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10 Happy Moments by Aakriti Kochhar Sachdeva

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10 Happy Moments of My Life 1. The first time I held my baby sister in my arms.  I was happy I had someone I could bully! 2. The first time I saw the Eiffel Tour twinkle.  There is nothing about Paris that didn’t fascinate me: the wine, the fashion, the culture, the gastronomy and the people (especially the men!) Then first time I saw the Eiffel tour was like a long awaited dream come true! The better part, I sponsored my own trip! 3. When I brought my first puppy home and my life has never been the same! My dogs have taught me to love selflessly and to always look where I put my foot (if I don’t, its usually in dog poo) 4. When I entered Disneyland! The first thing on my bucket list was going to Disneyland since I could probably spell ‘Disneyland’! I was longing to go to the happiest and most magical place on Earth! Going there with the love of my life made this experience even better. 5. When I met my childhood friend after many years over drinks and realized distance didn’t ch

Brothel made me PUKE!

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Donate now for Apne Aap Women's Collective It was the night of 16 th August, 2008 around 1:30am when I was returning home after my annual college event that I saw adult sex workers lined up opposite my college in Juhu, Mumbai. As I walked ahead looking for transportation, I witnessed a horrific sight of middle-aged men paying and picking up child prostitutes. That spectacle disturbed and aggravated me but made me feel helpless at the same time. Back then, I was 17 years old, living a regular college student’s life but till date that moment haunts me. After days of research and discussion with parents, I decided to volunteer for an NGO that helped children, young girls and women in prostitution. Our primary objective was not to rescue these people from the red light districts in liaison with the police force. Instead, it was providing them with child care, vocational education and training, corporate fund raising for running rehabilitation centers, organize health ch