Empowerment

“When you know your report has united a parent with a lost toddler in a terror attack, you sleep that night well”- Radhika Iyer

“When you know your report has united a parent with a lost toddler in a terror attack, you sleep that night well”- Radhika Iyer

We had the fortune to interview the “Compassionate, Friendly and Lively” Radhika Iyer, the Chief Correspondent in the UK for NDTV Limited. She shared with us some of her heart...

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Government initiatives to improve literacy rate of women in India

Government initiatives to improve literacy rate of women in India

The government has initiated many projects to improve the literacy rate of women in India. Some of them have been discussed below:...

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Career options preferred by Women

Career options preferred by Women

Media: It is not only challenging but often very demanding. However, mass media and journalism are drawing a lot of women now-a-days as a viable career choice. These days, we...

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Maa, Should I go  to a Co-Ed or All Girls School ?

Maa, Should I go to a Co-Ed or All Girls School ?

Most parents face this question, when their daughters reach the schooling age: which one is better - co-educational school or all-girls’ school for their daughter??...

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E-Learning ~ Study from home!!

E-Learning ~ Study from home!!

Information and communication technology (ICT) is acting as a bridge for connecting the whole world through Internet. E-learning is a growing industry worldwide, owing to...

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Scholarships for Women in India

Scholarships for Women in India

Scholarships for women are provided at various stages of education by both government as well as private organizations in India. The government as well as certain private...

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Educated Women Are Fit To Hold A Candle To Marriage

Educated Women Are Fit To Hold A Candle To Marriage

Though India is a developing nation but there are many regions in the country where limited opportunities are provided to women to receive proper education. It is a well-known...

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Age No Bar ~ Education for Older Women

Age No Bar ~ Education for Older Women

Education is timeless. It can be acquired at any point of time and its impact lasts for a lifetime. For women who have not had the privilege of receiving education in the...

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Beyond the Borders

Beyond the Borders

There was a time when girls were not even allowed to step out of their homes. Thankfully, we have come a long way. Today, girls are ready to go that “extra mile”, quite...

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Education Loans ~ Wings to your Dreams

Education Loans ~ Wings to your Dreams

Educational loans are there to assist students to pay for their school/college fees, hostel expenses, cost of books and stationery etc. Now-a-days almost all nationalized and...

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Learning for All - World Bank Group Education Strategy 2020

Learning for All - World Bank Group Education Strategy 2020

How will the world look in 2020?? Of course, we do not have a distinct idea. But we must prepare our youth to realize our hopes for the next decade. And that requires us to...

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Make your own mark. Do not follow the herd !

Make your own mark. Do not follow the herd !

Do you want to become an engineer or a doctor or do you want to do the much coveted MBA? Most students, right after completing high-school join the bandwagon and enroll...

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Women's Education Project : Educating Women out of Poverty

Women's Education Project : Educating Women out of Poverty

The Women’s Education Project (WEP) had started off with a mission to help young women of limited means to discover their true calling and achieve their potential. It believes...

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Why aren't girls going to school in rural India?

Why aren't girls going to school in rural India?

It is an undeniable fact that India has made considerable progress in terms of sending her girls to schools for preliminary education. Rather, over the last few decades, a lot...

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Quality education is a must

Quality education is a must

What does education give us? Maybe it gives us an ability to think and assert our opinion besides exercising it and if we are very lucky, make an impact around us in a...

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Counselling doesn’t get its due

Counselling doesn’t get its due

Children are delicate souls. We can think of them as mouldable clay – soft putty that has yet to harden. What shapes this clay is the experiences life brings with it – sometimes...

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Girls Need Education, Not Discrimination

Girls Need Education, Not Discrimination

When girls are denied education because of poverty, it is a blot on society. What is worse however is when girls are denied education even when they have the opportunity to go...

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Want a dream career after school?

Want a dream career after school?

School is finally over. You are on the brink of adulthood and on the cross-roads. Which career path should you take to reach happiness, success, money and achieve your dreams?...

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Soaring the skies, sailing the seas

Soaring the skies, sailing the seas

Patriarchal rules and norms stay on for so long, sometimes, that they become facts, till someone decides to stand up and put things in perspective. The idea that a woman might...

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Social careers which make a difference

Social careers which make a difference

In the past, it was a commonly held belief that you could either earn money, or you could help with the betterment of society as a full-time responsibility. It was option...

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Help is a button away

Help is a button away

The furore that took over the country after the brutal and fatal rape of a young woman in Delhi has not died down thankfully, contrary to what many people predicted. In the wake...

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Teach them self defence

Teach them self defence

The recent spate of closely-followed incidents of crimes against women – rapes, molestation and other forms of sexual harassment has alarmed one and all. How ironical that while...

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Talk therapy

Talk therapy

When we are upset, the only thing that helps us heal is the purging of negative emotions from our minds. If not, then the hurt stays buried. We tend to cover it up for the sake...

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Education beyond the classroom

Education beyond the classroom

“Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world” -Nelson Mandela ...

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That is perfect for me. I can work from home!

That is perfect for me. I can work from home!

If you are a young mom with a demanding job and even more demanding children, chances are the words “work from home” are more powerful than abracadabra. Most people (not just...

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We take care of office and home. Yes we are Superwomen!

We take care of office and home. Yes we are Superwomen!

A Superwoman is indeed an extremely apt alias name for the members of the fairer sex. Women are made out to be weak and very often thought to be incapable of being at par with...

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Breaking Rules, Gaining Grounds

Breaking Rules, Gaining Grounds

In India, till about a few decades ago, working women were a revolutionary class by themselves. Receiving college education was itself a privilege, no matter if it was more of a...

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When She Comes Home

When She Comes Home

The role of modern woman is no longer how it used to be. Today, having to manage both the domestic sphere and the public life, she has to strike a perfect balance between home...

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10,000 Women by Goldman Sachs

10,000 Women by Goldman Sachs

10,000 Women is a five-year initiative undertaken by Goldman Sachs. It is a five-year investment to provide women entrepreneurs in the emerging markets with a management...

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Are working women happier than homemakers?

Are working women happier than homemakers?

Until a few decades ago, women did not enjoy the freedom to work for a livelihood nor did she have much access and exposure to the outer world. Her home was her sphere of...

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Making Big Bucks

Making Big Bucks

Over the last three decades, women’s median income has increased by 63%. More and more women are now achieving post-graduate degrees and consequently, narrowing the income gap...

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What Women Want from her Workplace

What Women Want from her Workplace

Women have been in the white-collar workforce for quite some time now, and needless to say, they have certain expectations from their workplace to ensure their safety,...

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Women in their Twenties ~ Single & Happy

Women in their Twenties ~ Single & Happy

Gone are those days when twenties, for young ladies, heralded the lookout for a “perfect” groom and all her family members - perhaps herself included - had primarily one thing...

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Walmart's Global Initiative to Empower Women

Walmart's Global Initiative to Empower Women

On April 5, 2012, Walmart launched its ‘Women in Factories’ program, a five-year initiative that will empower 60,000 women working in factories that supply products to Walmart...

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"Sit at the table" - Sheryl Sandberg

"Sit at the table" - Sheryl Sandberg

“Believe in yourself” is the mantra. In this era, it is not sufficient to simply be talented or efficient; one needs to market herself in order to showcase her capabilities. And...

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"Don't leave before you leave" - Sheryl Sandberg

"Don't leave before you leave" - Sheryl Sandberg

Women in the workforce, at some point in their lives, have to face a dilemma when they decide to become a parent. This was brought to the forefront by Sheryl Sandberg, the COO...

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Incorrect Myths about Working Women

Incorrect Myths about Working Women

As much as we deny that society no longer discriminates between men and women, the fact remains that we have still not been able to completely rid ourselves of the different...

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Women's Empowerment Spoiling Society?

Women's Empowerment Spoiling Society?

Is this a recurrent thought that arises in many a minds, of both men and women? If so, perhaps it needs some attention and clarification. The question was perpetrated recently...

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Women Cabbies Driving Away to Glory

Women Cabbies Driving Away to Glory

Women taxi drivers!! Who would have pictured them even in the wildest of dreams? But this is no less than a reality on the streets of Mumbai. An all-women fleet of cabbies, clad...

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Six in Ten Women Claim Financial Independence!

Six in Ten Women Claim Financial Independence!

According to a recent survey conducted by Synovate, nearly six in ten, that is, 58% women across 12 countries consider themselves to be financially independent, and the highest...

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Managing the Money

Managing the Money

This decade has witnessed a whopping number of women entering the workforce. The avenues have expanded immensely for them, thus enabling them to channelize their potential in a...

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Kudumbashree Mission, Kerala

Kudumbashree Mission, Kerala

The word ‘Kudumbashree’ means prosperity of the family, which aptly signifies the goal of this woman-oriented, community-based, State Poverty Eradication Mission of Government...

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Girls in school earning pocket money!

Girls in school earning pocket money!

Education has evolved in more ways than one, and we have surely come a long way from the times when student-life meant devoting one’s entire time and attention to studies and...

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Play the Second Innings of Your Life to the Hilt!

Play the Second Innings of Your Life to the Hilt!

Retirement is a crucial point of every individual’s life that involves several financial, social and emotional changes. The new situation is accepted and welcomed differently by...

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Young women and their career expectations

Young women and their career expectations

The Millennial generation, also known as Gen Y are people born roughly between 1980 and 1995 and make up the youngest members of the workforce. ...

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Investment Planning

Investment Planning

Public provident funds, mutual funds, unit-linked investment plans or ULIPS, tax shelter plans and fixed deposits-which is the best option for you? Real estate, commodity...

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Owning a BMW car is not the only route to empowerment !

Owning a BMW car is not the only route to empowerment !

Power is a heady word. It brings to mind images of men and women in black suits, who step in and out of long, flashy cars and have unlimited expense accounts; or handsome actors...

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Small changes which go a long way!

Small changes which go a long way!

When we save up money (which is never enough anyway), we usually think long-term, such as a recurring deposit every month, investment plans, or a certain amount which we keep...

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Be financially independent!

Be financially independent!

Some women believe it is necessary to be financially independent, some don’t. Some feel that their primary duty is that of a home maker. For some it’s the matter of satisfying...

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Venturing forth

Venturing forth

Being financially independent does not always have to come through a job with a salary somewhere in the city. Many people are today treading new grounds, exploring new and...

