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Neerja. Be Inspired And Write For Our Muse Of The Month September 2017
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Neerja. A real life story of extraordinary bravery. Use our cue from it to write your story for Muse of the Month September 2017.

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“I Am Extremely Inspired By Sylvia Plath And Virginia Woolf”: Bijaya Biswal, Author Of The Month, August 2017
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Unhesitant to display vulnerability, yet unafraid in her choice of subjects, Bijaya Biswal is one of our three featured authors this August 2017. She tells us what makes her tick!

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In Ancient India, A Young Greek Woman Is The King’s Bodyguard. What Happens Next?
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An interesting excerpt from Devi Yesodharan’s Empire, a novel about a Greek girl in India, Aremis, the bodyguard of the Chola emperor Rajendra.

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“I Am My Own Muse. I Inspire Myself”: Maitabi Banerjee, Author Of The Month, August 2017
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Maitabi Banerjee has immense confidence in herself, and it shows in her assured writing. Meet one of the 3 Featured Authors on Women's Web, this August 2017.

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“I Want To Change The Way A Woman Thinks”: Sofia L, Author Of The Month, August 2017
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Sofia L, our Featured Author of the Month in August 2017 describes herself as someone who is happiest reading or writing. More about this talented writer.

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Warrior Women: Join Our New Blogathon On Women Of Courage
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Women’s Web & Juggernaut Books invite you to join us on an exciting blogathon, inspired by the warrior women of history. Warriors in every way! In Devi Yesodharan’s Empire, a young Greek girl in India, Aremis grows up to be a fearsome warrior guarding the Chola emperor. Whether literally like Aremis, or in so many […]

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I Quit! What Now? Is A Funny Look At An Indian Woman Quitting Work For The ‘Wrong’ Reasons
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I Quit! Now What? by Zarreen Khan is a humorous story of a woman who takes a sabbatical not for maternity, not for higher studies, but just like that. Here is an intriguing extract from the book.

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KS Narendran Lost His Wife To The Malaysia Airlines Disaster. Life After MH370 Is His Personal Account
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KS Narendran lost his wife in the MH370 disaster. Here is an extract from Life After MH370: Journeying Through a Void, a riveting personal account of how it affected him and his family.

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Angry Indian Goddesses. Be Inspired And Write For Our Muse Of The Month August 2017
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Angry Indian Goddesses. An unusual female 'buddy' film made in Bollywood. Use our cue from it to write your story for Muse of the Month August 2017.

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“All Good Writers Face Criticism And So Will You”: Sonal Kothari, Author Of The Month, July 2017
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Sonal Kothari began writing poetry and went on to writing powerful commentaries on current issues as well as her thoughts on the daily small and big pinpricks women in our society face.

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“I’m Very Interested In The Idea Of Inclusive Feminism.” – Nandhitha Hariharan, Author Of The Month, July 2017
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Nandhitha Hariharan is a writer who comes across with searing honesty. Her feminist writing is deeply rooted in her lived experiences.

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“When Women Tell Their Narratives Honestly, An Innovative Idea Emerges.” – Priya Tripathi, Author Of The Month, July 2017
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Priya Tripathi is not afraid to call it like she sees it - whether that is questioning redundant religious traditions and rituals, or inequality in women's personal relationships with others.

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Domestic Helper Locked Up For A Day, And We Ask What She Did Wrong?
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The instances of affluent people ill-treating their domestic help are not new, but is this a new low? #JusticeForZohra

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Margarita With A Straw. Be Inspired And Write For Our Muse Of The Month July 2017
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Margarita With A Straw. The sexuality of the differently-abled that we tend to disregard. Use our cue from it to write your story for Muse of the Month July 2017.

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“Writing Is Like Falling In Love” – Kasturi Patra, Author of the Month June 2017
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From writing fiction to covering the latest in pop culture, Kasturi Patra is one effortless writer (or well, she makes it look like that certainly!)

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An Introvert Who Finds Her Expression In Writing: Ritwika Roy Mutsuddi, Author Of The Month, June 2017
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Ritwika Roy Mutsuddi is an avid blogger who finds that writing is really her way of expressing herself. She shares here her thoughts on writing and especially, writing on women's issues.

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“Writing to me came when I least expected it.” – Akshata Ram, Featured Author, June 2017
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Becoming a mother inspired Akshata Ram to start writing, and there is no stopping her. Meet this author blessed enough to have never faced Writer's Block!

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Domestic Violence Can Be A Lot More Subtle Than You Think
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Read a gripping extract from Meena Kandasamy's new novel, When I Hit You. It will make you pause, and wonder at how insidious domestic violence can be.

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A Letter To Her: Join Our BLOGATHON Around Domestic Violence
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No one wants to talk about the violence present inside our homes! Join this blogathon, A Letter To Her, and let's begin talking about the elephant in the room.

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Dirty Picture. Be Inspired And Write For Our Muse Of The Month June 2017
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Dirty Picture. A hard look at the sexual underbelly of the movie industry. Use our cue from it to write your story for Muse of the Month June 2017.

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“Love Is My Muse” – Says Swapnil Pandey, Featured Author Of The Month, May 2017
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Swapnil Pandey began writing to document the ‘adventure’ that she says everyday army life is, and soon found herself enjoying it enough to turn a ‘certified author’ with a published book. She shares her story here.  With over 1600 women (and men) sharing candid stories, views and experiences here, our editors are picking some of the best […]

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“Be Brutally Honest”: Malini Gowrishankar, Featured Author Of The Month, May 2017
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A travel entrepreneur who loves to write as well, Malini Gowrishankar finds inspiration everywhere for her writing. With over 1600 women (and men) sharing candid stories, views and experiences here, our editors are picking some of the best contributors each month, as Featured Author of the month. Here we talk to Malini Gowrishankar, one of our […]

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“I Find Writing Extremely Therapeutic”: Says Rachana Gupta, Featured Author Of The Month, May 2017
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From writing notes to be read by family members, Rachana Gupta is today a confident writer ready with her first book on relationships and happiness. A Featured Women's Web author in 2017, she tells us her story.

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Frozen. Be Inspired And Write For Our Muse Of The Month May 2017
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Frozen. The tale of two sisters that spoke of what really matters. Use our cue from it to write your story for Muse of the Month May 2017.

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“You Can’t Write Until You Read”: Meet Ell P, Featured Author Of The Month April 2017
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Do you put off creative writing because you don't have quiet? Ell P on why she is seizing every moment to write, rather than wait for elusive inspiration.

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“Writing Is A Literary Striptease”: Says Tina Sequeira, Featured Author Of The Month April 2017
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Tina Sequeira believes that each of us is a story-teller and has something to say; but - you do need to be a brave heart to put your story out there.

