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Women's Web brings to you some posts we liked this week, on women's rights, women in the arts and on Indian feminism
This week’s compilation of all things “women” is here with loads of interesting articles, news, interviews and videos for you. Click away!
Women under the spotlight
The prestigious Tribeca Film festival is to showcase a documentary themed on Indian women and the conflict between fundamentalism and modernism. This venture shows that there is a developing interest in understanding the culture wars in India.
Seventeen year old Sarah Attar has been the talk of the town this week. The teen from Saudi Arabia is to take part in the London Olympics and feels honoured by the prospect.
From the blogosphere
Suchi at Pebble in the sky muses on Feminism for India. The crisp article conveys some valid points as food for thought for all Indian women alike.
Another enthusiastic blogger who calls herself The Goddess and uses her blog Simply Bored as a pet peeve expresses her view on Indian Feminism.
Arts and Entertainment
A dream turns into a bestselling series for a stay at home mom, Stephanie Meyer. Get to know more about the woman behind Twilight in this interview.
“Women musicians are not taken as seriously as their male counterparts” tells musician Dr. Kamala Shankar. In this interview which appeared on The Pioneer the first woman doctorate in the field of instrumental guitar talks about her wonderful musical journey with titbits on challenges faced by women musicians.
Vishaka Dharba, a student writes about the representation of women in TV serials. She also raises some very important questions in her piece worth giving some thought to.
Courtney Martin talks about Re-inventing feminism. In the eleven minute speech she defines Feminism for the modern day woman to whom “the beauty, the aesthetics, the fun do matter”. Though the talk is country specific there is a lot for Indian feminists to ponder and figure out.
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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If you want to get back to work after a break, here’s the ultimate guide to return to work programs in India from tech, finance or health sectors - for women just like you!
Last week, I was having a conversation with a friend related to personal financial planning and she shared how she had had fleeting thoughts about joining work but she was apprehensive to take the plunge. She was unaware of return to work programs available in India.
She had taken a 3-year long career break due to child care and the disconnect from the job arena that she spoke about is something several women in the same situation will relate to.
More often than not, women take a break from their careers to devote time to their kids because we still do not have a strong eco-system in place that can support new mothers, even though things are gradually changing on this front.
A married woman has to wear a sari, sindoor, mangalsutra, bangles, anklets, and so much more. What do these ornaments have to do with my love, respect, and commitment to my husband?
They: Are you married?
They: But You don’t look like it
Me: (in my Mind) Why should I?
Why is being married not enough for a woman, and she needs to look married too? I am tired of such comments in the nearly four years of being married.
I believe that anything that is forced is not right. I must have a choice. I am a living human, not a puppet. And I am not stopping anyone by not following any tradition. You are free to do whatever you like to do. But do not force others. It’s depressing.