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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.
Nandhitha Hariharan is a writer who comes across with searing honesty. Her feminist writing is deeply rooted in her lived experiences.
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.
The instances of affluent people ill-treating their domestic help are not new, but is this a new low? #JusticeForZohra
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.
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!)
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
Take this short quiz, and let's see how much you know about these iconic women writers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
‘Period’ is no longer a dirty word. Share an empowering, funny or emotional #PeriodPride story that gets you all choked up!
For the October 2016 Muse of the Month, we take inspiration from Anuja Chauhan. The 5 best entries will be published.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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
Participate in this writing contest supported by KAARYAH. Share what 'Beautiful In Every Size' means to you, and win prizes.
Participate in this contest run by Goodwyn Tea. Write your story based upon the cue given below, and win prizes.
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 […]
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!
A woman cannot get over a failed relationship and believes she was cheated. What advice would you offer?
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!
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!
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!
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.
Designing a shoe has its own history and legacy; the beautiful shoes designed by Devika Bharadwaj brings in both in her collection.
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.
An unusual dialogue between a mother, a daughter and the books that have made the latter’s world.
Would fewer men harass women sexually, if the subject were openly discussed in families? #ShareYourStory and break the silence at home!
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.
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.
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?
Have a funny or interesting story to share about being a parent today? Participate in the #AajKalKeBacche blogger contest
While every mother who wrote in shared something special, these entries for the #MomsForABetterWorld blogger contest shone extra bright!
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!
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!
As mothers, we want a better future, and have a role in creating it too. Join the Women's Web #Momsforabetterworld video campaign!
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.
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 […]
Prachi Garg is the Founder of Ghoomphiro, a travel planning service that specializes in organizing corporate tours.
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!
The Beyond The Doors Photo Contest Wanted is all about capturing the life of women working, playing or just being - beyond the doors.
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!
English novelist Jane Austen, who explored romance and society in her timeless works, centuries ago, continues to command millions of fans even today.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
Deepti Kapoor's A Bad Character is a poetically spun tale of a woman's coming of age, and her awakening to desire.
American poet and novelist Sylvia Plath, acclaimed for her deeply personal poetry and novel continues to inspire a new generation of writers.
Start a conversation about the freedoms you are proud of, and the ones that are yet to be obtained. Join the #FreedomIs campaign!
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!
Payal Gandhi Hoon, the Founder of Tamarai, an emotional wellness training company in Delhi NCR talks about sustaining life as an entrepreneur.
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.
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.
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.
India In Love by Ira Trivedi is a highly readable exploration of love, marriage and sexuality – and how they are changing - in modern India.
Is passion enough to fuel your entrepreneurial dreams? Falak Randerian shares her insights on how a passion for reading helped create My Little Chatterbox.
When Nithya David launched Upstream, a firm that provides talent for advertising agencies, she realised her dream of being the 'head of a company'
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.
Mirror City is Chitrita Banerji’s story of an inter-religious marriage and its aftermath, set in that ‘other’ Bengali city, Dhaka.
Why is it so difficult for us Indians to accept that having a baby is not the ultimate goal for every woman out there?
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.
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.
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?
Why are we so scared of wanting something? A story about learning to want, and listening to what the heart wants.
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.
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!
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.
When you travel without staying at a hotel, you end up meeting many different people, and coming back with some amazing experiences.
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.
Dr. Vandana Shiva - the life of an inspiring woman - eco feminist and activist
Sometimes, the things we lose, such as confidence in ourselves, are hiding in plain sight, waiting to be retrieved by us.
Not knowing enough can be a form of losing. Can knowledge be a way of getting at least a little back?
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.
Wild Girls, Wicked Words, a collection of poems (in English translation) of four contemporary Tamil women poets will make you think.
Can a friendship that has been lost find its way back, or do the things we lose sometimes stay lost forever?
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.
