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“You are the first girl in the world who does not want to go. Almost all women have their first delivery at their mother’s house,” her mother-in-law tried to convince her.
A living example of determination and relentlessness Police Officer Rekha Mishra recently spoke to Women’s Web about her journey and her work.
The sliding doors were made of glass and had white curtains inside but... but... Why was there no latch to close the doors from inside?
This incident happened with me when I was in school. I had relationships after that, I got married and had a child, but it still haunts me sometimes. It scarred me for life.
From being a woman who was afraid of confrontation to asking for what I truly deserve, I have come a long way.
When I watched Shark Tank India, I was struck by the women on the show both as the judges (‘sharks’) and as the women aspirants.
Why am I so hopelessly tongue-tied? Maybe it's the expectation that the guy always has to make the first move. If only we had an honest conversation once!
Seeing her uninterested husband on their honeymoon, Rhea's hopes, aspirations and the future of her marriage looked bleak just like the dangerously cold world outside right now.
Dear women– I hope you enjoy reading this. Dear men– please take notes!
As we celebrate Harnaaz Sandhu bringing home the Miss Universe crown after 21 years, we look at former beauty queens pursuing interesting careers ranging from joining the army to writing books.
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.
Grandparents are nothing but a little bit of magic in this mundane world, they are the perfect blend of wonderful stories, happy memories, and oodles of love.
Usha Chaumar worked as a manual scavenger since childhood, cleaning dirty latrines & picking up faeces.Today, the Padma Shri winner is President of Sulabh International NGO & travels the world advocating her cause.
Most of us were fans of Archie comics in our teens. I hope the Indian version breaks stereotypes & is progressive. I'm already nostalgic while writing this & can’t wait to see the movie!
Falguni Nayar started Nykaa when she was 50! They began with just 30 orders daily. Today she's India's richest self-made female entrepreneur!
Her pics, walking bare-foot in traditional Halakki tribal wear, have gone viral. Here's more on the inspiring Tulasi Gowda, who has planted 1 lakh trees and is known as the 'Tree Goddess'.
We all have different childhood experiences and we are all raised in different ways but one thing that is common in all the 90’s kids is their ideals and their emotional attachment to an entire era.
With the upcoming wedding of these gorgeous Bollywood actresses, we tell you how Vicky Kaushal proposed to Katrina, when Alia & Ranbir fell in love & Patralekhaa's first impression of Rajkummar Rao!
I have two sisters working as air hostess with an Indian airline. They talk about how uncomfortable they are on long flights with short skirts & heels!
In the book, Bollywood actress Kalki Koechlin mentions a funny incident where she ran between cars & broken pavements to reach her crying baby faster!
The 90s childhood was joyous-playing till late, 7 kids balancing on a cycle & falling down, collecting caterpillars & building bridges for frogs.
Hiding family issues to patriarchy, 'House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths' throws a light on several problematic aspects within the typical Indian family.
Jivuben, who became a mother at 70, travelled 150 kms twice a month for IVF procedures. It's a miracle, but there are Qs like who will raise the child as he grows?
Taapsee Pannu’s Rashmi Rocket highlights 'gender testing', a hormone test to check if the female athlete (esp if she excels) is a woman & not a man!
The 100 women employees protesting against Urban Company's poor working conditions & unfair trade practices, have thrown light on issues that keep women away from the workplace!
When Dylan came home, I was happy I had a little brother. But soon, strange incidents began happening. No one could explain the hideous things he did or why he did them!
Dear daughter, as I write this letter, I don’t want to call you beautiful or pretty. You did not choose the way you look today nor did you work towards it!
The girl I thought was my best friend since childhood tried to ruin my life! It took me far too long to realise the damage she did and by then it was too late!
The woman IAF Officer, who was raped by a colleague, said she had to relive the trauma when subjected to the ‘Two Finger Test’. In her police complaint, the officer also said that she was questioned about her "sexual history".
Sneha Dubey's speech was a befitting response to Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan when she raised the issues of terrorism & Kashmir at the UN general assembly!
In her book 'Devil's Daughter', Vidhie Mukerjea writes about the arrest of her mother Indrani Mukerjea for alleged murder of sister Sheena Bora which gripped the entire nation & created havoc in her life!
