Some sessions of Women’s Writer’s Festival didn’t delve into the delicate niceties of being a woman. Thank god. It sprung open a so-called Pandora’s box where women felt safe to enquire – why does my mother come home early when both my mother and father are working in the same business that they had started(…)
Has the revolution of feminism made the much needed changes at the workplace? This was one of the vital questions at the Women Writers’ Fest. Leading women from varied fields like comedy to leadership discussed the issue.
Soap brand Vivel is the latest one to become a part of the feminist movement and has recently come up with a video titled ‘Ab Samjhauta Nahi’ (No more compromise). The video aims to inspire women to value their own opinions and dreams, challenge status quo and therefore maximise their potential and live a fuller life.
Padma Lakshmi has said on record more than once that she’s a feminist and … unlikely to be able to be friends with anyone who isn’t. I got a chance to meet her for a quick interview today and to moderate a Facebook Live with her for her publisher HarperCollins India — and she laughs when(…)
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(…)
Sports Anchor Priya Malik recently called out the blatant sexism that is present in sports industry, in a recent article on Buzzfeed. A sports anchor, TV actress, an Honours in Literature, a Post Grad in Applied Linguistics, a Masters in Teaching and a Masters in Education by research which is halfway to a PhD, Malik has been(…)
Anuradha Beniwal is a young writer — the author of Azaadi Mera Brand — and chess champion, who isn’t afraid to tell it like it is, and passionately advocates for girls to step out and make shady places less so. Tracing a journey from Rohtak to London, she calls out sexism and prejudice where she(…)
There is a continued treatment of women as secondary citizens in India. They are subject to abuse, inferior treatment and live in a constant state of preparedness for the next offence that may be committed against them — even within their own homes. The call for women empowerment needs more women to be aware of(…)
Being the daughter of a film star who is considered no less than a god by some people can be a surreal experience, and director Aishwaryaa Dhanush is very open about being grateful for most of it…But she also reveals something about losing out on “normal” childhood, in her memoir Standing on an Apple Box. Beyond being(…)
Books are vital in anyone’s life, as important as windows, they say. It is even more important to read good books, a book which will make us intellectually sound and can help us do away with our ignorance. I remember the time when I picked up ‘Jane Eyre’ during my school days. A friend had(…)
If you are a lover of great comedy mixed with a dash of intellect in it, you would know who Sumukhi Suresh is. Her Behti Naak series on YouTube is the kind of comedy that’s progressive, issue-based and yet tickles your funnybone. Basically, Sumukhi is the master of deadpan humour. Her style of comedy shows(…)