Why??

Atrocious. Barbaric. Inhuman. Horrifying. Words fall short to describe the incident which shook the entire nation- the rape, and violent slaughter of a 19-year-old Dalit girl from Uttar Pradesh, India. What was her fault? Did she excite or entice wearing anything revealing to those men of the so-called upper caste? No. What was her fault…

Dare to Follow your Dream

Meet Sugandha Thakran, née Krishnan. An ex-Indian Air Force officer turned entrepreneur, who now lives a dream of her own. Since inception in 2006, her Tattoo Studio- Phoeninks Tattoos, has expanded into different media aside from ink on skin…. selling oils on canvas, from pencil, charcoal, acrylic emulsion, fabric paints, wax crayons, watercolours, silks and…

Women in the Workplace

It is not every day that one deals with casual sexism at work unless one is a woman. Just the other day, I had a senior physician question my career choices. He asked me why I was on a job that requires extensive travel when I am a woman, who obviously has family and responsibilities….

A Lantern in Her Hand

I think that love is more like a light that you carry. At first childish happiness keeps it lighted and after that romance. Then motherhood lights it and then duty . . . and maybe after that sorrow. You wouldn’t think that sorrow could be a light, would you, dearie? But it can. And then…

Stereotypes Shouldn’t Define Us

Humans are puzzling creatures. We easily decide who people are from their appearance, race, gender, place of birth, the family they grew up with, or their financial status. Stereotypes are a part of our everyday lives. If you don’t know what stereotype means, I’ll share it with you. It’s simply a widely held image or…

9 Random Facts About Dreams

We dream most vividly during Rapid Eye Movement(REM) sleep. Men and Women dream differently. Visually impaired people also have dreams. You will never be able to read in a dream, because reading and dreaming are functions of different sides of brain. The unknown faces of the people we see in our dreams are the faces…

Women’s Rights- No dole or concession!

Yes, I say why at all “give” rights to women? And rights for what? Have the women not been doing their kitchen chores for centuries? Have they not been cleaning up the house and preparing food for the entire household? Have they not done everything at the beck and call of the male members? Have…

Story of a Woman

Those scintillating eyes and the powerful aura- she reminded me of no one, she was completely her own, distinctive self. Nothing was more beautiful than the way she carried herself around, as the strongest I had ever known. She was not always so proud of herself, but the beauty lies in her story- the story…

9 Random Amazing Psychology Facts

People who belong to 18 to 33 year age period are the most stressed out people in the world. The longer you hide the feelings for someone, the harder you fall for that person. Women with higher IQs will be having a hard time finding a mate. No matter how hard you try, you can…

Conscience

Two traveling monks reached a river where they met a young woman. Wary of the current, she asked if they could carry her across. One of the monks hesitated, but the other quickly picked her up onto his shoulders, transported her across the water, and put her down on the other bank. She thanked him…

Girls Like You

‘Girls Like You’ is a 2017 song, sung by Adam Noah Levine- the lead singer of the band Maroon 5, and written by Levine with Cirkut, Brittany Talia Hazzard, Gian Stone, Henry Russell Walter, Starrah and Jason Gregory Evigan. A second version featuring American rapper Cardi B, was released later in 2018. In this song…

TAG Mashup

The-All-Girl Band- TAG Band, Pakistan’s first all-girl band is worthy of applause. Changing narratives and breaking gender stereotypes, this band comprising of five determined girls was formed in 2016 with a vision to raise awareness about women’s rights in their country and empower women through the power of music. We wish more power to these…

The Help

Be prepared to meet three unforgettable women: Twenty-two year old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid Constantine,…