women empowerment

This Eatery in Vadodara is Run by All-female Staff

With a noble intention to give women a chance to hone their entrepreneurial skills, Gujarat-based realtor Rajiv Patel decided to hire only women for his eatery. From serving water to noting down orders, the tasks have been delegated among a bevy of eight women who strive to complete those with utmost perfection. “When my wife(…)

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States Will Soon Be Ranked On Women’s Empowerment

According to the 2015 United Nations Human Development Index, India ranks 135 among 147 nations on women’s empowerment. In a bid to better its rank, the government will soon come out with a women empowerment index that would rank all states and Union Territories on six indices related to women.

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#WhiteWednesdays: Iranian Women Challenge Mandatory Headscarf Laws

The Iranian law which makes it compulsory for women to wear a headscarf is facing a lot of opposition. The law was imposed in 1979 as a measure to “ensure modesty” as per Islamic law. However, before 1979, when the Islamic Revolution came to Iran, many Iranian women wore western outfits including jeans and miniskirts.(…)

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Rajasthan Board To Award Cash Prizes and Scooty To Girl Toppers

Have you heard of the axiom,”Fruit of hard work is sweet”? But if a report is to be believed, then the fruit of hard work can be a scooty and cash prizes as well. With an intention of promoting women’s education in Rajasthan, the state government has decided to give cash awards to meritorious girl(…)

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Orange Is The New Black Returns with Its New Season

It is quite rare to find a good show that also has a woman as a protagonist. However, for Jenji Kohan, this has never been a problem. She created Weeds, with a marijuana-selling widow Nancy Botwin at the centre and her latest Orange Is The New Black has so many strong women characters that it is hard to(…)

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FLY – A Motivational Video Urging Women To Follow their Dreams

A video, going by the name “FLY”, has gone viral on social media. It celebrates womanhood by highlights on the various laurels that several prolific women have brought in different arenas. The video shows Sushmita Sen, Mary Kom, Sri Devi, Priyanka Chopra, Malala Yousafzai, Kangna Ranaut, Kiran Bedi, Mother Teresa and many women from around(…)

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Punjab Cabinet is All Set To Increase Reservation for Women from 33% to 50%

In a bid to boost participation of women at different political levels in the country, the Punjab cabinet on Tuesday decided to enhance reservation for women in Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) and Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) from 33% to 50%. The meeting was reportedly chaired by Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh. Have enhanced Women reservation in Panchayati(…)

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How Tweaking Work-Life Can Make You Happier

India is ushering in an era where more and more women are stepping out of their cloistered world and putting their education to good use. The road to freedom, however, isn’t free of obstacles. Due to dearth of safety in metropolitan cities and distant workplaces, the work-life balance often gets thrown out of gear. These(…)

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Born Without Hands, Pune Girl Scores 66% In HSC Exam

A lot of heart-warming stories of female students succeeding in exams despite obstacles have come to the fore. But one story that deserves praise is that of Laxmi Sanjay Shinde. Born without hands, Laxmi used her feet to write during the exam and managed to secure 66% marks. She had appeared for her Std 12(…)

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All Girl Thrash Metal Band Creates Sensation in Indonesia

Coming from conservative West Java, this all girl metal band has been creating a sensation in Indonesia. The three members of  ‘Voice of Baceprot’(VOB) discovered their talent in heavy metal after learning music from their music teachers music collection. HIJAB-CORE! Meet The Indonesian All-Girl Muslim Metal Band, VOICE OF BACEPROT https://t.co/i1BTQOSxxD pic.twitter.com/NExtosShdk — Metal Injection (@metalinjection)(…)

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Preet Kaur Gill: Britain gets its First Sikh Woman MP

Britain on June 8 elected its first female Sikh MP in its mid-term snap elections. Preet Kaur Gill won the Birmingham Edgbaston seat as the Labour Party candidate, defeating ruling Conservative Party’s Caroline Squire by 6917 votes. #UKElections: Preet Kaur Gill Becomes First #Sikh Lady To Win A Parliament Seat https://t.co/5pMsMcAHst pic.twitter.com/fT6g7Eugx9 — Outlook Magazine(…)

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