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Krithika Krishan
Be Yourself And Make A Difference Like Krithika Krishan

Meet Krithika – A woman of Accenture. She believes that Accenture is aware of the value every individual brings to work; their unique needs, and allows flexibility. This enables its people to bring their best & whole self to work. As we move up the ladder there are more and more responsibilities that get added […]

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Muse of the month, October 2018
#MuseOfTheMonth Cue For October 2018: “Where Your Dreams Take You”

Read the prompt, put on your writer’s hat, and tell us a story that passes the Bechdel Test, for the Muse of the Month, October 2018. 

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“Writing Is My Primary Way Of Expression”, Says Richa Kashyap Bhaskar, Author Of The Month, September 2018

Richa Kashyap Bhaskar being an army wife, wishes to write about the challenges they face in pursuing a full-time career and how technology can help them overcome these challenges. 

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“I Write Because I Cannot Help It”, Saya Radha Sawana, Author Of The Month, September 2018

Radha Sawana believes that all problems reside within us, and their solutions too. Her writing is mostly about her day-to-day experience, that's exactly what connects well with the readers. 

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“I Write To Express Myself,” Says Natasha Borah Khan, Author Of The Month, September 2018

Natasha Borah Khan's belief in power of words and writing helps her connect better with her readers through her articles. She wishes to write more about her experiences, relationships and people. 

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The Other by Paro Anand
It All Happened In Front Of Us, And We Stood Like A Block Of Nothing; Watching

In this brilliant collection of stories for young adults, award-winning writer Paro Anand refuses to mollycoddle them, and exposes the secrets and sorrows and courage that are part of today’s life.

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Muse of the month September 2018
#MuseOfTheMonth Cue For September 2018: “Paint The Sky, Make It Yours”

Read the prompt, put on your writer’s hat, and tell us a story that passes the Bechdel Test, for the Muse of the Month, September 2018. 

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Sugandhi Alias Andal Devanayaki
I Became A Woman Soldier In The LTTE For Revenge – The Sinhalese Killed My Family!

Sugandhi Alias Andal Devanayaki is the story of Peter who, under the cover of shooting a movie, gets into the heart of the LTTE in Sri Lanka to search for his lady love Sugandhi.

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Muse of the Month, August 2018
#MuseOfTheMonth Cue For August 2018: “Just Living Is Not Enough…”

Read the prompt, put on your writer’s hat, and tell us a story that passes the Bechdel Test, for the Muse of the Month, August 2018. 

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Nandita Sharma
“Writing Is Like Unburdening Myself On Paper!” Nandita Sharma, Author Of The Month, July 2018

Nandita Sharma feels that women should not need to "take permission" for their choices, and is angered by the fact that daughters are brought up to be dependent in our society.

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Khimpi Dutta
“I Write For The Little Girl In Me Who Dared To Dream.” Khimpi Dutta, Author Of The Month, July 2018

Khimpi Dutta writes nuanced articles on issues that bother her about how women are treated or expected to behave. Her personal experiences give her fodder for her writing.

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Opinionated Mua
“I’m A Bibliophile Who Believes In The Magic Of Words” Opinionated Mua, Author Of The Month, July 2018

Opinionated Mua, true to her name, selects topics that she feels strongly about to write on. Sexism, and the mindset that normalises it and does not feel it's a problem, bothers her and drives her to write on it.

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My Employees Resent Maternity Leave. How Can I Create A More Inclusive Culture?

Not everyone understands that retaining moms at work is not only the right thing to do, but it's great for business. How do you convince employees to be more inclusive of everybody?

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Muse of the Month, July 2018
#MuseOfTheMonth Cue For July 2018: “I’m Not Weird. Just A Limited Edition”

Read the prompt, put on your writer's hat, and tell us a story that passes the Bechdel Test, for the Muse of the Month, July 2018. 

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“I See Women Plain And Simple, As Human Beings”: Pradhi, Author Of The Month, June 2018

Pradhi's stories strike a chord with readers because they are instantly recognisable - situations that many of us thought about, whether it is dating a divorcee or considering life in a joint family.

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“I Think No Issues Are Women’s Issues, These Are All Human Issues”: Pooja Priyamvada, Author Of The Month, June 2018

A poet, editor and translator, Pooja Priyamvada writes with precision, both on the world around us, and the inner life of a woman grappling with that world. Her words, dripping with defiance, encourage readers to speak up for a better world.

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“If I Can Learn To Laugh At Myself A Little, Perhaps Others Can Too”: Mira Saraf, Author Of The Month, June 2018

Mira Saraf writes with candour and insight on her experiences, whether it is with setting up home as a single woman or dating toxic men. She believes in the power of writing to start a conversation around important issues.

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birthing naturally
Birthing Naturally Or With A C-Section? This Book Tells You All You Need To Know

A book that makes a case for natural childbirth, with plenty of tips for moms-to-be, here's an excerpt from Dr Mahima Bakshi's new book, Birthing Naturally.

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Muse of the Month, June 2018
Here’s Inspiration To Write Your Own Story For Muse Of The Month #June2018

Read the prompt, put on your writer's hat, and tell us a story that passes the Bechdel Test, for the Muse of the Month, June 2018. 

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“If I Find Nothing Else, I Will End Up Reading Paper Bags”: Shakhi, Author Of The Month, May 2018

An insightful writer, Shakhi loves to delve into the unsaid - into the "things we feel but don't speak of." Indeed, her writing on Women's Web brings to the fore many such issues.

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“Why Do You Want To Be Outdoors? It’s Not For Girls!”: Nikhila Chandrashekhar, Author Of The Month, May 2018

Avid hiker, and a perceptive watcher of the transitional society that India is, Nikhila Chandrashekhar writes on Women's Web about the many subtle ways in which women still face bias.

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Kadam Chhota, Change Bada! Get Your Blogging Hat On

Small steps are the first steps towards big changes! Here’s your chance to share your ‘small steps’ story with the Kadam Chhota, Change Bada contest.

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Yashodhara Lal
A Taste Of Yashodhara Lal’s Rib-Tickling Memoir ‘How I Became A Farmer’s Wife’ [Excerpt]

Yashodhara Lal's techie husband decided one fine day to become a farmer. Which is how she became a farmer's wife. An excerpt from her best selling memoir, reviewed here.

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Khushnuma Daruwala
The Frog Prince: An Excerpt From 50 Cups Of Coffee By Khushnuma Daruwala

Khushnuma Daruwala writes a hilarious account of dating in India, specifically online dating, in her book 50 Cups Of Coffee: The Woes and Throes of Finding Mr Right. An excerpt.

