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You are in your growing thirties, enjoying yourself with your family and having a balanced life. But, one fine day, you find that you have blood cancer. How hard would it hit you thinking about leaving your family without any financial support?
I learnt that being a girl, or in this case, having a girl doll was a drawback in the long run, as a 'wedding' meant I lost the doll to the boy doll's owner.
Growing up, I believed in the stereotypes about boys - that boys had all the fun, and got to sit out while women worked in the kitchen!
Why do parents prefer to keep their daughter in an abusive marriage because "what will people say," instead of supporting her to get out?
The recent Zomato incident with a delivery agent jogged some memories of mine from the time I worked in a pizza outlet at the front desk.
A documentary series on Playboy and Hugh Hefner is an eye opener in many ways - a 'progressive' yet sexist man, Hefner built an empire, but did so by reducing women to their lowest being.
Women have always worked with one foot at work and the other at home, because they are expected to. Not so impossible, after all, as everyone working from home has discovered.
My grandmother and her sisters were not conventional 'strong women'. Yet, their quiet strength shines through their lives.
Our idea of sex and sexuality is completely messed up. Mostly because culturally women 'give' sex and men 'take' sex. This makes everything about the male gaze.
The Ambani wedding is all that everyone is talking about these days. Now you want one like that. How can you manage to do so despite your poorer means?
The author takes a 22 kms monsoon trek to the summit of Kudremukh peak, braves leech attacks and more, and lives to tell this rib tickling tale!
Oceans 8 has a stellar all-women cast, some kickass moments, and steers clear of cliches around women, but oh, what a waste to use Mindy Kaling this way!
Award winning Malayalam actress Parvathy given rape threats for her opinion on misogyny in Malayalam cinema, but her trolls are protected for 'free speech'!
It can't be a long time since you might have heard somebody mention my name, Izzat. People are after me like crazy. Read my rant here!
The story of my adventure of white water rafting on the Indus River with a daredevil all women crew, where I had gone on a tour with F5Escapes.
Tanuja Chandra's rom-com Qarib Qarib Singlle is an unusual film with a single working woman protagonist in her mid-30s, something Bollywood needs to make more of.
This Sunday evening, on a whim we booked tickets for the Shakespearean play As You Like It, performed by The Handlebards. Much hilarity ensued!
A brilliant coming of age story with Zaira Wasim in the lead, Secret Superstar absolutely deserves your money. Go watch in theatres and root for Insiya!
What are young girls' dreams made of? Surely marriage and picking up men's underwear come into the picture somewhere!
Malayalam actor Dileep's frequently misogynistic actions, both on and off screen, are distasteful, to say the very least.
When communities of determined people come together, community publishing can result in pretty creative and interesting material for all of us to enjoy!
Go in prepared for your first job with these three learnings - they apply to everybody but especially to women, who are often taught to do their work and sit quiet!
On Tuesday this week, Goa woke up to the sexual assault and murder of a 28 year old Irish tourist on an isolated beach. Goa isn’t unsafe – what is unsafe is our culture of toxic masculinity. There has been shock and public outcry at the heinous crime in Goa and it definitely affects the good […]
Badrinath Ki Dulhania badly needs a campaign to free her from this stalker who insists that he is a 'nice guy'. As for Badrinath, get your yourself already!
Breakfast - the most important meal of the day. Here are some mouthwatering Indian breakfast ideas that you can try.
Women’s Web is happy to announce the 2nd Annual International Women’s Day award function by the Delhi Commission for Women. Nominations are open. The Delhi Commission for Women on the occasion of the International Women’s Day will host its 2nd annual International Women’s Day award function on 8th March. The Commission will honour those individuals […]
Wear saffron, date at the railway station and 5 other brilliant ways to celebrate Valentine's Day, that do not involve being married off by your local goons in a fake ceremony.
Does the archaic tradition of not calling your husband by name make any sense at all? One woman from Kerala refuses to bow down. What does marriage achieve? It is a social construct with some amazing pros and some society driven cons which have been doled out by the bucketful for the wife in the […]
A surprise move in which the PM yesterday announced the demonetizing of currency notes of denominations 500 and 1000 has social media in a flutter.
Child Free Zones on aircraft are not only unfair to parents who shell out extra for kids - they are also practically useless and unfriendly to women. Here's why.
Moral police have been underlining the 'fact' that the traditional dress of Indian women is the saree. Otherwise the women will be unsafe! Really?
A humorous take on how female ghosts in movies, as seen in Bollywood. The number of female ghosts does seems to be way over the number of male ghosts!
