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A collection of interesting stories from around the world this week.
Here is this week’s pot pourri of eclectic articles and links for women, by women, and of women.
Jessica Valenti can be called the pioneer in bringing feminism to today’s women through her “labour of love” feministing. She talks candidly about feminism, how social media has affected its reach and much more in this interview with Forbes magazine.
Finally, a movement to stop using manipulated images of women has arrived. Several thousand girls signed a petition to discontinue the practise of air brushing images of women in Vogue magazine.
Don’t let yourself get too stressed at work. According to a new study, “Women with high job strain are 67 per cent more likely to experience a heart attack and 38 per cent more likely to have a cardiovascular event…”. Time to re-work our lifestyles?
Do you starve, take drugs, fast, and do rigorous exercise to cut down those extra kgs? Stop and think again for Dr. Kathleen M Zelman lists 6 things you mustn’t do to lose weight.
A study by the Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Assocham) shows that the majority of women are afflicted by lifestyle diseases such as obesity, depression, back pains, high blood pressure, etc. A warning bell again!
Meet Sonia Bhambhani, the wedding planner. Young and hardworking Sonia chose to take a road less travelled and it has made all the difference to her and her clientele.
In this TED talk, Kiran Bedi chronicles her journey with some very important points for everyone to take away. Bedi’s talk is inspiring, invigorating and instigating for it is a tale of singularity after all.
Life Positive’s inspiring list of the world’s most important women who have been living examples of the “feminine power” is manna for every feminist out there to rise and shine.
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Aishwarya Rajamani is an undergraduate student by day and a writer otherwise. She reads passionately and dreams like an utopian idealist. And she wishes for a world where women can walk free in the true read more...
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"I chose to go out into the remote, wild, unknown, and make it home," says entrepreneur Kiranjeet Ahluwalia Chaturvedi, who owns Birdsong & Beyond.
The story of my mountain home Birdsong & Beyond started taking shape in 2009, on the internet, the way many stories do these days.
My childhood fascination for a life in the Himalayas led to an internship with a central Himalayan NGO instead of a much prized corporate assignment. But when they offered me a full-time job, I refused. I was overcome by fear and a lack of confidence.
My other longings pulled me away – the longing to fit in, to earn validation from others. By my mid-30s, with all the trappings of a middle-class urban life in place, the call of the snows couldn’t be ignored anymore. So I got to work on it with clearer intentions and a stronger sense of what I needed for myself, and why.
Many Indian elderly are firm believers in enslaving a daughter-in-law in the name of tradition which is actually a tradition of oppression and not of religious faith.
Albeit, the popular culture has interpreted scriptures as suggesting that Kanyadaan is the supreme form of donation given to someone, the connotation that the word donation alludes to definitely objectifies the girl.
Even when the exegesis justify the act of giving away the daughter, considering it a ritual to mark the initiation of the daughter into her husband’s gotra and her becoming the part of his family tree.
There is no denial of the fact that this initiation is not required on the part of the groom thereby formally denoting the end of the filial ties with the daughter as it was popularly instructed to the bride during the Vidai ceremonies:
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