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Women who call the shots!

Women who call the shots!

Film-making may be a medium which has been dominated by men through the ages of its growth and evolution, but women have also put in a strong voice in this area. Bollywood as it...

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Mirage of empowerment

Mirage of empowerment

Pushpa (name changed) is a woman of strong ethics and integrity. She works in many houses as a domestic help including mine. She is not literate enough so knows only this menial...

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Women who bully other women at the workplace

Women who bully other women at the workplace

A lot has been said about the hard, unfair, and sexist manner in which women are treated at the work place. Not much has been said, however, about women who bully, intimidate,...

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I have a zeal for making lists and checking them off - Parul Garg

I have a zeal for making lists and checking them off - Parul Garg

It was a great pleasure to interact with the “multi-tasking enthusiast”, Parul Garg, who accidentally stumbled upon a career in digital marketing and then excelled in it while...

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Mumma why don't you also work like other moms?

Mumma why don't you also work like other moms?

This is an interesting and inspiring journey of a simple homemaker, Shradha Agarwal, and how her life transformed into an ambitious business woman after her daugther's innocent...

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I wanted my creations to explore the world like a Rahi - Aindrila Guha Ghosh

I wanted my creations to explore the world like a Rahi - Aindrila Guha Ghosh

Recently we interviewed the Founder of exquisite jewellery collection brand, Aindrila Guha Ghosh. In her candid interview she shares with us how she started her business and...

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We are genetically multi-taskers - Saumya Gupta, CEO of Ten on Ten

We are genetically multi-taskers - Saumya Gupta, CEO of Ten on Ten

Saumya Gupta has had a career full of twists and turns and with her grit and determination she created and grew her women clothing brand Ten on Ten. She wants to do better than...

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Learn how to save and invest money from Priyanka Chopra

Learn how to save and invest money from Priyanka Chopra

The current financial scenario for Indian Women is changing gradually. They no longer dive into a pool and then realize that the person concerned did not bother to fill it up...

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Are you a "Queen Bee" or "Catty" who do not want to help other women?

Are you a "Queen Bee" or "Catty" who do not want to help other women?

It is rather very strange that there would be many successful women who do not want to help other women, but it is true that such women also exist and for such selfish women who...

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Sheetal Agarwal - Business owner of Mahamaya Kitchen Hub

Sheetal Agarwal - Business owner of Mahamaya Kitchen Hub

Managing home responsibilities, taking care of children and elderly family members and at the same time managing a retail business is not an easy task. Recently we interacted...

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Pursuing dreams without any fear - Sweta Jaiswal - Founder of Cross Street

Pursuing dreams without any fear - Sweta Jaiswal - Founder of Cross Street

A woman, a mother and a strong individual. We present to you an exclusive interview of Sweta Jaiswal, the founder of the label "Cross Street".1.How would you describe yourself...

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Neha Juneja’s Smart Move Towards Smart-Stove

Neha Juneja’s Smart Move Towards Smart-Stove

It is often inferred that where there is smoke there is fire. But the young graduate from the Delhi College of Engineering and an MBA from FMS, Delhi, Neha Juneja promises that...

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Pain, Grit, Determination and Success - Story of Patricia Thomas

Pain, Grit, Determination and Success - Story of Patricia Thomas

Notwithstanding the important role played by women entrepreneurs in economic growth, they still constitute a minority of all entrepreneurs. While women entrepreneurs create new...

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Beauty gurus and the business of online beauty blogging

Beauty gurus and the business of online beauty blogging

Laetitia Wagnapel earns £ 42,000 annually [INR 35, 20,633] while Bethanie Lunn, 30, earns a little less at £35,000 [INR 29, 33,861]. Their source of income is unusual but rich...

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Becoming a professional makeup artist

Becoming a professional makeup artist

Makeup artistry began with the use of natural sourced ingredients and powders which were applied on the face, primarily to reduce oiliness and open pores, and to provide a...

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Struggling to get to the top: women from developing countries

Struggling to get to the top: women from developing countries

While generalizations may state that women in the developed countries are the ones who are career-driven and goal-oriented, research shows that women in developing countries,...

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Financial Tips For Women Over 50

Financial Tips For Women Over 50

Saving is a habit if once acquired proves to be fruitful in the long run. The same rule applies for retirement as well. If one is cognizant about their retirement to-do's and...

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Financial Tips For Newly Married Women

Financial Tips For Newly Married Women

Finally the day is here when you are getting into the institution of marriage and ready to spend your life with someone you truly love and respect (at least I hope you do). But...

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Women right based approaches to development

Women right based approaches to development

It has been distinctly noted that all the United Nation agencies committed for the development aspects for child and women rather pursued the ‘beneficiary need approach’ for...

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Maternity Leave - A bridge to build a good career for women

Maternity Leave - A bridge to build a good career for women

Motherhood is one of the most challenging but beautiful period in a woman’s life. It is only during pregnancy that a girl evolves into a woman. But does pregnancy necessarily...

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Widows deserve a respectable life too!

Widows deserve a respectable life too!

It cannot be denied that death of spouse is a harsh blow for any woman, be it emotionally, socially or economically. Perhaps in India, the state of affairs for widows is even...

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We need more women to participate in Politics

We need more women to participate in Politics

Women, even in the current modern era, are significantly under-represented in politics and hence this situation demands immediate redress. All over the world, the few women who...

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We say, "Equal Work Equal Pay"

We say, "Equal Work Equal Pay"

A recent government report in The United States of America suggests that though women are more educated and better represented than ever before in the workforce, they earn about...

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She comes to light up your home, not add to your wealth

She comes to light up your home, not add to your wealth

Dowry, popularly referred to as ‘dahej’ in India, is a payment of cash or gifts from the bride’s family to the bridegroom upon marriage. Though it has been an ancient custom...

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Honour Killing ~ A chilling truth

Honour Killing ~ A chilling truth

There is nothing honourable about killing someone in cold blood. Never. However, depraved people do find a way to weave a logic out of nonsense and that is what happens every...

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When Her Heaven Turns Into Hell

When Her Heaven Turns Into Hell

Women, ironically, are often in great peril in the place where they should be safest: Home. Despite all the progress and modernization that we claim to have acquired, India...

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Eve-teasing : Don't get 'used' to it!

Eve-teasing : Don't get 'used' to it!

It is a day-to-day occurrence in most cities and villages of India when a woman is subjected to lecherous stares, lewd comments or uncomfortable physical contact. It is even...

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Women and Climate Change

Women and Climate Change

Women and men are vulnerable in different ways when it comes to climate change and environmental degradation. Women are in fact, the first ones to feel the impact on their daily...

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Divorced Women Gain Rights to Property!

Just a few months ago, the Union Cabinet, in a recent amendment to a law, stated that a woman will now get a clearly defined share in her husband’s residential property,...

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The nation needs her vote

The nation needs her vote

Women suffrage is the right of women to vote. The term is also extended to mean the rights related to property ownership, payment of tax, or marital status. The movements can be...

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Let Her Live

Let Her Live

It has been more than six decades since India gained independence. But beneath the garb of so-called ‘freedom’, lies the tragedy of countless souls who are not even allowed to...

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India's teen girls undernourished : UN reports

India's teen girls undernourished : UN reports

Teens are extremely obsessed with their looks and weight these days. Thin, is in, and the slightest amount of child-like chubbiness is made fun of. No wonder then, that they are...

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Stop being harassed!

Stop being harassed!

Ladies, it is time to sit up and take note. Harassment of women has reached epidemic proportions in our society, country and indeed the world. It is high time we took steps to...

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The abortion debate

The abortion debate

The death of 31-year-old Savita Halappanavar in Catholic Ireland in October has again raised the abortion debate amongst Irish political leaders and resulted in outrage in...

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Caged birds' desire for flight to freedom - brief history of Indian women

Caged birds' desire for flight to freedom - brief history of Indian women

In spite of the claim of equality are Indian women really living a life at par with the men? Women in modern India are standing at cross roads of changes – some radical; yet can...

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Ladies Only ~ Should There Be Demarcated Seats Everywhere?

Ladies Only ~ Should There Be Demarcated Seats Everywhere?

Every bus, every tram, every metro will inevitably bear a distinctly different category of seats with the following two words etched just on top of it: “Ladies only.” We have...

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A story of an Afghan girl - Aesha Mohammadzai

A story of an Afghan girl - Aesha Mohammadzai

Brutality is all around us. Recently, the Delhi bus-rape case has taken the country and the world by storm and there is a furore over the lack of safety for women. It is a tale...

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United in action

United in action

When we united in action seeking justice for Jyoti we were angry, even stunned, shocked and ashamed, at the barbaric and blatant manner in which the six low-lives violated and...

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Police: friends or foes?

Police: friends or foes?

After the recent rise in the media coverage of rape cases all over the country, along with the public outrage it caused, the police have had no option but to stand up and take...

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What I think it means to be a feminist

What I think it means to be a feminist

Women are not downtrodden. Women are not treated unfairly. Women and men are at par. Women have nothing to fight for. There is no need for Feminists and there most certainly is...

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Woman empowerment should be more than a mere slogan

Woman empowerment should be more than a mere slogan

At a time when the nation is shocked and maimed at the horrific act of violence committed against a Delhi girl, we wonder, what could the basis behind such a heinous act be,...

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Got stared at?

Got stared at?

Founded in January 2012, GotStaredAt, is a unique initiative that started off as a reaction to the prevailing notion that women bring on harassment because of the clothes they...

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Honey, I’m going to keep an eye on the money

Honey, I’m going to keep an eye on the money

It’s finally happened. You’ve met Mr. Right and are all set to set up home and have babies with him. Your dreams are on the verge of becoming a reality and nothing, really...

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The awakening

The awakening

The year comes to an end and after scores of speculations finally the world did not come to an end. But for India, a part of humanity certainly did. ...

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Journey of a woman

Journey of a woman

A cold jittery winter night in Pahalgam, India...

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Empowerment and Morality

Empowerment and Morality

Women’s empowerment is not a new issue. Various movements have been carried on in various parts of the world, over the ages, to ensure a fairer representation of women, and...

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Where women rule: The matrilineal societies within India

Where women rule: The matrilineal societies within India

Granted, matriarchy is a supposed ideal which will take a long time in turning to reality. In such a form of society, women are the chief decision makers, and they take the...