Blessed with a level head and lightening feet, India’s ‘Golden Girl’ P.T.Usha continues to be an inspiration for every women athlete.
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.
Funny and poignant in turns, Benjamin Law’s Gaysia gives us a very insightful look into the lives of LGBT people across Asia.
Like the latest ad campaign of Baggit, founder Nina Lekhi who began her entrepreneurial journey at 18 is ‘Not just Pretty. Pretty Tough.’
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.
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!
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?
Our final story for January's writing theme, 'The Last Goodbye' by Prasanna Rao, is both heartrending and uplifting.
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.
Deepthi Krishnamurthy’s wonderfully evocative entry for January’s writing theme could be any woman’s story.
A touching story by Rajlakshmi Pillai for January's writing theme, based on the cue “We tell ourselves stories in order to live.”
Shruthi Rao has a delightful surprise for January's writing theme inspired by the cue "We tell ourselves stories in order to live."
Delhi Mostly Harmless by Elizabeth Chatterjee is an observant, humorous, barely-Indian, PhD woman student’s encounter with that melting pot of contradictions – Delhi.
Our first story for January's writing theme, based on the cue “We tell ourselves stories in order to live” is by Deboshree Bhattacharjee.
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.
Artist-entrepreneur Priya Krishnan Das of Purple Soul says she finds it joyful, liberating, and almost stress-free to pursue art for a livelihood.
Need help with money management? Here are 5 tips that will make it easy for you to manage your investment portfolio.
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!
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?
The Asian Paints Beautiful Home Blogger Contest is all about creating the home of your dreams. Write about it, and win some lovely prizes!
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.
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.
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.
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
A quick primer on how to deal with body image issues in this bad, bad world of ours.
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?
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.
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.
You don’t need wads of money or long leaves for that perfect holiday. 9 dream destinations for short weekend trips from your city
In The Hundred Names of Darkness, sequel to 'The Wildings’, Nilanjana Roy takes us back to the fascinating world of cats in Nizamuddin, Delhi.
Anjali Gopalan, Director of the Naz Foundation has played a pivotal role in combating HIV/AIDs in India as well as decriminalising homosexuality.
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.
From technology to education, fashion and financial services, every sector has part time marketing jobs. What are the flexible opportunities in sales and marketing?
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.
Fitness tips and exercises in under 15 minutes for working women with little time: Choose the regimen that meets your health and fitness goals.
While a career in special education is challenging, it is also very fulfilling. How does one get qualified and what are the career opportunities?
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.
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!
Our inspiring woman this week is Arundhati Bhattacharya, SBI's first female chairperson
Q&A for working women in India: Life Coach Jaya Narayan helps a mother find work that does not require travel.
Tania Sachdev, star chess player and our Inspiring Woman this week, has not let early fame as Grandmaster stop her from working harder.
The Air Asia Dream Destination Contest is about you and your travel pick - Bangkok or Kuala Lumpur - which one is it going to be?
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.
Our inspiring woman of the week, Dr. Ginny Shrivastava is a Canadian woman working for more than four decades for tribal women in Rajasthan
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
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.
What to wear to an interview you attend is more about feeling and being comfortable yourself, than impressing an employer.
Lata Mangeshkar, the iconic singer and our inspiring woman this week, believes age is no reason to stop dreaming of further achievement.
Unmana Datta, co-founder of Markitty, takes us through a regular workday. Markitty helps small businesses and entrepreneurs use online marketing more effectively.
Deepika Kumari, 19 year old archer and our inspiring woman of the week, has not had an easy ride in the world of sport.
Adopting an older child in India has unique challenges, needs and rewards. A well-prepared family can help the adoptee feel embraced and supported.
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.
Q&A for working women in India: Life Coach Jaya Narayan helps a working woman analyse the root cause of boredom at work.
Tanushree Nair, Founder of Karaashilp, which handcrafts and upcycles bags from a range of material, talks about life as a creative mompreneur.