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Muse of the Month, May 2018
Here’s Inspiration To Write Your Own Story For Muse Of The Month #May2018

Read the prompt, put on your writer's hat, and tell us a story that passes the Bechdel Test, for the Muse of the Month, May 2018. 

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Richa Mukherjee
“Writing Is A Cathartic Experience”, Says Richa Mukherjee, Author Of The Month, April 2018

Richa Mukherjee uses humour to write about serious issues to get through to her reader better, "as it lowers their defences," she feels.

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“I fought furiously…I did complete my Masters”: Sonnal Pardiwala, Author Of The Month, April 2018

Sonnal Pardiwala often writes about how the diktats of society find resonance inside homes and make women's lives harder. That's probably why readers relate to her. 

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Muse of the Month, April 2018
Here’s Inspiration To Write Your Own Story For Muse Of The Month #April2018

Read the prompt, put on your writer's hat, and tell us a story that passes the Bechdel Test, for the Muse of the Month, April 2018. 

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“Boys Make Balls, Girls Make Rotis!”: Deboshree, Author Of The Month, March 2018

The places that most hesitate to venture into, Deboshree is unafraid of. That intrepid probing of the personal and political, makes her writing thought-provoking.

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“Writing Helps Me Learn From My Own Work”: Saumya Srivastava, Author Of The Month, March 2018

Whether it is mom shaming, dealing with a child's illness or patriarchal behaviour in families, Saumya Srivastava has a special way of relating the personal.

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“I Write To Get My Emotions Out And Keep Myself Sane”: Shruti Giri, Author Of The Month, March 2018

Shruti Giri writes as a way to express her emotions and keep herself sane. Her writing stems from her own experiences and is highly relatable to other readers.

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Muse of the Month, March 2018
Here’s Inspiration To Write Your Own Story For Muse Of The Month #March2018

Read the prompt, put on your writer's hat, and tell us a story that passes the Bechdel Test, for the Muse of the Month, March 2018. 

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“I Write Therefore I Am” Rwituja Gomes Mookherjee, Author Of The Month, February 2018

Rwituja Gomes Mookherjee's writing explores the various identities of a woman while she draws experience from her own life as well those of other women.

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kalpana manivannan
“Writing, For Me… A Never Ending Journey Of Self-Discovery” Kalpana Manivannan, Author Of The Month, February 2018

Kalpana Manivannan believes that gender inequality is the main reason for misogyny. Her writing explores these facets as a parent, and as a woman in India.

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Vijayalakshmi AOTM
“For Me, Writing Is As Basic As Breathing”: Vijayalakshmi Harish, Author Of The Month, February 2018

A champion for 'diverse voices' and someone who loves writing stories where 'women win', Vijayalakshmi Harish can't envision a Universe where she isn't writing!

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Letters To My Ex: An Unusual Blogathon This Season Of Love

As the Valentine's Day machine rolls around in February, we bring you a 'different' blogathon: Letters To My Ex

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Beyond The Doors 2018: Free To Roam, Free To Be!

Let's celebrate women's right to loiter, to look, to work, to just be outdoors. Join Women's Web on this photography contest, Beyond The Doors 2018.

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Muse of the Month, February 2018
Here’s Inspiration To Write Your Own Story For Muse Of The Month #Feb2018

Read the prompt, put on your writer's hat, and tell us a story that passes the Bechdel Test, for the Muse of the Month, February 2018. 

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What Should Be The Diet And Nutrition For Chronic Liver Disease Patients?

The changing lifestyle and unhealthy habits of today’s times have led to the increase in various kinds of diseases, especially in the digestive system.

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“I Write To Articulate My Thoughts To Myself”: Nayantara Mallya, Author Of The Month, January 2018

Describing herself as a late rebel, Nayantara Mallya is inspired to write precisely because of the status quo and our unthinking acceptance of it! 

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“Walking Away From People Who Don’t Respect Me”: Veena Shankar Kunnath, Author Of The Month, January 2018

A lover of poetry and a poet herself, Veena Shankar Kunnath wields her words as a weapon to prise open the unsaid things and reveal the hurts within. 

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“Armed With A Can Of Pepper Spray…I began my solo-rides”: Vartika Sharma Lekhak, Author Of The Month, January 2018

An writer with a penchant for writing fiction that is rooted in reality but soars into the imagination, Vartika Sharma Lekhak brings her passion for equality to the digital space.

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Muse of the Month, January 2018
Here’s Inspiration To Write Your Own Story For Muse Of The Month #Jan2018

Read the prompt, put on your writer's hat, and tell us a story that passes the Bechdel Test, for the Muse of the Month, January 2018. 

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“Boys Make Balls And Girls Make Chapati”: Deboshree, Author Of The Month, December 2017

Deboshree delights in telling stories that subvert the norms and make one think afresh. She beautifully blends the personal with a larger canvas.

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A Career Is Essential For My Son AND Daughter: Anupama Jain, Author Of The Month, December 2017

Anupama Jain is often at her best when commenting on the world around her and current events, in a way that makes sense to every reader.

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“Gifted Fairness Cream When I Was 8”: Kirthi Jayakumar, Author Of The Month, December 2017

Kirthi Jayakumar is one of the most versatile writers we know - besides donning other hats as entrepreneur and activist. Her work on feminizing spaces truly resonates with readers.

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What Jeff Bezos & Other Game-Changers Can Teach You About Success

Success is often not the result of that One Big Idea. Here's what these 3 successful entrepreneurs and game-changers have to tell us.

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Why Don’t Women Take Care Of Themselves? It’s Not Because They Don’t Want To!

Self-care? What’s that? Working women, expected to take care of all household work as well, end up putting themselves last.

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Orange Flower Awards: Winners Of The PayU Inspiring Women Entrepreneur Awards 2017

More than 200 women nominated themselves, or a woman entrepreneur who inspires them and others, for the PayU Inspiring Women Entrepreneur Awards!

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FInalists and winners of Orange Flower 2017
Winners And Finalists At The Orange Flower Digital Summit And Awards 2017

On 9th of December 2017, creative souls from India descended in Mumbai to celebrate women's voices through the Orange Flower Awards 2017 presented by Women's Web.

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Blogathon #Streelink: This Unfair Double Burden On Women

A woman may get a paycheque for the job she has outside the home, but what’s the price of the job she has at home? Let’s talk! #Streelink

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Aruna Menon
“The Greatest Change Has To Be Made In Mindsets”: Aruna Menon, Author Of The Month, November 2017

As a gynaecologist, Aruna Menon often comes across many women's personal stories, and articulates her thoughts and feelings into words that touch a reader.