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This Quiz Will Show How Many Of These Iconic Women Writers You Really Know! Find Out.
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Take this short quiz, and let's see how much you know about these iconic women writers.

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“Writing Is My Antidote To Madness”: Meet Paromita Bardoloi, Featured Author Of The Month April 2017
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From her first poem as a class 3 student, Paromita Bardoloi has come a long way. A Featured Author at Women's Web for April 2017, she shares more about herself here.

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Kahaani. Be Inspired And Write For Our Muse Of The Month April 2017
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Kahaani. The woman centric thriller about a smart woman outwitting others. Use our cue from it to write your story for Muse of the Month April 2017.

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English Vinglish. Be Inspired And Write For Our Muse Of The Month March 2017
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English Vinglish. The middle aged housewife struggling to find herself. Use our cue from it to write your story for Muse of the Month March 2017.

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Beyond The Doors: Celebrating International Women’s Day, Outdoors!
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Women will not be confined! Whether for work or fun, we will own the streets. This photo contest for International Women's Day is all about the outdoors.

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Piku. Be Inspired And Write For Our Muse Of The Month February 2017
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Piku. The unusual father-daughter relationship that tugged at our heart. Use our cue from it to write your story for Muse of the Month February 2017.

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Queen. Be Inspired And Write For Our Muse Of The Month January 2017
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Queen. The movie which catapulted mainstream feminism into the limelight. Use our cue from it to write your story for Muse of the Month January 2017.

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Muse Of The Month December 2016: Inspiration From Namita Gokhale
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We end the 2016 Muse of the Month series with inspiration from Namita Gokhale, an iconic Indian writer. The 5 best entries get published on Women's Web.

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Finding Mr. Right: Let’s Have Some Laughs (And Stories) Around It
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Indian women (and men) are redefining the ways in which they find the right partner, and enabling them - is Woo! Join us on on the Finding Mr. Right as we decode what the search involves today.

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Muse Of The Month November 2016: Inspiration From Manju Kapur
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For the month of November 2016, here's inspiration from Manju Kapur for our Muse of the Month contest. The 5 best entries get published here!

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#PeriodPride: It’s Period Story Time On Your Blog
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‘Period’ is no longer a dirty word. Share an empowering, funny or emotional #PeriodPride story that gets you all choked up!

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Muse Of The Month October 2016: Inspiration From Anuja Chauhan
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For the October 2016 Muse of the Month, we take inspiration from Anuja Chauhan. The 5 best entries will be published.

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Muse Of The Month September 2016: Inspiration From Nilanjana Roy
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In this month's Muse of the Month, we take inspiration from Nilanjana Roy, the award winning author of The Wildings. The 5 best entries will be published.

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Muse Of The Month August 2016: Inspiration From Tanushree Podder
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Each month this year, we host a writing theme - the Muse Of The Month, with a ‘writing cue’ from a contemporary female author of Indian origin. The 5 best entries get published here!

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Muse Of The Month July 2016: Inspiration From Samhita Arni
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Each month this year, we host a writing theme - the Muse Of The Month, with a ‘writing cue’ from a contemporary female author of Indian origin. The 5 best entries get published here!

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Muse Of The Month June 2016: Inspiration From Anita Nair
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Each month this year, we host a writing theme - the Muse Of The Month, with a ‘writing cue’ from a contemporary female author of Indian origin. The 5 best entries get published here!

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Muse Of The Month May 2016: Inspiration From Kavita Kane
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Each month this year, we host a writing theme – the Muse Of The Month, with a ‘writing cue’ from a contemporary female author of Indian origin. The 5 best e

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Beautiful In Every Size: A Writing Cue With KAARYAH
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Participate in this writing contest supported by KAARYAH. Share what 'Beautiful In Every Size' means to you, and win prizes.

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Muse Of The Month April 2016: Inspiration From Jaishree Misra
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Each month this year, we host a writing theme - the Muse Of The Month, with a ‘writing cue’ from a contemporary female author of Indian origin. The 5 best entries get published here!

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A Woman Is Like A Tea Bag: A Women’s Day Writing Contest For You
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Participate in this contest run by Goodwyn Tea. Write your story based upon the cue given below, and win prizes.

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Muse Of The Month March 2016: Inspiration From Jhumpa Lahiri
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Each month this year, we will host a writing theme for the Muse Of The Month, with a ‘writing cue’ from a contemporary female author of Indian origin. The 5 best entries get published here! What you need to do for March 2016 Step 1. Read the writing cue (which is either a direct quote from […]

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This Women’s Day, Let’s Celebrate The Women Who Took Charge
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Each of us knows a woman, perhaps ourselves, who has faced the odds to make it in life. Celebrate the women who defied the odds!

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Cannot Get Over A Failed Relationship. What Would You Suggest? [#ReachOutThursday]
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A woman cannot get over a failed relationship and believes she was cheated. What advice would you offer?

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Muse Of The Month February 2016: Inspiration From Andaleeb Wajid
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Each month this year, we will host a writing theme for the Muse Of The Month, with a ‘writing cue’ from a contemporary female author of Indian origin. The 5 best entries get published here!

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That Didn’t Fit Right: A Blogger Contest With Buttercups
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We’ve all had situations where something didn’t quite fit right. Now is your time to tell that story, for the Buttercups blogger contest!

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Muse Of The Month January 2016: Inspiration From Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
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The Muse of the Month writing theme is back in 2016. Each month this year, we shall be hosting a writing theme, with a ‘writing cue’ from an iconic female author of Indian origin. The 5 best entries get published here!

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Angry Indian Goddesses: Movie Review
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Here is the much awaited detailed review of 'Angry Indian Goddesses.' A film that has its intent and heart, both at the right place- writes our reviewer Saumya Baijal.

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Oh, The Places You’ll Go: The Love Affair Of A Shoe Designer
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Designing a shoe has its own history and legacy; the beautiful shoes designed by Devika Bharadwaj brings in both in her collection.

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#BookTalk Writing Theme: Inspiration From Anna Quindlen
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Women’s Web in association with JustBooks announces Book Talk, a monthly writing theme to get readers to write about the books that inspire them.

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Samvaad: A Conversation Between Mother And Daughter
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An unusual dialogue between a mother, a daughter and the books that have made the latter’s world.

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#ShareYourStory Of Sexual Harassment: Let’s Get Men Involved!
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Would fewer men harass women sexually, if the subject were openly discussed in families? #ShareYourStory and break the silence at home!

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#BookTalk Writing Theme: Inspiration From Kamala Das
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Each month, we feature a theme centred on books and reading. For November, we have a writing cue for you, drawn from the work of poet and writer, Kamala Das.

