This post about a woman Uber driver from Kolkata will inspire you. Read full story
Women have achieved a lot in the past decade. There was a time when we had to fight for our right to vote. But now, thanks to the endless struggle and fight put up by the brave women from history, we have been able to get almost on level with our male counterparts.
We acknowledge that there are several gaps that need to be bridged for a proper sense of equality in society. And slowly and steadily, wholesome stories featuring brave women taking steps to do so are one of the best things the internet has to offer.
Just like this inspiring story of Dipta Ghosh, a female Uber driver from Kolkata. A Facebook user named Param Kalyan Singh was surprised when Dipta came to pick him up for the Uber ride. Singh even shared her story in a post.
“Yesterday booked an App cab for going to Lake Mall. Received call from a female driver,” the caption stated. Singh explained that he was taken aback as the woman didn’t ask for his drop location or whether his payment was in cash or online.
“She just asked in polite tone regarding the pickup location. Yes she was Dipta Ghosh as I found out from her profile. After journey started I asked her that, your tone is that of an educated person, what's your educational background. I was surprised and you guys will be too,” Singh said.
Turns out Dipta is a BTech graduate in Electrical Engineering. “She worked for 6 years in various companies. Then her father died in 2020 leaving behind her, her mom and a younger sister. She found all suitable jobs were only which required her shifting out of Kolkata. She didn't want to do that and leave her mom and sis alone. She took courageous decision to get a commercial driving license as she knew how to drive already. Bought an Alto and started driving for Uber since 2021. She is quite happy with the profession now. She earns about 40000 a month driving about 6-7 hours daily for 6 days a week,” Singh added in the caption.
The post has received a lot of love from people. Netizens showered praise on Dipta and lauded her fighting spirit and courage.