Divorce in Islam is at the centre of a heated tug-of-war between political parties and religious bodies in India. But the most ignored voice is the one the debate seeks to empower.
A spotlight on women in the news and news of interest to women
Most countries do not require safety data for beauty products to be based on animal testing, and reliable alternatives are available. Even then, over 80 per cent of countries still have no laws against animal-testing when it comes to cosmetics.
My name is Geetu Mohnani and I am 23 years old. I was born and brought up with two siblings in the City of Lakes, Bhopal, in Madhya Pradesh, where I completed my schooling. My mother, a teacher, was always our source of inspiration and motivation. I wonder if she ever guessed that, one day, her daughter Geetu would be a national coffee champion! This is my story.
An unparalleled wedding saga set to unfold in Udaipur when CG Corp Global’s Varun Chaudhary marries Anushree Tongya next week. The wedding promises to be a stunning extravaganza combining traditional ceremonies with all the excitement of a modern, dazzling celebration.
Given India’s current socio-political scenario, it’s heartening to read of mavericks and change-seekers who dare to stand up for their cause, and who have the courage to follow their vision of a more inclusive society. […]
Royalty, art and luxury. It’s always a treat for the senses when the three come together, and this event in Delhi, organized by luxury maven Nidhi Seth, fit the bill rather well. The elite of […]
My dear daughters, I write this note to you because I work in a news website, and I happen to once in a while cross paths with people who do not realise that social media […]
By Avantika Debnath One of the most awaited singles of Hollywood’s very celebrated young pop star Selena Gomez was released worldwide yesterday and I have almost heard it over a hundred times in repeat-peat-peat-peat (just […]
By Rupande Mehta Celebrities are human, so it is no surprise when allegations of sexual abuse, rape and other violence emerge about them. Lately the news has been abuzz with celebrities acting very badly. First […]
By Nadika Nadja My name is a tweak of the Tamil word for actress – Nadigai. I chose the name for myself, because for a long while I was putting on an act. An act of being […]
By Rupande Mehta A lot has been said about Deepika Padukone’s cleavage row with Times of India. While many people are up in arms in her defense, others are confused and some are asking Deepika […]
By Rupande Mehta When someone like Hema Malini makes a disparaging comment about widows, we have to accept that the problem of gender inequality spreads to all echelons of our society. For someone like Malini, […]
By Rupande Mehta In her speech at the UN on September 21, Harry Potter actress Emma Watson created waves when she said gender discrimination affects both men and women. Launching the HeForShe campaign, the goal of […]
By Avantika Debnath The countdown has begun for Durga Pooja (September 23 this year). Though the festival is principally celebrated in eastern India, there is not a part of our splendid country that doesn’t light […]
By Avantika Debnath Kirti’s resignation was foreseen since the day she escalated a harassment case against her manager. Priyadarshini, the HR personnel sitting next to my workstation, proceeded with Kirti’s exit interview. She noted down […]
By Lipika Sud Imagine spending a lifetime setting up a business, only to have it collapse decades later and having to start all over from scratch. That’s happened to me, and yet, I neither lost […]
By Avantika Debnath There was a familiar excitement in the house. There were all those sweets and snacks again. Dhara was wrapped in the same maroon sari once more. (Maroon made her look bright.) Finally, […]
While everyone has the very highest regard for luxury behemoth LVMH (Louis Vuitton bags! Moet & Chandon champagne! Guerlain perfumes! Donna Karan gowns!), there were a few of us in the fashion industry who felt slightly […]
One of India’s most respected names in fashion, Padma Shri awardee Ritu Kumar has announced an initiative to highlight her true partners in fashion. Her new ‘Many Hands Make Beautiful Work’ campaign presents the people, […]