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The Youth Ki Awaaz News Breakers Programme is a work-from-home opportunity for young and passionate writers from among the YKA community, with journalistic aspirations and a keen eye for latest developments making headlines. With regular feedback from, and one-to-one interaction with, our team of editors, the programme enables these writers to publish reports on topical and urgent events, which are further posted and amplified on our social media platforms. If you want to become a News Breaker with YKA, write to us on

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Soumita Sen

A career counselor and educator by profession, Soumita strongly believe in the power of words, and what can be better than the same words put together strongly enough so that it makes a difference in the world.

Ashutosh Rabindra

An advocate, Ashutosh currently works at a legal firm. He is an alumnae of CLC, Faculty of Law, Delhi University and Kirori Mal College, Delhi University.

Meghna Deshmukh

Meghna is a media graduate who has honors in pop culture references.

Aanchal Bajpai

Aanchal is an independent media researcher with a keen interest in politics and current affairs.

Garvit Bhirani

Garvit is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Journalism And Mass Communication from GGSIP University. A news junkie with the keen interest in political & social issues. He is a former fellow with Yes Foundation. Also practices MoJo.

Niltupal Timsina

A media graduate with a keen interest in politics, northeast India and international affairs.

Sandeep Rathore

Sandeep Rathore is a freelance web journalist and blogger. He is a big fan of American writer Ernest Hemingway and actor Jack Nicholson.

Vridhi Sharma

A highly motivated Sociology kid, with a keen interest in discerning facts and making perceptive observations of the world.

आंचल शुक्ला

कानपुर में पली बढ़ी हूं। AKTU लखनऊ से 2018 में MBA करने के बाद अभी प्राइवेट कंपनी में कार्यरत हूं। लिखना मेरी आदतों में वैसे ही शामिल है, जैसे जीने के लिए भोजन करना। संतोष नामक प्राणी की तलाश है मुझे, क्योंकि सुना है एक बार इस महानुभाव से रुबरु होने के बाद सब चौपट। इ्सलिए कभी संतोष मत करिए।

Bindita Sinha

Executive SEO Content Writer at Asian College of Teachers, Bindita is the founder of KraftPick. She also loves vlogging.

राजीव कुमार

मैं मूल रूप से बिहार का निवासी हूं और नई दिल्ली में स्वतंत्र पत्रकार के तौर पर काम करता हूं। भारत के वंचित तबकों की आवाज़ मेनस्ट्रीम मीडिया में नहीं आ पाती है, जिन्हें लगातार अपनी लेखनी के ज़रिये उठाना मेरा मकसद है।

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A former Assistant Secretary with the Ministry of Women and Child Development in West Bengal for three months, Lakshmi Bhavya has been championing the cause of menstrual hygiene in her district. By associating herself with the Lalana Campaign, a holistic menstrual hygiene awareness campaign which is conducted by the Anahat NGO, Lakshmi has been slowly breaking taboos when it comes to periods and menstrual hygiene.

A Gender Rights Activist working with the tribal and marginalized communities in india, Srilekha is a PhD scholar working on understanding body and sexuality among tribal girls, to fill the gaps in research around indigenous women and their stories. Srilekha has worked extensively at the grassroots level with community based organisations, through several advocacy initiatives around Gender, Mental Health, Menstrual Hygiene and Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) for the indigenous in Jharkhand, over the last 6 years.

Srilekha has also contributed to sustainable livelihood projects and legal aid programs for survivors of sex trafficking. She has been conducting research based programs on maternal health, mental health, gender based violence, sex and sexuality. Her interest lies in conducting workshops for young people on life skills, feminism, gender and sexuality, trauma, resilience and interpersonal relationships.

A Guwahati-based college student pursuing her Masters in Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Bidisha started the #BleedwithDignity campaign on the technology platform, demanding that the Government of Assam install
biodegradable sanitary pad vending machines in all government schools across the state. Her petition on has already gathered support from over 90000 people and continues to grow.

Bidisha was selected in’s flagship program ‘She Creates Change’ having run successful online advocacy
campaigns, which were widely recognised. Through the #BleedwithDignity campaign; she organised and celebrated World Menstrual Hygiene Day, 2019 in Guwahati, Assam by hosting a wall mural by collaborating with local organisations. The initiative was widely covered by national and local media, and the mural was later inaugurated by the event’s chief guest Commissioner of Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) Debeswar Malakar, IAS.

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