At the age of 12, Gunit Cour’s picture was morphed on a fake Facebook account, leaving her open to trolls and trauma. But the young girl steeled herself to get back on social media, and it paid off.
A hilarious new memoir by Lalita Iyer, The Whole Shebang: Sticky Bits of Being a Woman, includes a chapter on women’s underwear woes. Here’s an excerpt.
Camino de Santiago is a rite of passage for over 250,000 pilgrims worldwide who converge on Spain each year. This is Kay Newton’s journey.
Sometimes life closes one door because it wants you to notice the open window. After losing her sight, software techie Jasdeep Kaur learnt to see her truth more clearly.
What life hands to you is not as important as what you choose to give back to life, says motivational speaker Brittany Garth.
Some people are natural leaders, but others can develop leadership by being more open to experiences, says luxury consultant Madhavi Advani.
Bushra Hassan initially found it hard to adapt to Australia when she moved there from India. But art helped her cope and find meaning.
As India celebrates 70 years of Independence, Sheela Kapur recalls her memories of Partition and wonders at the senseless boundaries between those born of the same earth.
This is the best time in history to be a woman. Think about that.
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.
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.
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, […]
She’s been India’s Tax Lady for over three decades, and Parminder Sohi Behuria is now the new Secretary General of the National Human Rights Commission. The 1977 batch Indian Revenue Service officer has worked across […]
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“Abort it and try again.” Was this nasty comment made by a faceless internet troll? No. Immature teenage kid? No. This twitter gem comes from Oxford…
No, darling, you may not go out in those tight jeans. And you better cover up that clingy top as well. We live in India, a country where girls are assaulted or raped even when […]
The Really Wrong Turn By Ritu Goyal A girl being grabbed by lascivious men on a bus — sounds eerily familiar, doesn’t it? But this girl is not Nirbhaya (as she was christened by the Indian media), the 23-year-old […]
In an interview to NDTV yesterday, tennis icon Sania Mirza said, “After playing for the country for as many years, after saying time and again that I have an Indian passport, after winning medals for […]