Anjali G Sharma

Present - India Lead - Education, Charter for Compassion, Co-Author - Escape Velocity, Writer & Social Activist. Past - DU, Harvard, Telecoms-India and abroad

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I’m Proud Of My ‘Not So Privileged’ Girls, Aiming For The Sky Of ECommerce Opportunities!

What if we could create a bridge which could bring these jobs closer to these underprivileged girls, for whom this could be a life changing opportunity?

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Let Us Celebrate Real Acts Of Compassion By Children, Much Needed In Today’s World!

What is the purpose of this education if we don't teach our kids to be kind, compassionate and empathetic, the only traits that can bring us happiness and peace in the long run?

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Shakuntala devi
I Battled My Fear Of Failure And That Was The Greatest Freedom Of All!

I was always an over-achiever. When I quit my corporate career to follow my calling, I was gripped by the fear of failure. What would people say, I worried.  

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New Dad Owning Baby & House Care Is A Welcome Pushback Against Patriarchal Norms

"For me, one thing was clear even before we saw it coming, why should my wife bear all the burden? She has been in so much pain."

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Her Right to Equality
Real Equality Possible Only With More Feminist Women At The Top In Decision Making

Very few Indian men will give up their privileges, or stand by women demanding their rights. Her Right to Equality edited by Nisha Agrawal from the Rethinking India Series addresses these issues.

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She Leads
‘She Leads’ Is A Collaborative Effort To Prepare Indian Women For A Career In Politics

As Indian women, we don’t have an option to sit back and not be a part of Politics - She Leads fills the gap to nurture women for this male bastion.

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3 Grassroots Champions In Delhi Who Work To Ensure An Education For Every Child In Their Community

Meet 3 grassroots champions who are leading educational reforms in their communities; young women who have risen from these very communities.

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Why Digitally Empowering Marginalised Girls Should Continue Even In A Post Pandemic World

When schools limp back to normalcy, do we let go of the empowering aspect of digital learning, especially for marginalised girls who have been able to stay in touch with their dreams?

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Meet Salma’s Women Who Dream And Show Us A Way To Break Chains Of Patriarchy

Salma's book Women, Dreaming translated by Meena Kandasamy is about women trying to break free, challenging their fate, and helping each other to put up a fight against patriarchy. 

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I Lost 2 Family Members To COVID: Things To Know About Getting Convalescent Plasma

The battle with COVID is treacherous, exhausting, and brutal. But people are good, and help. Resources for COVID, and information to fight this battle. 

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Project AHANA
Meet Roopkatha & Yasmin Of Project AHANA, Helping HIV+ Pregnant Women Stay Healthy In Pandemic Times

An HIV infection weakens immunity, worse for pregnant women. Plan India's Project AHANA is helping HIV positive pregnant women stay healthy.

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Sonal Kapoor social sector non profit
8 Tips By Sonal Kapoor, Founder Director Of Protsahan For A Career In The Social Sector

A chat with Sonal Kapoor, Founder-Director Protsahan India Foundation gave some great tips on what to expect when entering the non profit, social sector.

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Give your used smartphone a second chance
Make A Difference – Let Your Used Smartphone Help An Underprivileged Girl’s Education

The online learning model is here to stay for a long time, and those most affected are underprivileged girls. Campaign 'Give your used smartphone a second chance' by Saajha will help.

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A 4 Point Checklist To Be More Charitable During The Pandemic, Starting With Your Own Behaviour At Home!

During this Covid-19 pandemic, even if you can't help others, at least you can stop judging and shaming them. 

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When Online Education Means An Added Burden For The Already Overworked Indian Mom

Is online education during the pandemic bringing more stress for Indian women, adding to their domestic and work duties? Where are the fathers?

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‘Dear Mishti,’ How Writing Letters To My Granddaughter Helped Me Cope With The Lockdown

Time for all of us to live in the present and be grateful to the small joys of life. A new normal awaits us. We need to be resilient and embrace it.

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Dear Soul Sister, Pause And Take A Slot With Self!

An ode to all working women jugglling between home and work from home.

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Finding (Unexpected) Love In The Times Of COVID-19

With all domestic help absent in the current times, the poet had to step up to do what she had never been enamoured of, and surprisingly found herself falling in love!

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Alka Gujnal
Meet Alka Gujnal, Who Ensures Dignity In Life & Death For Pune’s Sex Workers

“People ask me the benefit of my work or what do I get out of it," says Alka Gujnal, a single woman army who works to get sex workers of Budhwarpeth in Pune, their dignity as human beings.

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Swaroop Sampat Rawal
Remember Yesteryear Actor Swaroop Sampat? Here’s The Inspiring Way She Has Reinvented Herself!

