Aekta Kapoor

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Why internet is the definitive tool for women’s empowerment in 21st century

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Why internet is the definitive tool for women’s empowerment in 21st century

The internet has democratised accessibility and opportunity between genders, classes and age groups in India. It is the antithesis of patriarchy.

You should make films you believe in; the audience will come, says award-winning filmmaker Mehreen Jabbar

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You should make films you believe in; the audience will come, says award-winning filmmaker Mehreen Jabbar

Acclaimed New York-based filmmaker Mehreen Jabbar on storytelling, female role models and Indo-Pak cinema collaborations.

New book on Kamala Harris offers an Indian perspective of US vice president’s life

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New book on Kamala Harris offers an Indian perspective of US vice president’s life

A new book on the life and journey of Kamala Harris hit stands on the same day as her inauguration as the US vice president.

Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr Scilla Elworthy on why it takes courage to stand for peace

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Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr Scilla Elworthy on why it takes courage to stand for peace

Three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr Scilla Elworthy advocates peace through fearless action and activating feminine intelligence in both men and women.

Peace activist Dr Devika Mittal on encouraging dialogue between Indian and Pakistani youth

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Peace activist Dr Devika Mittal on encouraging dialogue between Indian and Pakistani youth

Peace activist Dr Devika Mittal of Aaghaz-e-Dosti is working to normalise relationships between the youth of India and Pakistan.

Fort Kochi, art, therapy and food: A peek into Tanya Abraham’s creative world

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Fort Kochi, art, therapy and food: A peek into Tanya Abraham’s creative world

Art curator, author and founder of The Art Outreach Society, Tanya Abraham’s world revolves around her hometown Kochi and its globally connected food and history.

The vision that drives Hira Rizvi, founder of Pakistan’s first carpooling app for women

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The vision that drives Hira Rizvi, founder of Pakistan’s first carpooling app for women

Young tech entrepreneur Hira Batool Rizvi’s carpooling app She'Kab offers women commuters in Pakistan a safe and efficient way to get to college or work.

23 years after Ricky Reel’s death, his mother Sukhdev is still fighting for justice

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23 years after Ricky Reel’s death, his mother Sukhdev is still fighting for justice

Sukhdev Reel not only lost her 20-year-old son Ricky, she was also subject to spying by the UK police for demanding an investigation into what she believes was a racist murder. An interview.

Indian-Canadian author takes up the Dawoodi Bohra tradition of Khatna #FGM

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Indian-Canadian author takes up the Dawoodi Bohra tradition of Khatna #FGM

Like her previous books that raised complex social issues, Canadian author-activist Farzana Doctor’s latest novel raises the topic of female genital cutting.

How Preeti Vasudevan is taking Indian dance heritage to youth in the West

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How Preeti Vasudevan is taking Indian dance heritage to youth in the West

New York-based award-winning choreographer and performer Preeti Vasudevan has made Bharatanatyam relevant and relatable for a global audience through her work.

Most women’s businesses ineligible for Atmanirbhar Bharat stimulus package, says Suhela Khan of UN Women

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Most women’s businesses ineligible for Atmanirbhar Bharat stimulus package, says Suhela Khan of UN Women

WeEmpower Asia programme head at UN Women, Suhela Khan talks about the path ahead for women’s economic empowerment in India.

Dance scholar Methil Devika on the sensuality and spirituality of Mohiniyattam

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Dance scholar Methil Devika on the sensuality and spirituality of Mohiniyattam

Scholar, performer and educator Dr Methil Devika talks about the form and spirit of Kerala’s classical dance form.

Mili Sarkar, the village teen in the viral ‘sari-back-flip’ video, was once a TikTok star

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Mili Sarkar, the village teen in the viral ‘sari-back-flip’ video, was once a TikTok star

An intimate conversation with the 17-year-old village girl Mili Sarkar whose Instagram video doing gymnastics in a sari is going viral.

Book Review | Stigma and survival in Bani Basu’s ‘A Plate of White Marble’

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Book Review | Stigma and survival in Bani Basu’s ‘A Plate of White Marble’

Bengali scholar Bani Basu's novel 'A Plate of White Marble' – first published in 1990 in the original Bengali as Swet Patharer Thala – gives English readers their first authentic taste of a stunning literary classic.

BankMobile CEO Luvleen Sidhu on mobile banking, leadership and future of fintech

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BankMobile CEO Luvleen Sidhu on mobile banking, leadership and future of fintech

Luvleen Sidhu, co-founder and CEO of BankMobile, shares insights into her business model and the personal factors that led to her professional growth.

Today’s youth have a lot of ‘followers’ on social media but no genuine friends, says bestselling author Preeti Shenoy

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Today’s youth have a lot of ‘followers’ on social media but no genuine friends, says bestselling author Preeti Shenoy

Bestselling author, artist and motivational speaker Preeti Shenoy on social media, mental health and life-changing books.

She’s making computational thinking as simple as A-B-C for UK’s little kids

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She’s making computational thinking as simple as A-B-C for UK’s little kids

UK educator Shahneila Saeed is on a mission to make computing concepts accessible by children and parents - without using computers!

Environmental awareness, social conscience – Kiran Manral on post-COVID parenting

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Environmental awareness, social conscience – Kiran Manral on post-COVID parenting

The post-COVID world needs a new parenting paradigm. Author Kiran Manral's new book offers guidance.

Book review: Sit Your Self Down is the perfect read for those who haven’t tried Vipassana, and those who have

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Book review: Sit Your Self Down is the perfect read for those who haven’t tried Vipassana, and those who have

Journalist Gayatri Jayaraman’s new memoir about her vipassana experience 'Sit Your Self Down' accomplishes a rare feat.

'It serves governments to keep the people of India and Pakistan apart' – Karuna Ezara Parikh

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'It serves governments to keep the people of India and Pakistan apart' – Karuna Ezara Parikh

Television personality and social-media influencer Karuna Ezara Parikh’s debut novel revolves around an Indian-Pakistani romance.

Humble roots to global fame, COVID warrior KK Shailaja’s extraordinary story

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Humble roots to global fame, COVID warrior KK Shailaja’s extraordinary story

Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja has made global headlines for her handling of the COVID-19 crisis, but she continues to stay alert, rooted in grassroots reality.

11 elections, 3 wins: The Ahmed Family of Maryland doesn’t give up

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11 elections, 3 wins: The Ahmed Family of Maryland doesn’t give up

What do you do when you lose an election, or five? You get your kids to run too! Meet the marvellous Ahmed family of Bowie, Maryland.

Financial interests are valued more than blood of innocents in Yemen: Activist Radhya Almutawakel

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Financial interests are valued more than blood of innocents in Yemen: Activist Radhya Almutawakel

Yemeni human-rights campaigner Radhya Almutawakel’s activism highlights the humanitarian crisis created by global powers instigating the Yemen war.

'The pandemic revealed our priorities – look who profited, who suffered': WFTO president

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'The pandemic revealed our priorities – look who profited, who suffered': WFTO president

President of the World Fair Trade Organization and CEO of NGO Sasha, Roopa Mehta is raising a red flag for India’s pandemic-struck textile industry.

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