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The Editor's Pick - sharing my favourite articles on Women's Web this month
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.
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He said that he needed sometime to himself. I waited for him as any other woman would have done, and I gave him his space, I didn't want to be the clingy one.
Trigger Warning: This deals with mental trauma and depression, and may be triggering for survivors.
I am someone who believes in honesty and trust, I trust people easily and I think most of the times this habit of mine turns into bane.
This is a story of how a matrimonial website service turned into a nightmare for me, already traumatized by the two relationships I’ve had. It’s a story for every woman who lives her life on the principles of honesty and trust.
And when she enters the bedroom, she sees her husband's towel lying on the bed, his underwear thrown about in their bathroom. She rolls her eyes, sighs and picks it up to put in the laundry bag.
Vasudha, age 28 – is an excellent dancer, writer, podcaster and a mandala artist. She is talented young woman, a go getter and wouldn’t bat an eyelid if she had to try anything new. She would go head on with it. Everyone knew Vasudha as this cheerful and pretty young lady.
Except when marriage changed everything she knew. Since she was always outdoors, whether for office or for travelling for her dance shows, Vasudha didn’t know how to cook well.
Going by her in-laws definition of cooking – she had to know how to cook any dishes they mentioned. Till then Vasudha didn’t know that learning to cook was similar to getting an educational qualification. As soon as she entered the household after her engagement, nobody was interested what she excelled at, everybody wanted to know – what dishes she knew how to cook.