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Crazy About Reading? Write About Your Favourite Books And Win Prizes From JustBooks!
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Women's Web in association with JustBooks announces Book Talk, a monthly writing theme to get readers to write about the books that inspire them.

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#BachpanWithFlinto Blogger Contest: Building Childhood Memories
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The #BachpanWithFlinto blogger contest is a great chance to indulge in some childhood nostalgia; plus, every single entry wins a Flinto box. How cool is that?

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#AajKalKeBacche: Share Your Parenting Stories!
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Have a funny or interesting story to share about being a parent today? Participate in the #AajKalKeBacche blogger contest

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#MomsForABetterWorld: Blogger Contest Winners!
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While every mother who wrote in shared something special, these entries for the #MomsForABetterWorld blogger contest shone extra bright!

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#MomsForABetterWorld Blogger Contest: Blog Your Message To Your Child!
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Our #MomsForABetterWorld Bloggers contest invites you to blog about the one message you would like to give your child to make this world a better place and win some awesome prizes!

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#AskingForIt Blogathon: Let’s Create Safe Spaces Together!
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The #AskingForIt initiative is about not just standing by when street harassment of girls happens: Take a stand and inspire more people to stand up!

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#MomsForABetterWorld: Mother’s Day Video Project
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As mothers, we want a better future, and have a role in creating it too. Join the Women's Web #Momsforabetterworld video campaign!

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Riti Kaunteya: Making Time To Be An Author
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A full-time employee in the Fragrance industry and a mom of two boys, Riti Kaunteya still has made time to write and is now a published author. She tells us how.

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Bhavna Toor: Unlocking Women’s Explosive Potential
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Bhavna Toor, the Founder of Shenomics, a success and leadership coaching platform for women, on helping women find the growth they seek at work. Before starting Shenomics to work with women, Bhavna has been mentoring entrepreneurs for the last 4 years, most recently as an entrepreneur-in-residence at the GSF Global Accelerator and previously as the CEO […]

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Day In The Life Of An Entrepreneur: Prachi Garg, Ghoomophiro
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Prachi Garg is the Founder of Ghoomphiro, a travel planning service that specializes in organizing corporate tours.

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A Style Of My Own [Blogging Contest]
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Each person is unique and has her (or his) own signature sense of style. For this blogger contest, share your ‘style’ story, and win some lovely prizes too!

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Beyond The Doors: A Women’s Web Photo Contest
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The Beyond The Doors Photo Contest Wanted is all about capturing the life of women working, playing or just being - beyond the doors.

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Muse Of The Month December 2014: Inspiration From Shashi Deshpande
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Shashi Deshpande, who writes with great insight and nuance on the changing lives of Indian women and their families, is our muse of the month. Get inspired!

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Muse Of The Month November 2014: Inspiration From Jane Austen
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English novelist Jane Austen, who explored romance and society in her timeless works, centuries ago, continues to command millions of fans even today.

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This Digi-Parenting Life [Contest]
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Life as a digital parent means embracing technology for its positives – yet keeping your child safe as she/he enjoys its benefits. Share your digi-parenting story.

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Muse Of The Month October 2014: Inspiration From Sue Townsend
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English writer and humourist Susan Lillian "Sue" Townsend gifted the world a delicious form of wit and a unique perspective that continues to make readers laugh fondly, even today.

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8 Tips To Help Your Teen Navigate A Connected World
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Teens and tweens can face dangers online such as cyber-bullying, online predators and phishing. Here are 8 tips to keep teens safe in a connected world

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Muse Of The Month September 2014: Inspiration From Charlotte Bronte
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English poet and novelist Charlotte Bronte questioned the customs of her time with her passionate writing. Her work, regarded now as classics, continues to inspire.

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Brief Case: Is Working In Law Anything Like Ally McBeal?
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Corporate lawyer Debjani Aich discusses her work dealing with employment law, and shares the excitement of being in a field that never lacks for work!

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Managing Your Child’s Interaction With The Digital World [Infographic]
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In the increasingly wired world we all live in, children's interaction with digital technology can become a concern for parents. Here is a start to managing it.

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A Bad Character [Book Review]
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Deepti Kapoor's A Bad Character is a poetically spun tale of a woman's coming of age, and her awakening to desire.

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Muse Of The Month August 2014: Inspiration From Sylvia Plath
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American poet and novelist Sylvia Plath, acclaimed for her deeply personal poetry and novel continues to inspire a new generation of writers.

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#FreedomIs: When Do You Feel Free? [Campaign]
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Start a conversation about the freedoms you are proud of, and the ones that are yet to be obtained. Join the #FreedomIs campaign!

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Muse Of The Month July 2014: Inspiration From Anita Desai
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One of the finest Indian writers in English, Anita Desai's novels blend insight with craft. Get started with the writing cue based on her work!

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Day In The Life Of An Entrepreneur: Payal Gandhi Hoon, Tamarai
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Payal Gandhi Hoon, the Founder of Tamarai, an emotional wellness training company in Delhi NCR talks about sustaining life as an entrepreneur.

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Muse Of The Month June 2014: Inspiration From Maya Angelou
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For the June writing theme, we have inspiration from writer Maya Angelou, who was a shining light to so many. The 5 best entries get published here.

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Day In The Life Of An Entrepreneur: Ami Gandhi, Fabrigamie
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Ami Gandhi is the entrepreneur behind Fabrigamie, a venture that creates photobooks and photowalls that can be used to save and savour your precious memories.

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Muse Of The Month May 2014: Inspiration From Virginia Woolf
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In May's writing theme, we feature the iconic, ever inspiring writer Virginia Woolf as our muse of the month. The 5 best entries get published here.

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India in Love: Marriage and Sexuality In The 21st Century [Book Review]
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India In Love by Ira Trivedi is a highly readable exploration of love, marriage and sexuality – and how they are changing - in modern India.

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A Day In The Life Of: Falak Randerian, My Little Chatterbox
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Is passion enough to fuel your entrepreneurial dreams? Falak Randerian shares her insights on how a passion for reading helped create My Little Chatterbox.

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A Day In The Life Of: Nithya David of Upstream, HR Entrepreneur
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When Nithya David launched Upstream, a firm that provides talent for advertising agencies, she realised her dream of being the 'head of a company'

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Muse Of The Month April 2014: Inspiration From Kamala Das
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In April, our muse of the month is the poet-writer Kamala Das (later known as Kamala Surayya). Get started with the writing cue: The 5 best entries get published here.

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Mirror City, By Chitrita Banerji [Book Review]
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Mirror City is Chitrita Banerji’s story of an inter-religious marriage and its aftermath, set in that ‘other’ Bengali city, Dhaka.

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This Baby Business
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Why is it so difficult for us Indians to accept that having a baby is not the ultimate goal for every woman out there?

