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Back in the 1960s when Betty Friedan wrote that seminal book, The Feminine Mystique, she set a butterfly into the ethers of gender politics, one which would eventually cause a cyclone later. Many believed that this book was to blame for the sudden spike in dissatisfaction amongst the middle class married woman at the time,(…)

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I absolutely love cooking. But the bane of the daily work day can even take away the most energetic of people into a slump, and putting yummy food on the dinner table is the last thing on anyone’s mind. Or think about the college kid who’s moved to a new city and is completely dependent(…)

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Gender Discrimination at work

A close friend of mine… let me just call her my little pixie… said she was going to tell the partners at the young startup she works at that they needed to institutionalise an optional day off for women on the first day of their cycle. After working in the system for 15 years, and(…)

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Women entrepreneurs

What constitutes Indian attire for women? What’s Dress Like An Indian Woman? A hashtag #DressLikeAnIndianWoman went viral recently, in a way that’s telling of what and how we think. Can clothing make a human more or less of a woman? By Gazal Shekhawat in Pune reports. Diversity In Attire The answer to the first question is(…)

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Women entrepreneurs

A few days ago I spoke at the Mumbai Global Shapers event on Youth Culture and Being a Millennial in Young India. It sparked interesting conversations, especially given that most of us who are not Millennials but are their employers, colleagues and parents are struggling to understand them and channel their energies. Millennials is a(…)

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Shakti Within Every Woman: Leadership Lessons From Goddess Durga

It was the feminine who emerged first just as the womb symbolises a new creation, a personification of life.  Carrying the universal theme, the archetype of creation and procreation, mythology says our world emerged out of the female essence; the Goddess, the Shakti, the Devi. She has many faces, names, moods and emotions. Each has(…)

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Is this going to promote cashless economy?

According to me, it’s been a Calculated Start up friendly budget so far starting from Tax benefits to carry forward for MAT till 15 years. The budget missed direct announcements for E commerce sector when By 2020, Indian E commerce market is estimated to be $119 billion. India will have almost 320 million online shoppers(…)

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So if this New Yorker humour piece teaches you anything, it is that journalists need to be asking a whole new host of questions to keep up with this new era we seem to be living in. There was a time I thought a WTH (if not WTF) series was in order — there is so(…)

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Women empowerment

There is a continued treatment of women as secondary citizens in India. They are often subject to abuse or inferior treatment. The call for women empowerment needs more women to be aware of their rights. In this series on SheThePeople.TV, we look at different laws that regulate rights of women within families.   Also Read: Dowry and Dowry Harassment:(…)

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Almost a month into 2017, Its been a rather uneasy start for me and an absolute dive in to work, life and all that life abounds with. It’s during times of extremes like these (including all the negative news around) that I find myself reminiscing about the impact of the gratitude challenge I took with(…)

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Women Safety On SheThePeople 1

More and more women are encouraged to join the workforce, praised for doing so, and expected to juggle multiple responsibilities with elan. But there’s not much give — women can often feel burdened by the pressures at work and at home. Exploitation, some would say! These days, both men and women work in the same(…)

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Women at Work She The People

There are some who are born leaders, while some still have to hone their skills in order to reach that pinnacle. Being a leader does not always mean leading a team at work. In fact, a leader is someone who can apply her skills holistically in all fields of living, be it at home or(…)

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Women Safety

There is a continued treatment of women as secondary citizens in India. They are subject to abuse, inferior treatment and live in a constant state of preparedness for the next offence that may be committed against them — even within their own homes. The call for women empowerment needs more women to be aware of(…)

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Aparna Swarup It was Annie Leibovitz who once remarked that what you will see in my work is that I am not afraid to fall in love with the people I photograph. So when you are a people’s person and you are not afraid to fall in love with them, that’s when and why photography(…)

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Diversity in India Inc

I remember the fairy tales that I grew up listening to, in which the reward of every princess at the end was a prince charming and a “happily ever after” ending. However what I also realized was, that in every fairy tale the princess, be it Cinderella or Rapunzel, went though their difficult path before(…)

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Hollywood star Dominic West

There’s no point pretending you don’t have FOMO when you’re at JLF — there’s inevitably sessions and speakers you miss, whether because they’re cross-scheduled against other enticing options, or you’re up… for a session, or an interview or a mish-mash of the two. The crowds at JLF are legendary and while it can sometimes feel(…)

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