Lipstick Under My Burkha

I don’t know why our woman kind has to scream from the roof tops, write blogs, sign petitions for a simple bloody truth- we like sex. We are passionate, we are loving, we can be bad asses in bed. But left upto my darling society in which I HAVE to live and breathe, our gender(…)

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Indian stressed women

Another party and another friend’s daughter getting divorced after a long separation. I see the parents of the young girl. Watch them as they fend off well intended however intrusive questions by friends and relatives. Everyone knew about it but the ‘oh dears’ and ‘what happened?’ continue unabated. The men and women separate. Amber glasses(…)

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Gender Equality in choice of clothes

When I was a bookish fourteen-year old I had a very interesting conversation with one of my friends. She asked me if I had been “proposed” by any boy. Nerd, that I was, I got confused. I asked her if she meant if I had been “teased” by any boy, to which she rather innocently(…)

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Sreowshi Sinha on shethepople

Sreowshi Sinha talks about her life, her story of becoming a tech entrepreneur and her future plans.

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Women panelists

Where are the women? We need you at more conferences! If the question is how? Then here are eight ways of end the saga of missing women at events. Last year we did a study with SheThePeople on the composition of newsroom panels in the Indian television industry and not surprisingly, over 80% of them(…)

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Married Couple Silhouette

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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Nishamadhulika for nishamadhulika.com

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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Gender Equality

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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