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For September’s As Your Write It writing theme, tell us your shopping story to get published and win goodies!
All women love shopping. Is that a cliché or the truth? How do you view shopping? Do you enjoy it or is it more of a chore? Do you have any interesting shopping story to share with us? Write about it! You could get published at Women’s Web and win prizes too!
Where to send: Send in your story to [email protected] with ‘Shopping Story’ in the subject line, and your story as a word/txt attachment. Please avoid typing the story as inline text. Do include the name we should use if we publish it, and a brief introduction to yourself (2-3 lines) in the mail.
By when: Please send in your stories by September 23rd 2012. The 5 best stories will be published on Women’s Web the following week, i.e. September 24th onwards.
– The material should be previously unpublished elsewhere. (Copyright stays with you and you’re free to subsequently publish it elsewhere).
– Keep it between 250 and 600 words.
Each published entry gets a Flipkart voucher worth Rs.200.
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Before expecting the daughter in law to love, respect and accept the new family, it is only fair that the family demonstrates all of these first.
If you are a married Indian woman, one of the first words you hear from your in laws is that you are now a daughter of the house. How true is that statement though? Are daughters in law really treated as daughters or is this only lip service?
A friend recently confided how hurt she felt when she wanted to visit her in-laws along with her husband but was told not to, because the in-laws wanted time alone with their son. Naturally, she was taken aback since she had always been fed this trope – that she was the daughter, not the daughter in law. Why then this sudden keeping at arm’s distance? Would a son in law ever be told not to accompany his wife on her visit to her parents because they wanted quality time with their daughter? That is unimaginable in a patriarchal society.
It is ok to want time alone with the married offspring but how does that meld into the Indian family system, where independent choices are less important than the whole family coming together?
Chhorii starring Nushrratt Bharuccha is another horror movie challenging the patriarchal standards that persist in society!
Adding to the list of horror movies that use the genre to challenge patriarchal standards, Chhorii is a scathing look at the so-called moral standards using which women are judged and turned into ‘witches’.
When does a chhorii (girl) become a chudail (witch)? Like the brilliant Bulbul from last year, Chhorii asks this question poignantly, making us search deep within ourselves for the answer. Bulbul becomes a witch in order to protect the women and girls of her village when she dies after suffering patriarchal torture at the hands of her husband and brother-in-law. Why is the witch in Chhorii a witch?
An amazing Nushrratt Bharuccha stars as Sakshi, a pregnant woman who comes to a remote village with her husband to escape loan sharks. But all is not right there, and Sakshi can sense it. The real horror is the patriarchal nature of their hosts, rather than the supernatural beings. Will Sakshi be able to escape with her and her unborn child’s lives? Watch Chhorii (now streaming on Amazon Prime Video) to find out.
Celebrate your friendships! Write about a special friend for August’s As You Write It writing theme - get published and win goodies!
Celebrate your friendships! Write about a special friend for August’s As You Write It writing theme – get published and win goodies!
Who can survive without friends? A life without friends is a miserable one indeed. This Friendship Day let your creativity flow and write about a beautiful friendship you share with any one of your dearest friends. What does this person’s friendship mean to you? How did you meet this friend? What makes this friendship special? Share your Friendship Story with us. (more…)
Each month, we give you a line from a book by an iconic female writer. Write your own story based on the cue. Get published and win goodies!
Each month this year, we’ll be hosting a writing theme, with a ‘writing cue’ from an iconic female author. The 5 best entries get published here!
What you need to do:
Step 1. Read the writing cue and get inspired.