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A History Of Women In Aviation: Many Firsts
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The history of women in aviation is an exciting one. This infographic we came across captures some of those exciting "first" moments in women's history.

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Day In The Life Of An Entrepreneur: Rashi Goel, The Bright Side
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Day in the Life of an Entrepreneur: Rashi Goel, founder of The Bright Side, a brand that designs and manufactures cool car signs, shares her day.

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Do Dreams Come True?
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Sometimes, all it takes to get what you want is to know what you truly want. But, why do we doubt ourselves and our wants so much?

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Life’s Little Pleasures
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Why are we so scared of wanting something? A story about learning to want, and listening to what the heart wants.

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The Epiphany
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To want is to have a weakness, but what happens when you stop wanting? A 'once upon a time' story that looks at what it is to want, and to not want.

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Muse Of The Month March 2014: Inspiration From Margaret Atwood
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March's writing theme is inspired by Canadian writer Margaret Atwood, one of the most original writers of our time. The 5 best entries get published!

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The Agnipariksha: An Excerpt From Seetayana – The Untold Journey
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Was Seeta a dutiful wife who accepted the Agnipariksha as her husband's rightful test? In this alternative Ramayana, Seeta begins to question everything she thought was true.

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10 Ways To Travel Without Staying In A Hotel!
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When you travel without staying at a hotel, you end up meeting many different people, and coming back with some amazing experiences.

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Day In The Life Of: Inderpreet Kaur, Freelance Writer
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Can a decent command over writing, a laptop and emailing your network set you on the path to becoming a freelance writer? Inderpreet Kaur shares her journey.

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Inspiring Woman Of The Day
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Dr. Vandana Shiva - the life of an inspiring woman - eco feminist and activist

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New City, New Life
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Sometimes, the things we lose, such as confidence in ourselves, are hiding in plain sight, waiting to be retrieved by us.

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The Lost Soul
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Not knowing enough can be a form of losing. Can knowledge be a way of getting at least a little back?

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The Blue Still Sparkles
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Sometimes, we can find the things we need, even when we don't see them. A story about losing and finding the things that matter.

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Wild Girls, Wicked Words
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Wild Girls, Wicked Words, a collection of poems (in English translation) of four contemporary Tamil women poets will make you think.

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Lose A Friend – Or Not
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Can a friendship that has been lost find its way back, or do the things we lose sometimes stay lost forever?

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Day In The Life Of: Bhavika Shah
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Bhavika Shah, founder of Beyondesign, a corporate communication and branding company, talks about the challenges she faced in a field where discipline was lacking and minimalistic design not appreciated.

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Inspiring Woman Of The Week
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Blessed with a level head and lightening feet, India’s ‘Golden Girl’ P.T.Usha continues to be an inspiration for every women athlete.

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Muse Of The Month: February 2014
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This month's writing theme is inspired by the super-popular J.K.Rowling. Get started with the writing cue: The 5 best entries get published here.

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Gaysia, By Benjamin Law
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Funny and poignant in turns, Benjamin Law’s Gaysia gives us a very insightful look into the lives of LGBT people across Asia.

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Nina Lekhi Of Baggit – Pretty Tough!
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Like the latest ad campaign of Baggit, founder Nina Lekhi who began her entrepreneurial journey at 18 is ‘Not just Pretty. Pretty Tough.’

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Day In The Life Of: Rati Rajkumar, Bank Bazaar
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Rati Rajkumar, Chief Product Officer and co-founder of BankBazaar, finds working and raising two kids rewarding. Rati talks about striking a balance between work and life.

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12 Travel Destination Ideas: One For Every Month Of The Year
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Here are 12 travel destinations, one for every month of the year, timed to witness an event or a highlight. Tour the world one place at a time!

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Women In Space: Iron Women
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The tides were turned thanks to the first women in space, but there are still major obstacles for women in the field of scientific exploration. What does the future look like?

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The Last Goodbye
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Our final story for January's writing theme, 'The Last Goodbye' by Prasanna Rao, is both heartrending and uplifting.

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How can parents spot learning difficulties in children early on and what can they do about it? Simple tips and activities to prevent those difficulties from becoming real ones.

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Deepthi Krishnamurthy’s wonderfully evocative entry for January’s writing theme could be any woman’s story.

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A touching story by Rajlakshmi Pillai for January's writing theme, based on the cue “We tell ourselves stories in order to live.”

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The Connoisseur
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Shruthi Rao has a delightful surprise for January's writing theme inspired by the cue "We tell ourselves stories in order to live."

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Delhi Mostly Harmless by Elizabeth Chatterjee is an observant, humorous, barely-Indian, PhD woman student’s encounter with that melting pot of contradictions – Delhi.

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Shades Of Orange
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Our first story for January's writing theme, based on the cue “We tell ourselves stories in order to live” is by Deboshree Bhattacharjee.

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How To Protect Kids From Cyberbullying
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Cyberbullying is a serious concern, with teens and tweens spending time online and on social media. Tips for Indian parents on how to protect kids from cyberbullying.

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Day In The Life Of: Priya Krishnan Das, Purple Soul
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Artist-entrepreneur Priya Krishnan Das of Purple Soul says she finds it joyful, liberating, and almost stress-free to pursue art for a livelihood.

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How To Manage Your Investment Portfolio
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Need help with money management? Here are 5 tips that will make it easy for you to manage your investment portfolio.

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Muse Of The Month: January 2014
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Each month, we give you a line from a book by an iconic female writer. Write your own story based on the cue. Get published and win goodies!

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Q&A: How To Become A Writer
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In this edition of the Q&A for working women in India, life coach Jaya Narayan answers a question on how to become a writer. How can someone with a flair for writing find opportunities?

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The Beautiful Home Blogger Contest
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The Asian Paints Beautiful Home Blogger Contest is all about creating the home of your dreams. Write about it, and win some lovely prizes!

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Day In The Life Of: Swati Roy, Eureka Bookstore
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Swati Roy, co-founder of Eureka!, an independent children’s bookstore in Delhi, talks about the highs and lows in her workday, and what makes it all worth it.

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Mallika Sarabhai: Arts For Activism
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Great inner strength and grace, complemented by compassion: meet Mallika Sarabhai, noted danseuse, one of the most creative minds of our times and a firebrand feminist.

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Inspiring Woman Of The Week
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Indira Jaising, the first woman to be appointed as the Additional Solicitor General of India in 2009 inspires us with her commitment to human rights.

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Q&A: How To Socialise At Work
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In this edition of the Q&A for working women in India, life coach Jaya Narayan answers a question on how to socialise at work when there are very few women in the team

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Here’s How You Stop Thinking About Your Weight
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A quick primer on how to deal with body image issues in this bad, bad world of ours.