Managing a business while travelling all the time? Sounds crazy but this Travel entrepreneur is attempting it and shares her story.
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!
Director Kiran Rao is among the new breed of female directors making strides in a hitherto male dominated Bollywood.
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!
Teaching kids about our festivals and getting them involved becomes so easy with these interesting art and craft activities for children!
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.
Through The Lowland, Jhumpa Lahiri once again proves that stories which deal with issues of displacement and belonging are her forte.
Women farmers in India are sowing the seeds of change for a more ecofriendly and sustainable agriculture.
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.
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.
As more women travel, leaving their comfort zones and embracing the unfamiliar, we look at 10 life lessons from travelling, shared by community members.
Devapriya Roy’s The Weight Loss Club, goes beyond the façade of ordinary, middle-class lives to discover hidden quirks and eccentricities.
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.
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.
How can Indian moms ensure that their daughters believe in themselves regardless of colour, and learn that ‘only fair is lovely’ is a lie?
Meet Anjaly Thomas, author of Almost Intrepid – a book that talks about the adventures of a solo Indian woman traveller.
Many working women in India consider a career change at some point in their lives; A Step Above tweetchat on making career changes work.
Zohra Sehgal, the centenarian of Indian cinema and the doyenne of Indian theatre, has been entertaining us for more than 8 decades.
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.
Planning to write a book but wondering how to get your book published? An Indian author shares her strategies for finding a publisher.
Sushmita Banerjee was an Indian writer who was brutally shot dead in Afghanistan for standing up against extremism and oppression.
Zubaida Bai is the Founder and CEO of Ayzh – a social venture providing health and livelihood solutions to economically disadvantaged women.
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.
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.
Think women entrepreneurs are scarce in India? Think again! Although a slowly growing breed, the forecast for women-led start-ups looks quite positive.
While baby’s health and nutritional needs are all important, working mothers find time a challenge. Easy homemade baby food ideas that work!
At 18, P.V.Sindhu has deservedly won a position among the top 10 in the Badminton World Federation rankings for women’s singles.
Jael Silliman’s debut novel The Man With Many Hats offers us whimsical glimpses into a Calcutta from a bygone era.
Author Maitreyee Chowdhury talks about her tribute to “Bengali cinema's first couple”, The Magic Of Uttam Kumar And Suchitra Sen.
Shikha Sharma is the MD and CEO of one of India’s top private banks, Axis Bank.
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.
Blog about one or many women whose friendship is precious to you. And win prizes from Zivame, India's largest online lingerie store.
A reminder on why self-appreciation is important for working women in India and some handy tips on how to love yourself.
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.
Often referred to as the “mother of private equities” in India, Renuka Ramnath is the Founder and CEO of Multiples Alternate Asset Management.
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!
Does attending formalised support programs help women entrepreneurs? One woman shares her experience with the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women program.
Vinita Jain is the founder of Biotique, the beauty brand that harnesses the wisdom of ayurveda for your wellness.
As Beautiful As Your Work - Tanishq Mia invites you to write about a woman who makes her work beautiful!
Shefalika Verma is the winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2012 for her autobiographical book in Maithili, Kist-Kist Jeevan.
Wildlife biologist Aparajita Datta, our inspiring woman of the week won the 'Green Oscar', for her work on the conservation of hornbills.
Through Flight Of The Flamingo, Sangeeta Mall talks about the different dilemmas that many urban Indian women face in their everyday lives.
Alisha Abdullah destroyed the quintessential image of machismo when she became India’s first female super-bike racer.
Are you among the growing breed of female business travellers? Packing for a trip made easy for Indian women!
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.
The embarrassed silence around menstruation needs to go. Here’s how Indian moms can talk about periods with their sons.
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!
The Prakriya Green Wisdom School in Bangalore believes in teaching kids environmental awareness by practising organic gardening and wastewater recycling in its sustainable campus.
