Check out these 8 Government Loan Schemes That You Can Benefit From As A Woman In Business.
Though everyone can't stop going gaga over the recent ad on pregnancy by Myntra, a woman who went through the same has a different view.
Though everyone can’t stop going gaga over the recent ad on pregnancy by Myntra, a woman who went through the same has a different view.
I loved, and more loved the fact that somebody thought about it and made it, and yet I cannot but wonder!
Is the only way to prove is to deny your body the changes, the rest it demands, those morning sicknesses and hormonal upheaval, and the only way to women empowerment is just to HAVE TO put up a strong brave face and make sure to be around as if it’s all absolutely the same? Come on… it IS different, it IS unusual, we are growing a whole damn human being inside our body and it is being made out of our very blood, flesh and nutrition… you feel so thirsty and sleepy, you need to pee and to have food every fifteen minutes, you need to reduce stress so that the brain of the baby that’s growing inside you gets a peaceful environment to develop.The baby CAN actually sense the stress, the turmoil- and what is worse that the effects can be permanent.
I have myself stood put right there and fought it out, and instead at my office they’d give me two times the normal task which required me to work till 4 every morning. They couldn’t be sure I’ll come back and also didn’t want me to unfairly take away salary for the months I’ll be away – so they made me make and dry run everything that will be due around that time. Plus, not to mention, the behaviour!! “How many times do you take/ minutes do you take to snack?”/ “3 times/ 15 minutes”/ “can you bring it down to two times, ten minutes each time?”/ “well you know… I have gestational diabetes and if I don’t eat enough my baby gets no food!” – such were the negotiations, day in and day out, with 4-5 men and I in a room everyday which took 1 hour at least – they always needed to ‘mend’ me around that time!
My gynae warned me several times… and, touchwood, I’ve been extremely lucky to have not had it impact my baby. I feel extremely proud that I stayed put, fought it out, took the maternity leave I deserved (“it is like a parasite to think of extracting maternity leaves” – my male boss with daughter and homemaker wife had told me!) and then after delivery, I went back, put in my papers, and served all the three months of notice because it helped me to save up and find the next job meanwhile, and then I changed my job right on their face! I feel it’s one of my biggest achievements t have been able to reply to them that way.
But at the same time – is martyrdom the only way left for us to survive?
Sinjini Sengupta is the award-winning author of “ELIXIR” which is a fiction themed on womanhood and dreams that was also made into a film that screened at Cannes Film Festival and won a number read more...
Women's Web is an open platform that publishes a diversity of views, individual posts do not necessarily represent the platform's views and opinions at all times.
Stay updated with our Weekly Newsletter or Daily Summary - or both!
From all news reports, clearly, Aftab Poonawalla seems to be a psychopath, and It was a well-strategized story of domestic violence, abuse, subjugation, and a well-planned murder.
Trigger Warning: This deals with domestic violence, gaslighting, murder, and abetting violence, and may be triggering to survivors.
One case has gripped the nation and I do not need to mention which. My problem is with how the news reflects a victim’s character. The disrespect we show to someone who was long abused and lives no more is appalling. The disservice we do to her through spoken and written words lies in the sensationalizing of the entire case.
How do you spot a crazy human? They do not have two horns and red eyes. They may have no empathy but will show it to lure the victim, just like a child abuser lures a child with candy. Their grooming styles may vary but it is mostly about creating an untrue sense of safety and security around the victim. They present themselves as this effortless savior, an ultimate generous destination for a mentally and emotionally vulnerable person.
Fathers play a crucial role in nurturing and raising children, so why isn't paternity leave considered essential?
Some time ago, Bollywood couple Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt were in the news, yet again. An entertainment website, Bollywood Hungama, reported that the expectant father, Ranbir, wished to take paternity leave to spend time with his baby when it arrived.
The website claimed that the actor would not be signing new films for the time being. He would take care of the child, while his wife Alia would return to work at the earliest.
One would think the internet would laud this sweet and thoughtful gesture. Instead, Ranbir got trolled for his decision to be a stay-at-home dad. Netizens made fun of him; they claimed that it was because he had no offers in the pipeline, and Alia was far more successful than him. Others claimed that it was the right decision – his recent films (other than Brahmastra) had bombed, and it was time he reflected on his roles.
Please enter your email address