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'Parlour didis' have long been caricatured; it's time to acknowledge their quiet feminism
Life

'Parlour didis' have long been caricatured; it's time to acknowledge their quiet feminism

Some of latest videos on YouTube have often made videos roasting the parlour didi for encouraging internalised misogyny and market-driven ideas of beauty.

Fashion Designer Zac Posen talks about creating 'safe space', 'empowering' women with his brand
Entertainment

Fashion Designer Zac Posen talks about creating 'safe space', 'empowering' women with his brand

American fashion designer Zac Posen talks about striving to "empower" and celebrate women with his brand and creating a "safe place" for his customers

Govt will make efforts to pass Transgender Bill for empowerment soon, says Union minister Ramdas Athawale
India

Govt will make efforts to pass Transgender Bill for empowerment soon, says Union minister Ramdas Athawale

The Centre would make efforts to soon pass the Transgender Bill, which seeks to empower the community by providing them a separate identity, Union minister Ramdas Athawale said on Monday.

Haji Ali Dargah ruling is path-breaking as court relied on Constitution, not Quran or Hadiths
India

Haji Ali Dargah ruling is path-breaking as court relied on Constitution, not Quran or Hadiths

The Bombay High Court's decision permitting women to enter the sanctum sanctorum of the Haji Ali Dargah is therefore a right step in the revolution of the Indian mind and will stir debate among the new generation of Muslim women.

Social Media tools giving a boost to Citizen Journalism
News & Analysis

Social Media tools giving a boost to Citizen Journalism

It may be inside a protest rally, or in front of a deadly shooting. Smartphones, video and social media are empowering citizens to tell their stories like never before.

Satya Nadella quotes Ghalib, talks about communication and empowerment at Microsoft's Tech for Good event
News & Analysis

Satya Nadella quotes Ghalib, talks about communication and empowerment at Microsoft's Tech for Good event

Satya Nadella is on his third visit to India and he repeated the major beats from the Microsoft Build 2016 developer conference, at the “Tech for Good, Ideas for India”event.

Older actresses are now more easily accepted: Vidya Balan
Entertainment

Older actresses are now more easily accepted: Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan also feels that marriage is no longer a hindrance in getting film offers

India calls for global efforts to empower women at UN General Assembly
India

India calls for global efforts to empower women at UN General Assembly

"Women bear a disproportionate burden of poverty, globally," First Secretary in the Indian Mission to the UN Mayank Joshi said at a UN General Assembly.

IKEA partners with UNDP to empower one million women in India
India

IKEA partners with UNDP to empower one million women in India

IKEA Foundation has partnered with UNDP, to provide employment and entrepreneurship opportunities to one million underprivileged women across India.

Special boomerang: Lice-killer repays 'crowd-funded' loan in just 18 months
Life

Special boomerang: Lice-killer repays 'crowd-funded' loan in just 18 months

Milaap provides a platform for anyone to offer loans to India's working poor, including business owners like AD Nagendra, a tailor in Bangalore who used his loan to expand his business, which meant more stability for his family and more jobs for people in his community.

Spare a thought for Jashodaben... and all form filling Indian women
Life

Spare a thought for Jashodaben... and all form filling Indian women

India continues to live by the modicum: I have a father and/or a husband. Therefore and only therefore: I AM.

Defending Rahul: Why his lack of bluster, bile and bravado is a relief
Politics

Defending Rahul: Why his lack of bluster, bile and bravado is a relief

If people are inspired by the paradigm shift that Aam Aadmi Party has been able to rekindle in their minds, Rahul is at least making an attempt to be part of that change.

How Diageo plans on empowering 27,000 women in India
Business

How Diageo plans on empowering 27,000 women in India

"Plan W aims to reach women of all socio-economic profiles through training and skills development to empower two million women in 17 countries in Asia-Pacific over five years," the company has announced.<br /><br />

Law to empower street vendors soon: Maken
India

Law to empower street vendors soon: Maken

A standing committee of parliament has given its report on the proposed bill, which aims at licensing street vendors and providing up to 2.5 percent of a city population an opportunity to conduct a regulated vending business.

In UP, it’s dignity vs development
Politics

In UP, it’s dignity vs development

Politics is a great leveller. Caste politics is not about its uses.