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Day In The Life Of: Rakhee Ghelani
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Rakhee Ghelani wears many hats - co-founder of Potluck Me, CEO of a home textile business, consultant and writer. What is her work week like?

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Why Swimming Is Good For You
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Thinking of ways to overcome the problems that today’s lifestyle triggers? The health benefits of swimming make it a great option for Indian women.

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Q&A: Reporting To Two Managers
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Reporting to two managers can be tricky. In this edition of the Q&A for working women in India, life coach Jaya Narayan talks about handling dotted line reporting in a matrix organisation structure.

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9 Short Breaks From Your City
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You don’t need wads of money or long leaves for that perfect holiday. 9 dream destinations for short weekend trips from your city

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The Hundred Names of Darkness By Nilanjana Roy
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In The Hundred Names of Darkness, sequel to 'The Wildings’, Nilanjana Roy takes us back to the fascinating world of cats in Nizamuddin, Delhi.

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Inspiring Woman Of The Week
Anjali Gopalan Naz Foundation

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Day In The Life Of: Preethi Sukumaran, Krya
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From a kid with business plans to Co-Founder of Krya, a sustainable consumer products company - Preethi Sukumaran talks about her journey and what makes her tick.

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How To Find Flexible Work Opportunities In Sales And Marketing
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From technology to education, fashion and financial services, every sector has part time marketing jobs. What are the flexible opportunities in sales and marketing?

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How Can Organisations Prevent Sexual Harassment?
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Are sexual harassment committees in Indian companies effective? Here is what organizations that want to provide a safe work environment for women need to do.

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Health And Fitness In Under 15 Minutes
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Fitness tips and exercises in under 15 minutes for working women with little time: Choose the regimen that meets your health and fitness goals.

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Careers in Special Education
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While a career in special education is challenging, it is also very fulfilling. How does one get qualified and what are the career opportunities?

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The Moonballer by Nirupama Vaidyanathan
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Nirupama Vaidyanathan, India’s first woman tennis player, takes us through the highs and lows of her life in ‘The Moonballer’. The book manages to engage as well as inspire.

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Day In The Life Of: Payal Sakhuja, Ripple Links
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Payal Sakhuja tells us how she balances her two babies - Ripple Links, the digital marketing agency that she founded, and her 19-month-old, and loves every minute!

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Inspiring Woman Of The Week
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Q&A: Finding Work That Does Not Require Travel
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Q&A for working women in India: Life Coach Jaya Narayan helps a mother find work that does not require travel.

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Inspiring Woman Of The Week
Tania Sachdev, Inspiring Woman

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The Dream Asian Destination Blogger Contest
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The Air Asia Dream Destination Contest is about you and your travel pick - Bangkok or Kuala Lumpur - which one is it going to be?

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Day In The Life Of: Meena Joshi, Color Cocktail
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With fierce competition in the online apparel sector, life as an entrepreneur is not easy for Meena Joshi, but it’s certainly fulfilling, she says.

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Inspiring Woman Of The Week
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Our inspiring woman of the week, Dr. Ginny Shrivastava is a Canadian woman working for more than four decades for tribal women in Rajasthan

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Q&A: A Comprehensive Review
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Q&A for working women in India. Life coach Jaya Narayan suggests a comprehensive review for a woman who is bored and stressed at work

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Road Trips With Kids
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With a little bit of planning, roads trips with kids can be fun – both for the kids and for you. Tips to get you going.

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What To Wear To An Interview: Does It Matter?
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What to wear to an interview you attend is more about feeling and being comfortable yourself, than impressing an employer.

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Inspiring Woman Of The Week
Lata Mangeshkar, Inspiring woman

Lata Mangeshkar, the iconic singer and our inspiring woman this week, believes age is no reason to stop dreaming of further achievement.

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Day In The Life Of: Unmana Datta, Markitty
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Unmana Datta, co-founder of Markitty, takes us through a regular workday. Markitty helps small businesses and entrepreneurs use online marketing more effectively.

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Inspiring Woman Of The Week
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Deepika Kumari, 19 year old archer and our inspiring woman of the week, has not had an easy ride in the world of sport.

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Adopting An Older Child In India
Adopting an older child in India

Adopting an older child in India has unique challenges, needs and rewards. A well-prepared family can help the adoptee feel embraced and supported.

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Rashmi Sawant: Promoting Rural Tourism
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Rashmi Sawant, Founder of Culture Aangan aims to help rural villages in India continue to be self-sustaining, by sharing their beauty and traditions with tourists.

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Q&A: Boredom At Work
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Q&A for working women in India: Life Coach Jaya Narayan helps a working woman analyse the root cause of boredom at work.

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Day In The Life Of: Tanushree Nair, Karaashilp
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Tanushree Nair, Founder of Karaashilp, which handcrafts and upcycles bags from a range of material, talks about life as a creative mompreneur.

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Running A Business While On The Road
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Managing a business while travelling all the time? Sounds crazy but this Travel entrepreneur is attempting it and shares her story.

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Your Reason To Pray: Cycle Pure Diwali Contest
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Participate in the Cycle Pure 'Your Reason To Pray' contest - blog about your reason to pray, however simple or off-beat, and you could win amazing prizes!

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Inspiring Woman Of The Week
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Director Kiran Rao is among the new breed of female directors making strides in a hitherto male dominated Bollywood.

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7 Ways To Look Great At Work During Pregnancy
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Maternity wear for working women in India is now a booming market - find something that’s comfortable, in your budget and can be reused later!

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4 Festival Art And Craft Activities For Children
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Teaching kids about our festivals and getting them involved becomes so easy with these interesting art and craft activities for children!

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Q&A: Finding My True Career Strengths
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Q&A for working women in India: Life Coach Jaya Narayan answers questions from women on finding one's true strengths to develop a career path.

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The Lowland
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Through The Lowland, Jhumpa Lahiri once again proves that stories which deal with issues of displacement and belonging are her forte.

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Women Sow The Seeds Of Change
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Women farmers in India are sowing the seeds of change for a more ecofriendly and sustainable agriculture.

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Anaemia: The Silent Stalker Behind Indian Women
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Could you be among the large number of Indian women affected by anaemia? This infographic gives you a quick picture of how big a problem anaemia is in India.

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Day In The Life Of: Aaradhee Mehta
Women entrepreneur in India: Aaradhee Mehta

Aaradhee Mehta’s BUYSTORIES helps brands and their stories resonate with customers. In this series on women entrepreneurs, she shares with us a day in her life.

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10 Life Lessons From Travelling
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As more women travel, leaving their comfort zones and embracing the unfamiliar, we look at 10 life lessons from travelling, shared by community members.