Nirupama Rao holds the prestigious position of India’s Ambassador to one of the most influential countries of the world, the USA.
With the buzz for anti-ageing products, have Indian women succumbed to the pressure of looking young? Is embracing your age out of fashion?
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?
Ela Bhatt is the founder of the Self-Employed Women’s Association of India (SEWA), an organization synonymous with promoting grassroots entrepreneurship.
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.
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.
Shabana Azmi is not only well-known for her nuanced acting skills but also for her bold activism.
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.
Do weight issues matter in relationships? One woman shares how a romantic relationship destroyed her body image and self-esteem.
A tribute to one of the earliest and most accomplished icons of Indian feminism – Vina Mazumdar.
Abha Iyengar’s Shrayan is an Indian fantasy novel that explores the individual’s struggle for both social and self -acceptance.
Managing a small business when pregnant is like nurturing two babies simultaneously! How do women entrepreneurs cope with the challenges?
On May 21st this year, Arunima Sinha became the first female amputee to scale Mount Everest.
Tara Deshpande Tennebaum shares some delectable recipes and interesting stories from her grandmother’s traditional Konkan kitchen in A Sense For Spice.
Aerospace entrepreneur Dr. Sushmita Mohanty, is the CEO of Earth2Orbit - India’s first private space start-up.
Whether you are visiting India or live here, these are the 5 interesting museums in India that should be on your must-see list.
Kalpana Swaminathan’s The Secret Gardener has all the elements of a good detective novel and yet, it fails to grip the reader.
Interview with Tanushree Podder, author of Escape From Harem – a Mughal saga of romance, revenge and retribution.
Vinita Sidhartha, is the woman behind Kreeda, the Chennai-based venture which strives to keep our traditional games alive.
Want to be a responsible traveller? Then learn how to conserve water and reduce your water footprint when travelling!
A father is a daughter’s first love and hero. Two Indian women share their beautiful father-daughter relationship with us.
Summer camps for kids are a lot of fun while also giving parents a break. Check out these 5 innovative camps!
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.
Shilpi Kapoor, the founder of BarrierBreak is a social entrepreneur who believes in using technology to improve the lives of the differently abled.
Interview with Preeti Shenoy, author of My Secret Wish List – a novel about following your heart and doing what you believe in.
10 Indian women entrepreneurs making a BIG impact - the story of women and entrepreneurship in India continue to pick up pace.
Pravaham works for women’s empowerment in India by emphasizing the importance of women’s education in building a progressive community.
Kirthiga Reddy, Head and Director Online Operations of Facebook, India is a beacon of hope to Indian women in tech today.
Experiencing sexual harassment at the workplace is common to working women all over India. Yet, very few know how to counter it.
Aruna Roy is the woman behind India’s Right To Information movement which resulted in the enactment of the Right To Information Act.
Scaffolding is a parenting technique that Indian moms can use to help improve self-esteem and confidence in their children.
Aruna Chakravarti’s Jorasanko effectively captures the hopes and fears, triumphs and defeats of the women in the illustrious Tagore household.
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.
Crusading for equality and justice, Meena Kandasamy is one of the boldest voices of the angry, young Indian woman today.
What can Indian women do if family duty conflicts with personal aspirations when caring for the elderly at home?
Not Only The Things That Have Happened by Mridula Koshy is a a haunting tale of loss and longing.
Vandana Gopikumar & Vaishnavi Jayakumar are the women behind The Banyan, an organization which rescues and rehabilitates homeless women with mental illnesses.
The ethical and sustainable clothing market is gradually opening up. Are Indian women ready to welcome this change?
An unusual experience of growing up atheist in India, with parents teaching kids to find their own answers about life’s big questions.
Although peppered with dreamy characters, Anuja Chauhan’s delightful rom-com, Those Pricey Thakur Girls, goes beyond the limitations of standard chick-lit.