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“Men And Women Are Equal Parts Of A Whole”: Rashmi Raj, Author Of The Month, November 2017

From studying law and enjoying the 'stories' behind the cases, Rashmi Raj now writes her own stories as a mother and as a feminist.

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It Is Okay To Talk About This: An Excerpt From My Daughters’ Mum

My Daughters' Mum by Natasha Badhwar plunges deep into essential subjects, from parenting and marriage, to faith and self-hood.

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Will The SC Protect Hadiya’s (And Every Adult Woman’s) Right To Make Her Own Choices?

The Hadiya case raises questions of why we don't believe adult women are capable of making their own decisions. Will the SC come to her rescue?

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Dum Laga Ke Haisha
Dum Laga Ke Haisha. Be Inspired And Write For Our Muse Of The Month November 2017

Dum Laga Ke Haisha. The woman who stands up to fat shaming. Use our cue from it to write your story for Muse of the Month November 2017.

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“I Write Simply Because I Need To Write To Express Myself”: Seema Taneja, Author Of The Month, October 2017

Using both beautiful poetry and vivid prose, Seema Taneja is a versatile writer who writes on long-held societal prejudices as well as contemporary events.

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“My Words Are An Expression Of What Makes Me, Me” – Vaishali Gandhi, Author Of The Month October 2017

Vaishali Gandhi delves into her own experiences as a single mom to share meaningful ideas that resonate with other women.

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The Mask: An Excerpt From New Novel, 7 Women 7 Secrets

A powerful woman climbing the ladder has something to hide, and much to fear in a world dominated by men...how will this play out? Read an interesting excerpt from Rimjhim Ray's debut novel, 7 Women, 7 Secrets.

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“I Started Writing Because I Was In Pain” – Tanvi Sinha, Author of the Month, October 2017

Tanvi Sinha began writing as a form of therapy but her writing now inspires thousands of readers. Read more about this writer who is an unabashed feminist.

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“For Me, ideas are easy, writing is hard”: Sushumna Kannan, Author Of The Month, September 2017

Sushumna Kannan believes that we in India need to evolve our own brand of feminism (and modernity) in keeping with our past as well as the present challenges we face.

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No One Killed Jessica
No One Killed Jessica. Be Inspired And Write For Our Muse Of The Month October 2017

No One Killed Jessica. One woman's fight for justice against all odds. Use our cue from it to write your story for Muse of the Month October 2017.

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“I Fight For Gender Equity”: Swetha Viswanathan, Author Of The Month, September 2017

Swetha Vishwanathan writes beautifully, exploring the conflicts that socially approved gender roles create for men and women.

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The Battle Of The Brothers: An Excerpt From The King Within

A fascinating tale of two brothers who come face to face in the quest for their rights: an excerpt from Nandini Sengupta's new novel, The King Within.

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“Every Book Teaches Me Something”: Srijata Saikia, Author Of The Month, September 2017

Srijata Saikia examines the prism of women’s lives through their interpersonal relationships and the result is some pretty evocative writing. Every month, we choose 3 exceptional contributors to feature as Author of the month. Srijata Saikia is among the 3 authors of the month in September 2017. You can see her writing on Women’s Web here. […]

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Neerja
Neerja. Be Inspired And Write For Our Muse Of The Month September 2017

Neerja. A real life story of extraordinary bravery. Use our cue from it to write your story for Muse of the Month September 2017.

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“I Am Extremely Inspired By Sylvia Plath And Virginia Woolf”: Bijaya Biswal, Author Of The Month, August 2017

Unhesitant to display vulnerability, yet unafraid in her choice of subjects, Bijaya Biswal is one of our three featured authors this August 2017. She tells us what makes her tick!

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In Ancient India, A Young Greek Woman Is The King’s Bodyguard. What Happens Next?

An interesting excerpt from Devi Yesodharan’s Empire, a novel about a Greek girl in India, Aremis, the bodyguard of the Chola emperor Rajendra.

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“I Am My Own Muse. I Inspire Myself”: Maitabi Banerjee, Author Of The Month, August 2017

Maitabi Banerjee has immense confidence in herself, and it shows in her assured writing. Meet one of the 3 Featured Authors on Women's Web, this August 2017.

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“I Want To Change The Way A Woman Thinks”: Sofia L, Author Of The Month, August 2017

Sofia L, our Featured Author of the Month in August 2017 describes herself as someone who is happiest reading or writing. More about this talented writer.

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Warrior Women: Join Our New Blogathon On Women Of Courage

Women’s Web & Juggernaut Books invite you to join us on an exciting blogathon, inspired by the warrior women of history. Warriors in every way! In Devi Yesodharan’s Empire, a young Greek girl in India, Aremis grows up to be a fearsome warrior guarding the Chola emperor. Whether literally like Aremis, or in so many […]

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I Quit! Now What?
I Quit! What Now? Is A Funny Look At An Indian Woman Quitting Work For The ‘Wrong’ Reasons

I Quit! Now What? by Zarreen Khan is a humorous story of a woman who takes a sabbatical not for maternity, not for higher studies, but just like that. Here is an intriguing extract from the book.

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Life After MH370
KS Narendran Lost His Wife To The Malaysia Airlines Disaster. Life After MH370 Is His Personal Account

KS Narendran lost his wife in the MH370 disaster. Here is an extract from Life After MH370: Journeying Through a Void, a riveting personal account of how it affected him and his family.

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Angry Indian Goddesses. Be Inspired And Write For Our Muse Of The Month August 2017

Angry Indian Goddesses. An unusual female 'buddy' film made in Bollywood. Use our cue from it to write your story for Muse of the Month August 2017.

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“All Good Writers Face Criticism And So Will You”: Sonal Kothari, Author Of The Month, July 2017

Sonal Kothari began writing poetry and went on to writing powerful commentaries on current issues as well as her thoughts on the daily small and big pinpricks women in our society face.

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“I’m Very Interested In The Idea Of Inclusive Feminism.” – Nandhitha Hariharan, Author Of The Month, July 2017

Nandhitha Hariharan is a writer who comes across with searing honesty. Her feminist writing is deeply rooted in her lived experiences.

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“When Women Tell Their Narratives Honestly, An Innovative Idea Emerges.” – Priya Tripathi, Author Of The Month, July 2017

Priya Tripathi is not afraid to call it like she sees it - whether that is questioning redundant religious traditions and rituals, or inequality in women's personal relationships with others.

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Domestic Helper Locked Up For A Day, And We Ask What She Did Wrong?

