women in politics

For People Not For Politics: Priyanka Gandhi turns 45

For People Not For Politics: Priyanka Gandhi turns 45

For years we have heard that future of the Congress might have been different had Priyanka Gandhi led the party. Who knows if its true but the young Gandhi scion has always called herself person of people than politics. With a warm smile, an simple demeanour she has had a lot of goodwill (only marginally impacted by(…)

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People Think Women are Easy Targets: Politician Jaya Jaitly

People Think Women are Easy Targets: Politician Jaya Jaitly

Politician and founder-president of Dastkari Haat Samiti, Jaya Jaitly recently held the 32nd Annual Dastkari Haat Craft Bazaar in Delhi. Jaitly founded the Samiti about four decades ago in 1986 and has been working to improve the lives of Indian artisans and craftspeople through the years. Also Read: Nupur Sharma on How Young India Can(…)

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Samajwadi Party’s Dimple Yadav: Things to Know

Samajwadi Party’s Dimple Yadav: Things to Know

At a time that all eyes are on the Samajwadi Party’s first family and the drama unfolding in an election year for UP, we take a closer look at Dimple Yadav — the MP from Kannauj, who is married to Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. Also Read: Twitter-Savvy Sushma Swaraj Named ‘Global Thinker 2016’ Married into a family(…)

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‘Chinnamma’ Sasikala to Lead AIADMK

‘Chinnamma’ Sasikala to Lead AIADMK

In the general council meeting of AIADMK today, Sasikala Natarajan has been chosen as the General Secretary of the party, a position held by the late Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa for all her political career. The senior leaders and the district secretaries of the party came for the decisive meeting at Vanagaram. A majority(…)

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The Women Behind the Historic Change in Nagaland

The Women Behind the Historic Change in Nagaland

Meet the Naga Mothers’ Association (NMA), who have spearheaded a fight for political representation for women in the state. They’ve won one major battle, that has been brewing for years. Also Read: Feminist Rani: Women in Politics In 2006, the government permitted 33% reservation for women in urban local bodies. But the NMA wanted elections with the(…)

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Millennial Women Steer Clear of ‘Dirty’ Politics

Millennial Women Steer Clear of ‘Dirty’ Politics

Hillary Clinton may just become the first woman president of the US, but millennial women would still rather pursue careers or go into entrepreneurship than join politics, according to Lake Research Partners. In India, powerful women like Sushma Swaraj, Smriti Irani and Mamata Banerjee are at the helm of affairs, even though the number of(…)

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Only women contenders for Deputy Speaker’s post says AAP

Only women contenders for Deputy Speaker’s post says AAP

Aam Aadmi Party is taking a clear stand that the next Deputy Speaker of the Delhi Assembly will be a woman legislator from the party. Just recently Bandana Kumari resigned from the post and since then some contenders are vying for the job. “A woman legislator will be made the Deputy Speaker,” said a source(…)

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