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Yoked to her nightmares

Yoked to her nightmares

The death of Amina al-Filali has finally managed to rouse the government, as well as the public in Morocco, to the fact that their laws need to change. Amina, a sixteen year old...

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Changing times and tides: The Verma Report

Changing times and tides: The Verma Report

On the 24th of January, 2013, The Telegraph published the details of the report which was submitted by Justice J.S Verma, who is the former Chief Justice of India, along with...

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Two finger test - additional trauma for rape victims !

Two finger test - additional trauma for rape victims !

We use the term “patriarchal society” quite generally, but very few of us realize the extent of patriarchy which we are embedded in. In India, patriarchy is embedded not just in...

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Rising to the challenge: Laws against domestic violence in the U.S.A

Rising to the challenge: Laws against domestic violence in the U.S.A

Although domestic violence, in its formal definition, does not specify a particular gender, it is not an unsubstantiated fact that women suffer more from domestic violence than...

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Domestic violence laws in India and how they operate

Domestic violence laws in India and how they operate

Domestic violence is too widespread a phenomenon in India, and it is too regular an occurrence in most communities for it to be taken to be something truly cruel and heinous. It...

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Laws against domestic violence in the United Kingdom

Laws against domestic violence in the United Kingdom

Domestic violence is a worldwide occurrence. And the reason as to why it is so subversive is because more often than not, it takes place behind closed doors. It is a phenomenon...

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The ugly face of domestic violence in Kenya, and laws against it

The ugly face of domestic violence in Kenya, and laws against it

The ugly face of domestic violence has reared up through time, places, classes, cultures and ethnic groups, in order to establish itself as a worldwide problem which occurs in...

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Respite for working women- bill against harassment at the workplace

Respite for working women- bill against harassment at the workplace

Workplace harassment is another extremely rampant evil that more often than not, gets swept under the carpet in India. For many years it has enjoyed being overlooked as there...

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Harsher laws and punishments for crimes against women

Harsher laws and punishments for crimes against women

If there is anything that will deter a criminal from carrying out a crime, it is the fear of grave punishment if he is caught. The reason why so many people get away with...

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Know your rights

Know your rights

Society’s relationship with women is a very disturbed one. It represses them, and it holds them up to the spotlight, it tries to hide them under a blanket of restrictive...

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The difference between domestic violence and domestic abuse

The difference between domestic violence and domestic abuse

The two terms, domestic violence and domestic abuse are often used synonymously. And it is perfectly alright to do so, since both of these terms have grown to cover overlapping...

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A look at how the world deals with child abuse

A look at how the world deals with child abuse

Truth is often very harsh and impossible to swallow sometimes. However, the truth is that child abuse is a very truth and what is worse, the laws that are formed by the...

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An equal share for girls in India

An equal share for girls in India

India has had deeply entrenched patriarchal values, which exist even today. These patriarchal norms clearly dictate that the male child has the right to almost everything, while...

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Rights of migrant women workers

Rights of migrant women workers

Owing to globalization, there has been a rising flow of migrant workers from nations which have a narrow economic scope to compensate for the gaps in countries which have a...

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Inheritance for women in Islam

Inheritance for women in Islam

We often generalize on the basis of half-hearted observations, and we tend to assign certain qualities to certain practices, without looking into the matter. Islam, and the...

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Birth control and the modern woman

Birth control and the modern woman

Women have a choice when it comes to their bodies, and various forms of birth control ensure that methods of contraception are now affordable, accessible and discreet....

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Turn your handbag into an eve-teaser's worst nightmare

Turn your handbag into an eve-teaser's worst nightmare

Self-defense is a necessary survival skill for every individual to acquire, regardless of gender; and one of many options available exclusively to women, is a handbag filled...

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How women fare all over the world

How women fare all over the world

In 2011, Newsweek Magazine did a comparative study of the condition of women all over the world. The magazine took some basic parameters for comparison, such as health,...

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Bewitched: Do witchcraft and cinema influence witch-hunts ?

Bewitched: Do witchcraft and cinema influence witch-hunts ?

The world of witchcraft has both fascinated and repulsed generation after generation of believers and sceptics, and the portrayal of both good and evil witches in popular cinema...

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Women’s personal safety rights: essential information

Women’s personal safety rights: essential information

With India becoming increasingly unsafe for women, it is imperative that we arm ourselves with some basic knowledge and rights-based information which will aid us in times of...

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Should there be a quota for women in the work force?

Should there be a quota for women in the work force?

Fortune 500 companies in the U.S, in 2011 had only fifteen female CEOs. Despite the U.S.A. being a developed country, the number of women in senior positions in workplaces...

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How to file an FIR

How to file an FIR

What is an FIR? Ask yourselves – we have all heard this term being thrown around quite often, we all know that it one must file an FIR in case of a police matter – be it losing...

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Let her breathe, let her have her rights!

Let her breathe, let her have her rights!

The ancient Indian is said to have witnessed the golden times in every aspect including the rights of women. The society being more liberal and open minded saw women as equals...

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Section 498-A: Use and Misuse

Section 498-A: Use and Misuse

Section 498-A was added to the Indian Penal Code in 1983, and by definition, seeks to address and hold accountable, those who inflict cruelty or other forms of unjust treatment...

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How to tackle Cyber-bullying

How to tackle Cyber-bullying

Ever since the advent of the internet, human beings have been able to communicate with each other in a virtual world which offers them anonymity and unlimited access to...

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Breaking the glass ceiling

Breaking the glass ceiling

The “Glass Ceiling” is described as being “the unseen, yet unbreakable barrier that keeps minorities and women from rising to the upper rungs of the corporate ladder, regardless...

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The land and the law: from the perspective of a woman

The land and the law: from the perspective of a woman

India as a country might have very comprehensive laws which take into account the requirements of different genders, but the law and its execution often face a lot of disparity...

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Every woman’s rights while dealing with the police

Every woman’s rights while dealing with the police

It is highly ironic that the police body is ideally expected to protect the populace, regardless of their gender, but it is often the other way round. The very deep gender...

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Birth control is a woman’s right to her own body!

Birth control is a woman’s right to her own body!

Birth control might be condoned and encouraged in general, but there is a surprising amount of moral policing which goes against this method. A staggering number of people are...

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NRI marriages, what to be aware of

NRI marriages, what to be aware of

In India, marriage is taken very seriously. It is not so much about a couple deciding to spend their lives together because of love, but more of a social event where two...

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Behind the line of consideration: prostitutes and rights

Behind the line of consideration: prostitutes and rights

Prostitution is a global phenomenon. It is not a product of the modern times. It is, in fact, a profession, which dates back to centuries, and it might just be one of the oldest...

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Rights for women in the African Union: The Maputo Protocol

Rights for women in the African Union: The Maputo Protocol

It is widely believed that comprehensive rights for women and structures for their empowerment is in proportion to a nation’s level of development. People often generalize on...

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Can the USA’s “Amber Alert” be replicated in India?

Can the USA’s “Amber Alert” be replicated in India?

The universal problem of missing children is worrying, and while ground level efforts in different parts of the world are in effect to combat the problem, statistics highlight...

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Marriage is a matter of choice, not compulsion

Marriage is a matter of choice, not compulsion

I don’t think that because I’m not married it’s made my life any less. That old-maid myth is garbage. - Diane Keaton, Academy Award winning actress, also unmarried. Point to...

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Privacy rights of rape survivors

Privacy rights of rape survivors

The life of a rape survivor changes drastically the minute her rights are violated by her rapist or rapists. To fathom the emotional whirlwind endured by her as she is...

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Talking openly about marital rape in India

Talking openly about marital rape in India

"Marriage is predicated on your family's consent rather than hers. In most arranged marriages you marry a stranger and he has rights over you, you hope he will be kind and...

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Internet free speech and its impact on women in India

Internet free speech and its impact on women in India

"Targeting me for my journalism is fine. But when it is sexist and foul-mouthed abuse, which insults my gender identity I get incredibly angry. In the beginning I used to...

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A history of Megan’s Law against child sexual abuse in America

A history of Megan’s Law against child sexual abuse in America

If I had known that there was a sexual predator living across the street from me, I never would have let her play outside on the front yard by herself. Why are his rights to...

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Saudi Arabia's women have few rights

Saudi Arabia's women have few rights

“Saudi Arabia is probably the only country in the world where the government is pushing for reforms and the people are pulling back.” – Arab News. Among the many news pieces...

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Stop banning girls from playing sports

Stop banning girls from playing sports

While one is used to hearing stories from Saudi Arabia banning women from sports and claiming that their religion does not permit the existence of female athletes, the fact that...

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Single mothers have rights too

Single mothers have rights too

A single mother amidst all her plight and hardships, emotional or otherwise, should always be very well-aware of the rights that she is entitled to. It goes without saying that...

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A history of Slutwalk

A history of Slutwalk

On April 3rd 2011, approximately 3000 women in Toronto, Canada, took to the streets in a protest march against what they called “slut-shaming”. This occurred when a female...

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Why women should buy maternity insurance

Why women should buy maternity insurance

The expected (or unexpected) arrival of the stork is always welcome news. Along with the pitter patter of little feet, pregnancy brings untold joy and a life of new experiences...

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The Declaration of Sentiments - the first women's rights movement in USA

The Declaration of Sentiments - the first women's rights movement in USA

Women’s rights are a widely discussed and debated topic today, with women standing up for themselves and demanding their rights all across the globe. Not many of us, however,...

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Standing up for their rights - formation of The National Association of Coloured Women in USA

Standing up for their rights - formation of The National Association of Coloured Women in USA

We have all heard of Rosa Parks right? In 1955, after Rosa Parks, a coloured woman living in Montgomery, Alabama, boarded the bus after a long and tiring day at work as a...

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Margaret Sanger's struggle to legalise birth control in USA

Margaret Sanger's struggle to legalise birth control in USA

Birth control has been an oft debated topic for a very long time now. There are many who argue that it is not within our rights to decide when a new life will be allowed to see...

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President’s Commission on the Status of Women(USA)

President’s Commission on the Status of Women(USA)

Equality for women, on every level, has been an issue since time immemorial. Society has been constructed, from the very beginning, as patriarchal, men are on a higher run as...

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Madhya Pradesh has one of the highest rates of female foeticide in India

Madhya Pradesh has one of the highest rates of female foeticide in India

According to 2011 census, 914 girls are born for every 1000 boys below the age of 6, as compared with 927 girls for every 1000 boys in the 2001 census. ...

