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  • Chaitra Shamraya blogs about her experience from working and living in Norway. From the student life in the village of Volda on the Norwegian west coast to the struggle with starting her career as an international journalist and an activist in Oslo and working to establish her Ph.D. project. 

Connecting with media colleagues around the world during the Covid struggle!

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  • One of the very inspiring tasks that I have been engaged in during the lock-down is the Oslo Mediapod. Since the start a year ago, I have had the privilege to interview a nice group of colleagues worldwide. All of them have in common strong relations to Oslo Media House!

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"We live in a society where women are assumed to prioritize motherhood above everything else, even in the most developed country."

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  • #ChooseToChallenge is the theme of the International women´s day 2021.  I would like to pen down a few thoughts on this theme. 

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The year that challenged everybody, myself included

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  •  I will be completing five years in Norway this January, never thought I would come this far. It happened in this year 2020 that has been so challenging to many of us around the globe. Life has been quite challenging to me, nevertheless an adventurous journey, I say!

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I interviewed Gaute Hagerup avbout what is going on when Oslo spend a week on innovation during the pandemic

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  • The Oslo Innovation Week attracted in 2019 more than 13 000 participants from around the world, they alle came to Oslo the last week in September.  But not in 2020.  I spoke digitally to Gaute Hagerup at Oslo Business Region.

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"As we know and made peace with how most social media giants mine our data"

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  • Recalling the time I changed my iPhone to google plus, amazed by the features it had and was appalled by how google voice was listening to me 24/7. I still use the same phone, it knows what I want to see/read on my social media platforms, a pair of shoes that I don’t need, but it goes on to influence me to follow certain feminist page or even to new plant-based recipe. My phone take care of everything, I just have to google JBL headphones and my Instagram ad will show me the best headphones on the market today on the sales price. 

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As the pandemic deepens economic and social stress while you are obliged to follow self-isolation, there shows an increased rate of gender-based violence.

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  • Feminism is a complex set of ideologies and theories that advocate women's rights and achieve equality between the sexes. 'Intersectional feminism' is a framework that identifies and acknowledges how women's overlapping identities—such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, and class—affect the way in which they experience oppression and discrimination.

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One can ideally learn a lot from nature provided what you are looking for.

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  • A good affiliation with nature can give wisdom superior to knowledge. One needs to open one heart to receive and absorb the lessons from nature. Observe and surrender!

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"If a piece of cloth is sold for such prices then you have to know what material it is and is it sustainable enough”

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  • Finally in 2020, designer Mette Møller in Oslo decided to launch her podcast.  It has become a important way to communicate with her community during the pandemic.

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It is time to accept the “new norm” even if you hate it and would like to wait for the things to be normal.

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  • In collab with @enrichyour_mind, I documented the "new norm" of this Pandemic life, which you all might relate to some extent. As the project demanded to show two contrasting daily routines of our lives during the pandemic times. In the video below, you will see some days where I am super productive and some days where I find no motivation to move or cook. The motto behind is to remind oneself not to be hard when you feel unproductive, take a break when you are less motivated. 

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