Even today, many Indian girls have their dreams of an education crushed when they are 'married off' at an early age. A short story that speaks of this.
Do you ever long for the good old days of Indian TV, when female characters had things to do, and real stuff to say?
Find out what it is like eating at Dialogue In The Dark, a restaurant where you eat in total darkness, trusting your other senses and the servers through the meal.
Sometimes, whether it is a bra or a relationship, that perfect fit eludes us. Here is a funny story.
Planning trips acquire a new dimension when we travel with little kids. Here is a fun account of a Kenyan safari with kids.
Are women drivers oddities? Or so-called warrior women? A tongue-in-cheek list of tips fro promising women drivers.
China is a great country to travel and explore and we made many great memories on the trip. There are a few things to keep in mind if you are travelling to China for the first time, though.
Even a normal pregnancy can be a difficult time, both physically and mentally. If there is a need for complete bed rest during pregnancy, things become tougher. Anju Jayaram shares her experience of just such a pregnancy.
Christmas around the world celebrates the same joyous spirit, yet each place has its own, unique flavour. Find out more about Christmas around the world!
Freedom is very essential in any relationship - and that includes freedom in a marriage too. Each half of a couple needs freedom to be themselves and to follow their passions.
In this open letter written by a Mom to her teenage son trying to teach him to empathize and see life from the other’s point of view.
A woman who has shifted many homes and cities shares her experience of losing some things in all the madness of packing and unpacking!
A land of dreams and opportunities, America can still pose culture shocks for those of us who haven't been there.
30 Women In Power By Naina Lal Kidwai is all about successful women in India and their inspiring stories. Here is our report on its launch.
With Indian marriage expenses becoming astronomical, the Kerala women's commission suggests that its time to set a cap on expenses. Agree/Disagree?
In a very candid and humorous way, Anju Jayaram tells us the 21 signs that you have turned 30. Check out how many of them you agree with.
These 20 delicious international dishes shortlisted from a hungry traveller's wanderings around the world will leave you drooling - and looking for the next flight deal you can find!
To stand up against sexual harassment, we first need to know that harassment comes in many forms, including these sanctioned by Bollywood.
Saying No is difficult especially if it is at work but the repercussions are huge as it hampers efficiency. Read on to know more about what #WomenatWork in India think.
Traveling can have many lessons for us, including the simplest one - of living in the moment. 5 lessons remembered from a holiday in verdant Coorg.
Journeys are probably a child's best teachers. This author's stay at the Tata Coffee Plantation Trails in Coorg, introduced her toddler to the nature.
Should you choose to go in for cord blood banking? And if yes, how does one go about choosing a stem cell bank?
Bird watching in Coorg is an immersive experience! This novice bird watcher felt blessed after birding at the Tata Coffee Plantation Trails in Coorg.
Asking personal interview questions to female candidates is common and seen as 'normal', although they are neither useful nor fair.
More often than not, Indian parents are more excited about marriage than their kids. Here's a list of 25 hilarious reasons why Indian parents want their kids to marry!
Learning to cook the local cuisine is a great way to mix life's greatest pleasures of good food and travel. Here's a wonderful account of a cooking class in Thailand!
The Indian experience is incomplete without a train ride. Here is a tongue-in-cheek take on the Great Indian Train Adventure!
Meet Ranjeeta Vinil, a healthcare entrepreneur who helps patients deal better with chronic illness and treatment.
If used in moderation, tablets and fun apps for kids can help you keep them entertained. Here is a list of useful fun and learning apps for young children. This post is written as part of a series where bloggers on Women’s Web experiment with the new Dell Venue tab, and use it for various work and […]
Read about child rights, violations, and stopping child labour in India in this conversation with Suma Ravi, Director, South, of CRY (Child Rights and You).
This little slice of Tibet lives hidden in a corner of Karnataka, in the lush and beautiful Coorg, or Kodagu district. A photo and video blog. This post is written as part of a series where bloggers on Women’s Web experiment with the new, handy Dell Venue tab, and use it for various work and leisure […]
A more balanced perspective about our own culture, and that of the West, would serve us well - says this thoughtful post.
This is the story of Elizabeth Chandy, a young woman from Kerala who decided to defy the pressure to wear inordinate amounts of gold on your wedding day.
The all important Y chromosome that delivers the much awaited boy child in India: Did you know it is changing in ways that could alter the future of humankind?
An unhealthy obsession with weight affects everyone- men, women, and even little girls. It's time to focus on health, not weight.
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