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Marital rape is a crime in the US

Marital rape is a crime in the US

The roots of patriarchy in society go a long way back. It involves deep seated notions of male superiority and the logic that women, being “inferior” can be subjugated without a...

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Are you a Lucy Stoner?

Are you a Lucy Stoner?

If we asked you if you were a Lucy Stoner, you would probably not understand what we are saying. However, when we explain the concept, you will realise that you might be a Lucy...

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Pregnancy discrimination act USA - looking out for women's welfare

Pregnancy discrimination act USA - looking out for women's welfare

The fact that women are discriminated against without a thought, is no secret. However, from time immemorial there have been groups of women and some men, fighting a steady...

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Will India’s new acid attack laws reduce the number of acid attacks against women?

Will India’s new acid attack laws reduce the number of acid attacks against women?

In July 2013, the Supreme Court of India announced various new regulations which are aimed at regulating the sale of acid; this is a move which is intended to reduce the number...

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Racism at Delhi Airport as alleged by lady from Manipur

Racism at Delhi Airport as alleged by lady from Manipur

Monika khangembam, a woman from Manipur has alleged that she faced lot of racism at the immigration counter at the Delhi IGI airport,when she was heading for Seoul as per...

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Fight against Child Labor Is Being Lost

Fight against Child Labor Is Being Lost

Children are symbolized as the most important part of our country but however the inappropriate understanding of the parents makes them the reason for the weakness of the...

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India’s new Mental Health Bill decriminalizes suicide

India’s new Mental Health Bill decriminalizes suicide

Introduced in the Rajya Sabha in the 3rd week of August, 2013, India’s new Mental Health Bill is being praised for its sensitive approach to mental health, and its intention to...

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Should she be scared to choose her passion as her profession?

Should she be scared to choose her passion as her profession?

The recent case of the gang rape in Mumbai has triggered off another debate. Besides the utterly disgraceful term “rape culture” that has emerged in India of late, such...

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Are we intruding too much on Katrina's personal life?

Are we intruding too much on Katrina's personal life?

It remains an undeniable fact that the biggest price that celebrities pay for their stardom is sacrificing their personal life, irrespective of how undesirable that might be....

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Representation of women in the media : should it go on as it is?

Representation of women in the media : should it go on as it is?

Media, an inseparable organ of our daily lives now, has made its way to our drawing rooms and bedrooms in such a way like never before. Think of ads on male apparel, deodorants,...

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A look at how amended divorce laws in India will affect women

A look at how amended divorce laws in India will affect women

Some marriages are made to last, while some are not. When the latter is the case, it is usual for one or both parties to seek a divorce. Divorce however, is a painful process,...

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The Jimmy Ryce Act, Florida, USA protects children from molesters

The Jimmy Ryce Act, Florida, USA protects children from molesters

When 10-year old Jimmy Ryce, barely a fortnight away from his 11th birthday, got off his school bus on September 11th 1995 and walked home, his life changed forever. The little...

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Why we need to take back the night

Why we need to take back the night

Take Back the Night refers to a movement, which aims to empower women by holding a series of marches and events at night, during which women walk the streets and reclaim their...

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Age appropriate sex education could help reduce crimes against women in India

Age appropriate sex education could help reduce crimes against women in India

It takes little effort to figure out exactly how grim the situation is in India for its female residents. From the infamous but unforgotten Delhi gangrape in 2012 to more recent...

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Reasons why marital rape is not yet legally punishable in India

Reasons why marital rape is not yet legally punishable in India

India is one of the few countries (other examples being including China, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and Afghanistan) which does not consider marital rape as being a legally...

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Marriage should not determine a woman's identity!

Marriage should not determine a woman's identity!

Not very many years back, a girl’s life was considered to be a prerogative of her family, and, once they decide to give her hand in marriage to someone, she became his “property...

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Halle Berry’s anti-paparazzi Bill protects children from paparazzi in California

Halle Berry’s anti-paparazzi Bill protects children from paparazzi in California

Very recently, renowned Hollywood actress, Halle Berry, appealed for laws which protected children, especially celebrity children, from being harassed by photographers. The...

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India’s New Labour Law aims to prevent sexual harassment at the workplace

India’s New Labour Law aims to prevent sexual harassment at the workplace

Almost 16 years after the Supreme Court of India laid out guidelines which made it mandatory for employers to have a system in place which addressed sexual harassment at the...

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Need for action against Human Trafficking in India

Need for action against Human Trafficking in India

Among the many human rights violations, which take place on a regular basis in India, the statistics on human trafficking bring forward the urgent need to prioritize it and...

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Curse of child marriage in India

Curse of child marriage in India

Indian officials have come under heavy criticism by non-government agencies and rights activists around the world, for failing to co-sign a United Nations Human Rights council...

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Laying down a dress code for female teachers is an infringement of fundamental rights

Laying down a dress code for female teachers is an infringement of fundamental rights

There have been many a controversies in the last few years, regarding the dress code of lady teachers in schools. The most recent one in this direction happened just last month,...

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Alimony - a financially dependent divorced woman's right

Alimony - a financially dependent divorced woman's right

Under divorce and matrimonial laws, one of the most important aspects is the right to receive and claim alimony. Originally derived from the Latin word, ‘Alimonia’, meaning...

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Women's rights in Arab Spring nations

Women's rights in Arab Spring nations

In the Arab Spring nations, the Arab women play a pivotal role, which justifies their hopes of greater freedom and expanded rights for women especially after the revolts....

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Why Immigration reforms are needed for women in the US

Why Immigration reforms are needed for women in the US

Current lack of Immigration reforms in the United States of America are causing unrest among the 4.1 million strong populous of immigrant women and children who are currently...

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Open defecation - a major breeding ground for rapes

Open defecation - a major breeding ground for rapes

Statistics reveal that in Bihar, which is one of India’s poorest states, around 85% of the rural households do not have access to a toilet. Even generally speaking, isn't that...

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Does a homemaker really have it that easy?

Does a homemaker really have it that easy?

There was once a time, even till a few decades ago, when women could not have been commonly thought of as “working”. Yes, they received education in more homes than not, but...

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The reauthorized Violence against Women Act will protect women in the US from violence

The reauthorized Violence against Women Act will protect women in the US from violence

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was recently reauthorized in the United States by President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden, thus giving hope to the thousands of...

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Paycheck fairness must become a priority for women in the US

Paycheck fairness must become a priority for women in the US

At a time when the US, along with the rest of the world is making giant strides in various fields of science, technology, and development, the issue of paycheck fairness for...

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You are not just a pretty face - you are Prakriti and Shakti too !

You are not just a pretty face - you are Prakriti and Shakti too !

Over centuries, it seems society has forgotten the importance of women. Unfortunately it is not only men who have dominated and suppressed the spirit of women but even many...

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When children learn, they transmit a vibe of pride - Rina Agarwal, Founder of Learning Impulse

When children learn, they transmit a vibe of pride - Rina Agarwal, Founder of Learning Impulse

Rina Agarwal, Founder and CEO of Learning Impulse, started her venture just five years ago and since then has never looked back. Her parents and her teachers have been her role...

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Indian Women Scaling Mt. Everest

Indian Women Scaling Mt. Everest

Present day women believe in leaving their footprints on the moon and the highest peak of the world alike. Thus is the story of the women who made the entire nation proud in the...

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Make Way for the 'Sporty' Girls!

Make Way for the 'Sporty' Girls!

When it comes to sports, popular notion says it’s a male-dominated area. However, it is fascinating as well as encouraging to note that more and more women are chasing this off...

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Powerful Global Women - 1

Powerful Global Women - 1

A. Angela Merkel : The Chancellor of Germany and Chairwoman of the Christian Democratic Union, she is the first female Chancellor of Germany. A physical chemist by professional...

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Successful Indian Women - 1

Successful Indian Women - 1

a. Pratibha Patil : Credited for being the first female President of India, she has shown what can be achieved by woman-power, no matter how mild, unassuming and “low-key” she...

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Women Social Warriors - 1

Women Social Warriors - 1

In order to bring a change in society, revolution is a must. And to ignite a revolution, fiery souls are a must. India has been blessed enough to witness some such zestful women...

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GOWA : Guild of Women Achievers

GOWA : Guild of Women Achievers

The brainchild of Chhaya Srivastava, this organisation was founded in 1996. Having herself been a victim of workplace harassment, she felt that the society needs more such...

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Powerful Indian Women - 2

Powerful Indian Women - 2

A. Sonia Gandhi : The President of the Indian National Congress, she has already made a record of being the longest-serving President of the Congress party in its 125-year...

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Ladies 'First', Truly!

Ladies 'First', Truly!

a. Shail Mishra of Bihariganj, Ajmer was the first woman to drive a metro. The little girl, who used to be fascinated to see the trains running near her place today, has earned...

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Powerful Global Women - II

Powerful Global Women - II

A. Melinda Gates : An American businesswoman and philanthropist, she is the co-founder and co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She has also been the former unit...

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YFLO Raga Young Women Achievers Awards

YFLO Raga Young Women Achievers Awards

YFLO stands for Young FICCI Ladies Organization. This organization is an exclusive women's wing of the prestigious national organization FICCI (Federation of Indian Chamber Of...

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Pratima Nagaraj helps you heal yourself in a different way

Pratima Nagaraj helps you heal yourself in a different way

Revive Holistic Centre in Singapore is one which focuses wholly on helping people heal themselves inside out, physically and mentally, with the aid of tools such as hypnosis,...

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Women on Wanderlust! An interview with the founder of WOW – Sumitra Senapaty

Women on Wanderlust! An interview with the founder of WOW – Sumitra Senapaty

Sumitra Senapaty is an internationally known travel writer who enjoys writing about her travels in leading publications like Times of India, Femina, Verve, Marie Claire, and...

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Women Who Are Changing the World

Women Who Are Changing the World

Women indeed are changing the world, in countless ways! Sitting in any corner of the world, perhaps commoners would not even be aware of the numerous revolutions that women are...

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Ladies 'First', Truly- II

Ladies 'First', Truly- II

a. Major Mitali Madhusmita created history by becoming the first ever woman officer to win a Sena medal for gallantry. In February 2011, she made not only womenfolk, but the...

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Looking back in history, these women have made a difference!

