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As we celebrate 5 Years of Women's Web, take a look at what lies ahead - as well as some of our reader favourite posts in these 5 years.
As we celebrate 5 years of Women’s Web, take a look at what lies ahead – as well as some of our reader favourite posts in these 5 years.
As some of you may have read on our social media announcements already, we are celebrating 5 years of Women’s Web this week!
Technically, I launched the site in April 2010, inviting a few like-minded bloggers to join in. What possessed me? I had no idea what it takes to run a digital venture, nor did I anticipate how many people would join up to share their experiences, ideas and perspectives on the site (500+ contributors at the last count). I did not imagine that we would move beyond ‘online’ as well, to bring women together in the ‘real world’ as well.
All I had in mind was that there was space for a women’s community in India that went beyond the usual staples of women’s magazines and instead, looked at the entirety of women’s lives. With that single thought in my mind, I jumped in feet first and began figuring out things along the way. While the site came up in April, we celebrate our anniversary mid-June because that is when Women’s Web actually went out to readers beyond the very early enthusiasts (read, friends and family.)
5 years is a big milestone for any initiative, and personally, a big milestone for me – this is quite simply, the longest time I’ve ever stayed in one role over my career, you see!
Quite apart from us completing 5 years of inspiring and bringing women together, 2015 is also an important year for us. My team and I are working on some pretty interesting plans around offering more to the community than we do today, and growing along with it in the process. A big part of that will be around ways for us to connect in ‘real life’ as also help each other to learn, earn and succeed.
To mark our 5 years’ completion, here is a look at the top 50 posts we have published over the last 5 years, based on readership. Revisit some old favourites, and take a look at other gems you may have missed!
I’m excited about the next few years ahead, and hope for Women’s Web to be braver, bigger, and better in the time to come.
Do stay on for the ride!
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Founder & Chief Editor of Women's Web, Aparna believes in the power of ideas and conversations to create change. She has been writing since she was ten. In another life, she used to be read more...
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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.