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India’s first female Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, ruled with an iron fist - thereby earning herself the epithet ‘Iron Lady of India’.
India’s first female Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, ruled with an iron fist – thereby earning herself the epithet ‘Iron Lady of India’.
Serving as the Prime Minister of India for 3 consecutive terms, as well as a fourth term, Indira Gandhi evokes images of a strong and determined woman. Born into an affluent and powerful family, Indira Gandhi slowly learnt the ropes of politics from an early age.
Among several progressive schemes, Indira Gandhi is credited with supporting India’s nuclear weapons program which helped establish India as a formidable force. She is also known for boosting the Green Revolution, a program which enabled India to not only become self-sufficient to a large extent in terms of food supply, but also established India’s presence as a major food exporter.
With several hits and a few misses to her name, Operation Blue Star ordered by Indira Gandhi, unfortunately proved tragic for her. The attack on the Golden Temple by the Indian military outraged the Sikhs resulting in the assassination of Indira Gandhi by her own bodyguards, thus proving her prophetic statement, “”If I die a violent death as some fear and a few are plotting, I know the violence will be in the thought and the action of the assassin, not in my dying……!”
Why we find her inspiring:
– For being the second longest serving female Prime Minister in the world
– For staying in power despite a culture which viewed women to be subservient to men
– Inspite of representing a relatively new-born democracy, she tackled the world’s super powers with her no-nonsense attitude
– For being an iconic symbol of courage till – and beyond – her death
*Photo courtesy: http://www.dpcc.co.in/dpcc.php
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Does Ranbir Kapoor expressing his preferences about Alia using lipstick really make him a toxic husband?
Sometime back, a video of Alia Bhatt with Vogue went viral where she shares her go-to make-up routine and her unique way to apply lipstick. It went viral not for the quirkiness but because she said that after applying the lipstick, she “rubs it off” because her then boyfriend and now husband – Ranbir Kapoor likes her natural lip colour and asks her to “wipe it off”, whenever they are out on a date night.
Netizens had gone crazy over this video, calling RK toxic and not respecting AB’s choice to wear makeup. I saw the video a couple of times to understand the reason behind the uproar but I failed to understand it. I read many comments and saw people saying that asking your partner or dictating terms on how they should wear makeup is a major sign to leave the person.
Modesty or humility is viewed as the hallmark of a well-brought-up girl, which makes it hard for us to be open to any real compliments without feeling like an imposter.
Why is accepting that compliment so hard?
Colleagues: Have you lost weight? You look good!
She (who has spent months doing Keto and weights): It’s the dress that’s making me look thinner!
Guests: Your house is so beautiful and neat!
She (who spent the last five hours mopping and polishing): It could be tidier; there is just so much dust.
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