The instances of affluent people ill-treating their domestic help are not new, but is this a new low? #JusticeForZohra

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Margarita With A Straw. Be Inspired And Write For Our Muse Of The Month July 2017

Margarita With A Straw. The sexuality of the differently-abled that we tend to disregard. Use our cue from it to write your story for Muse of the Month July 2017.

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“Writing Is Like Falling In Love” – Kasturi Patra, Author of the Month June 2017

From writing fiction to covering the latest in pop culture, Kasturi Patra is one effortless writer (or well, she makes it look like that certainly!)

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An Introvert Who Finds Her Expression In Writing: Ritwika Roy Mutsuddi, Author Of The Month, June 2017

Ritwika Roy Mutsuddi is an avid blogger who finds that writing is really her way of expressing herself. She shares here her thoughts on writing and especially, writing on women's issues.

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“Writing to me came when I least expected it.” – Akshata Ram, Featured Author, June 2017

Becoming a mother inspired Akshata Ram to start writing, and there is no stopping her. Meet this author blessed enough to have never faced Writer's Block!

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Domestic Violence Can Be A Lot More Subtle Than You Think

Read a gripping extract from Meena Kandasamy's new novel, When I Hit You. It will make you pause, and wonder at how insidious domestic violence can be.

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A Letter To Her: Join Our BLOGATHON Around Domestic Violence

No one wants to talk about the violence present inside our homes! Join this blogathon, A Letter To Her, and let's begin talking about the elephant in the room.

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Dirty Picture. Be Inspired And Write For Our Muse Of The Month June 2017

Dirty Picture. A hard look at the sexual underbelly of the movie industry. Use our cue from it to write your story for Muse of the Month June 2017.

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“Love Is My Muse” – Says Swapnil Pandey, Featured Author Of The Month, May 2017

Swapnil Pandey began writing to document the ‘adventure’ that she says everyday army life is, and soon found herself enjoying it enough to turn a ‘certified author’ with a published book. She shares her story here.  With over 1600 women (and men) sharing candid stories, views and experiences here, our editors are picking some of the best […]

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“Be Brutally Honest”: Malini Gowrishankar, Featured Author Of The Month, May 2017

A travel entrepreneur who loves to write as well, Malini Gowrishankar finds inspiration everywhere for her writing. With over 1600 women (and men) sharing candid stories, views and experiences here, our editors are picking some of the best contributors each month, as Featured Author of the month. Here we talk to Malini Gowrishankar, one of our […]

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“I Find Writing Extremely Therapeutic”: Says Rachana Gupta, Featured Author Of The Month, May 2017

From writing notes to be read by family members, Rachana Gupta is today a confident writer ready with her first book on relationships and happiness. A Featured Women's Web author in 2017, she tells us her story.

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Frozen. Be Inspired And Write For Our Muse Of The Month May 2017

Frozen. The tale of two sisters that spoke of what really matters. Use our cue from it to write your story for Muse of the Month May 2017.

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“You Can’t Write Until You Read”: Meet Ell P, Featured Author Of The Month April 2017

Do you put off creative writing because you don't have quiet? Ell P on why she is seizing every moment to write, rather than wait for elusive inspiration.

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“Writing Is A Literary Striptease”: Says Tina Sequeira, Featured Author Of The Month April 2017

Tina Sequeira believes that each of us is a story-teller and has something to say; but - you do need to be a brave heart to put your story out there.

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This Quiz Will Show How Many Of These Iconic Women Writers You Really Know! Find Out.

Take this short quiz, and let's see how much you know about these iconic women writers.

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“Writing Is My Antidote To Madness”: Meet Paromita Bardoloi, Featured Author Of The Month April 2017

From her first poem as a class 3 student, Paromita Bardoloi has come a long way. A Featured Author at Women's Web for April 2017, she shares more about herself here.

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Kahaani. Be Inspired And Write For Our Muse Of The Month April 2017

Kahaani. The woman centric thriller about a smart woman outwitting others. Use our cue from it to write your story for Muse of the Month April 2017.

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English Vinglish. Be Inspired And Write For Our Muse Of The Month March 2017

English Vinglish. The middle aged housewife struggling to find herself. Use our cue from it to write your story for Muse of the Month March 2017.

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Beyond The Doors: Celebrating International Women’s Day, Outdoors!

Women will not be confined! Whether for work or fun, we will own the streets. This photo contest for International Women's Day is all about the outdoors.

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Piku. Be Inspired And Write For Our Muse Of The Month February 2017

Piku. The unusual father-daughter relationship that tugged at our heart. Use our cue from it to write your story for Muse of the Month February 2017.

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Queen. Be Inspired And Write For Our Muse Of The Month January 2017

Queen. The movie which catapulted mainstream feminism into the limelight. Use our cue from it to write your story for Muse of the Month January 2017.

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Muse Of The Month December 2016: Inspiration From Namita Gokhale

We end the 2016 Muse of the Month series with inspiration from Namita Gokhale, an iconic Indian writer. The 5 best entries get published on Women's Web.

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Finding Mr. Right: Let’s Have Some Laughs (And Stories) Around It

Indian women (and men) are redefining the ways in which they find the right partner, and enabling them - is Woo! Join us on on the Finding Mr. Right as we decode what the search involves today.

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Muse Of The Month November 2016: Inspiration From Manju Kapur

For the month of November 2016, here's inspiration from Manju Kapur for our Muse of the Month contest. The 5 best entries get published here!

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#PeriodPride: It’s Period Story Time On Your Blog

‘Period’ is no longer a dirty word. Share an empowering, funny or emotional #PeriodPride story that gets you all choked up!

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Muse Of The Month October 2016: Inspiration From Anuja Chauhan

For the October 2016 Muse of the Month, we take inspiration from Anuja Chauhan. The 5 best entries will be published.

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Muse Of The Month September 2016: Inspiration From Nilanjana Roy

In this month's Muse of the Month, we take inspiration from Nilanjana Roy, the award winning author of The Wildings. The 5 best entries will be published.

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Muse Of The Month August 2016: Inspiration From Tanushree Podder

Each month this year, we host a writing theme - the Muse Of The Month, with a ‘writing cue’ from a contemporary female author of Indian origin. The 5 best entries get published here!

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Muse Of The Month July 2016: Inspiration From Samhita Arni

Each month this year, we host a writing theme - the Muse Of The Month, with a ‘writing cue’ from a contemporary female author of Indian origin. The 5 best entries get published here!

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Muse Of The Month June 2016: Inspiration From Anita Nair

Each month this year, we host a writing theme - the Muse Of The Month, with a ‘writing cue’ from a contemporary female author of Indian origin. The 5 best entries get published here!

