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Women face discrimination when it comes to safe public spaces. Safecity organised a photo exhibition and panel discussion during Global Anti- Street Harassment Week to deconstruct the crucial linkages between the freedom to travel and roam, and gendered violence in our session titled: ‘Reclaiming public spaces: Challenges in local transport” in Mumbai. We focussed on(…)

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Women at the workplace have experienced harassment at some point or the other — either the unwanted touch or discrimination at large. While earlier, women rarely spoke out against such harassment, thanks to digital media, they are now aggressively coming forward to make their voice heard. It is all out in the open now. Starting(…)

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Actor Abhay Deol’s recent social media posts slamming our fairness fixation reminds me of the time when I realised that in India, being fair is a big deal. The year was 2014 and I had just returned to India after living abroad for most of my school and college years. It was a pleasant change for(…)

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Winter Food

There are certain character traits that would benefit you immensely if you took the time to develop them. Consider the people you admire the most in the present and from the past. How would you describe them? Could you adopt the same characteristics that make them so successful and admirable? Shilpa Pandey has you covered(…)

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Women at work

If you ask me, I can give you plenty of reasons to NOT get married! And that’s because we want to empower ourselves. Not so long ago, women were ready to “sacrifice” their ambitions to get married to the “prince charming” that they dreamt of their whole life. But that’s not the case now. Today’s(…)

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Khao Lak

Khao Lak. I’ll admit- it took me a while to even remember the name. Khao (like eat in hindi) and Lak like –well Lak. There! No more, ‘Somewhere near Phuket that starts with K’. So, armed with sunscreen, swimsuits and all things skimpy – I was good to go!  Since I’d never actually heard about Khao(…)

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maternity issues

The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act 2016, which doubles paid maternity leave to 26 weeks, is being hailed as a historic benefit for working women across the country. However, the Act could lead to a reduction in demand for female employees, and increased discrimination. The Amendment places the entire cost of the increased maternity leave, as(…)

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It was right after we finished Ri- Homeland of Uncertainty that we started working on the script of Onaatah – Of The Earth. The seed of the story belongs to the director of the film, Pradip Kurbah.  He had met a few rape survivors who had shared their grief with him. The judiciary would take(…)

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She Leads India

She Leads India is an action packed summit with powerful and moving speakers from India and rest of the world. Women who enrich the world with new ideas, innovations, inspiration and engagement. India’s biggest women’s summit to be held in New Delhi in the month of March 2017, the focus is on women at work,(…)

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Hillary Clinton and Elsamarie

Over the years I have often been asked, “Who are your role models?”. Unhesitatingly I have always responded with: my mother and Secretary Hillary R. Clinton. I choose my mother for her calm, perseverance and ability to find a solution even in the worst moments. Secretary Clinton resonates with me for her inspirational leadership and(…)

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twinkle khanna

As you’ve no doubt heard, an ex-TVF employee posted on medium.com blaming the CEO of The Viral Fever (TVF) Arunabh Kumar for alleged sexual harassment. Kumar denied the charge and told Mumbai Mirror that the molestation allegations against him are “fake”. Or were they?? What Kumar Says? “I unconditionally and unequivocally deny all these allegations. Social media has already declared me an offender, but(…)

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Goa

Goaaaaa. That’s where we want to be. The first place India’s youth think of going when the idea of solo travel or a college trip emerges on the scene. And why is that? The legendary stories of the shacks. The chilling at Britto’s by Baga, soaking in the salt and turning a tan, water sports(…)

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Mira Rajput, who few people, including me, had heard of is suddenly in the news for her  comments about her life choices and especially the statement referring to her role as a mother, “I wouldn’t want to spend one hour a day with her and rush off to work. She  is not a puppy, I(…)

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mira rajput, mira rajput puppy remark, mira rajput working women, mira rajput controversy

Mira Rajput really didn’t need all this publicity did she? A happy stay at home mom, talking down others? The world got to know her when she tied the knot with Shahid Kapur, now she’s giving the world a peek into the person she is? “I am proud of the label of a homemaker.” I(…)

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Boost Your Business in Pune by She The People

SheThePeople interacts with entrepreneurs from across India all the time through its various events and shows. These interactions have given us insights into these wonderful women’s lives. We get a firsthand account of their journeys and hardships they face. Interaction with over 250 women for this piece, and we have come to conclude that there(…)

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mothers at work

A lot of girls openly admit to being “daddy’s little girl.” In fact, it is encouraged for girls to hold this label. I’m sure I’ve said it a lot of times before myself. But at the end of the day, I’m very much a mama’s girl at heart. A mother is a friend, a teacher(…)

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