Looking back in history, these women have made a difference!

a.Florence Nightingale : A celebrated English social reformer and statistician, she can be called the founder of modern nursing, and has also earned the title of ‘the lady with...

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The Green Warrior

The Green Warrior

Had it not been for social revolutionaries springing up at many corners of the earth, this planet of ours perhaps would have reached the brink of extinction. One such woman who...

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A Mountain Saviour - Interview with Ishita Khanna, Co-Founder of Spiti Ecosphere

A Mountain Saviour - Interview with Ishita Khanna, Co-Founder of Spiti Ecosphere

Ishita Khanna co-founded the Spiti-Ecosphere enterprise along with members of the local community of Spiti and outsiders to help conserve the Spiti valley in the wake of its...

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Confessions of a travel addict – an interview with travel blogger Ankita Sinha

Confessions of a travel addict – an interview with travel blogger Ankita Sinha

Bitten by the travel bug and one who calls herself a “freaky fellow who loves to have the highway on her toes, Ankita Sinha is an avid travel blogger by profession. Read on...

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Giving wings to millions of dreams - Shaheen Mistri, CEO of Teach For India

Giving wings to millions of dreams - Shaheen Mistri, CEO of Teach For India

Teach for India is a movement that recruits and trains recently graduated young men and women from all over India to give two years of their life towards removing education...

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Sex Mobs Attacking Women In Egypt

Sex Mobs Attacking Women In Egypt

Egypt is in the news again, for unsavoury reasons. Thanks to the Egyptian revolution, which has created a significant rift between the conservative fraternity and the liberals,...

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Follow and demolish your own limits - Josefa Idem

Follow and demolish your own limits - Josefa Idem

To follow and demolish your own limits- is the philosophy of Josefa Idem, one of the leading women athletes in Italy. Born in West Germany in 1964, Josefa began paddling or...

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Ways to get to the top, straight from the best!

Ways to get to the top, straight from the best!

Forbes has successfully brought together world’s most successful women to recount their experiences of reaching the top and what it took for them to reach the zenith of...

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Kareena Kapoor and her rise to stardom

Kareena Kapoor and her rise to stardom

Kareena, named interestingly after the title character "Anna Karenina" which her mother was reading during her pregnancy, was bitten by the acting bug early. Though her father...

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Capturing feelings: Shadi Ghadirian, an Iranian photographer

Capturing feelings: Shadi Ghadirian, an Iranian photographer

The image looks like a fairly straightforward one. With an Iranian woman, dressed traditionally, standing in front of a traditional background. But in her hand is a stereo, and...

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Woman with a voice: Barkha Dutt

Woman with a voice: Barkha Dutt

She’s a woman, she’s strong, and she has something to say. There are very few women who have been able to raise their voices as clearly and as eloquently as Barkha Dutt. Despite...

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In a forward direction: Kathryn Bigelow

In a forward direction: Kathryn Bigelow

The very superficial assumption that the artistic work of a woman will always be easily discernible as being influenced very heavily by the gender is an assumption which Kathryn...

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Dalda 13: The first Indian female photojournalist - Homai Vyarvalla

Dalda 13: The first Indian female photojournalist - Homai Vyarvalla

Wondering what Dalda 13 is? It's the name under which most of Homai Vyarvalla’s photographs were published. Wondering who she was? She was the first woman who dared to step into...

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Breaking through: Kim Lee's fight against domestic violence in China

Breaking through: Kim Lee's fight against domestic violence in China

China has always been a country which has operated under entrenched ideologies and limited access to information. Domestic violence was a topic which was barely ever brought up...

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Rania Al Baz: speaking out against domestic violence!

Rania Al Baz: speaking out against domestic violence!

Rules operate along very ambiguous lines in Saudi Arabia. Domestic violence is something which happens on a daily basis, but nobody wanted to talk about it. Even women were...

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Struggle, strength, substance and success: Angelina Jolie

Struggle, strength, substance and success: Angelina Jolie

On the surface of things, one may argue that Angelina Jolie should not be called an achiever because she came from a Hollywood background, and therefore, she got into the...

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India’s own Einstein – Neha Ramu - and she’s only 12 years old!

India’s own Einstein – Neha Ramu - and she’s only 12 years old!

Here’s some heartening news to change the parochial Indian mindset that holds the male gender as being more superior - a young Indian girl, Neha Ramu has been declared to have...

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Vidya Balan : The reigning queen of hearts in Bollywood!

Vidya Balan : The reigning queen of hearts in Bollywood!

She can be touted as the “outsider” in Bollywood, who came, saw and made it big! Who knew that the girl who has started off her career in the small screen with the sitcom Hum...

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From steep to sky-high in fashion - Vidya Balan!

From steep to sky-high in fashion - Vidya Balan!

Bollywood sets its own rules for its “heroines”. A skinny build, a seductive pout, skimpy dresses under the best designer labels and such other trademark styles that are...

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Making it on her own: Katrina’s rocky rise to stardom

Making it on her own: Katrina’s rocky rise to stardom

She has a pretty face, she has a great body, she has considerable acclaim, and she is considered to be one of the most beautiful women in Bollywood today. This often leads...

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I like being a woman! - Interview with author Shoba Narayan

I like being a woman! - Interview with author Shoba Narayan

We recently interviewed author Shoba Narayan about her inspirations, thoughts on a career as an author and about why she is Glad2bawoman. She gives us important insights into a...

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J.K.Rowling - The mastermind behind Harry!

J.K.Rowling - The mastermind behind Harry!

What the name of JK Rowling immediately conjures the image of, is Harry Potter, and this is a unanimous response. This phenomenal British writer has become a celebrity of sorts ...

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Jenny from the block – Jennifer Aniston and her rise to fame

Jenny from the block – Jennifer Aniston and her rise to fame

Did you know that Jennifer Aniston, well known for her role as suburban princess turned coffee waitress in the sitcom ‘Friends’ as well as for being the ex-wife of actor Brad...

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Julia Roberts - A Pretty Woman indeed!

Julia Roberts - A Pretty Woman indeed!

Who doesn’t know this American actress? Ask anyone and he/she will go gaga over the movies she has starred in, be it Pretty Woman, Erin Brockovich, My Best Friend’s Wedding,...

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Weaving a fantasy world - author Enid Blyton

Weaving a fantasy world - author Enid Blyton

We might admire JK Rowling for having found fame as a children’s author by chance after an idea that germinated on a delayed train journey took shape in the form of the Harry...

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Steffi Graf - who took the tennis world by storm!

Steffi Graf - who took the tennis world by storm!

This 1962 born former World No.1 German tennis player is indeed a jewel when it comes to the realm of sports in the global arena. Her father Peter Graf, a car and insurance...

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Meryl Streep - One of her kind!

Meryl Streep - One of her kind!

Regarded as one of the most talented actresses of the current era, Meryl Streep has won the hearts of millions of movie-lovers not only on the silver screen but also as a...

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Norah Jones ~ Striking a chord!

Norah Jones ~ Striking a chord!

Born in Brooklyn, New York to Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar and American concert producer Sue Jones, this American singer, songwriter, pianist and actress is a sensation of...

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Margaret Thatcher - The Iron Lady will never rust

Margaret Thatcher - The Iron Lady will never rust

She has been nicknamed Thatcher the Milk Snatcher, the Iron Lady, Attila the Hen. But like her or hate her, Baroness Margaret Hilda Thatcher was a figure to be reckoned with...

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Jaya Bachchan – tinsel town’s eternal Guddi

Jaya Bachchan – tinsel town’s eternal Guddi

Look at old photographs of a young Jaya Bachchan ( nee Bhaduri) and you will be struck by her ethereal beauty. Large eyes tinted with kohl, set in a heart shaped face framed by...

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Kate Winslet is a whiff of British charm

Kate Winslet is a whiff of British charm

Born in Berkshire, this English rose is the second of four children. Kate Winslet's mother, Sally Ann was a barmaid and her father Roger John Winslet, a swimming pool...

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Irom Chanu Sharmila: The Iron Lady of Manipur

Irom Chanu Sharmila: The Iron Lady of Manipur

Known as Mengoubi, or “the fair one”, Irom Chanu Sharmila, a civil rights activist and poet from Manipur, India, has been on a hunger strike from November 4th 2000, demanding...

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Lena Dunham and the celebration of real women

Lena Dunham and the celebration of real women

“Girls” is touted as being every “real” woman’s answer to Sex and the City. The multi-award winning series follows the trials, tribulations, and awkward moments of 4 young women...

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Lena Dunham: seeing success before 30

Lena Dunham: seeing success before 30

Producer, Actress and now author of the much-awaited book of essays titled, Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned, 26-year-old Lena Dunham is...

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Groove to Katrina Kaif's  hit songs!

Groove to Katrina Kaif's hit songs!

She may be an outsider in Bollywood, but her successful stint in the Hindi film industry has catapulted her to immense fame, glory and popularity! Yes, we’re talking about the...

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"You educate a woman, you educate a generation" - Interview with Yeshasvini Ramaswamy

"You educate a woman, you educate a generation" - Interview with Yeshasvini Ramaswamy

It was a privilege to interact with Yeshasvini Ramaswamy, MD of e2e People Practices & JGi iDEA Program . Read on to see what she has to say. ...

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Scarlett Johansson and why she’s an achiever through and through!

Scarlett Johansson and why she’s an achiever through and through!

Scarlett Johansson was not born into a family which had a lot of money. She was the daughter of Melanie Sloan and Karsten Johansson. It was her mother who was a film enthusiast,...

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Tennis champion Martina Navratilova and her success story

Tennis champion Martina Navratilova and her success story

This Czech-American tennis player, who though has now retired, has made such an indelible mark in the world of tennis that people shall continue to remember her for ages to come...

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Stephanie Meyer : The light behind Twilight!

Stephanie Meyer : The light behind Twilight!

Who would have thought ‘The Twilight’ to bring in such a dazzling dawn into the realm of contemporary literature? With her vampire romance series, she took the world by storm...

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Shakuntala Devi - Remembering the world's only human calculator

Shakuntala Devi - Remembering the world's only human calculator

Universally renowned and nicknamed “the human calculator”, Shakuntala Devi was born on November 4th 1929, in Bangalore to poor, hard-working parents, who discovered her...