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Muse Of The Month May 2016: Inspiration From Kavita Kane

Each month this year, we host a writing theme – the Muse Of The Month, with a ‘writing cue’ from a contemporary female author of Indian origin. The 5 best e

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Beautiful In Every Size: A Writing Cue With KAARYAH

Participate in this writing contest supported by KAARYAH. Share what 'Beautiful In Every Size' means to you, and win prizes.

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Muse Of The Month April 2016: Inspiration From Jaishree Misra

Each month this year, we host a writing theme - the Muse Of The Month, with a ‘writing cue’ from a contemporary female author of Indian origin. The 5 best entries get published here!

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A Woman Is Like A Tea Bag: A Women’s Day Writing Contest For You

Participate in this contest run by Goodwyn Tea. Write your story based upon the cue given below, and win prizes.

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Muse Of The Month March 2016: Inspiration From Jhumpa Lahiri

Each month this year, we will host a writing theme for the Muse Of The Month, with a ‘writing cue’ from a contemporary female author of Indian origin. The 5 best entries get published here! What you need to do for March 2016 Step 1. Read the writing cue (which is either a direct quote from […]

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This Women’s Day, Let’s Celebrate The Women Who Took Charge

Each of us knows a woman, perhaps ourselves, who has faced the odds to make it in life. Celebrate the women who defied the odds!

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Cannot Get Over A Failed Relationship. What Would You Suggest? [#ReachOutThursday]

A woman cannot get over a failed relationship and believes she was cheated. What advice would you offer?

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Muse Of The Month February 2016: Inspiration From Andaleeb Wajid

Each month this year, we will host a writing theme for the Muse Of The Month, with a ‘writing cue’ from a contemporary female author of Indian origin. The 5 best entries get published here!

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That Didn’t Fit Right: A Blogger Contest With Buttercups

We’ve all had situations where something didn’t quite fit right. Now is your time to tell that story, for the Buttercups blogger contest!

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Muse Of The Month January 2016: Inspiration From Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

The Muse of the Month writing theme is back in 2016. Each month this year, we shall be hosting a writing theme, with a ‘writing cue’ from an iconic female author of Indian origin. The 5 best entries get published here!

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Angry Indian Goddesses: Movie Review

Here is the much awaited detailed review of 'Angry Indian Goddesses.' A film that has its intent and heart, both at the right place- writes our reviewer Saumya Baijal.

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Oh, The Places You’ll Go: The Love Affair Of A Shoe Designer

Designing a shoe has its own history and legacy; the beautiful shoes designed by Devika Bharadwaj brings in both in her collection.

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#BookTalk Writing Theme: Inspiration From Anna Quindlen

Women’s Web in association with JustBooks announces Book Talk, a monthly writing theme to get readers to write about the books that inspire them.

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Samvaad: A Conversation Between Mother And Daughter

An unusual dialogue between a mother, a daughter and the books that have made the latter’s world.

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#ShareYourStory Of Sexual Harassment: Let’s Get Men Involved!

Would fewer men harass women sexually, if the subject were openly discussed in families? #ShareYourStory and break the silence at home!

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#BookTalk Writing Theme: Inspiration From Kamala Das

Each month, we feature a theme centred on books and reading. For November, we have a writing cue for you, drawn from the work of poet and writer, Kamala Das.

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Crazy About Reading? Write About Your Favourite Books And Win Prizes From JustBooks!

Women's Web in association with JustBooks announces Book Talk, a monthly writing theme to get readers to write about the books that inspire them.

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#BachpanWithFlinto Blogger Contest: Building Childhood Memories

The #BachpanWithFlinto blogger contest is a great chance to indulge in some childhood nostalgia; plus, every single entry wins a Flinto box. How cool is that?

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#AajKalKeBacche: Share Your Parenting Stories!

Have a funny or interesting story to share about being a parent today? Participate in the #AajKalKeBacche blogger contest

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#MomsForABetterWorld: Blogger Contest Winners!

While every mother who wrote in shared something special, these entries for the #MomsForABetterWorld blogger contest shone extra bright!

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#MomsForABetterWorld Blogger Contest: Blog Your Message To Your Child!

Our #MomsForABetterWorld Bloggers contest invites you to blog about the one message you would like to give your child to make this world a better place and win some awesome prizes!

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#AskingForIt Blogathon: Let’s Create Safe Spaces Together!

The #AskingForIt initiative is about not just standing by when street harassment of girls happens: Take a stand and inspire more people to stand up!

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#MomsForABetterWorld: Mother’s Day Video Project

As mothers, we want a better future, and have a role in creating it too. Join the Women's Web #Momsforabetterworld video campaign!

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Riti Kaunteya: Making Time To Be An Author

A full-time employee in the Fragrance industry and a mom of two boys, Riti Kaunteya still has made time to write and is now a published author. She tells us how.

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Bhavna Toor Shenomics
Bhavna Toor: Unlocking Women’s Explosive Potential

Bhavna Toor, the Founder of Shenomics, a success and leadership coaching platform for women, on helping women find the growth they seek at work. Before starting Shenomics to work with women, Bhavna has been mentoring entrepreneurs for the last 4 years, most recently as an entrepreneur-in-residence at the GSF Global Accelerator and previously as the CEO […]

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Prachi Garg
Day In The Life Of An Entrepreneur: Prachi Garg, Ghoomophiro

Prachi Garg is the Founder of Ghoomphiro, a travel planning service that specializes in organizing corporate tours.

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A Style Of My Own [Blogging Contest]

Each person is unique and has her (or his) own signature sense of style. For this blogger contest, share your ‘style’ story, and win some lovely prizes too!

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Beyond The Doors Photo Contest
Beyond The Doors: A Women’s Web Photo Contest

The Beyond The Doors Photo Contest Wanted is all about capturing the life of women working, playing or just being - beyond the doors.

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Shashi Deshpande
Muse Of The Month December 2014: Inspiration From Shashi Deshpande

Shashi Deshpande, who writes with great insight and nuance on the changing lives of Indian women and their families, is our muse of the month. Get inspired!

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Muse Of The Month November 2014: Inspiration From Jane Austen

English novelist Jane Austen, who explored romance and society in her timeless works, centuries ago, continues to command millions of fans even today.

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This Digi-Parenting Life [Contest]

Life as a digital parent means embracing technology for its positives – yet keeping your child safe as she/he enjoys its benefits. Share your digi-parenting story.

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Muse Of The Month October 2014: Inspiration From Sue Townsend

English writer and humourist Susan Lillian "Sue" Townsend gifted the world a delicious form of wit and a unique perspective that continues to make readers laugh fondly, even today.