From a model to Miss India 1979, to an actor, to a theatre artiste, to now an acclaimed life skills educator and a teachers' trainer, Dr Swaroop Rawal nee Sampat has worn many hats in her journey.

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Pushing My Kid For Marks Isn’t My Goal As A Working Mom Short On Time, Teaching Empathy Is

Education need not be only about marks and ranks, and should not stigmatise working moms who cannot find time to push their kids towards these. 

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JNU fee hikes
Why The JNU Fee Hike Affects The Dreams Of Women Students So Much More

Along with the fees hike, there are other questions from the perspective of women students which need answers in the context of JNU impasse situation.

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A Review Of Social Media In Vaikunth!

LM is enjoying this new exposure, and DM has already made his verdict - Social media will be the harbinger of Pralaya for the lesser mortals!

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Meet 4 Gutsy Girls From An Underprivileged Background Who Inspire By Being Unstoppable!

What would the life of the daughters or sisters, or any other girls in the families of your domestic help be if they had better opportunities? Let's find out by talking to 4 gutsy girls who did it.

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How I Got My MIL To Agree To, AND Champion My Version Of Karva Chauth

"Not for me," said this author about KarvaChauth, a tradition that discriminates against women. But the golden middle she has found is really lovely - her mom in law champions it, too!

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Alpha Girls review
4 Alpha Girls Who’re Trailblazers From Silicon Valley, And An Inspiration For All Career Woman

Written brilliantly by the New York Times bestselling author Julian Guthrie, Alpha Girls is a compelling read for everyone, and a must-read for Indian women interested in a career.

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“To work for children is like serving God”: Rockstar Anganwadi Worker R. Sundari Shares Her Inspirational Story

A victim of child marriage herself, today, R. Sundari’s story reveals not just her commitment to children’s growth, but the power of the Anganwadi system in India.

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To All Women Who Go The Extra Mile To Support Other Women Employees In Their Teams

Neha hesitated to answer. It had been almost five years of being on a break now. She had tried to work it out after Myra’s each significant milestone and had failed every time.

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Lok Sabha 1st Session Ending Soon With No Talk Of Women’s Reservation Bill – Just An Election Gimmick?

The first session of the recently elected 17th Lok Sabha is going to end soon, but there is no plan yet, to table the Women's Reservation Bill, making us wonder if this was just another election gimmick!

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3 Indian Women Share Their Stories Of Making Real Change In Lives Of Marginalised Kids

Change at the grassroots level is slow, but working to lead this change can be a satisfactory and joyous journey, as these 3 women prove with their work.

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Lisa Ray memoir
Actor Lisa Ray Is Back In A New Avatar After A Successful Fight With Cancer

After a diagnosis and fight against one of the rarest of cancers, ex-supermodel Lisa Ray has published a book Close to the Bone, about her journey back to herself. A chat with her on the occasion.

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#MothersDay – My Dear Angel, You Changed Us All!

With the birth of a child, a mother also takes birth..and together they bond and explore the joys of this relationship.

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Bhawani ma transgender candidate
Bhawani Ma, Transgender Lok Sabha Candidate From Allahabad: “Make Us Part Of India’s Story”

Bhawani Valmiki, popularly known as Bhawani ma, is a transgender candidate contesting the 2019 elections from Allahabad. Here are some of her thoughts as the AAP candidate.

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Bilkis Bano judgement
Bilkis Bano’s Story Speaks Of A Woman’s Resolve To Get Justice For Violation Of Her Human Rights

Bilkis Bano's case is a fine example of the victory of a woman’s undeterred courage and resolve over a gross attempt of violation of women’s rights and the apathy of the state!

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Major Parties Have Declared Election Manifestos For 2019. How Do Women’s Issues Really Fare?

Indian women are used to getting empty promises, but are we willing to sit quietly without significant provisions for women in the 2019 elections (and no guarantee of a follow-through)? Let's take a look at what the parties offer.

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As An Indian Woman, I Want My Right To Represent In Government!

There are only 12% of women in Indian Parliament, an abysmal number. As candidates are being given tickets, here's a call out for more women's representation.

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Immortal for a Moment
Let Us Speak Of Friendships That Make You Feel Immortal For A Moment

Natasha Badhwar’s new book Immortal for a Moment holds a promise for every reader while ostensibly being a personal narrative of the author.

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8 Key Takeaways From Launch Of SHAKTI, A Citizens’ Movement For Women’s Representation In Politics

Yesterday, 12th February 2019, SHAKTI was launched. A Citizens’ Movement to change how women are represented in national and state level politics and governance, and here are my key takeaways.

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This #WorldCancerDay I Was Part Of A Celebration Which Was Unique In Many Ways!

