Intrigued by how Indian writers in Urdu view women and write about them, literary historian Rakhshanda Jalil has put together an anthology ‘Preeto’ with short stories that focus on their portrayal of women in their writing.
The fact that a documentary on a subject as taboo as menstruation, showing how village women are manufacturing low-cost sanitary napkins, has won an Oscar, is a game-changer for the Indian film industry.
Mirra Alfassa not only influenced thousands of followers as ‘The Mother’ whom Sri Aurobindo had anointed as his spiritual successor, she also had a role to play in Indira Gandhi’s decision to go to war with Pakistan in 1971.
Change isn’t easy. It leaves you feeling strangely excited but also a little bit confused, says Liz Deacle, whose family of four gave up their ‘settled’ lives and have been travelling around the world in the past year.