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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5 Inspiring stories

A man in the 250 strong audiences got up to say this to our panel. “I have left a session with Shashi Tharoor and come to listen to you. He is talking of the past, while you all are about our future. For the sake of my daughter I want to listen to the new(…)

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Productivity

I know what you are thinking, 2016 was at best, an okay year. 2017 will be a new ray of hope, a new approach to old things. No pressure, but two days are already gone and new year resolutions are so passe. But you don’t need to worry because we have got you covered. Here(…)

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Reclaiming sexist words like spinster

It’s time to reclaim our vocabulary. Let’s start with ‘spinster’, which originated well before the Industrial Age in England and was commonly used for women who spun thread for a living. By virtue of the fact that most of the women in the occupation were unmarried and beyond the prescribed age for it, the Oxford(…)

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Rachna Khanna Founder CEO Pinwi

If someone asked me 5 years ago to imagine myself as an entrepreneur, I would either laugh at the thought or consider it my worst nightmare. While I played entrepreneurial roles throughout my career, never in my wildest dream did I imagine being a starter-upper. It was so far outside the cone of my vision(…)

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Social Media Tips

Since its inception, social media has been throwing unprecedented surprises and is growing at a pace that is unmatched in any industry. Here’s a by-invite post by Isheta Shelat who is the head of the digital wing of The Fatsmeagol Collective. These trends below are on her watch list. We love number 4! Here’s a(…)

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Future Workforce by Plum.IO

Workplaces are increasingly becoming digital and more than 75% of future jobs require Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (S.T.E.M). The transformation of the education technology landscape to meet this required skill force, is unquestionable. According to a study by HSBC, 51% of Indian parents said that the ultimate goal they wanted for their child is(…)

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Women In Social Media

As a communications expert, I often get asked about trends in the industry. While I don’t possess a crystal ball, my decades of experience certainly enhance my ability to tap into a few key trends. So here are a few burgeoning trends I foresee that will be huge in 2017: Digital Marketing No surprises here(…)

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Virtual Reality

If Convenience is the resolution for 2017, these gadgets promise to make it to your Yes! list instantly. Edible speakers, pocket printers and slick phones. Gadget groupies have it chalked out. Here are our picks. 1. Logitech X50 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker This stylish looking speaker can keep your party going for over five hours without having(…)

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