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Taslima Nasrin describes herself as a writer, activist, secular humanist, feminist and physician – we’d like to add inspiring woman to that!
Trained as a doctor, Taslima is better known for her passionate and honest writing on women’s issues and as a champion of human rights. Often in the news for her progressive views and outspokenness, Taslima has boldly carved herself a fitting place in history.
She has been bestowed with numerous awards such as the Ananda Literary Award, Natyasava Award, Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thoughts, Saratchandra Award, Feminist Of The Year Award and Freethought Heroine Award among many others. Although she has been disallowed from entering Bangladesh, countries such as France have awarded her Honorary Citizenships and she is currently living in New Delhi.
Why we find her inspiring:
– Because she refuses to be cowed down by dictators and extremists
– Because she believes in herself and is not afraid to voice her opinions boldly
– Because she challenges the boundaries that society sets and is willing to go beyond them
– Because even while living in exile, she lives with dignity and courage, never allowing her spirit to be broken
*Photo courtesy: http://taslimanasrin.com/index2.html
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Rrashima Swaarup Verma's new bestselling book The Royal Scandal is a celebration of the spirit of womanhood set in the 18th Century.
Rrashima Swaarup Verma’s new bestselling book The Royal Scandal is a celebration of the spirit of womanhood.
A true love story. A tale of politics, treachery and war. A piece from India’s rich history. A vivid description of 18th century life in the Deccan. Yes, The Royal Scandal is all that and more. But it is also an aide-mémoire of the tremendous fortitude, the unbeatable spirit that women are, and have always been, capable of.
18th century, Hyderabad, India. A time and place when societal laws and rules came down heavy on the female gender, when zenanas separated and shielded the women from the world outside, when it was understood and accepted that the men in their lives would govern and dictate every big and small decision.
Is Hansika Motwani doing anything really bizarre? It is common practice for celebrities to sell exclusive rights to their wedding, new baby etc. to publications.
We heard about a rather unique proposition on social media recently – the monetisation of a wedding – by transforming it into a reality TV show. Now I will admit my first reaction to this was horrified disbelief.
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