I was part of a celebration by Yes to Life Foundation on World Cancer Day, 4th Feb 2019, and came away with many stories of strength that are inspiring.

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Escape Velocity
Our Story Of Working Together To Create Escape Velocity, An Anthology By 13 Women Writers

Escape Velocity: Not all that spins away is lost, not all that comes home is familiar, is an anthology that has come together after months of work by a group of writers, a great example of how a sisterhood works.

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The Conversations I Have With My Daughter Are The Most Important!

Feminism and gender equality, says Anjali Sharma, always start at home. And to this end, she has many essential and deep conversations with her young daughter. Here, we're given a peek into those.

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Yes to life
These 2 Young Breast Cancer Winners Believe: Life Is About Living, Why Not Say Yes To It?

Shruti Sharma Anand and Neeti Leekha Chhabra prefer to be called Breast Cancer winners, and are the force behind Yes to life, an initiative for helping those whose lives this cancer has touched.

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Atishi Marlena interview
AAP Member Atishi: Changing Country A 10 Yr Project If Right People In Decision Making Positions

Called the 'architect of educational reforms in Delhi Government schools' in recent years, Atishi tells us about her vision and work in a very warm, engaging interview.

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Feminism – No, It’s Not Complex Yet Is So Easily And Widely Misunderstood!

Everybody talks about feminism. But how many of them are aware of its true meaning and what it actually stands for?

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Pari Didi: “Whenever Anyone Puts Roadblocks In Your Way…Be Assured You Are On The Right Track”

Sustainable change occurs when a community owns it. Read the engaging stories of such grassroot champions – community warriors who won the Plan India Impact Awards 2018.

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Shabana Azmi: “As Women, We Don’t Need To Be Treated As Goddesses But As Equals”

Noted Actor and Activist Shabana Azmi spoke with Women’s Web about her journey as a social activist, her NGO, Mijwan Welfare Society as well as her thoughts on gender equality, crime against women and Feminism. Read more!

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“Thank God, I Have Boys – It’s Tough For Parents Of Girls Today” – As Mom To A Girl, Can I Disagree?

“Thank God, I have boys – it’s tough for parents with girls today.” I remembered this comment in the light of the recent Thomson Reuters study on women's safety around the world.

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“Follow Your Heart”: How Many Of Us Would Tell Our Children This?

Do we really encourage our children to follow their hearts? Or do we force them to dance to the tunes that move ours?

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Indira by Devapriya Roy
A Treat For Readers Across Ages, INDIRA by Devapriya Roy & Priya Kurian Is Unlike The Usual Biography

INDIRA by Devapriya Roy and Priya Kurian promises to be a treat for kids with its fresh approach to a holistic view of History that can keep them engaged.

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Delhi nursery admissions
And The Same Saga Of Delhi Nursery Admissions Goes On Year After Year!

A parent writes about her experience with the saga that is Delhi Nursery Admissions and how she is maneuvering through this path filled with roadblocks!

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true calling
Her True Calling — A Returning Mom’s Story [#ShortStory]

The ubiquitous rat race, the night outs. The closer she came towards starting her second innings, the more unsure was she if that’s what she wanted to do in the second innings of her life as a returning mom!

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The Virushka Wedding Stole All My Time, But I’m Not Complaining!

Are you one of those who has spent countless minutes following the news around the Virushka wedding? This unabashed fan mail will resonate with you!

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Smog, Petitions, Noise & Shock – Delhi Sends You Her Monthly Newsletter

Smog, petitions, noise, shocks, and revelations– a lot has happened last month! Let’s listen to what our own Delhi has to say to everyone in her newsletter.

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If Goa Is The Best Indian State For Women, How Can Bihar Get There? A New Study Has Some Pointers

A first of its kind – The Gender Vulnerability Index (GVI) by Plan India brings forth some startling revelations about the status of women and girls.

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Natasha Badhwar’s Voice In ‘My Daughter’s Mum’ Is Sure To Strike A Chord Deep Within! [#BookReview]

My Daughter's Mum by Natasha Badhwar is a must read for any woman, as a daughter as well as a mother - a book that speaks of many aspects of being a woman today.

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To The Tune Of An Unknown Pied Piper We Parents Dance!

Do you, as a parent, succumb to the call of pressure cooker parenting? The rat race that we all seem to be running and making our kids run?

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Let’s Keep The Flame Burning! Let’s Keep Questioning Schools…And Everything Else!

Content with the 'premium' badge of reputed schools, we have closed ourselves off from questioning schools - or anything else. It's time to light the flame!

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The Best Kind Of Surprise Birthday Gift That A Husband Can Give!

Her life had taken her far away from the dreams of her youth. But her husband and friend together planned a surprise for her - a long overdue birthday gift!

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