women empowerment

Happy Birthday to Master Blaster Tendulkar, a champion of women’s rights

“Life without Sachin will be like a piece of your body being taken. It’s like a death in the family. He has become a habit of our lives. He is like the Zandu balm when India is paining, like fevicol when India is cracking,”- Sushil Hattangadi, a former cricketer on Sachin’s retirement Sachin Tendulkar is a name(…)


When will we stop treating husbands as ‘parmeshwar’?

I came across something that seemed quite funny to me. A forward on Facebook that captured a picture from a 1950s home economics textbook. It gave tips about how to look after your husband. In 2017, I may be shocked to read something like this – but in the 50s, 60s, 70s, it was actually(…)


Women in Himachal Pradesh Demand Shutting Down Of Liquor Vends

Often it is the man who drinks, but it is the woman who suffers. The good news, however, is that few bold women from a village in HP have decided to break their silence around the issue of liquor sale and are demanding that the government shuts down liquor vends in the state. Women from(…)


Indian Woman Digs A 60 Feet Deep Well Without External Help

India is replete with tales of  women who are capable of achieving the unimaginable. One such woman of substance is Gouri S Naik. A resident of Ganesh Nagar, Sirsi, has reportedly dug a 60-foot-deep well without anyone’s help. And for her plants. It all started when Gouri felt the need to have a constant source(…)


Women Free To Keep Maiden Name In Passport After Marriage: Modi

We don’t get to hear good news for women every day, do we? Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday has announced that from now on, women don’t have to change their surnames in passports after marriage. “From now onwards, women will not have to change their names in the passport after their marriage,” Modi said(…)


Professor Veena Sahajwalla Turns E-Waste Into Metal Alloys

In an effort to solve one of the most pressing issues of our times, UNSW ARC Laureate Professor Veena Sahajwalla has developed micro-factories to turn unwanted electronics into valuable metal alloys. This is expected to solve the problem of global e-waste to a great extent. Her idea materialized when she realized the gravity of the problem and(…)


Malala Becomes UN’s Youngest Messenger Of Peace

The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has appointed Malala Yousafzai as the United Nations Messenger of Peace. She will help promote girl’s education around the world as part of her new role. Besides being the youngest person to receive a Nobel Peace Prize, she is also the youngest Messenger of Peace.


North Eastern Women Are The Most Empowered In India: Report

In an effort to gauge the development of women living across the country, HT calculated “The Women Empowerment Index” (WEI) for every state. The National Family Health Survey released recently was used for reference. What is WEI? WEI is a cumulative score derived after considering eight important factors. Participation of women in household decisions, ownership of(…)


5 Reasons Why Everyone Must Watch Poorna

Poorna-Courage has no Limit hit the theatres on 31st March. Besides garnering positive views, the movie has managed to inspire an entire generation. Here are 5 reasons why everyone must watch Poorna.


10 Inspirational Quotes By Poorna Malavath

The biopic of Poorna Malavath, the young tribal girl who scripted history by becoming the youngest girl to scale Mount Everest, hit the theatres on Friday. The movie — Poorna: Courage Has No Limit — is garnering positive reviews from across the country. Besides doing the unthinkable at a young age of 13, Poorna has(…)


Punjab Scores Low On Sex-Ratio, Beti Bachao Scheme Implementation

Punjab has been termed as the “worst performing state” in terms of child sex-ratio. Not just that, it has also failed miserably in the effective implementation of the “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” scheme, meant to elevate the status of the girl child by providing families with appropriate incentives.


National Creche Policy Makes Day Care Facility Accessible To All

The Ministry of Women and Child Development is in the process of formulating a National Program for Creche and Day Care facilities. According to the proposal, this facility is to be made available to children between six months and six years and a daycare home needs to be within the radius of one-and-half kilometres from either the home or the workplace of the mother.


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