Trolls posted that Taapsee Pannu has a 'manly body', attacked Kareena on her birthday for her looks & made fun of Malaika's walk. Why's it always female celebs at the receiving end?
The pandemic crippled us in many ways, but also opened up opportunities. Here are some home business ideas that are simple & can be easily monetized!
After my husband's death, my landlord kicked me out. I had to find a job but what would my resume say...housewife for 15 years?
I was excited on my birthday! I had seen a gorgeous diamond necklace in Gautam's bag. Suddenly, a lady barged into the house & began throwing things around.
I always encourage you and support you. You often keep saying that so many of your friends face restrictions from their in-laws and husbands but I always allow you to do what your heart pleases.
What happens when men get to experience period pain? When an NGO set up this experiment, the reactions of men ranged from hilarious to thought-provoking!
In a shameful incident, a village in MP made minor girls strip & parade naked to appease rain gods. When will these bizarre superstitions stop?
Post Sidharth Shukla's demise, Shehnaaz Gill has been hounded by the media. Even his family is not spared. Celebs have spoken out & some quit social media.
"My name is Mickey Zaveri, I am 38 years of age, and I am gay. This is my story." Read Mickey's story in the first person, as told by him.
At 11, an accident left her with spinal cord disability. On August 30, Avani Lekhara became the 1st Indian woman to win gold at the Tokyo Paralympics!
The 24-yr-old had accused UP politician Atul Rai of rape. Despite threats, she continued her fight. Why is our nation failing its women again and again?
A recent interview with Red FM's RJ Malishka dancing in front of an uncomfortable Neeraj Chopra has gone viral. Another interview by Navika Kumar congratulated girls as Neeraj Chopra was declared single. Why is the media interested in objectifying him, rather than talking about his achievements?
I didn’t want to hear anyone’s voices and see anyone’s face anymore! I removed my car from the parking lot and drove away. As far as I could get from everyone and from myself!
Which surname to use, and even whether a woman or a child must use a surname at all, should be made a choice. Because surnames are patriarchal - either father's or husband's.
17 year old Neha was killed by her grandfather and uncles in a mob murder, to 'teach her a lesson' for standing up to their diktats. It was not just over a pair of jeans.
On Raj Kundra's involvement in porn case, Shilpa Shetty said she has "no idea about this". She's being trolled, but do wives know exact work-life of husbands?
Home is where the bra isn’t necessary, and anyways who decided that women need to wear a bra all the time? Must be a man! Only they wouldn’t know the pain!
That one sunny day spent with childhood friends doing silly things can become a wonderful lifetime memory- an endearing personal story.
The kitchen is just a room where you cook, and cooking is just a basic skill. You can do better than find flaws in someone's cooking; try appreciating the effort taken by someone to cook for you.
“What are you thinking about? Any inputs? At least tell me what you think about my idea. I am very excited; I think we are going to hit the jackpot."
I don’t understand the Indian obsession with percentages and grades, everyone wants to know how much you got. Relatives who are never in touch, call to ask your childs grades and so do neighbors.
You were there with me when I was happy and celebrated my success. You’ve seen me cry, in pain, and helped me through the worst times of my life. I wouldn’t have made it without you!
A family who has makes demands without any regard for your financial condition or your troubles, will never be satiated. It doesn’t matter how many tolas of gold you give.
I sat on the bed all confused. I couldn’t get myself to reality. It was such a beautiful dream and it all seemed so real. I wanted to sleep again. At least that way I could hear her voice.
We are still depicting period blood as blue, wrapping sanitary napkins and tampons in newspapers at medical stores, the sheer reluctance to even use the word period.
You would think your child would listen when you raise your voice, but it turns out they have a louder voice, a care-two-hoots attitude, and let's not forget the tantrums.
Being a 'sacrificial lamb' will not increase your self-worth. Claim your rightful place in your family as an equal member, and don't let them take you for granted.
The past few weeks have been turbulent and traumatising. We've been feeling so helpless and overwhelmed, but even now, there is hope.
Who is accountable for all the loss of life and human dignity in this second wave of COVID that could have been managed better?
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