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The Weight Loss Club
Devapriya Roy’s The Weight Loss Club

Devapriya Roy’s The Weight Loss Club, goes beyond the façade of ordinary, middle-class lives to discover hidden quirks and eccentricities.

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Q & A: Handling The Realities Of Workplaces
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In this edition of the Q&A for working women in India, life coach Jaya Narayan answers two questions from young women on the realities of the workplace today.

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Inspiring Woman Of The Week
Inspiring Indian woman: Avani Davda

As the youngest CEO in the Tata group, Avani Davda is the woman behind one of the most talked about brands in recent times - Tata Starbucks.

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When Your Daughter Faces The Fair & Lovely Syndrome
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How can Indian moms ensure that their daughters believe in themselves regardless of colour, and learn that ‘only fair is lovely’ is a lie?

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Author’s Corner: With Anjaly Thomas
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Meet Anjaly Thomas, author of Almost Intrepid – a book that talks about the adventures of a solo Indian woman traveller.

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Making Career Changes Work
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Many working women in India consider a career change at some point in their lives; A Step Above tweetchat on making career changes work.

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Inspiring Woman Of The Week
Zohra Sehgal: Inspiring Indian woman

Zohra Sehgal, the centenarian of Indian cinema and the doyenne of Indian theatre, has been entertaining us for more than 8 decades.

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Q & A: How To Set Your Career Objectives
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Life Coach Jaya Narayan answers readers’ questions and offers practical advice to handle the problems of working women. This month she talks about setting your career objectives.

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How To Get Your Book Published
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Planning to write a book but wondering how to get your book published? An Indian author shares her strategies for finding a publisher.

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Inspiring Woman Of The Week
Inspiring Indian women: Sushmita Banerjee

Sushmita Banerjee was an Indian writer who was brutally shot dead in Afghanistan for standing up against extremism and oppression.

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Inspiring Woman Of The Week
Inspiring Indian woman: Zubaida Bai

Zubaida Bai is the Founder and CEO of Ayzh – a social venture providing health and livelihood solutions to economically disadvantaged women.

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Q & A: How Do I Find My Career Path?
How Do I Find My Career Path?

Life Coach Jaya Narayan answers readers’ questions and offers practical advice to handle the problems of working women. This month she talks about figuring out your career path.

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Inspiring Woman Of The Week
Inspiring Indian woman: Nandita Das

Nandita Das needs no introduction. We know her well as an actress with a difference and also as someone who speaks out against social ills.

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Women Entrepreneurs In India – Significant & Rising!
Women Entrepreneurs In India

Think women entrepreneurs are scarce in India? Think again! Although a slowly growing breed, the forecast for women-led start-ups looks quite positive.

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Homemade Baby Food Ideas For Working Mothers
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While baby’s health and nutritional needs are all important, working mothers find time a challenge. Easy homemade baby food ideas that work!

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Inspiring Woman Of The Week
Inspiring Indian woman: P.V.Sindhu

At 18, P.V.Sindhu has deservedly won a position among the top 10 in the Badminton World Federation rankings for women’s singles.

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The Man With Many Hats
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Jael Silliman’s debut novel The Man With Many Hats offers us whimsical glimpses into a Calcutta from a bygone era.

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Author’s Corner: With Maitreyee Chowdhury
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Author Maitreyee Chowdhury talks about her tribute to “Bengali cinema's first couple”, The Magic Of Uttam Kumar And Suchitra Sen.

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Inspiring Woman Of The Week
Inspiring Indian woman: Shikha Sharma

Shikha Sharma is the MD and CEO of one of India’s top private banks, Axis Bank.

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Inspiring Woman Of The Week
Inspiring Indian woman: Swati_Piramal

Dr.Swati Piramal is the Vice Chairperson of Piramal Enterprises, one of the leading Pharma companies in India which aims to provide affordable medicines to all.

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Soul Sisters: A Friendship Day Contest
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Blog about one or many women whose friendship is precious to you. And win prizes from Zivame, India's largest online lingerie store.

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Learning The Spiritual Art Of Self-Appreciation
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A reminder on why self-appreciation is important for working women in India and some handy tips on how to love yourself.

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Q & A: Should I Choose Flexibility Or Structure?
Solving problems of working women

Life Coach Jaya Narayan answers readers’ questions and offers practical advice to handle the problems of working women. This month we deal with challenges of working at start-ups and getting back to work after a break.

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Inspiring Woman Of The Week
Inspiring Indian woman: Renuka Ramnath

Often referred to as the “mother of private equities” in India, Renuka Ramnath is the Founder and CEO of Multiples Alternate Asset Management.

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Priya Panicker Aces Technology
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A leaf out of the diary of Priya Panicker - the modern Indian woman who hopes to have it all! Today, she learns to ace technology!

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How Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Programme Boosted My Business
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Does attending formalised support programs help women entrepreneurs? One woman shares her experience with the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women program.

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Inspiring Woman Of The Week
Inspiring Indian woman: Vinita Jain of Biotique

Vinita Jain is the founder of Biotique, the beauty brand that harnesses the wisdom of ayurveda for your wellness.

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As Beautiful As Your Work
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As Beautiful As Your Work - Tanishq Mia invites you to write about a woman who makes her work beautiful!

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Author’s Corner: With Shefalika Verma
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Shefalika Verma is the winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2012 for her autobiographical book in Maithili, Kist-Kist Jeevan.

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Inspiring Woman Of The Week
Inspiring Indian woman: Aparajita Datta

Wildlife biologist Aparajita Datta, our inspiring woman of the week won the 'Green Oscar', for her work on the conservation of hornbills.

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Flight Of The Flamingo
Sangeeta Mall's Flight Of The Flamingo

Through Flight Of The Flamingo, Sangeeta Mall talks about the different dilemmas that many urban Indian women face in their everyday lives.

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Inspiring Woman Of The Week
Inspiring Indian woman: Alisha Abdullah

Alisha Abdullah destroyed the quintessential image of machismo when she became India’s first female super-bike racer.

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Packing For A Trip: The Female Business Traveller’s Guide
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Are you among the growing breed of female business travellers? Packing for a trip made easy for Indian women!

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Inspiring Woman Of The Week
Park Street Rape Survivor

Known earlier as the Kolkata Park Street rape survivor, Suzette Jordan needs to be admired for her brave choice to reveal her identity to the world.

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Talking To Our Sons About Periods
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The embarrassed silence around menstruation needs to go. Here’s how Indian moms can talk about periods with their sons.

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The Spy Who Lost Her Head
Book review: Jane De Suza’s The Spy Who Lost Her Head

Jane De Suza’s The Spy Who Lost Her Head is an entertaining read that successfully marries a comedy and a thriller – with delightful results!

