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The current media circus around Sridevi’s death is not just saddening but also insensitive and disrespectful towards the late actress who was an icon.
She continued putting coffee powder in two mugs. It was still strange to hear about her father from Chahana, who had once been her best friend, but now was her stepmom.
On the eve of her wedding, a woman writes a letter to her shallow ex-boyfriend. There is a surprising thing she has to thank him for!
Once in a while comes a movie comes which breaks through the clutter, dismisses regressive social practices and tells a story of guts and belief. One such, is Padman.
New Year's Eve is around the corner. However, instead of getting excited, we have started to dread this event, as most of them end with horrifying molestation stories.
I chose to quit my job for personal reasons, but my colleagues couldn't wrap their heads around my decision. Here are some hilarious questions I was asked.
The trauma of divorce can shatter your world and your sense of self. How do you cope with this, and how do you start living again?
I was asked these questions by prospective grooms - and of course, I rejected them. Crazy that such expectations are there from women even today!
Want to reconnect with the person you are and not just the daughter-in-law/wife/mother/employee you are expected to be? Go on a vacation with girlfriends.
Devdasis. Sati. Child marriages. Menstrual Taboos. All examples of religious exploitation of women. The Ram Rahim case is the latest symptom of this disease that must be eradicated.
The evil stepmother of fairy tales is just that - mostly a myth. Women trying to bond with children from an earlier marriage can be just ordinary moms!
I have a young friend who is currently in an abusive relationship. This is not a physical abuse case but an equally damaging and hurtful one – emotional abuse.
The obsession with looks and fashion that today's teens and even younger children have as a result of media exposure is a sad trend, taking away their carefree childhood.
Every woman has a story, and often ordinary women have extraordinary stories of strength. A personal tribute to a mother by this author.
What is harassment? Sexual harassment in the workplace is not just about physical contact; suggestive words and bullying are harassment too.
Cyber bullying has reared its ugly head again as young student Gurmehar Kaur was made a target for vitriolic attacks on social media channels. It reveals the ugliness to which young women with opinions are subjected.
Regardless of which party is in power, women's safety and right to go out freely continues to be very low priority for all governments in India. When will this change?
A single woman is discriminated against even in a liberal and cosmopolitan city like Mumbai, as she is seen to be deviating from societal norms.
I am a hopeless animation movie addict. Hence, when Moana released I had to ensure I caught it, and I was not disappointed!
Stress relieving is not about an occasional vacation to get away from everything. Stress – and its antidotes – are in the here and now. I am a TV remote nazi and as soon as ads start running in between my favorite series, I begin channel surfing. However, a few days back a new and […]
These simple life lessons from Dear Zindagi have touched a chord with many, even though it has been criticised for not being realistic about therapy.
When a woman says NO, she means NO, even if she might seem fair game to those who think she should subscribe to society's idea of propriety to be respected!
Does a female boss really mean trouble? Or is it a combination of society's perceptions of women at the top and the need to make things work that make them so?
Why is it that we seek to avoid therapy for depression and want to hide it instead? Is avoiding the stigma worth your life?
Loved the Da Da Ding video? The new 'Da Da Ding: The other women' video is equally empowering and focuses on the really hardworking women of rural India.
Many serials like 'Dr.Bhanumati On Duty' are in reality sexist in nature and need to be taken off air. Read to know what this serial is all about.
Shahrukh Khan's poem - 'You fight like a girl' is making waves. Read to know the message he sends across to every woman through his poetry.
Honour killing in India and the the larger Indian subcontinent rears its ugly head every now and then. A look at movies that revolved around it.
Bollywood has played a small role in promoting Indian women in sports through movies and can do so much more! Here's a good list to check out.
The TV Series Sarabha Vs Sarabhai may return. What caused friction between the mother-in-law and a daughter-in-law duo?
Bollywood Actor Kangana Ranaut is known for her bold and fiery statements. Here are ten Kangana Ranaut quotes that caught the public's eye. Read on.
Female Actor Soha Ali Khan was trolled on twitter for tweeting on Raghuram Rajan's exit. Why are Female actors perceived as being less intellectual?
Celebrities who made insensitive comments on rape and rape victims faced the ire of media and fans alike. Below is a list of some of them.
TV series, ‘Game of Thrones’, has a cult following. With diverse characters, each having their own story running, the series is intriguing and engaging.
Last year saw a spate of divorces amongst the high powered bollywood couples. Listed below are some of the prime reasons.
Popularity of female actors takes a decline after marriage. Below are the names of some famous female actors who struggled to make a comeback. The newspapers have recently been filled with the details of the weddings of two Bollywood beauties. The pretty Priety Zinta tied the knot with her foreign boyfriend, whereas the Bengali bombshell, […]
Women unaccompanied by men at certain places are considered fair game, without the right to be taken seriously when they say no. My experience of this.
While the censor board slashes half of Udta Punjab, how do movies that demean women face no trouble at all?
Control issues in marriage are because of mistrust and insecurity, and society's belief that it is OK for her husband to want to control her.
Once again there has been a horrific rape and murder incident that has rocked social media. When will there be justice and when will it all stop?
Dowry in India is illegal. Yet, it seems to be everywhere. Can we, the supposedly 'modern' lot, ever hope to eradicate this evil? Since childhood we have le
We are often defined by our relationships, but should a failed relationship become a cause for death?
Behind every big movie star is a whole army of hopefuls, with only their broken dreams and the reality that forces them to make hard choices.
Is following the traditional social rules the only way to a happy life? A modern Indian woman does not need to.
No matter what life throws at you, facing it with courage can turn your life around. Here are the stories of 3 such inspirational ordinary women.
Mumbai has long been a 'safe' city, especially for women. "How and when did my city become unsafe?" The writer muses.
Many women still persist living in broken relationships, following society's dictum of get married, stay married, instead of breaking out to find their happiness. Why, asks the writer.
This is a story of how I almost got married at the tender age, but missed my chance due to Pepsi and Karan Johar.