Looking forward to a nice vacation? Plan your vacation budget and ensure that you take a break without breaking the bank!
There is no doubt that Anoushka Shankar has music in her blood as she mesmerizes one and all with her sitar.
Rural travel is a great way to reconnect with your roots. Here are 9 interesting rural destinations to discover in India!
Kiran Bedi was the first woman officer to join the Indian Police Service (IPS), way back in 1972.
Participate in the Celebrating Girls, Celebrating Women contest this International Women’s Day and tell us how you celebrate femininity!
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.
Madhulika Liddle’s Engraved In Stone, the third Muzzaffar Jang mystery, is richly detailed, if somewhat slow paced for a murder mystery.
Advice for entrepreneurs - when running a business, how to keep the focus on the bigger picture without getting bogged down by daily activities
Societal constraints make dating in India a daunting prospect. Relationship advice for Indian women who want to start dating in India.
Kousalya Periasamy is the founder of the Positive Women Network, a support organization for women living with HIV.
In this Reader’s Corner interview, we talk to prolific blogger Indian Homemaker, or IHM as she is popularly known in the blogosphere.
Kala Raksha Vidhyalaya, a design school situated in Kutch, emphasizes the importance of women in reviving the various craft forms of India.
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.
Balancing work, studies and motherhood, one working mother feels that it is time to re-evaluate and redefine feminism.
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.
Interview with Janice Pariat, author of Boats On Land, a collection of 15 short stories inspired by life in North-east India.
Peggy Mohan’s political fiction, The Youngest Suspect is a gripping story of communal violence, set amidst the 2002-2003 Gujarat riots.
Child brides in Mahboobnagar, Andhra Pradesh, a drought-hit, poor district, face severe health problems on account of early marriage and unplanned pregnancy
Valentine’s Day ideas don’t need to break your budget. Here are 13 ways to be more romantic this year!
As the processed food industry in India grows, marketing for ‘healthy foods’ and ‘natural’ food products is ubiquitous. You need to look closer!
Ashok Banker returns to murder mysteries with his Blood Red Sari, with.a feminine cast, the Kolkata Kali and copious amounts of violence
Meet four women entrepreneurs – book loving friends who decided to start Book & Borrow, an online book lending library that makes reading so much easier!
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.
Priyamvada Purushotham’s debut novel The Purple Line, explores the lives of six Indian women, common to whom is a gynaecologist's office.
Interview with author Naomi Datta, author of The 6 PM Slot, a new work of fiction based in the tumultous world of Indian television.
Bring the sun into your home! These 8 solar lanterns provide eco-friendly lighting and also help with energy conservation.
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’!
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!
Teaching kids from poorer families, a teacher has 11 fabulous gift ideas for her children, to brighten up their day.
While women entrepreneurs are increasingly visible in India, can the startup ecosystem evolve to support more diverse businesses and founders?
Thinking about parenting using a parent report card for the year can be fun, as 2 Indian moms and a dad found. Try it!
The end of cancer comes to one survivor with a surprising realisation, that sometimes, healing comes to us in the most unusual ways.
How to donate or support a cause while on a budget; 4 creative ways to have the joy of giving.
Meet Shobhna S. Kumar of Queer Ink, an online platform for Indian women and men who are lesbian, gay, or otherwise different from the sexually ‘normal’.
The expectations from Indian women are many. When will the questions for women end?
The Selector Of Souls by Shauna Singh Baldwin is a sobering tale of the injustices that Indian women face – right from the womb.
How did you feel about the end of pregnancy? Even as the bond of motherhood continues, did you miss being pregnant?
A young girl eagerly awaits the moment of 'becoming a woman' - even as she approaches the end of the teenage years.
Meet Lourdes Tirouvanziam-Louis, author of the cookbook The Pondicherry Kitchen.
What is wrong in being a single woman in India? Why does our society view it as unacceptable? A personal account that explores this problem.