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Teaching Kids Environmental Awareness
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The Prakriya Green Wisdom School in Bangalore believes in teaching kids environmental awareness by practising organic gardening and wastewater recycling in its sustainable campus.

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Inspiring Woman Of The Week
Inspiring Indian woman: Nirupama Rao

Nirupama Rao holds the prestigious position of India’s Ambassador to one of the most influential countries of the world, the USA.

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Indian Women And The Pressure To Look Young
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With the buzz for anti-ageing products, have Indian women succumbed to the pressure of looking young? Is embracing your age out of fashion?

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Sex Before Marriage: The Great Taboo
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Why is sex before marriage such a big deal? As Indian women get married at a later age now, should we expect our 25 year olds to be virgins?

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Inspiring Woman Of The Week
Ela Bhatt, founder of SEWA

Ela Bhatt is the founder of the Self-Employed Women’s Association of India (SEWA), an organization synonymous with promoting grassroots entrepreneurship.

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Island Of A Thousand Mirrors
Book review: Island Of A Thousand Mirrors

Nayomi Munaweera’s Island Of A Thousand Mirrors explores how women in Sri Lanka, on opposite sides of the civil war negotiate the realities of life.

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Author’s Corner: With The Bong Mom
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Interview with Sandeepa Mukherjee Datta a.k.a the Bong Mom, noted Indian food blogger, about her new book on Bengali cuisine, Bong Mom’s Cookbook.

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Inspiring Woman Of The Week
Inspiring Indian woman: Shabana Azmi

Shabana Azmi is not only well-known for her nuanced acting skills but also for her bold activism.

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How To Meet The Locals While Travelling
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Many Indian women would like to meet the locals while travelling but are understandably worried about safety. Some tips for women who love to travel.

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A Few Extra Pounds And Love
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Do weight issues matter in relationships? One woman shares how a romantic relationship destroyed her body image and self-esteem.

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Inspiring Woman Of The Week
Inspiring Indian woman: Vina Mazumdar

A tribute to one of the earliest and most accomplished icons of Indian feminism – Vina Mazumdar.

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Shrayan
Book review of Abha Iyengar's Shrayan

Abha Iyengar’s Shrayan is an Indian fantasy novel that explores the individual’s struggle for both social and self -acceptance.

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How I Managed My Small Business When Pregnant
Managing a small business when pregnant

Managing a small business when pregnant is like nurturing two babies simultaneously! How do women entrepreneurs cope with the challenges?

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Inspiring Woman Of The Week
Inspiring Indian Woman:Arunima Sinha

On May 21st this year, Arunima Sinha became the first female amputee to scale Mount Everest.

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A Sense For Spice
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Tara Deshpande Tennebaum shares some delectable recipes and interesting stories from her grandmother’s traditional Konkan kitchen in A Sense For Spice.

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Inspiring Woman Of The Week
Sushmita Mohanty, Founder Earth2Orbit

Aerospace entrepreneur Dr. Sushmita Mohanty, is the CEO of Earth2Orbit - India’s first private space start-up.

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5 Interesting Museums In India
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Whether you are visiting India or live here, these are the 5 interesting museums in India that should be on your must-see list.

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The Secret Gardener
Kalpana Swaminathan’s The Secret Gardener

Kalpana Swaminathan’s The Secret Gardener has all the elements of a good detective novel and yet, it fails to grip the reader.

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Author’s Corner: With Tanushree Podder
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Interview with Tanushree Podder, author of Escape From Harem – a Mughal saga of romance, revenge and retribution.

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Inspiring Woman Of The Week
Vinita Sidhartha of Kreeda

Vinita Sidhartha, is the woman behind Kreeda, the Chennai-based venture which strives to keep our traditional games alive.

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How To Conserve Water When Travelling
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Want to be a responsible traveller? Then learn how to conserve water and reduce your water footprint when travelling!

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My Dad, My Hero
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A father is a daughter’s first love and hero. Two Indian women share their beautiful father-daughter relationship with us.

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5 Unique Summer Camps For Kids
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Summer camps for kids are a lot of fun while also giving parents a break. Check out these 5 innovative camps!

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The Other Side Of Light
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Shortlisted for the 2013 Commonwealth Book Prize, Mishi Saran’s The Other Side Of Light, is written beautifully – although one expects more from this gifted writer.

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Inspiring Woman Of The Week
Shilpi Kapoor of BarrierBreak

Shilpi Kapoor, the founder of BarrierBreak is a social entrepreneur who believes in using technology to improve the lives of the differently abled.

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Author’s Corner: With Preeti Shenoy
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Interview with Preeti Shenoy, author of My Secret Wish List – a novel about following your heart and doing what you believe in.

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10 Indian Women Entrepreneurs Making A Big Impact
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10 Indian women entrepreneurs making a BIG impact - the story of women and entrepreneurship in India continue to pick up pace.

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Pravaham: Building An Empowered Community
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Pravaham works for women’s empowerment in India by emphasizing the importance of women’s education in building a progressive community.

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Inspiring Woman Of The Week
Inspiring Indian women: Kirthiga Reddy

Kirthiga Reddy, Head and Director Online Operations of Facebook, India is a beacon of hope to Indian women in tech today.

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How I Fought Sexual Harassment At Work
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Experiencing sexual harassment at the workplace is common to working women all over India. Yet, very few know how to counter it.

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Inspiring Woman Of The Week
Inspiring Indian women: Aruna Roy

Aruna Roy is the woman behind India’s Right To Information movement which resulted in the enactment of the Right To Information Act.

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How To Improve Self-Esteem In Your Child
How Indian moms can help improve self-esteem in their kids

Scaffolding is a parenting technique that Indian moms can use to help improve self-esteem and confidence in their children.

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Jorasanko
Book review of Aruna Chakravarti's Jorasanko

Aruna Chakravarti’s Jorasanko effectively captures the hopes and fears, triumphs and defeats of the women in the illustrious Tagore household.

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Young Women In India: Building Careers
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Our study on Indian Women Employment reveals the rising levels of ambition. Though Women Employment trend is at large, Indian women still face gender as a potential factor in their career growth.

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Inspiring Woman Of The Week
Inspiring Indian woman: Meena Kandasamy

Crusading for equality and justice, Meena Kandasamy is one of the boldest voices of the angry, young Indian woman today.

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Caring For The Elderly: Finding The Balance
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What can Indian women do if family duty conflicts with personal aspirations when caring for the elderly at home?

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Not Only The Things That Have Happened
Mridula Koshy’s Not Only The Things That Have Happened

Not Only The Things That Have Happened by Mridula Koshy is a a haunting tale of loss and longing.