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Malala Yousafzi: Activist and icon for education

Malala Yousafzi: Activist and icon for education

“How dare the Taliban take away my right to basic education” stated an angry young activist, during an event at the local press club in Peshawar, Pakistan in the year 2008. The...

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J.K Rowling, the woman who struggled against all odds

J.K Rowling, the woman who struggled against all odds

J.K Rowling is a name which very few people are unaware of, today. She is the famed writer of the Harry Potter series. Her books have entertained generations of people, and...

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Jane Austen: the daughter, the sister, the writer and the woman

Jane Austen: the daughter, the sister, the writer and the woman

Jane Austen is almost always synonymous with the classics. Today, her name is established amongst the greatest literary authors of all times. However, Austen, during her time,...

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Enid Blyton: The woman who made words come alive

Enid Blyton: The woman who made words come alive

Most of us have grown up reading Enid Blyton’s stories. From Noddy to Th Secret Seven, she had written many children’s books which made up our childhood. These stories were...

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Priyanka Chopra : The female 'Don' of Bollywood!

Priyanka Chopra : The female 'Don' of Bollywood!

Popularly referred to by her fans as Piggy Chops, she reigns in the hearts of millions of movie-goers! And well-deservedly so! Within a brief span of her career, she has proved...

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Sheryl Sandberg - Woman Empowered

Sheryl Sandberg - Woman Empowered

One of the things which make Sheryl Sandberg a fascinating study in women’s empowerment is the fact that she leaves work for home at 5:30pm on the dot to be in time for dinner...

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Sheryl Sandberg - What would you do if you weren't afraid?

Sheryl Sandberg - What would you do if you weren't afraid?

The idea of living life and making decisions without fear appears to be just that, an “idea”, when it comes to today’s female professionals. If Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is...

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Lizzie Velasquez - beautiful inside out

Lizzie Velasquez - beautiful inside out

Lizzie Velasquez’s identity became known to the world through an act of cruel online bullying via a YouTube video; the 8-second long video shows a photograph of Lizzie and...

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The women on the rise in the African nations

The women on the rise in the African nations

Development is not always synonymous with women empowerment. The generalization that women are more empowered in the developed nations than in the developing ones may broadly be...

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Fighting for the women, fighting for nature: Wangari Maathai

Fighting for the women, fighting for nature: Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai could have been just another woman who struggled all her life to make ends meet, who got mired in the problems of daily life, and who eventually died without...

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Indra Nooyi - From conservative Chennai to posh Connecticut

Indra Nooyi - From conservative Chennai to posh Connecticut

Indra Nooyi is best known for being on Forbes’ List of Most Powerful Businesswomen, and for making it to the TIMEs most Influential List of people for 2013. Her tireless...

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Oprah Winfrey's success formula - Bare your soul without fear

Oprah Winfrey's success formula - Bare your soul without fear

As one of the most powerful women in the world, who also happens to be one of its few African American origin billionaires, Oprah Winfrey has been ranked as being a spiritual...

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Indra Nooyi: Success mantra and leadership style

Indra Nooyi: Success mantra and leadership style

Indra Nooyi is a force of nature and a power to be reckoned with, all with good reason. She is ranked 4th on the Forbes List of most influential women of 2013, and also has the...

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Marissa Mayer - Will her telecommuting ban make or break Yahoo?

Marissa Mayer - Will her telecommuting ban make or break Yahoo?

As one of the youngest CEO’s of a Fortune 500 company, Marissa Mayer encounters constant interest and scrutiny from the media regarding every aspect of her life, be it her...

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Serena Williams: Standing tall and proud

Serena Williams: Standing tall and proud

Today, she is a force to be reckoned with, in the sports world, but Serena Williams did not always have it easy. The no. 1 female tennis champion had to battle against many odds...

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Marissa Mayer's vision for Yahoo

Marissa Mayer's vision for Yahoo

Marissa Mayer’s vision for Yahoo upon becoming its CEO in July 2012 can be divided into two sections. The first involves revamping Yahoo as a whole and giving it a new lease of...

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Marissa Mayer on God, Family and Yahoo

Marissa Mayer on God, Family and Yahoo

Marissa Mayer announced to the world that she was pregnant on July 17th 2012, the same day that she took on the role of Yahoo!’s newest CEO. From then, she has been hailed as...

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Lena Dunham - Facing bouquets and brickbats in unequal measure

Lena Dunham - Facing bouquets and brickbats in unequal measure

Having just celebrated her 27th birthday on May 13th, Lena Dunham continues to be, in her own words, "the voice of a generation". Her self-written series, "Girls", received a...

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Oprah Winfrey and the creation of “Oprahfication”

Oprah Winfrey and the creation of “Oprahfication”

When Oprah Winfrey began hosting her self-named television chat show, “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in 1986, little did the world realize that a wave of Oprahfication was about to...

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Powerful N Successful Working Moms

Powerful N Successful Working Moms

Being a mother who happens to manage companies and earn millions of dollars indicates the implementation of a specific skill set which involves time management, effective...

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Venus Williams: An achiever through and through!

Venus Williams: An achiever through and through!

Today, her worldwide ranking stands at 24. However, Venus Williams has stood at the no. 1 position not once, but thrice, throughout her career so far. Being a woman tennis...

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Kiran Bedi - epitomizing 'woman-power'

Kiran Bedi - epitomizing 'woman-power'

An Indian social activist and a retired Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, Kiran Bedi is indeed an inspirations for millions of women across India. Born in Amritsar, Punjab,...

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Michelle Obama - mom-in-chief

Michelle Obama - mom-in-chief

"There's something about your daughters that just breaks your heart. ... The finite amount of time you have with your children, and the joy they bring on a minute-to-minute, day...

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Naina Lal Kidwai – Harvard, HSBC and the Lean In movement

Naina Lal Kidwai – Harvard, HSBC and the Lean In movement

The fact that I was the first Indian woman to graduate from Harvard Business School in 1982 was a gratifying personal achievement but a sad social comment. Indian men had been...

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Bravery thy name is Angelina Jolie

Bravery thy name is Angelina Jolie

Recently, the world was shocked when it was announced that Angelina Jolie had undergone a double mastectomy as a pre-emptive measure against breast cancer, a disease which...

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Naina Lal Kidwai: Balancing dual roles

Naina Lal Kidwai: Balancing dual roles

Naina Lal Kidwai is one of the most powerful businesswomen in the world, and is also regarded as being one of the first women to break stereotypes which demand that a woman...

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Oprah Winfrey - Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism

Oprah Winfrey - Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism

When the first episode of her self-titled show aired in 1986, many dismissed Oprah Winfrey as being just another talk-show host, who thrived on human drama and sensationalism;...

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Oprah’s endorsements make celebrities out of people

Oprah’s endorsements make celebrities out of people

Oprah Winfrey has made celebrities out of people by inducting them into Team Oprah. She has personally endorsed them and has gone on to publicly share the positive impact which...

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Michelle Obama is a people’s person

Michelle Obama is a people’s person

Michelle Obama is the 46th First Lady of the United States of America, and holds the distinction of being the country’s first African-American First Lady. She also has the...

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Learning from Steffi Graf's discipline and attitude

Learning from Steffi Graf's discipline and attitude

Steffi Graf has been quoted saying - "You can have a certain arrogance, and I think that's fine, but what you should never lose is the respect for the others", and this is a...

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Indra Nooyi – Successful strategies which have helped PepsiCo.grow

Indra Nooyi – Successful strategies which have helped PepsiCo.grow

PepsiCo is currently the second largest food and beverage company in the world, with approximately $65 billion in revenues. This achievement owes thanks in part to its CEO,...

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Indra Nooyi insists on healthy alternatives to junk food

Indra Nooyi insists on healthy alternatives to junk food

Since being named the CEO of food and beverage giant PepsiCo, Indra Nooyi has taken the reigns of the company in a non-conformist direction; that of health food company...

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Sheryl Sandberg's strategies for Facebook

Sheryl Sandberg's strategies for Facebook

If the subtle changes to the Facebook interface have served to make your social networking experience quicker, more efficient, and have even encouraged you to bring out your...

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Angelina Jolie’s standout movies

Angelina Jolie’s standout movies

Angelina Jolie has wowed us from the very first time she blazed across the silver screen. A definite presence, she has played numerous and varied roles, ranging from a...

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Oprah's contribution towards the USA National Child Protection Act of 1993

Oprah's contribution towards the USA National Child Protection Act of 1993

As a survivor of rape and sexual abuse herself, Oprah Winfrey is aware of the various short and long-term effects that childhood sexual abuse can have on a child’s psyche. Her...

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Naina Lal Kidwai's strategy for HSBC

Naina Lal Kidwai's strategy for HSBC

As the Group Manager and Country Head of HSBC India, Naina Lal Kidwai needs no introduction in the world of banking and business. An alumni member of Harvard Business School,...

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Steffi Graf is an inspiring sportsperson

Steffi Graf is an inspiring sportsperson

For me, the focus and energy level that I get from physically challenging myself on a daily basis – not to mention the obvious health benefits – is irreplaceable. -Steffi Graf....

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Marissa Mayer's hits and misses during her first year at Yahoo

Marissa Mayer's hits and misses during her first year at Yahoo

Since assuming the role of CEO in July 2012, 37-year-old Marissa Mayer has promised to breathe new life into Yahoo, and to make it the most popular site on the Internet. With...

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Key defining moments from the Oprah Winfrey Show

Key defining moments from the Oprah Winfrey Show

With 25 years and close to 5000 episodes worth of footage to trawl through, it is a formidable task to pick only a handful of defining moments from The Oprah Winfrey Show,...

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Lena Dunham cashes in on hipster culture

Lena Dunham cashes in on hipster culture

Forbes recently listed Lena Dunham as one of the potential names in their Top 100 celebrities list. Thewarp.com has listed her as one of their Top 12 innovators of the year. The...

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Must watch – Scarlett Johansson’s reel life

Must watch – Scarlett Johansson’s reel life

This beautiful and fresh faced actress is a like a breath of fresh air on the silver screen. At a time when celebrity actresses promote the stick thin figure and show off the...

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A journey into the world of music with Shreya Ghoshal

A journey into the world of music with Shreya Ghoshal

Her mellifluous voice has enchanted music lovers across the country. Her debut with the song Bairi Piya in the movie ‘Devdas’ topped all musical chartbusters, and was declared...