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8 Tips To Help Your Teen Navigate A Connected World

Teens and tweens can face dangers online such as cyber-bullying, online predators and phishing. Here are 8 tips to keep teens safe in a connected world

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Muse Of The Month September 2014: Inspiration From Charlotte Bronte

English poet and novelist Charlotte Bronte questioned the customs of her time with her passionate writing. Her work, regarded now as classics, continues to inspire.

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Brief Case: Is Working In Law Anything Like Ally McBeal?

Corporate lawyer Debjani Aich discusses her work dealing with employment law, and shares the excitement of being in a field that never lacks for work!

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Managing Your Child’s Interaction With The Digital World [Infographic]

In the increasingly wired world we all live in, children's interaction with digital technology can become a concern for parents. Here is a start to managing it.

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A Bad Character [Book Review]

Deepti Kapoor's A Bad Character is a poetically spun tale of a woman's coming of age, and her awakening to desire.

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Muse Of The Month August 2014: Inspiration From Sylvia Plath

American poet and novelist Sylvia Plath, acclaimed for her deeply personal poetry and novel continues to inspire a new generation of writers.

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#FreedomIs: When Do You Feel Free? [Campaign]

Start a conversation about the freedoms you are proud of, and the ones that are yet to be obtained. Join the #FreedomIs campaign!

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Muse Of The Month July 2014: Inspiration From Anita Desai

One of the finest Indian writers in English, Anita Desai's novels blend insight with craft. Get started with the writing cue based on her work!

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Day In The Life Of An Entrepreneur: Payal Gandhi Hoon, Tamarai

Payal Gandhi Hoon, the Founder of Tamarai, an emotional wellness training company in Delhi NCR talks about sustaining life as an entrepreneur.

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Muse Of The Month June 2014: Inspiration From Maya Angelou

For the June writing theme, we have inspiration from writer Maya Angelou, who was a shining light to so many. The 5 best entries get published here.

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Day In The Life Of An Entrepreneur: Ami Gandhi, Fabrigamie

Ami Gandhi is the entrepreneur behind Fabrigamie, a venture that creates photobooks and photowalls that can be used to save and savour your precious memories.

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Muse Of The Month May 2014: Inspiration From Virginia Woolf

In May's writing theme, we feature the iconic, ever inspiring writer Virginia Woolf as our muse of the month. The 5 best entries get published here.

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India in Love, by Ira Trivedi
India in Love: Marriage and Sexuality In The 21st Century [Book Review]

India In Love by Ira Trivedi is a highly readable exploration of love, marriage and sexuality – and how they are changing - in modern India.

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A Day In The Life Of: Falak Randerian, My Little Chatterbox

Is passion enough to fuel your entrepreneurial dreams? Falak Randerian shares her insights on how a passion for reading helped create My Little Chatterbox.

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A Day In The Life Of: Nithya David of Upstream, HR Entrepreneur

When Nithya David launched Upstream, a firm that provides talent for advertising agencies, she realised her dream of being the 'head of a company'

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Muse Of The Month April 2014: Inspiration From Kamala Das

In April, our muse of the month is the poet-writer Kamala Das (later known as Kamala Surayya). Get started with the writing cue: The 5 best entries get published here.

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Mirror City, by Chitrita Banerji
Mirror City, By Chitrita Banerji [Book Review]

Mirror City is Chitrita Banerji’s story of an inter-religious marriage and its aftermath, set in that ‘other’ Bengali city, Dhaka.

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This Baby Business

Why is it so difficult for us Indians to accept that having a baby is not the ultimate goal for every woman out there?

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A History Of Women In Aviation: Many Firsts

The history of women in aviation is an exciting one. This infographic we came across captures some of those exciting "first" moments in women's history.

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Day In The Life Of An Entrepreneur: Rashi Goel, The Bright Side

Day in the Life of an Entrepreneur: Rashi Goel, founder of The Bright Side, a brand that designs and manufactures cool car signs, shares her day.

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Do Dreams Come True?

Sometimes, all it takes to get what you want is to know what you truly want. But, why do we doubt ourselves and our wants so much?

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Life’s Little Pleasures

Why are we so scared of wanting something? A story about learning to want, and listening to what the heart wants.

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The Epiphany

To want is to have a weakness, but what happens when you stop wanting? A 'once upon a time' story that looks at what it is to want, and to not want.

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Muse of the month March 2014
Muse Of The Month March 2014: Inspiration From Margaret Atwood

March's writing theme is inspired by Canadian writer Margaret Atwood, one of the most original writers of our time. The 5 best entries get published!

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The Agnipariksha: An Excerpt From Seetayana – The Untold Journey

Was Seeta a dutiful wife who accepted the Agnipariksha as her husband's rightful test? In this alternative Ramayana, Seeta begins to question everything she thought was true.

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10 Ways To Travel Without Staying In A Hotel!

When you travel without staying at a hotel, you end up meeting many different people, and coming back with some amazing experiences.

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Day In The Life Of: Inderpreet Kaur, Freelance Writer

Can a decent command over writing, a laptop and emailing your network set you on the path to becoming a freelance writer? Inderpreet Kaur shares her journey.

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Inspiring Woman Of The Day

Dr. Vandana Shiva - the life of an inspiring woman - eco feminist and activist

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New City, New Life

Sometimes, the things we lose, such as confidence in ourselves, are hiding in plain sight, waiting to be retrieved by us.

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The Lost Soul

Not knowing enough can be a form of losing. Can knowledge be a way of getting at least a little back?

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The Blue Still Sparkles

Sometimes, we can find the things we need, even when we don't see them. A story about losing and finding the things that matter.

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Wild Girls, Wicked Words
Wild Girls, Wicked Words

Wild Girls, Wicked Words, a collection of poems (in English translation) of four contemporary Tamil women poets will make you think.

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Lose A Friend – Or Not

Can a friendship that has been lost find its way back, or do the things we lose sometimes stay lost forever?

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Women entrepreneur in India: Aaradhee Mehta
Day In The Life Of: Bhavika Shah

Bhavika Shah, founder of Beyondesign, a corporate communication and branding company, talks about the challenges she faced in a field where discipline was lacking and minimalistic design not appreciated.

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Inspiring Woman Of The Week

Blessed with a level head and lightening feet, India’s ‘Golden Girl’ P.T.Usha continues to be an inspiration for every women athlete.

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Muse Of The Month: February 2014

This month's writing theme is inspired by the super-popular J.K.Rowling. Get started with the writing cue: The 5 best entries get published here.

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Gaysia, By Benjamin Law

Funny and poignant in turns, Benjamin Law’s Gaysia gives us a very insightful look into the lives of LGBT people across Asia.

