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This edition of our weekly posts engages with change – be it retaining one’s name post-marriage or breaking away from conventional feminist perceptions.
This edition of our weekly posts engages with change – be it retaining one’s name post-marriage, breaking away from conventional feminist perceptions, or embracing a new mantra for expenditure.
“The unvarnished truth is that how you spend money can affect your well-being, as well as the well-being of the woman you’ll be someday.” On ‘Do No Harm Spending’.
“I can do very well without prostitutes impaling themselves on lust running rampant, martyring themselves in the interest of common good. The worst of all is this assumption of the unbuttoned, lust driven man who can’t control himself.” Sangitha writes a powerful post on prostitution.
What is in a name?
“It annoys me that the world’s concept of India is filtered through the surreality of Bollywood. It would be like South Asians imagining the U.S. solely based on images of Las Vegas or something.” – When the reel is taken for the real.
“I like when a man I’m out with holds the door but I’ll hold one for him too. It’s consideration, not a sexist issue!” – Daylle Deanna Schwartz on the changing etiquette between the sexes.
“The compassion of the author’s voice extends to men with a complexity that only a feminism that has been steeped in actual human engagement, not just political rhetoric, would allow.” – A review of Fish In A Dwindling Lake, a collection of stories by Ambai.
Does a preference for make-up make you a bad feminist?
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"There is a story and a vision which makes us gravitate towards cinema. Even as we worked as assistants on ads, we realised that cinema was our true calling," say Gunpreet Kaur Mann and Deepali Singh Raseen.
The Railway Men. Mili. Cuttputli. The Diplomat. Bade Miyan Chote Miyan. And more…
Let me introduce to you the talented designer duo who have worked on these, and can be considered today’s upcoming costume designers for the screen. Gunpreet Kaur Mann and Deepali Singh.
Having studied at NIFT, Gunpreet Kaur Mann sent her portfolio out to several designers. Her first gig was as an assistant stylist with Manoshi and Rushi, who also happen to be a designer duo. She worked on an ad film starring Saif Ali Khan and eventually landed a full time job with designer Vikram Phadnis. Years of experience as assistant costume designer followed, which eventually led her to getting a break.
A ‘thank you’ makes a lot of difference in the way any woman in your life sees herself in your eyes. It might even mean the world to her.
I have not received any appreciation in the past. Probably never will. This is the experience of ample women across the globe. The expectation to be thanked for all the sacrifices she makes to keep others happy has faded. Yet the urge to hear few words of acknowledgement always lingers.
There is never a day when she pushes off her own burdens. She knows not to give up on people she loves. Women in general, are givers by nature and hence, give without asking anything in return. They have been the care givers and lovers since centuries however receive no appreciation.
It will mean the world to your mother if you answer her calls. If your sister seems lost give her a hug and assure her about her strengths. Tomorrow, there might come a day when you would have to make your daughter feel empowered with few words of wisdom every now and then. For the children to feel wanted and loved, you must be able to spare some quality time with your wife and be present in the moment.
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