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Marissa Mayer eyes the youth market with Tumblr acquisition

Marissa Mayer eyes the youth market with Tumblr acquisition

Marissa Mayer is a woman on a mission to rejuvenate Yahoo, and to make it appealing to the youth market. Her recent series of acquisitions have infused young perspectives into...

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Exploring Indra Nooyi's 5 C's of success

Exploring Indra Nooyi's 5 C's of success

As the CEO of PepsiCo, Indra Nooyi is constantly sought after to share her “magic formula” for success. She belongs to a minority of women who hold top positions with large...

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Michelle Obama jokes about her White House Prison life

Michelle Obama jokes about her White House Prison life

US First Lady, Michelle Obama, is known for her witty sense of humor, an enviable wardrobe which has landed her on the cover of Vogue magazine twice, and for her ability to...

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Oprah's Book Club makes celebrities out of authors

Oprah's Book Club makes celebrities out of authors

Much like her other initiatives which began as special episodes or segments on her show, Oprah’s Book Club was started in 1996 as a book discussion club intended to showcase...

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Oprah’s career before “The Oprah Winfrey Show”

Oprah’s career before “The Oprah Winfrey Show”

“I haven’t planned one thing – ever. I have just been led by a strong instinct, and I have made choices based on what was right for me at the time.” – Oprah While most people...

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Lena Dunham exercises caution and humour while dealing with critics

Lena Dunham exercises caution and humour while dealing with critics

A Google search with the words “I hate Lena Dunham” will produce 1,190,000 results, and a news search will produce an average of 2 articles or blog posts which criticize her for...

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Oprah Winfrey’s brand value stems from her own credibility

Oprah Winfrey is the undisputed Queen of personal branding, and her current brand value stands at close to $3 billion. From her initial days on her self-titled show, which ran...

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Indra Nooyi's tips on how to be heard in a roomful of men

Indra Nooyi's tips on how to be heard in a roomful of men

As the CEO of PepsiCo. And one of the most powerful women in the world of business, Indra Nooyi can safely be considered as one of the most influential people to listen to; her...

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Scent of a woman – Jennifer Aniston has her own perfume brand

Scent of a woman – Jennifer Aniston has her own perfume brand

We have all known her and loved her for her portrayal of Rachel Greene, the spoilt brat with the beautiful heart in the hit, cult television show “Friends”. Jennifer as Rachel...

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Priyanka Chopra has her very own comic book character!

Priyanka Chopra has her very own comic book character!

"I like taking on projects that take me beyond the expected and forward as a person and professional. The comic book is one more endeavor in that direction." - Priyanka Chopra....

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Priyanka Chopra is preparing hard for her role as Mary Kom

Priyanka Chopra is preparing hard for her role as Mary Kom

She is only 30 years old, but Priyanka Chopra has already proved herself as being competent in all aspects of the glamour industry; she is a super model, award-winning Bollywood...

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Priyanka Chopra kicks off her international singing career

Priyanka Chopra kicks off her international singing career

Priyanka Chopra has successfully added another feather to her considerably large cap, by becoming the first Bollywood actress to launch her own music career with an...

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Marissa Mayer's career with Google

Marissa Mayer's career with Google

Marissa Mayer wanted to be a neurosurgeon, but landed up becoming the first female engineer at then-start-up company, Google; she became its 20th employee in June 1999. With...

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Venus Williams asks you to Come to Win

Venus Williams asks you to Come to Win

In her new book titled “Come to Win” Venus Williams sets out to share incredibly useful nuggets of information and advice about working your way to the top. She does this by...

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Scarlett Johansson speaks out against hackers

Scarlett Johansson speaks out against hackers

That invasion of privacy is a crime, is not a secret. However, this does not prevent petty “criminals” to invade others’ personal lives without a second thought, using...

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PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi to be felicitated by an Indo-American charity

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi to be felicitated by an Indo-American charity

Indra Nooyi has long been regarded as one of the most successful female CEOs in the corporate sphere. As a longtime feature in Forbes and Fortune magazine as one of its most...

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Michelle Obama is releasing a Hip Hop music album as part of her healthy eating campaign

Michelle Obama is releasing a Hip Hop music album as part of her healthy eating campaign

Michelle Obama and her ability to get to “ground level” in order to connect with regular citizens, is something, which should not be questioned. From being voted as one of the...

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Marissa Mayer’s uphill battle to rejuvenate Yahoo continues

Marissa Mayer’s uphill battle to rejuvenate Yahoo continues

Ranked number 14 on Fortune magazine’s list of most powerful businesswomen in 2012, 38-year-old Marissa Mayer belongs in a league of young achievers who have attained top...

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Oprah Winfrey shows how racism still exists in the present day

Oprah Winfrey shows how racism still exists in the present day

You cannot be my friend and use that word around me. It shows my age, but I feel strongly about it. … I always think of the millions of people who heard that as their last word...

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Indra Nooyi features in Fortune’s list of Top 100 CEOs

Indra Nooyi features in Fortune’s list of Top 100 CEOs

Chennai-born Indra Nooyi has consistently been lauded for a number of reasons, from her steady rise to the top of the corporate world to her sound business decisions, which...

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How Sheryl Sandberg's "Lean In" movement inspired one woman to save lives

How Sheryl Sandberg's "Lean In" movement inspired one woman to save lives

She has consistently stated that “leaning in” is not just for ambitious, aspiring female CEO’s, and indeed, the impact of Sheryl Sandberg’s book and subsequent movement, “Lean...

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Michelle Obama and the benefits of leverage

Michelle Obama and the benefits of leverage

"Every day, across this country, so many women wake up every day and try -- using everything they have -- to make life a little better for others; I feel hopeful." – Said during...

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Indra Nooyi talks about engaging women through sports

Indra Nooyi talks about engaging women through sports

"Speak to women. Do it authentically. Give them the real sports experience they want. They will respond." - Indra Nooyi PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi does not mince words when it...

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Indra Nooyi inducts PepsiCo’s very first design chief in order to facilitate core brand growth

Indra Nooyi inducts PepsiCo’s very first design chief in order to facilitate core brand growth

“Market growth alone doesn't give you enough tailwinds. You have to create your own. The way to do that is by designing products for consumers that wow them. Not just the way...

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Kareena Kapoor Khan has her kitty full with family and work commitments!

Kareena Kapoor Khan has her kitty full with family and work commitments!

This Kapoor scion has sure made it big. Huge in fact. Staying true to the legacy that her lineage boasts of, Kareena has indeed taken her surname to loftier heights. One of the...

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From "Boom" to "Dhoom" : Katrina Kaif's journey in Bollywood

From "Boom" to "Dhoom" : Katrina Kaif's journey in Bollywood

Hailing from mixed parents, her father being an Indian Kashmiri, and her mother, an English woman, she has today carved out a niche for herself in the country that can be termed...

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From Mary Kom to modern day mujras, Priyanka Chopra excels at essaying them all

From Mary Kom to modern day mujras, Priyanka Chopra excels at essaying them all

It should come as no surprise that Priyanka Chopra, noted actress, singer and lyricist, is multi-talented. Much like her fictional characters from the film, “Whats your Rashee”...

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Priyanka Chopra’s popularity causes problems on the internet

Priyanka Chopra’s popularity causes problems on the internet

Priyanka Chopra has faced her share of action in context with her celebrity status. From crazy fans to politics within the industry and ever-present media rumor mill which turns...

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Naina Lal Kidwai's take on the RBI rate hike

Naina Lal Kidwai's take on the RBI rate hike

Naina Lal Kidwai, the iconic chartered accountant, and currently the Country Head of HSBC India, also the President of FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and...

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Who says an actress' career goes downhill after marriage? Take a cue from Kareena and Vidya!

Who says an actress' career goes downhill after marriage? Take a cue from Kareena and Vidya!

It’s a largely-held notion in our country that married actresses are not “bankable.” Why I say specifically our country is because in foreign film industries, this concept...

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Michelle Obama’s Lets Move! campaign is facilitating a cultural shift in American schools

Michelle Obama’s Lets Move! campaign is facilitating a cultural shift in American schools

It has been 4 productive years since First Lady Michelle Obama conceptualized and launched her campaign, “Lets Move!” as part of a concerted effort at tackling the growing...

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Oprah’s party dresses are trendsetters

Oprah’s party dresses are trendsetters

Known for her deep v-neck dresses in bright hues, Oprah Winfrey’s party dress looks have come full circle over the past 25 years with a variety of hits and misses along the way....

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Sheryl Sandberg sells Facebook shares amid rumors that she might join Microsoft

Sheryl Sandberg sells Facebook shares amid rumors that she might join Microsoft

Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg has been in the news lately for a variety of reasons, the top most being that she has just sold $91 million worth of the social networking site’s...

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The name behind Priyadarshini Taxi Service - Susieben Shah

The name behind Priyadarshini Taxi Service - Susieben Shah

Not only a compassionate social worker, but also a businesswoman, author and lawyer by profession, Susieben Shah has come a long way in her fight for women's welfare. Aiming for...

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Michelle Obama has impeccable taste when it comes to party dresses

Michelle Obama has impeccable taste when it comes to party dresses

US First Lady Michelle Obama has been a world-renowned fashion icon for some time now, and has already been featured twice on the cover of the prestigious “Vogue” fashion...

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Michelle Obama embraces Bollywood dance music in the White House

Michelle Obama embraces Bollywood dance music in the White House

Who would have imagined celebrating Diwali, the Indian festival of lights, at the White House of all venues? For a group of Indian-American children, it must have been a...

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Indra Nooyi feels that one needs to be a “learning CEO” in order to run PepsiCo.

Indra Nooyi feels that one needs to be a “learning CEO” in order to run PepsiCo.

As a CEO who truly walks the talk and leads by example, Indra Nooyi is of the opinion that one must be open-minded, among other things, in order to successfully lead a company....

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Indra Nooyi announces PepsiCo’s 33,000 crore investment in India

Indra Nooyi announces PepsiCo’s 33,000 crore investment in India

“India is a country with huge potential and it remains an attractive high priority market for PepsiCo. We believe we have only scratched the surface of long term growth...

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“Women end up losing themselves in marriage.” - Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan, already a year into married life, is coincidentally gearing up for a release that, in a way justifies the current phase of her personal life. Titled Shaadi Ke Side...

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Priyanka Chopra is the first Indian GUESS model!

Priyanka Chopra is the first Indian GUESS model!

