Kiran Bedi

Women leaders across the world suggest that women’s education is the answer for all the issues involving gender-inequality. Kiran Bedi, however, begs to differ. She says imparting education to women without imbibing a sense of courage in them is futile. [( Picture Credit: Hindustantimes.com)] We realized that while education was helping us grow and see(…)

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Kaifi Azmi

I still remember the day we were taught the lyrics of the famous song “Kar Chale Hum Fida” by Kaifi Azmi. The song was a part of my VIII class syllabus. Every morning, we were made to sing this before the commencement of the classes. Its been years now, this mellifluous patriotic  song still reverberates(…)

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Indian female lawyers

By Vandita Morarka Continued abuse and maltreatment of women in India creates an urgent need for more awareness amongst women about their legal rights. Women are often left without recourse after being subject to a crime. Here we look at 8 procedural legal rights that Indian women must know to better exercise their other rights.(…)

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Mentorship for women

A very happy new year to everyone. Another year gone, another year with fulfilled dreams and promises and one more opportunity to make things better than they are with a crisp new year ahead of us.  But every new beginning isn’t about forced measures to suddenly leapfrog into being the person you want to be,(…)

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Women Intellectuals

Most often, you get judged for the way you are dressed even before you speak or make your presentation. This is something most people don’t think about enough. Or think about in a very safe, fearful way. Don’t show too much cleavage, keep your skirt below your knee, wear a jacket even if it’s a(…)

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Sakshi Talwar-

Having grown up in a family where it was almost a given that a woman has to be independent and not rely on anybody else was a big fortune for me. As a kid, I would always come up with new fangled ideas and discuss the same with my parents. My discipline in life partially(…)

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Hindu College Campus

If you want earn recognition for channelizing your creative energy without leaping out of your bed, apply for the month-long blogging and digital marketing internship at Economy Decoded. Economy Decoded is a blog focusing on issues concerning the youth. What distinguishes ED from other blogs is the quality of bloggers who are ardent believers of(…)

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Lost Indian Goddesses photo series

By Kavita Kané The devi or the devil? The winner or the vamp? The good or the bad. The answer, of course, will be as stereotyped as the question itself. It is far easy and presumptive  to bracket characters and people in mythology into stereotypes and to paint them either black or white than see them(…)

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Selina Periampillai on shethepeople

The deeply entrenched system of patriarchy affects all walks of an Indian woman’s life. I was aware of the fact that a woman’s clothes are deeply scrutinised but her ill-fed status shocked me. According to a report by The Hindu, one in five women in Delhi and half of the women in Uttar Pradesh live(…)

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SOCIAL MEDIA LOVE

Instagram crossed the 600 million active users mark, having added a 100 million in the last six months alone. So that’s twice the population of the United States, using the image-sharing mobile application to click photos of their pets in Christmas jumpers and this really good antioxidant green tea, or that quinoa salad that was(…)

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Amitabh Kant on the power of entrepreneurs

Amitabh Kant says ATM cards too will redundant by 2020 as India tries to leapfrog the payments revolution by going fully digital. Speaking at the Pravasi Divas in Bengaluru, the Niti Aayog CEO said “India is in the midst of huge huge disruption in the world of both financial technology and in terms of social(…)

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mothers at work

We are still living in the day and age where managers are wary of hiring women in their 20s and 30s, lest they get pregnant, and their incumbent maternity leaves prove to be financially viable to the company. It is also difficult for a woman to try and make a career comeback after marriage and(…)

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gender equality

Here at SheThePeople, I often hear a woman’s definition of the term feminism. But, I haven’t really come across men defining what feminism means to them. I asked a few men I know, some of them my friends and some acquaintances, their definition of Feminism. At a time of global movements like #HeForShe and also an(…)

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ElsaMarie DSilva

It’s that time of the year when we sit back and take stock of our life — our achievements, failures and aspirations. While I don’t believe in making New Year Resolutions, I do believe in making lists for everything to keep me on track. I have lists for personal goals, professional goals, travel plans and(…)

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Celebs Speak Out Against Bangalore Event

Since the day Bangalore witnessed the horrific New Year’s Eve mass molestation event, many celebrities have taken to social media to shame the authority’s lack of safety measures.  And when Karnataka’s Home Minister G Parameswara blamed women for their ‘westernized lifestyle,’ the whole nation burst out in rage. “These kinds of things happen,” he said. Meanwhile, another shocking(…)

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Kiran Manral

What’s in a surname? By Kiran Manral When the fabulous Ms Steinem had made famous Irina Dunn’s feminist slogan about women needing men as much as a fish needed a bicycle, I was a fledgling feminist. The very first time I came across the statement, it quite disoriented me. I was just get about getting(…)

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