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Indian women are uniquely beautiful from the inside out. Join us in celebrating every woman's unique true beauty in the Women's Web & Naturals True Beauty Blogger Contest!
Indian women are uniquely beautiful from the inside out. Join us in celebrating every woman’s unique true beauty in the Women’s Web & Naturals True Beauty Blogger Contest!
As entrepreneurs, home makers, police women, teachers, mothers, mothers in law, bloggers, corporate professionals, we’re making our mark everywhere. Our Indian values and Indian appearance gives us our distinctive identity. As we carry on our roles with our sarees intact, kohl rimmed eyes and our beautiful warm skin….it’s time to embrace our True Beauty!
That’s why, Women’s Web and Naturals invite you to tell the story of a woman you admire and you consider a TRUE BEAUTY because – beauty comes in different shapes, sizes, personalities and includes grit too! It could be a friend, your mother, an aunt who is kick ass, a teacher who inspired you, your mother-in-law or any woman whom you think has an amazing story!
Thank you all for sharing your wonderful, positive stories of True Beauty. From stories of women who have overcome tremendous adversity, to those who find the simple joys in everyday life, all your stories were hugely inspiring.
Here are the winners of the Women’s Web & Naturals #TrueBeauty contest.
of Rs. 5000 goes to Rekha Kapoor Beri for her inspiring story, She Walks In Beauty, telling us the story of a vegetable vendor determined to make it against the odds.
of Rs.3000 goes to Ashwini Naik for her piece on Skin Positivity, which looks at dealing with skin issues without blaming yourself for them http
5 additional beautiful entries will receive salon vouchers from Naturals worth Rs.1000 each.
These go to:
Anupriya Gupta, for her piece on the true beauty of a mother and daughter
Milan Singhal, for writing about giving herself the permission to live without guilt
Sudeepta M Sarangi, for her piece, Beauty is as beauty does, detailing a chance encounter on a train
Vijayalakshmi Harish, for writing, ‘I’m flawed and imperfect’ – a piece that encourages all women to realise their own version of true beauty
Maniparna Sengupta Majumdar, for her piece, The lady with an undaunted soul, which tells the story of an indomitable woman
Congratulations to all the winners, and a big thumbs up to every single participant who shared her own vision of true beauty in a truly compelling manner!
Step 1: Write a blogpost on your blog on the theme, ‘TRUE BEAUTY’. Feel free to interpret it in your own way!
Step 2: Make sure to add this paragraph to your post:
I believe every woman has TRUE BEAUTY within her in all the roles she plays. For over 18 years across 650 plus salons across the country, Naturals has been helping the Beautiful Indian Woman get more Beautiful.
Today Naturals Salutes the Beautiful Indian Woman.
Presenting Naturals TRUE BEAUTY… http://bit.ly/naturalsOF
Step 3: Submit a link to your blogpost in the comments section below with your name.
And…you are done! (Use the hashtag #NaturalsTrueBeauty and tag @womensweb and @naturalssalon when you post on social media)
Here are the fun prizes courtesy Naturals:
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My house-help asked excitedly, “I am going for wedding. Can you let me wear your red & black saree? To be honest I was stumped for a moment; I didn’t know what to say but I still said yes.
I lent a gorgeous saree to my house-help for a wedding in her family. Soon I stated getting questions if I would wear that saree again or if I was okay to be seen wearing the same saree my house-help was wearing?
We are all so conditioned to give our used clothes to our house-helps but are we okay to wear the clothes they were wearing?
A few days ago she came excitedly to me, “I am going for a family wedding. I want to wear your red & black saree, Ill wash and give it to you after the function. Please can you let me wear it?”
Beauty is a very clever, very evil capitalist tool. It traps those who have it into hanging on to it for dear life and those who don't into mutilating, torturing themselves to achieve the unachievable.
I recently wrote a piece about MP Shashi Tharoor’s tweet in which he had shared a pic with six women parliamentarians tagging them and saying “Who says the Lok Sabha isn’t an attractive place to work?”
There was a rash of comments on the post shared on Instagram, which ranged from “chill, it’s just a compliment” and “stop overthinking compliments”, to (worried) men lamenting about “these feminazi”.
Here’s my answer to all those comments.
Beauty and social acceptance don't come easy in India. One has to fit into several slots to qualify as beautiful. Here's how I realized I am beautiful, no matter what society says.
Beauty and social acceptance don’t come easy in India. One has to fit into several slots to qualify as beautiful. Here’s how I realized I am beautiful, no matter what society says.
If you met me as a little girl, you would not recognize me as the same person today. Back in school, I had thick, untrimmed eyebrows, unkempt hair, and pimples. Being brought up in Indian society, I was also used to hearing the occasional remarks on how “brown” I was and how hard it would be to find a groom for me with that brownness.
I ignored these comments on the surface, but they did hit me hard in the belly even as a little girl. I grew up feeling hopeless on the woman side of things, and felt like I would never be pretty, desired, or loved for the woman I was born as. And I was sure I did not want to use “Fair and Lovely” to be loved! I even remember a wonderful man telling me on a date in Delhi – how much he would like for us to be married, but he wasn´t sure how well his mother would agree to having a brown daughter-in-law! I didn’t see him again, if that made you want to throw up, just like me!
With 2018 coming to a close in just a few days, it's time to look at the 25 most popular pieces by writers from the Women's Web community this year.
With 2018 coming to a close in just a few days, it’s time to look at the 25 most popular pieces by writers from the Women’s Web community this year.
As a community driven platform that’s all about enabling women to tell their own stories, 2018 has been a fantastic year at Women’s Web. We grew to being a community of 4000+ voices, and launched our Hindi section as well, adding on newer writers in Hindi. Offering readers multiple languages of their choice is on the agenda for 2019, so there is going to be much more coming up soon!
And of course, the biggest reason we have community members coming back to this platform for more, is because of the many strong voices we feature here. So we approach the end of 2019, here are the 25 writers whose pieces readers most enjoyed in 2018.