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Can I Bag It All Asks Nina Lekhi In Her First Book On Business

Can I Bag It All Asks Nina Lekhi In Her First Book On Business

Nina Lekhi turned an entrepreneur when the words starting up were not even fashionable. Entrepreneurship meant business and that was an idea most women in her times (1980s) steered away from. Nina started and built Baggit, probably India’s first bags enterprise made in India. Travelling from the comfort of her home to the bylanes of(…)

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Did feminism have an impact on good marriages? Asks Kiran Manral

Did feminism have an impact on good marriages? Asks Kiran Manral

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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Compering is Art, says anchor Reena Dsouza

Compering is Art, says anchor Reena Dsouza

A computer engineer by profession, life took a new course for Reena Dsouza when she was in her second year of college. She was auditioned by her professor for an annual day event and asked her to host a spiritual show which the now popular compere readily agreed to. Since then she has been a(…)

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Politics Not Patriarchy: Contest women at par. Not on gender, color, creed

Politics Not Patriarchy: Contest women at par. Not on gender, color, creed

‘World’s biggest democracy’ is a title that both India and the USA have contested. The irony lies in the fact that both suffer from xenophobia, racism, corruption but their lowest common denominator lies in the form of patriarchy. While in one political environment, people cannot accept being lead by a woman, in the other, women(…)

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Women and the changing face of local governments

Women and the changing face of local governments

Mukta Jagtap wakes up early in the morning, at five. By the time she prepares her two daughters for school and finishes household work, it is nine, in other words, the time to start her campaign. Mukta is one of the 1090 candidates contesting elections for the 162 seats in the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC).(…)

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Pune’s working women react on safety concerns in new age companies

Pune’s working women react on safety concerns in new age companies

Indian cities like Pune and Bangalore have been IT and Marketing hubs. They have boasted educated and diverse employees, including a significant number of women in their workforce. In this light, the incidents such as mass molestation and murder case of an IT employee in Pune raise security concerns. She The People talked to working(…)

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Dress Up Or Down, The Choice Is Yours

Dress Up Or Down, The Choice Is Yours

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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