since ages. So what could be a story of a plump and dark-skinned girl? The age old story could be repeated but I was always happy in my skin until the society poked me. My huge appetite was considered the reason for my plumpness.

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Labani Biswas

Being a girl is like breaking stereotypes. And I am trying to do that since ages. So what could be a story of a plump and dark-skinned girl? The age old story could be repeated but I was always happy in my skin until the society poked me. My huge appetite was considered the reason for my plumpness. I became the sole subject of mockery for my cousins and friends who were so busy in dieting and hitting gym. People were like "Can you finish a plate of 10 kachori after having lunch? Oh I forgot its you. I know you can." Then people started bringing more inhibitions "That colour of lipstick does not suite you. That dress would make you look fatter. Why dont you use this cream?" These stuffs perturbed my mind. I just knew I needed to calm myself down. I knew I did not need a "perfect" body but a healthy self. So I started doing yoga to become a fit person. And about my skin colour, my slowly developed confidence helped me. I  started experimenting with my looks and that made me feel good.

I think confidence comes only if you love yourself, love the way you are. And beauty is not about looks but its the way you present yourself. I am not here to be judged by my looks but to be in my own skin. And the moment we start loving ourselves again the world will seem colourful like earlier.

Priti Sarkar

Ami Priti sarkar. Bari gariate. Akon amar 28 bochor. Amar gayer rong dusky... Cotobala teke sobai bolto kalo.. Valo via hobena. Mr sob bandhobider premik cilo. Tathakothito vabe amar cilona.. But mi sesob nia akdom hotas hoini. Karo kono kathate patta na dia porasuno Koreci. R aj ami m.phil ses Kore p.hd korte jacci.. R amar swapno Wbcs kimba IAS officer hoar.tar prastuti o nicci..

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Priti Sarkar

Ami Priti sarkar. Bari gariate. Akon amar 28 bochor. Amar gayer rong dusky... Cotobala teke sobai bolto kalo.. Valo via hobena. Mr sob bandhobider premik cilo. Tathakothito vabe amar cilona.. But mi sesob nia akdom hotas hoini. Karo kono kathate patta na dia porasuno Koreci. R aj ami m.phil ses Kore p.hd korte jacci.. R amar swapno Wbcs kimba IAS officer hoar.tar prastuti o nicci.. R ajkal jara aksomoy make kalo bole kijani kano tarai mke bole mi naki smart ruchisila.tobe sedino jamon tader samaloconai kadini tamon aj o tader prasongsai ami hasina.. Ami amar kaj korci sudu nijer lakkhe poucanor jonne.. Atai amar atmobiswaser galpo.

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Aishika Shakhari

ছোটবেলা থেকেই আমি কোন অনুষ্ঠানে শাড়ি পড়তে ভালবাসি,এই বিষয় নিয়ে যেমন আমার পরিবার এবং সমাজের কাছে আমায় নানা কথার সম্মুখীন হতে হয়েছে তেমনই আমার জীবনের লক্ষ্য-এর বিষয়টি নিয়েও বিভিন্ন মন্তব্য শুনতে হয়েছে।ভবিষ্যতে হোটেল

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Aishika Shakhari

ছোটবেলা থেকেই আমি কোন অনুষ্ঠানে শাড়ি পড়তে ভালবাসি,এই বিষয় নিয়ে যেমন আমার পরিবার এবং সমাজের কাছে আমায় নানা কথার সম্মুখীন হতে হয়েছে তেমনই আমার জীবনের লক্ষ্য-এর বিষয়টি নিয়েও বিভিন্ন মন্তব্য শুনতে হয়েছে।ভবিষ্যতে হোটেল ম্যানেমেন্ট নিয়ে পড়ার পাশাপাশি মডেলিং করব বলে ঠিক করেছি,এখন থেকেই বিভিন্ন জায়গায় মডেলিং-এর সুযোগ পাই তবে দ্বাদশ শ্রেণির পড়াশোনার চাপে সেগুলো সব রিজেক্ট করতে বাধ্য হই।অনেকের কাছেই নানা কুমন্তব্য শুনতে হয় আমায়।বিভিন্ন অনুষ্ঠানে শাড়ি পড়ি,এছাড়া বিভিন্ন ধরনের স্টাইল পছন্দ করি কারণ,আমি নিজের বিষয়ে কনফিডেন্ট অনুভব করি।
—ঐশিকা শাখারী,দেশবন্ধু উচ্চ বালিকা বিদ্যালয়,কলা বিভাগ

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Mumtaz Sorcar, Actor

I am proud of my body type, which is athletic. This is how I am and this happens to be an integral part of my identity.

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Mumtaz Sorcar, Actor

I am proud of my body type, which is athletic. This is how I am and this happens to be an integral part of my identity. There was a time when directors would frown upon my body type claiming that my height and athletic body would just not fit into the cast of a lady actor they expect. 32 Bengali film, one Bollywood film, one Tamil and one Telugu film later, it is my confidence in the face of judgement that has created magic.