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Whisky Lady in India: Carissa Hickling

Carissa is a business woman, a writer, a travel junkie and ahem… a Whisky Lady. Wondering how a woman likes her peg of whisky? Well Carissa loves the entire process of nosing, sipping and savoring the “water of life.” Carissa, originally from Canada has been living in India for over two decades now and calls(…)

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5 Indian Star Women in Forbes World’s Billionaires List

The Forbes list of world’s richest people is out and features 190 women billionaires, approx. over 10 per cent of the total count last year. Five Indian women have successfully made their names enlisted. Indian women in this year’s Forbes billionaires list has increased over last year, when there were only two Indian women included.(…)

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18 year old Sataparna Mukherjee bags top NASA scholarship

Meet 18-year-old Sataparna Mukherjee, a student of Class 12 from a village around 30km from Kolkata. No she wasn’t hired in any big company on a fat salary. Those headlines are tiring us out. Sataparna’s story is refreshing and laudable. She has been selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for its prestigious(…)

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UK offers ‘period’ leave, should India push for menstrual leave?

Women in UK based organization will now be offered ‘period leaves’ to deal with the discomfort associated with the monthly cycle. Bex Baxter, one of the directors of the Bristol based company named Coexis – who also happens to be a woman – came up with the idea after observing her female employees going through(…)

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HERBUDGET: Entrepreneurs call Budget 2016 a mixed bag

Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley has favoured start-up revolution in the country giving women entrepreneurs a special allocation. He praised the fact that now the job-seekers have become job-creators.  He also gave some attention to rural women and their household chores. As in the case of start-ups, Jaitley has proposed 100% tax redemption in the first(…)

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5 Things to know about feminist filmmaker Mary Dore

This March – the women’s day month – Feminist Rani is a very special one. Putting the spotlight on Mary Dore, a feminist filmmaker who directed She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry. Dore is known for her candid style, brilliant storytelling and deep understanding of the subject of gender balance and feminism. Her work has won(…)

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Journalist Shoma Chaudhury asked to stepped from Catch News

Shoma Chaudhury, Editor-in-Chief of Catch News has reportedly been asked to leave her job. The Rajasthan Patrika led digital platform will no longer have Chaudhury as its head. An email by Chaudhury to her colleagues spelt out her disappointment as well as what she called the ‘abruptness’ of the decision. “I’m writing to tell you(…)

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Budget 2016 did little for women says Sakshi Sirari

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s budget proposal presented by him this morning at the Lok Sabha came as a serious disappointment to the women. Promises made to women entrepreneurs at Startup India by PM Narendra Modi were not kept. The nation’s budgetary estimates were laid on the following ’9 Pillars’, but none of the pillars had provisions(…)

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Budget 2016: The Entrepreneur Edition

Finance minister Arun Jaitley revealed the Budget for India today – it’s been called a mixed bag with some good ideas in place but not enough to put growth on full throttle. Entrepreneurs have been hopeful to get more from the budget and so this might have even disappointed them a tad. Here are the(…)

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