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  • Suleika Jaouad on vulnerability, isolation and writing about the “in-between places” Mar 27, 2022 08:50 PM IST

    Suleika Jaouad on vulnerability, isolation and writing about the “in-between places”

    An interview with Emmy Award-winning columnist, TED speaker and bestselling author Suleika Jaouad on life after cancer and writing stories of our shared humanity.

  • Tabla player Anuradha Pal: “I had to develop the gall and conviction to defy societal prejudice” Feb 26, 2022 09:38 PM IST

    Tabla player Anuradha Pal: “I had to develop the gall and conviction to defy societal prejudice”

    Tabla player Anuradha Pal's musical journey has been remarkable, not only because she broke social boundaries and records but also because she paved the way for other women to take the stage.

  • Women are most affected by conflict but left out of peace negotiations: Policy analyst Dr Radha Kumar Nov 04, 2021 05:42 PM IST

    Women are most affected by conflict but left out of peace negotiations: Policy analyst Dr Radha Kumar

    Author and policy analyst Dr Radha Kumar believes the role of women’s groups in peacebuilding is largely disregarded by lawmakers.

  • SpaceBasic app has automated everyday tasks for 1.5 lakh students and hostels in India Oct 31, 2021 07:51 PM IST

    SpaceBasic app has automated everyday tasks for 1.5 lakh students and hostels in India

    Techpreneurs Madhavi Shankar and Indu Navar developed SpaceBasic to automate the routine tasks and communications needs of over 60 student housing communities in India.

  • 4 web warriors are arming young women with internet tools and infrastructure Oct 15, 2021 09:50 AM IST

    4 web warriors are arming young women with internet tools and infrastructure

    Paba Deshapriya, Juhi Javed Husain, Priyanka Singh, and Pinky Pradhan share the challenges and success stories on arming girls and young women in South Asia with internet tools and online skills.

  • “Women in South Asia have a hard time convincing their families that they want a career in tech” Oct 03, 2021 10:45 AM IST

    “Women in South Asia have a hard time convincing their families that they want a career in tech”

    Sadaffe Abid's social tech-enterprise CIRCLE aims to empower one million Pakistani women with basic digital literacy and business skills.

  • “Women cannot be forced to toe the line of tradition” – Mandy Sanghera Oct 02, 2021 06:02 PM IST

    “Women cannot be forced to toe the line of tradition” – Mandy Sanghera

    Human-rights campaigner Mandy Sanghera says tradition is used to oppress women in South Asia, and women in positions of power should lead the call for change.

  • “Education is the ticket to self-reliance and financial independence for women in South Asia” Sep 26, 2021 07:30 PM IST

    “Education is the ticket to self-reliance and financial independence for women in South Asia”

    Young changemaker Faiza Yousuf talks about her initiatives WomenInTechPK, the biggest community for women technologists in Pakistan, and CodeGirls, a coding boot-camp.

  • Namita Gokhale: “The sense of community in live literary events is more important than ever before” Sep 19, 2021 08:13 AM IST

    Namita Gokhale: “The sense of community in live literary events is more important than ever before”

    Author and festival director Namita Gokhale was recently awarded the Yamin Hazarika Woman of Substance Award 2021.

  • “Women in AI today is a bit like women in engineering in the early ’90s”: Spriha Biswas Sep 12, 2021 03:03 PM IST

    “Women in AI today is a bit like women in engineering in the early ’90s”: Spriha Biswas

    AI expert Spriha Biswas on the gender bias in algorithms, creating an inclusive space for women in tech startups, and her first encounter with coding.

  • ‘Food is an integral part of our culture, and to let that go away uncelebrated is a tragedy’: Sudha Menon Sep 11, 2021 08:56 AM IST

    ‘Food is an integral part of our culture, and to let that go away uncelebrated is a tragedy’: Sudha Menon

    Author, model and motivational speaker Sudha Menon interviewed several famous personalities on their favourite food memories and recipes for her new book.

  • “Women have already changed considerably – Now it’s time for men to change”: Pushpa Kurup Aug 29, 2021 08:49 AM IST

    “Women have already changed considerably – Now it’s time for men to change”: Pushpa Kurup

    Author Pushpa Kurup on the most intriguing women from Indian mythology and the lesser-known stories of love and betrayal from the epics.

  • This Dutch entrepreneur is taking Indian classical music to concert halls in the Netherlands Aug 21, 2021 02:21 PM IST

    This Dutch entrepreneur is taking Indian classical music to concert halls in the Netherlands

    Mahesvari Autar’s events platform showcases live performances of Indian classical ragas and mantra music to audiences in Holland.

