Best Of Women’s Web – Editor’s Pick For April 2012

Posted: April 30, 2012

April is the cruelest month indeed. Soaring temperatures everywhere and us Indians begin dreaming of Switzerland (ok, make that Himachal Pradesh for those of us who can’t muster up the moolah!). “Summer Vacation” – these two words are the one reason to love April and that is precisely what I did earlier on this month.

Away in beautiful Uttarakhand for 10 days, I returned to find Women’s Web looking interestingly new – partly a function of not having looked at the site for over a week. Like me, if you missed some of our new content this month, here is your chance to catch up on what I think were our best reads in April. And if you didn’t miss anything – re-read and enjoy the best of our work!

With sex education in India still poorly delivered or totally missing in schools, many Indians are clueless about contraception – and unable to make the right choices to suit their needs. In this article, Dr. Lakshmi Ananth busts some of the common myths about contraception prevalent in India. Read it even if you think you know all about sex – it might just surprise you.

Even today, women in science, whether research or academia, struggle to manage career and family, and battle institutionalized sexism. How then did women in the 1970s do it? Dr. Chandrima Pal, chronicles the stories of two female Indian scientists who were part of the pioneering generation.

With summer vacations along, interest in our Travel With Kids series is hotting up! This month, vibrant New York was one of the cities we covered.

The Indian Women’s Boxing team has worked its way up against heavy odds, and is now among our brightest hopes for the London Olympics. Two young women, Ameesha Joshi and Anna Sarkissian shine the spotlight on their journey, in this new documentary, With This Ring.

With a few years to turning 30, Paromita Bardoloi lists the lessons life has taught her. Lessons worth learning.

Have you ever been the only or one of very few women on a work team? How did it make you feel? Cee Kay shares her experience

“History” rarely includes “her” stories. We interviewed noted writer and researcher Dr. C.S.Lakshmi (she writes under the pen name Ambai), on why documenting women’s work and stories is so important.

Happy Reading!

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