“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(…)
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(…)
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(…)
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(…)
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(…)
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(…)
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.
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(…)
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 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.
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.