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Nina Lekhi Of Baggit – Pretty Tough!

Like the latest ad campaign of Baggit, founder Nina Lekhi who began her entrepreneurial journey at 18 is ‘Not just Pretty. Pretty Tough.’

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Women entrepreneur in India: Aaradhee Mehta
Day In The Life Of: Rati Rajkumar, Bank Bazaar

Rati Rajkumar, Chief Product Officer and co-founder of BankBazaar, finds working and raising two kids rewarding. Rati talks about striking a balance between work and life.

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12 Travel Destination Ideas: One For Every Month Of The Year

Here are 12 travel destinations, one for every month of the year, timed to witness an event or a highlight. Tour the world one place at a time!

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Women In Space: Iron Women

The tides were turned thanks to the first women in space, but there are still major obstacles for women in the field of scientific exploration. What does the future look like?

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The Last Goodbye

Our final story for January's writing theme, 'The Last Goodbye' by Prasanna Rao, is both heartrending and uplifting.

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How To Spot Learning Difficulties

How can parents spot learning difficulties in children early on and what can they do about it? Simple tips and activities to prevent those difficulties from becoming real ones.

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Stories

Deepthi Krishnamurthy’s wonderfully evocative entry for January’s writing theme could be any woman’s story.

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Returning Home

A touching story by Rajlakshmi Pillai for January's writing theme, based on the cue “We tell ourselves stories in order to live.”

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The Connoisseur

Shruthi Rao has a delightful surprise for January's writing theme inspired by the cue "We tell ourselves stories in order to live."

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Delhi Mostly Harmless By Elizabeth Chatterjee

Delhi Mostly Harmless by Elizabeth Chatterjee is an observant, humorous, barely-Indian, PhD woman student’s encounter with that melting pot of contradictions – Delhi.

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Shades Of Orange

Our first story for January's writing theme, based on the cue “We tell ourselves stories in order to live” is by Deboshree Bhattacharjee.

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How To Protect Kids From Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is a serious concern, with teens and tweens spending time online and on social media. Tips for Indian parents on how to protect kids from cyberbullying.

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Women entrepreneur in India: Aaradhee Mehta
Day In The Life Of: Priya Krishnan Das, Purple Soul

Artist-entrepreneur Priya Krishnan Das of Purple Soul says she finds it joyful, liberating, and almost stress-free to pursue art for a livelihood.

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How To Manage Your Investment Portfolio

Need help with money management? Here are 5 tips that will make it easy for you to manage your investment portfolio.

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Muse Of The Month: January 2014

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!

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Q&A: How To Become A Writer

In this edition of the Q&A for working women in India, life coach Jaya Narayan answers a question on how to become a writer. How can someone with a flair for writing find opportunities?

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The Beautiful Home Blogger Contest

The Asian Paints Beautiful Home Blogger Contest is all about creating the home of your dreams. Write about it, and win some lovely prizes!

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Women entrepreneur in India: Aaradhee Mehta
Day In The Life Of: Swati Roy, Eureka Bookstore

Swati Roy, co-founder of Eureka!, an independent children’s bookstore in Delhi, talks about the highs and lows in her workday, and what makes it all worth it.

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Mallika Sarabhai: Arts For Activism

Great inner strength and grace, complemented by compassion: meet Mallika Sarabhai, noted danseuse, one of the most creative minds of our times and a firebrand feminist.

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Indira Jaising
Inspiring Woman Of The Week

Indira Jaising, the first woman to be appointed as the Additional Solicitor General of India in 2009 inspires us with her commitment to human rights.

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Q&A: How To Socialise At Work

In this edition of the Q&A for working women in India, life coach Jaya Narayan answers a question on how to socialise at work when there are very few women in the team

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Here’s How You Stop Thinking About Your Weight

A quick primer on how to deal with body image issues in this bad, bad world of ours.

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Women entrepreneur in India: Aaradhee Mehta
Day In The Life Of: Rakhee Ghelani

Rakhee Ghelani wears many hats - co-founder of Potluck Me, CEO of a home textile business, consultant and writer. What is her work week like?

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Why Swimming Is Good For You

Thinking of ways to overcome the problems that today’s lifestyle triggers? The health benefits of swimming make it a great option for Indian women.

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Q&A: Reporting To Two Managers

Reporting to two managers can be tricky. In this edition of the Q&A for working women in India, life coach Jaya Narayan talks about handling dotted line reporting in a matrix organisation structure.

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9 Short Breaks From Your City

You don’t need wads of money or long leaves for that perfect holiday. 9 dream destinations for short weekend trips from your city

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The Hundred Names of Darkness By Nilanjana Roy

In The Hundred Names of Darkness, sequel to 'The Wildings’, Nilanjana Roy takes us back to the fascinating world of cats in Nizamuddin, Delhi.

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Inspiring Woman Of The Week

Anjali Gopalan, Director of the Naz Foundation has played a pivotal role in combating HIV/AIDs in India as well as decriminalising homosexuality.

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Women entrepreneur in India: Aaradhee Mehta
Day In The Life Of: Preethi Sukumaran, Krya

From a kid with business plans to Co-Founder of Krya, a sustainable consumer products company - Preethi Sukumaran talks about her journey and what makes her tick.

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How To Find Flexible Work Opportunities In Sales And Marketing

From technology to education, fashion and financial services, every sector has part time marketing jobs. What are the flexible opportunities in sales and marketing?

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How Can Organisations Prevent Sexual Harassment?

Are sexual harassment committees in Indian companies effective? Here is what organizations that want to provide a safe work environment for women need to do.

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Health And Fitness In Under 15 Minutes

Fitness tips and exercises in under 15 minutes for working women with little time: Choose the regimen that meets your health and fitness goals.

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Careers in Special Education

While a career in special education is challenging, it is also very fulfilling. How does one get qualified and what are the career opportunities?

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The Moonballer by Nirupama Vaidyanathan

Nirupama Vaidyanathan, India’s first woman tennis player, takes us through the highs and lows of her life in ‘The Moonballer’. The book manages to engage as well as inspire.

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Women entrepreneur in India: Aaradhee Mehta
Day In The Life Of: Payal Sakhuja, Ripple Links

Payal Sakhuja tells us how she balances her two babies - Ripple Links, the digital marketing agency that she founded, and her 19-month-old, and loves every minute!

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Inspiring Woman Of The Week

Our inspiring woman this week is Arundhati Bhattacharya, SBI's first female chairperson

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Q&A: Finding Work That Does Not Require Travel

Q&A for working women in India: Life Coach Jaya Narayan helps a mother find work that does not require travel.

