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South Asian Women Driving Impact In New Jersey

New Jersey based Anjalee Khemlani picks six women achievers from South Asia to put the spotlight on their success and struggles. Here’s an insight into the lives and times of those women of influence who are breaking new ground and exploring ways to succeed despite road blocks. AROON SHIVDASANI Co-Founder, Executive & Artistic Director, Indo-American(…)


Entrepreneurship lessons from MIT by Aditi Chadha

Hi there! Last time I had shared with you about the exciting opportunity I had received to experience drinking directly from the firehose and to have been selected for the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp. Over 6,200 global ideators and entrepreneurs applied to this world renowned program and finally 120 were(…)


Founder of Eclectic Northeast, Tanushree Hazarika is Addicted to Change

“I am addicted to change,” says Tanushree Hazarika who runs the English magazine Eclectic Northeast that covers all eight states in the region, has a circulation of 62000 and readership of over 300,000. A business management graduate from Boston University, Hazarika previously worked in MNCs like Fidelity and Morgan Stanley in the US and then(…)


Boys in the kitchen by Kiran Manral in The Married Feminist

The offspring has taken to cooking in a big way. I cannot explain it. I have been no role model to him of any efficiency in the kitchen, the max I have extended my ability to produce Maa Ke Haath ka khaana has been dal chawal in a pinch when the cook is on leave(…)


Taiwan Becomes First Country In Asia To Accept Gay Marriage

Taiwan has legalised same sex marriages in what can be called a landmark verdict. This is the first country to accept gay marriage in Asia. The highest court has ruled on a constitutional challenge to current laws, which say that marriage is between a man and a woman. The parliament is now forced to amend the(…)


Riddhi Gupta’s House Of Wow: Dancing with a Twist

Riddhi Gupta decided to leave behind a career in Economics and Statistics to pursue her passion for dance. Trained professionally in the Tanjore style of Bharatnatyam as a child, she has travelled across the globe and within the country meeting master trainers and experts. Her venture the House of Wow fuses different verticals of dance and curates(…)


Why are these women not getting work under NREGA?

The people of Bheeti Block, Ambedkar Nagar in Pandey Pakoli are distraught. Since the appointment of the new Pradhan, the people, especially the women, have not been given any work under MNREGA. People have been alleging that in spite of work being available, they have not been given employment. According to Anjali and Vidya, no new(…)


Meet India’s first female bagpipe artist: Archy Jay

The music industry has many female artists, but I guarantee none can charm like she can. She calls herself The SnakeCharmer and is India’s first woman bagpipe musician. In an industry that has a plethora of singing, dancing and instrumental talent- she comes in with an unusual instrument and the force of the digital world(…)


She’s The First – A Look At Pioneers, Women Who Led India

She’s The First. In India many women have led the charge and become pioneers. From the first female Prime Minister to the first woman president of the Indian National Congress. We take a look at some of the prominent ones. The first female Prime Minister of India – Smt Indira Gandhi. The first Indian woman(…)


7 Signs and Symptoms of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is second most common cancer among females in India after cervical cancer. In India the awareness programs are mostly concentrated in the big cities and do not reach rural parts of the country. There is lack of an organised screening program,  diagnostic aids, and general indifference towards the health of women in our(…)


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