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Inspiring Women Of The Week
Vandana Gopikumar & Vaishnavi Jayakumar of The Banyan

Vandana Gopikumar & Vaishnavi Jayakumar are the women behind The Banyan, an organization which rescues and rehabilitates homeless women with mental illnesses.

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Ethical Clothing: A Growing Trend In India?
Ethical clothing for Indian women

The ethical and sustainable clothing market is gradually opening up. Are Indian women ready to welcome this change?

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Growing Up Atheist In India
Atheist in India

An unusual experience of growing up atheist in India, with parents teaching kids to find their own answers about life’s big questions.

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Those Pricey Thakur Girls
Book review: Anuja Chauhan's Those Pricey Thakur Girls

Although peppered with dreamy characters, Anuja Chauhan’s delightful rom-com, Those Pricey Thakur Girls, goes beyond the limitations of standard chick-lit.

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How To Plan Your Vacation Budget
vacation budget

Looking forward to a nice vacation? Plan your vacation budget and ensure that you take a break without breaking the bank!

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Inspiring Woman Of The Week
Anoushka shankar

There is no doubt that Anoushka Shankar has music in her blood as she mesmerizes one and all with her sitar.

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9 Destinations For Rural Travel
Rural travel in India

Rural travel is a great way to reconnect with your roots. Here are 9 interesting rural destinations to discover in India!

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Inspiring Woman Of The Week
Inspiring woman: Kiran Bedi

Kiran Bedi was the first woman officer to join the Indian Police Service (IPS), way back in 1972.

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Celebrating Girls, Celebrating Women Contest
Women's Day Contest

Participate in the Celebrating Girls, Celebrating Women contest this International Women’s Day and tell us how you celebrate femininity!

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Adoption For Single Women In India: What You Need To Know
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Single, but planning to adopt? Single Parenting is still a new term in Indian Society. Learn what to expect and how single women in India can handle the challenges of adoption. Here are many nuances of Single Parenting.

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Engraved In Stone
Madhulika Liddle’s Engraved in Stone

Madhulika Liddle’s Engraved In Stone, the third Muzzaffar Jang mystery, is richly detailed, if somewhat slow paced for a murder mystery.

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Focusing On The Bigger Picture
Focus when running a business

Advice for entrepreneurs - when running a business, how to keep the focus on the bigger picture without getting bogged down by daily activities

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Dating In India: More Than Just Marriage
Dating In India

Societal constraints make dating in India a daunting prospect. Relationship advice for Indian women who want to start dating in India.

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Inspiring Woman Of The Week
Kousalya Periasamy: Positive Women Network

Kousalya Periasamy is the founder of the Positive Women Network, a support organization for women living with HIV.

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Reader’s Corner: With Indian Homemaker
Interview: Indian Homemake

In this Reader’s Corner interview, we talk to prolific blogger Indian Homemaker, or IHM as she is popularly known in the blogosphere.

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Kala Raksha Vidhyalaya: Making Entrepreneurs Of Indian Women
Hariyaben of Kala Raksha Vidyalaya

Kala Raksha Vidhyalaya, a design school situated in Kutch, emphasizes the importance of women in reviving the various craft forms of India.

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Inspiring Woman Of The Week
Saina Nehwal

Born to two budding badminton champions Dr. Harvir Singh and Mrs. Usha Nehwal, Saina Nehwal has become a force to reckon with in badminton, at just 22 years of age.

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Redefining Feminism For Today’s Working Mothers
What does feminism mean to the working mothers of today?

Balancing work, studies and motherhood, one working mother feels that it is time to re-evaluate and redefine feminism.

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Inspiring Woman Of The Week
Captain Lakshmi Sahgal

Captain Lakshmi Sahgal led the Rani of Jhansi regiment of the INA; an inspiring woman who played an incredible part in the Indian freedom movement.

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Author’s Corner: With Janice Pariat
Janice Pariat, author of Boats On Land

Interview with Janice Pariat, author of Boats On Land, a collection of 15 short stories inspired by life in North-east India.

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The Youngest Suspect
Book review of Peggy Mohan's The Youngest Suspect

Peggy Mohan’s political fiction, The Youngest Suspect is a gripping story of communal violence, set amidst the 2002-2003 Gujarat riots.

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The Child Brides Of Mahboobnagar
Early marriages in India

Child brides in Mahboobnagar, Andhra Pradesh, a drought-hit, poor district, face severe health problems on account of early marriage and unplanned pregnancy

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13 Frugal Ways To Be More Romantic
Ways to be more romantic

Valentine’s Day ideas don’t need to break your budget. Here are 13 ways to be more romantic this year!

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Connecting The Dots: A Guide To Food Labels
Decoding food labels

As the processed food industry in India grows, marketing for ‘healthy foods’ and ‘natural’ food products is ubiquitous. You need to look closer!

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Blood Red Sari
Blood Red Sari, by Ashok Banker

Ashok Banker returns to murder mysteries with his Blood Red Sari, with.a feminine cast, the Kolkata Kali and copious amounts of violence

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Book & Borrow Your Reading
Women entrepreneurs of Book & Borrow

Meet four women entrepreneurs – book loving friends who decided to start Book & Borrow, an online book lending library that makes reading so much easier!

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Parenting With Parkinson’s
An Indian mom talks about parenting with chronic illness

An mom with Parkinson's talks about the challenges of parenting with chronic illness and wonders if her illness has affected the way she parents.

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The Purple Line
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Priyamvada Purushotham’s debut novel The Purple Line, explores the lives of six Indian women, common to whom is a gynaecologist's office.

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Author’s Corner: With Naomi Datta
Naomi Datta, author of The 6 PM Slot

Interview with author Naomi Datta, author of The 6 PM Slot, a new work of fiction based in the tumultous world of Indian television.

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8 Solar Lanterns For Eco-Friendly Lighting
Solar Lanterns for energy conservation

Bring the sun into your home! These 8 solar lanterns provide eco-friendly lighting and also help with energy conservation.

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Goodness Of Coconut: A Blog Contest
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Participate in the Parachute Advansed Goodness Of Coconut contest and win exciting prizes for blogging about the wonders of this age old Indian ‘wonder nut’!

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Tick-Tock, We’re 30: Book Giveaways!
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Want to review Tick-Tock, We're 30 Milan Vohra, the first Indian Mills & Boon author? Westland Books, with Women's Web is giving away 10 review copies!

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11 Gifts For Children Who Have Little
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Teaching kids from poorer families, a teacher has 11 fabulous gift ideas for her children, to brighten up their day.

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A Vision For Women Entrepreneurs
entrepreneurship and women

While women entrepreneurs are increasingly visible in India, can the startup ecosystem evolve to support more diverse businesses and founders?

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