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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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Can you believe this bloke compelled me to wear only saris - full time at home- till the eighth month of my pregnancy?! The excessive heat coupled with humidity made my life miserable.
Recently when I browsed an interesting post by a fellow author on this very forum I had a sense of déjà vu. She describes the absolutely unnecessary hullabaloo over ladies donning nighties and /or dupatta –less suits.
I wish to narrate how I was in dire straits so far wearing a ‘nightie’ was concerned.
I lived in my ultra orthodox sasural under constant surveillance of two moral guardians (read Taliban) in the shape of the husband’s mom and dad. The mom was unschooled and dim-witted while the dad was a medical practitioner. But he out-Heroded the Herod in orthodoxy.
Her mother pulled her hand and made her sit on the bed. “How can you behave like nothing happened, dear? Your whole life is ruined now!”
Trigger Warning: Implications of rape and assault and suicidal ideation.
“Come with me, my love.” His charming smile and mesmerizing eyes would lead anyone to walk behind him. She was different. “You need me Sirisha,” he was desperate.
“I said, get out,” she stood stubbornly.
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