Zarifah Zahan
. India . joined October, 2021

Zarifah Zahan


Being born as a girl in conservative Muslim lower class family, it has always been tough to stand for education throughout. But my consistency opened a door when I secured rank 54 & 31 in 10th and 12th board exam respectively. Relying on the govt scholarships, I completed graduation in Electronics engineering. Since then, I have been working in an MNC. Till date, I have been the fifth person from my village and the first woman, who is doing a job after completing graduation.
Being a victim of oppression, my motto has been to raise voice for female empowerment & equality. I believe 'Pen is mightier than sword', therefore I have chosen poetry and blogging as my way of expression.
I have received several awards for these writings.  Woman Employee award at office, Rewa Honourary Bina Dutta Smriti Puroskar -2019 (Poetry), Story Mirror 'Yes you can write season 2'- Audio, "Yes,you can write season 2" - "Author of the week" are few out of the crowd.
I have two published poetry books, "Andhokarer Kono Rong bodh Nei" & "Mondo Saidati" where the second book grabbed attention for voicing out the torments girl face in the name of rituals, religion & social traits. Additionally, several poems/write ups published in renowned bengali magazines like Sananda, Krittibas etc. I was also a former blogger for digital version of renowned bengali newspaper "Ei Samay". I am also a painter, have a youtube channel where I make people listen Audio stories.
I have taken responsibilities for education of two underprivileged girls.
My vision and mission is to stand for women empowerment using the tool of education. I dream of a future when no parent will lament for girl child, nobody will secretly opt for female foeticide, nobody will use religion, rituals or social traits to suppress women's progress.

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    • City :
    • Kolkata

    • State :
    • West Bengal

    • Category :
    • Multi Talent

    • Email ID:

    • Profession:
    • Software Engineer

    • Education
    • Bachelor in Technology

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Project Details

 1. "Impacting Lives" : Swapna and Sonali are the 2 young girls from Sunderbans and Uttarpara respectively, of whom the educational responsibilities are being been taken care of.

2. "Amphan Relief" : money, food and clothes were distributed in the Angan hit villages in Sundarban, West Bengal.

3. "Child Care Home" : monthly food supplies for a girls' child care home.
These are the few glimpses of work done by our NGO. 
As an individual, I always pen down my opinion on women and social issues by poetry or by blogging. I do painting and handcrafts on flower pots in leisure. Just because conservative family frowns a lot in the name of modelling, I participated in a pageant for the first time deliberately and came as Top 10 finalist amongst 1500 candidates. I am an youtuber and a self-taught baker alongside.


 1. Woman Employee award in office at Womens day,2017 

2. Three time accolades received for good work in office.

3.Yugo-Sagnik Award, 2016. 
4. Rewa Poetry Competition-1st position , 2017.
5. Dewa Saradiya Award, 2017
6.Rewa Honourary Bina Dutta Smriti Puroskar -2019 (Poetry).
7. Story Mirror 'Yes you can write season 2'- Audio-1st position,2020. 
8. Nomination for Story Mirror presents 'Author of the year' Award
9.Winner-Sananda 'Ma o Meye Contest', 2021
10.'Jiya Penfight'-Winner
11. Top 10 Finalist - Max Sananda Nabanita Paegent 2017
12. Published books : "Andhokarer Kono Rong bodh nei" & "Mando Saidati"
13. Accolades got from renowned bengali poet for "Mando Saidati" as all poems in this book protest against Muslim girls oppression in the name of religion.
14. 'Literary Lieutenant' by Story Mirror for promoting literature.

Complete Business Details

Apart from working as Assistant Consultant, I am also working as advisor for NGO "Helping Hand of Kolkata". Kindly check the above url to know more about the details, we, as a team are working upon.

Writing poetry & blogs in different magazines, webzines are the tablets for running my soul.


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