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    Summary: Rohit got to hear about a session of Stories Worth Sharing (SWS) Meet-Up in Pune, which was organised by his friend Gargi Dharmadhikari. Childhood friends Himanshu and Mohit use their own stories as introductions and fillers at meet-ups. This got us thinking of the importance of personal interactions without interruptions of phones or social media,” Himanshu recalls. When 24-year-old Rohit Jacob heard about a story worth sharing, he decided to organise a story-telling session for his city, Thiruvananthapuram. I found the news of a student’s suicide, apparently because he got trapped in a Blue Whale challenge, deeply disturbing.

    When 24-year-old Rohit Jacob heard about a story worth sharing, he decided to organise a story-telling session for his city, Thiruvananthapuram. Rohit got to hear about a session of Stories Worth Sharing (SWS) Meet-Up in Pune, which was organised by his friend Gargi Dharmadhikari. “SWS is a platform where strangers come together and relate an incident or story close to their hearts, the first such meet-up being held in Delhi after its founders, engineering students Himanshu Poswal and Mohit Munjal, felt a need for personal interaction among people in an age largely dominated by social media,” explains Rohit. Started in March this year, SWS now has a presence in 23 Indian cities and is set to be hosted in Singapore, the first meet abroad, soon , As Reported By Hindu.

    According to the Newspaper,Rohit, an engineer, is organising Thiruvananthapuram’s first such gathering. He feels the meet-up could not have been better timed. “I always considered this city where I grew up to be a place where people shared close bonds with their family and friends. I found the news of a student’s suicide, apparently because he got trapped in a Blue Whale challenge, deeply disturbing.

    Source: http://www.thehindu.com/society/stories-worth-sharing-meet-ups-encourage-us-to-narrate-our-inspirational-life-changing-stories/article19675855.ece


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