Today is a landmark day because the Supreme Court of India upheld the death penalty for the four accused in the Jyoti Singh gang rape and murder case of December 2012. The accused were appealing the High Court judgement of 2013. The accused may believe they deserve a lesser punishment but not the parents of(…)

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Nirbhaya case

It was nearly five years ago that this horrific incident happened. On December 16, 2012, a young woman and her friend boarded a bus in a south Delhi. What happened next shook us to the core, and continues to do so even today. The two friends were attacked, and the 23-year old was brutally gang-raped(…)

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Women's Safety Creative STP 4

Recognize negative thoughts and challenge them so that the focus shifts on the ‘potential’ rather than the ‘what’s missing’ says Jasmine Kalra, a leadership coach and entrepreneur Emotions are contagious Our brain and emotional response system (limbic system) is an open loop. If there is a negative emotion we are experiencing, there is a high(…)

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Macron and His Wife by Abc Net

If she wears a high-collared dress, it will be to hide her turkey neck. No laughter lines? Botox. Fuller lips? Fillers. Gloved hands? Hiding prominent veins. Cheerful lipstick? Desperation. And so on. Why is Emmanuel Macron and Brigitte Trogneux relationship being put to a public test? Why is it so difficult being cougar? If Brigitte(…)

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Women at work

Financial independence is the cornerstone of growing your business, building a brand and even getting to know yourself. ETNOW’s Anchor Avanne Dubhash shares her views on what matters most. I know. It’s daunting. The numbers, the pages, the clauses and the fine print. ‘Finance’ for some reason conjures up an image of my math tuition(…)

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Mother's Day 2017 Campaign

My little bundle of awesomeness- Vedant was born about 2 months ago and since then, life as we know it as taken a massive turn. A turn for the best. The road to child happiness is riddled with late night feeds, diaper changing, not knowing the different types of crying, the marital bed breakup and(…)

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Women Driving To Work

Imagine a day in the life of a married urban Indian woman. As a homemaker, she runs a house in the capacity of an entrepreneur, sometimes with multiple employees; maintains balance sheets and makes budget allocations; functions as a family nutritionist; and acts as universal caretaker/nurse; all unpaid and sometimes thankless jobs. On the other(…)

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HolidayReading by Ms Magazine

Patience is a virtue. Patience is the ability to tolerate delay without frustration. Those with patience are able to remain calm and avoid impulsive action when faced with challenges. Being impatient has little to offer. The line at the store is impervious to your thoughts and emotions. If you’re stuck, you may as well enjoy(…)

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Saudi Women Elected to power

It is no secret that Saudi Arabia has one of the worst human rights records in their treatment of women and girls. So it was a bit of a shock to wake up to the news that Saudi Arabia will now be part of the United Nations Commission for the Status of Women, joining 44(…)

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Content Creation awards

Various people across the globe could be your prospective client with just one click of the mouse. No other promotion methods can give you such instant results. We believe that those women who are tech savvy and know how to network and convey their point effectively for them there is no end to which they(…)

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Emotional intelligence for women

In the latter half of the 20th century pretty much the time I was growing up, all that mattered was your IQ. A high score in school-college-university was a mark of success, your life was set so-to-speak and that in turn meant that your parents had done a good job. The 21st century has seen(…)

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Women At Work ShethePeople

A few years ago, I wanted to create a leadership program for women. I discussed this with my friend Aparna and we both were excited about the idea but unsure of the response from the world. We were sure that we would be able to provide an enjoyable and meaningful experience for the women, we(…)

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Social Media And Women

Over the last 10 days I was one of the facilitators of a virtual Rotary peace conference #BridgesForPeace on Zoom, moderated a session on the use of social media for social good on behalf of the US Consulate Mumbai, was named one of Top 30 women who champion feminism on social media in India and(…)

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Yashodhara Lal Image to SheThePeople

Over the last three years, I find myself reading a LOT more non-fiction than fiction. On writing. On meditation. On time management. As a consequence of which, I’m late to the party in terms of reading the big, famous fiction titles – such as Gone Girl, which recently made its way to my home. Have(…)

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Breastfeeding in public

The incident of a woman being shamed publicly for breastfeeding her infant on a train has left us shell-shocked. 32-year-old Swapna Kulkarni Ajgaonkar and her husband, Amir, were onboard the Deccan Queen on Sunday when like any other mother of an infant, she started breastfeeding her hungry son. Seeing this “scandalous” scene, fellow co-passengers started a grotesque protest.(…)

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Sanitary Napkins

As a young Indian woman I am acutely aware of the social stigma attached to menstruation in our country. Your periods must not be talked about, your sanitary napkins must be strategically hidden, and you should definitely not put your hand in the pickle jar. But for me, my period is a time when I(…)

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