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Inspiring Woman Of The Week

Tania Sachdev, star chess player and our Inspiring Woman this week, has not let early fame as Grandmaster stop her from working harder.

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The Dream Asian Destination Blogger Contest

The Air Asia Dream Destination Contest is about you and your travel pick - Bangkok or Kuala Lumpur - which one is it going to be?

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Women entrepreneur in India: Aaradhee Mehta
Day In The Life Of: Meena Joshi, Color Cocktail

With fierce competition in the online apparel sector, life as an entrepreneur is not easy for Meena Joshi, but it’s certainly fulfilling, she says.

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Inspiring Woman Of The Week

Our inspiring woman of the week, Dr. Ginny Shrivastava is a Canadian woman working for more than four decades for tribal women in Rajasthan

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Q&A for working women in India. Life coach Jaya Narayan suggests a comprehensive review for a woman who is bored and stressed at work

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Road Trips With Kids

With a little bit of planning, roads trips with kids can be fun – both for the kids and for you. Tips to get you going.

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What To Wear To An Interview: Does It Matter?

What to wear to an interview you attend is more about feeling and being comfortable yourself, than impressing an employer.

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Lata Mangeshkar, Inspiring woman
Inspiring Woman Of The Week

Lata Mangeshkar, the iconic singer and our inspiring woman this week, believes age is no reason to stop dreaming of further achievement.

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Women entrepreneur in India: Aaradhee Mehta
Day In The Life Of: Unmana Datta, Markitty

Unmana Datta, co-founder of Markitty, takes us through a regular workday. Markitty helps small businesses and entrepreneurs use online marketing more effectively.

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Inspiring Woman Of The Week

Deepika Kumari, 19 year old archer and our inspiring woman of the week, has not had an easy ride in the world of sport.

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Adopting An Older Child In India? Here’s What You Need To Know

Adopting an older child in India has unique challenges, needs and rewards. A well-prepared family can help the adoptee feel embraced and supported.

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Rashmi Sawant: Promoting Rural Tourism

Rashmi Sawant, Founder of Culture Aangan aims to help rural villages in India continue to be self-sustaining, by sharing their beauty and traditions with tourists.

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Q&A: Boredom At Work

Q&A for working women in India: Life Coach Jaya Narayan helps a working woman analyse the root cause of boredom at work.

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Women entrepreneur in India: Aaradhee Mehta
Day In The Life Of: Tanushree Nair, Karaashilp

Tanushree Nair, Founder of Karaashilp, which handcrafts and upcycles bags from a range of material, talks about life as a creative mompreneur.

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Running A Business While On The Road

Managing a business while travelling all the time? Sounds crazy but this Travel entrepreneur is attempting it and shares her story.

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Your Reason To Pray: Cycle Pure Diwali Contest

Participate in the Cycle Pure 'Your Reason To Pray' contest - blog about your reason to pray, however simple or off-beat, and you could win amazing prizes!

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Inspiring Woman Of The Week

Director Kiran Rao is among the new breed of female directors making strides in a hitherto male dominated Bollywood.

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7 Ways To Look Great At Work During Pregnancy

Maternity wear for working women in India is now a booming market - find something that’s comfortable, in your budget and can be reused later!

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4 Festival Art And Craft Activities For Children

Teaching kids about our festivals and getting them involved becomes so easy with these interesting art and craft activities for children!

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Q&A: Finding My True Career Strengths

Q&A for working women in India: Life Coach Jaya Narayan answers questions from women on finding one's true strengths to develop a career path.

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Book review of Jhumpa Lahiri's The Lowland
The Lowland

Through The Lowland, Jhumpa Lahiri once again proves that stories which deal with issues of displacement and belonging are her forte.

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Women Sow The Seeds Of Change

Women farmers in India are sowing the seeds of change for a more ecofriendly and sustainable agriculture.

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Anaemia: The Silent Stalker Behind Indian Women

Could you be among the large number of Indian women affected by anaemia? This infographic gives you a quick picture of how big a problem anaemia is in India.

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Women entrepreneur in India: Aaradhee Mehta
Day In The Life Of: Aaradhee Mehta

Aaradhee Mehta’s BUYSTORIES helps brands and their stories resonate with customers. In this series on women entrepreneurs, she shares with us a day in her life.

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10 Life Lessons From Travelling

As more women travel, leaving their comfort zones and embracing the unfamiliar, we look at 10 life lessons from travelling, shared by community members.

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The Weight Loss Club

Devapriya Roy’s The Weight Loss Club, goes beyond the façade of ordinary, middle-class lives to discover hidden quirks and eccentricities.

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Q & A: Handling The Realities Of Workplaces

In this edition of the Q&A for working women in India, life coach Jaya Narayan answers two questions from young women on the realities of the workplace today.

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Inspiring Indian woman: Avani Davda
Inspiring Woman Of The Week

As the youngest CEO in the Tata group, Avani Davda is the woman behind one of the most talked about brands in recent times - Tata Starbucks.

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When Your Daughter Faces The Fair & Lovely Syndrome

How can Indian moms ensure that their daughters believe in themselves regardless of colour, and learn that ‘only fair is lovely’ is a lie?

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Author’s Corner: With Anjaly Thomas

Meet Anjaly Thomas, author of Almost Intrepid – a book that talks about the adventures of a solo Indian woman traveller.

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Making Career Changes Work

Many working women in India consider a career change at some point in their lives; A Step Above tweetchat on making career changes work.

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Zohra Sehgal: Inspiring Indian woman
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Zohra Sehgal, the centenarian of Indian cinema and the doyenne of Indian theatre, has been entertaining us for more than 8 decades.

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Life Coach Jaya Narayan answers readers’ questions and offers practical advice to handle the problems of working women. This month she talks about setting your career objectives.

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How To Get Your Book Published

Planning to write a book but wondering how to get your book published? An Indian author shares her strategies for finding a publisher.

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Inspiring Indian women: Sushmita Banerjee
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Sushmita Banerjee was an Indian writer who was brutally shot dead in Afghanistan for standing up against extremism and oppression.

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Inspiring Indian woman: Zubaida Bai
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Zubaida Bai is the Founder and CEO of Ayzh – a social venture providing health and livelihood solutions to economically disadvantaged women.

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Q & A: How Do I Find My Career Path?

Life Coach Jaya Narayan answers readers’ questions and offers practical advice to handle the problems of working women. This month she talks about figuring out your career path.

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Inspiring Indian woman: Nandita Das
Inspiring Woman Of The Week

Nandita Das needs no introduction. We know her well as an actress with a difference and also as someone who speaks out against social ills.

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