  • “If we want a sustainable workplace, it must revolve around the mental wellbeing of each individual” Aug 15, 2021 08:55 AM IST

    “If we want a sustainable workplace, it must revolve around the mental wellbeing of each individual”

    Management consultant Seema Rekha on why employee mental health is vital for company growth and why women are natural leaders.

  • Actor Santhy Balachandran on 'Oblivion', her surreal music video experiment Aug 01, 2021 06:22 PM IST

    Actor Santhy Balachandran on 'Oblivion', her surreal music video experiment

    Malayalam film actor and Oxford graduate Santhy Balachandran used her anthropology background to conceptualise an avant-garde music video.

  • How a women’s group in Uttarakhand saved their village from forest fires Jul 25, 2021 04:09 PM IST

    How a women’s group in Uttarakhand saved their village from forest fires

    The long-term sustainable practices of a women’s self-help group in the hills of Kumaon served to protect the area from the wrath of this year’s forest fires.

  • A generation paused: How young adults are coping with their careers in a pandemic limbo Jul 17, 2021 12:04 PM IST

    A generation paused: How young adults are coping with their careers in a pandemic limbo

    Millennials and Gen-Zs are stuck in a pandemic time warp, their education and careers on pause until lockdowns ease. How are they coping? We find out.

  • These 11 ‘Listening Hearts’ are giving free mental and emotional support during India’s Covid crisis Jun 26, 2021 11:03 AM IST

    These 11 ‘Listening Hearts’ are giving free mental and emotional support during India’s Covid crisis

    Life coach Nasreen Khan got together a group of counsellors, coaches and therapists to support those facing loss and grief during India's second Covid wave.

  • How a women-led WhatsApp group grew to become a Covid support network for hundreds of families Jun 19, 2021 02:24 PM IST

    How a women-led WhatsApp group grew to become a Covid support network for hundreds of families

    Natasha Kochhar started community WhatsApp groups to fill a void she felt in a new city after marriage. They ended up supporting hundreds of Delhi residents during Covid.

  • ‘Skater Girl’ director Manjari Makijany on fuelling teen dreams and building Rajasthan’s first skatepark Jun 19, 2021 01:05 PM IST

    ‘Skater Girl’ director Manjari Makijany on fuelling teen dreams and building Rajasthan’s first skatepark

    Award-winning US-based filmmaker Manjari Makijany shares her inspiration behind the new Netflix release 'Skater Girl' and the challenges of building Rajasthan's first skatepark.

  • Feminist poet Usha Akella’s book ‘I Will Not Bear You Sons’ is a scathing indictment of patriarchy Jun 12, 2021 02:28 PM IST

    Feminist poet Usha Akella’s book ‘I Will Not Bear You Sons’ is a scathing indictment of patriarchy

    Austin-based poet Usha Akella's new book of feminist poems puts the spotlight on cultural traditions that perpetuate patriarchy and social evils like female foeticide.

  • Two modern fashion labels keeping alive Rajasthan’s traditional textile legacy Jun 05, 2021 06:05 PM IST

    Two modern fashion labels keeping alive Rajasthan’s traditional textile legacy

    Labels Kriya by Kadambari Rathore in Jodhpur and Rekh by Rohini Singh in Jaipur are keeping alive their region’s unique textile heritage.

  • 'Many men want to change, but they don’t know how': Dr Deepa Narayan May 29, 2021 10:25 PM IST

    'Many men want to change, but they don’t know how': Dr Deepa Narayan

    Award-winning author and one of the world's most influential thinkers, Dr Deepa Narayan shares thoughts on masculinity, gender equality, and her new podcast 'What's a Man?'

  • Doctor's orders: 'Stay positive and connected with family (virtually, to) recover faster from Covid' May 29, 2021 11:03 AM IST

    Doctor's orders: 'Stay positive and connected with family (virtually, to) recover faster from Covid'

    A government doctor who has been on Covid duty in Kerala since the first wave, shares home isolation tips for quicker recovery from the coronavirus infection.

  • Book on 5 rape survivors exposes how Indian rape culture protects culprits and disadvantages victims May 22, 2021 02:44 PM IST

    Book on 5 rape survivors exposes how Indian rape culture protects culprits and disadvantages victims

    Journalist Urmi Bhattacheryya’s new book looks at the aftermath of sexual assault for five girls and women in India.

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