"Chopra's confidence, strength and sensuality reflect the qualities I always look for in a model and she reminds me of the young Sophia Loren. With the Indian movie industry...

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Steffi Graf’s life after retiring from tennis is filled with family time and social work

Steffi Graf’s life after retiring from tennis is filled with family time and social work

After retiring from a fulfilling career as a professional tennis player in 1999, Steffi Graf has moved on to other fulfilling aspects of her life; marriage, children, and social...

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Steffi Graf is celebrating 25 years since her Golden Slam win

Steffi Graf is celebrating 25 years since her Golden Slam win

2013 marks a quarter of a century since tennis star Steffi Graf became the third woman in the history of professional tennis to win the Calendar Year Grand Slam. In order to...

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Kareena Kapoor Khan goes international!

Kareena Kapoor Khan goes international!

Kareena Kapoor Khan is sure riding high on the waves of success! A glamorous diva as well as a superbly talented actress, she deserves no less. Though born into Bollywood’s ...

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Rimi Nayak - Designing fashion and fashioning design!

Rimi Nayak - Designing fashion and fashioning design!

An alumnus of the National Institute of Fashion Technology, Rimi Nayak has literally gone to places on account of her sheer talent at fashion designing. Her label Rimi Nayak...

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Shahnaz Husain - the uncrowned queen of India's beauty industry!

Shahnaz Husain - the uncrowned queen of India's beauty industry!

An household name in skin and hair care, she is often hailed as the "jet age beauty tycoon." Here's Shahnaz Husain, the inspiration for women across the globe, sharing her story...

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Aparajita Gogoi - Crusader of maternal health!

Aparajita Gogoi - Crusader of maternal health!

The Executive Director, CEDPA India and National Coordinator of the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood, India, Aparajita Gogoi is a woman of substance who believes in...

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Bhaavya Bhatnagar - Recreating fashion with her own designs!

Bhaavya Bhatnagar - Recreating fashion with her own designs!

A fashion designer with a difference, Bhaavya Bhatnagar blends her love for art, history, culture and the human psyche to create her signature style under her eponymous label....

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Sharbari Datta - A woman designing for men!

Sharbari Datta - A woman designing for men!

A one-of-her-kind fashion designer, Sharbari Datta thundered into the drab world of men's fashion with her unique ideas and innovations! Her foray into male accessory designing...

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Gia Kashyap - A blogger-turned-entrepreneur!

Gia Kashyap - A blogger-turned-entrepreneur!

Here's a fashion blogger who has really taken her passion seriously, and catapulted it to great heights! Also running her standalone e-store Paperlillie, this young fashionista...

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Priya Naik - A social worker and entrepreneur rolled into one!

Priya Naik - A social worker and entrepreneur rolled into one!

Priya Naik is a woman who truly demonstrates how in contemporary times, a woman can be as much as she wills to be. As the Founder and Joint Managing Director of Samhita Social...

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Armida Fernandez~ Living for a cause!

Armida Fernandez~ Living for a cause!

The founder trustee of SNEHA, social worker Armida Fernandez has tirelessly been directing her efforts towards reorienting and reorganizing the limited resources of India's...

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Katrina Kaif - Ruled the roost in 2013!

Katrina Kaif - Ruled the roost in 2013!

One of the most successful actors of current times, Katrina Kaif sure knows how to play her cards to her utmost advantage. She was most recently seen in the Yash Raj Films flick...

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Priyanka Chopra - The diva with a dual career!

Priyanka Chopra - The diva with a dual career!

One of the most successful and glamorous leading ladies of Bollywood in current times, Priyanka Chopra has surely proved her mettle, and how! Though she hails from a completely...

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In Marissa Mayer’s world, time management is everything

In Marissa Mayer’s world, time management is everything

Yahoo CEO, Marissa Mayer, has three main priorities in her life: Yahoo, her family, and various unavoidable engagements thanks to her professional position. She is clear about...

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Tanya Virmani - A shining star in the world of fashion blogging!

Tanya Virmani - A shining star in the world of fashion blogging!

Hailing from Delhi, this "true cosmopolite" passions lie in designing, travelling and sipping coffee!! Not only has she developed her own unique style statement, but has also...

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Rita Banerji : The woman behind the 50 Million Missing Campaign!

Rita Banerji : The woman behind the 50 Million Missing Campaign!

The author, photographer and gender activist, Rita Banerji has not only authored the revolutionary book Sex and Power: Defining History, Shaping Societies, but has also founded...

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Mallika Sarabhai - An embodiment of the multifaceted woman of today!

Mallika Sarabhai - An embodiment of the multifaceted woman of today!

A dancer, choreographer, publisher, activist, writer and actor, Mallika Sarabhai has proven her versatility in numerous ways. She likes to believe that she is a "communicator",...

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Sulakshana Monga - The fashion designer behind Soltee!

Sulakshana Monga - The fashion designer behind Soltee!

Sulakshana Monga epitomizes classic design as a fashion designer who has immense respect for old world craftsmanship and a passion for exoticism. Her exquisite designs, coupled...

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Nandini Dias - A 'Can do' person!

Nandini Dias - A 'Can do' person!

She is often described as the most strategic and imaginative media professional, who has led Lodestar Universal into getting the coveted Media Agency of the Year Award many...

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Manvi Gandotra : Designer and blogger wrapped into one!!

Manvi Gandotra : Designer and blogger wrapped into one!!

She ventured into fashion blogging only after having enriched herself with years of experience as a fashion designer, which itself speaks volumes of her capability and...

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Meera Sharath Chandra - A 'Tigress' indeed!

Meera Sharath Chandra - A 'Tigress' indeed!

Meera Sharath Chandra is the Founder, CEO and CCO (Chief Creative Officer) of Tigress Tigress, the digital centric integrated communication agency. She has over 30 years of...

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Madhulika Liddle - Penning her way to glory!

Madhulika Liddle - Penning her way to glory!

Madhulika Liddle, a contemporary Indian author to reckon with, has made her way into the hearts of millions of readers with her prolific creations of detective series, short...

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Vaishali Shadangule - The small town girl who made it big as a fashion designer!

Vaishali Shadangule - The small town girl who made it big as a fashion designer!

Hailing from a small town in Madhya Pradesh, Vaishali was always committed to her dream of being a fashion designer, which she translated into reality with her label Vaishali.S....

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Katrina Kaif - More of a star, less of an actor?

Katrina Kaif - More of a star, less of an actor?

She is an outsider who walked into this industry with absolutely no ‘filmy’ background or Godfather to guide her, but nevertheless she managed to gain a foothold and make a mark...

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What surprise does Vidya Balan have up her sleeve?

What surprise does Vidya Balan have up her sleeve?

Vidya Balan has always done things differently, and how! This woman can be said to break the mould of the typical Bollywood actress and also redefine a few stereotypes. Be it...

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Marissa Mayer wants Yahoo to be a mobile-first company

Marissa Mayer wants Yahoo to be a mobile-first company

“We don’t think of ourselves as design-first, we think of ourselves as mobile-first”. – Marissa Mayer...

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Oprah Winfrey is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Oprah Winfrey is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Awards and accolades are not new to renowned talk show host and humanitarian, Oprah Winfrey. The Presidential Medal of Freedom however, will always be a special kind of award,...

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Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In gains momentum

Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In gains momentum

While many women ask the most obvious questions pertaining to their limited success in the professional sphere, only a handful have been able to get to the root of the problem...

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Sheryl Sandberg's 5 efficiency increasing habits

Sheryl Sandberg's 5 efficiency increasing habits

Sheryl Sandberg is not only the founder and face of “Lean In”, a movement which encourages women to challenge socially constructed boundaries and myths regarding their ability...

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Tanya Virmani - A shining star in the world of fashion blogging!

Tanya Virmani - A shining star in the world of fashion blogging!

Hailing from Delhi, this "true cosmopolite" passions lie in designing, travelling and sipping coffee!! Not only has she developed her own unique style statement, but has also...

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Rita Banerji : The woman behind the 50 Million Missing Campaign!

Rita Banerji : The woman behind the 50 Million Missing Campaign!

The author, photographer and gender activist, Rita Banerji has not only authored the revolutionary book Sex and Power: Defining History, Shaping Societies, but has also founded...

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Mallika Sarabhai - An embodiment of the multifaceted woman of today!

Mallika Sarabhai - An embodiment of the multifaceted woman of today!

A dancer, choreographer, publisher, activist, writer and actor, Mallika Sarabhai has proven her versatility in numerous ways. She likes to believe that she is a "communicator",...

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Sulakshana Monga - The fashion designer behind Soltee!

Sulakshana Monga - The fashion designer behind Soltee!

Sulakshana Monga epitomizes classic design as a fashion designer who has immense respect for old world craftsmanship and a passion for exoticism. Her exquisite designs, coupled...

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Nandini Dias - A 'Can do' person!

Nandini Dias - A 'Can do' person!

She is often described as the most strategic and imaginative media professional, who has led Lodestar Universal into getting the coveted Media Agency of the Year Award many...

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Manvi Gandotra : Designer and blogger wrapped into one!!

Manvi Gandotra : Designer and blogger wrapped into one!!

She ventured into fashion blogging only after having enriched herself with years of experience as a fashion designer, which itself speaks volumes of her capability and...

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Meera Sharath Chandra - A 'Tigress' indeed!

Meera Sharath Chandra - A 'Tigress' indeed!

Meera Sharath Chandra is the Founder, CEO and CCO (Chief Creative Officer) of Tigress Tigress, the digital centric integrated communication agency. She has over 30 years of...

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Madhulika Liddle - Penning her way to glory!

Madhulika Liddle - Penning her way to glory!

Madhulika Liddle, a contemporary Indian author to reckon with, has made her way into the hearts of millions of readers with her prolific creations of detective series, short...

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Vaishali Shadangule - The small town girl who made it big as a fashion designer!

Vaishali Shadangule - The small town girl who made it big as a fashion designer!

Hailing from a small town in Madhya Pradesh, Vaishali was always committed to her dream of being a fashion designer, which she translated into reality with her label Vaishali.S....

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Katrina Kaif - More of a star, less of an actor?

Katrina Kaif - More of a star, less of an actor?

She is an outsider who walked into this industry with absolutely no ‘filmy’ background or Godfather to guide her, but nevertheless she managed to gain a foothold and make a mark...

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