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The Editor's Pick - sharing my favourite articles on Women's Web this month
Starting this February, on the last day of every month, I will be putting together a list of what I think are the best posts on Women’s Web that month. What I think is highlighted because this is a very subjective exercise. These are just my favourites which I wanted to share with our readers – and remind you in case you missed any of them.
With that disclaimer aside, here is the Editor’s Pick from Women’s Web February 2012.
Careers Beyond Coding: Sairee Chahal shares her tips for programmers who want to look at alternative careers in technology. Her solid, ground-researched suggestions are worth looking into for anyone considering a career transition.
Handmade Women, with Karen Barbe: The first in a new series on women who create a business through craft, this one features a Chilean textile designer and her lovely hand-crafted products.
Moyna Chitrakar & Samhita Arni: We talk to the creators of the fantastic graphic novel Sita’s Ramayana, which narrates the epic from Sita’s point of view.
The Bitter Truth: Vinaya Bhagat explores the dark side of love; this was one of the winning entries in this month’s writing theme, ‘I would do anything for love, but I won’t do that.”
Loo Blues: Why is women’s health and sanitation so rarely on the political agenda, asks Sangeeta.
Why this Kolaveri?: Anne John examines our contempt for women who smoke or drink, and the expectations on Indian women to behave in a certain way and ‘uphold’ Indian culture.
Welcome home, Baby!: An adoptive mother, Vandana Kumar shares her journey to building her family through adoption. An inspiring story this one.
Happy Reading (or re-reading!)
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What I loved was how there is so much in the movie of the SRK we have known, and also a totally new star. The gestures, the smile, the wit and the charisma are all too familiar, but you also witness a rawness, an edginess.
When a movie that got the entire nation in a twist – for the right and wrong reasons – hits the theatres, there is bound to be noise. From ‘I am going to watch it – first day first show’ to ‘Boycott the movie and make it a flop’, social media has been a furore of posts.
Let me get one thing straight here – I did not watch Pathaan to make a statement or to simply rebel as people would put it. I went to watch it for the sheer pleasure of witnessing my favourite superstar in all his glory being what he is best at being – his magnificent self. Because when it comes to screen presence, he burns it, melts it and then resurrects it as well like no other. Because when it comes to style and passion, he owns it like a boss. Because SRK is, in a way, my last connecting point to the girl that I once was. Though I have evolved into so many more things over the years, I don’t think I am ready to let go of that girl fully yet.
There is no elephant in the room really here because it’s a fact that Bollywood has a lot of cleaning up to do. Calling out on all the problematic aspects of the industry is important and in doing that, maintaining objectivity is also equally imperative. I went for Pathaan for entertainment and got more than I had hoped for. It is a clever, slick, witty, brilliantly packaged action movie that delivers what it promises to. Logic definitely goes flying out of the window at times and some scenes will make you go ‘kuch bhi’ , but the screenplay clearly reminds you that you knew all along what you were in for. The action sequences are lavish and someone like me who is not exactly a fan of this genre was also mind blown.
Recent footage of her coming out of an airport had comments preaching karma and its cruel ways, that Samantha "deserved her illness" because she filed for divorce.
Samantha Ruth Prabhu fell from being the public’s sweetheart to a villain overnight because she filed for divorce. The actress was struck with myositis post divorce, much to the joy of certain groups (read sexist) in our society.
A troll responded to Samantha’s tweet, “Women Rising!!” by adding to it “just to fall”. She replied, “Getting back up makes it all the more sweeter, my friend.”
Here’s another insensitive tweet by BuzZ Basket showing fake concern for her autoimmune disease. “Feeling sad for Samantha, she lost all her charm and glow. When everyone thought she came out of divorce strongly and her professional life was seeing heights, myositis hit her badly, making her weak again.” Samantha responded, “I pray you never have to go through months of treatment and medication like I did. And here’s some love from me to add to your glow.”
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