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Makarand Deshpande on his play Balatkar Please Stop It: 'It will serve as a litmus test for my audience'
Arts & Culture

Makarand Deshpande on his play Balatkar Please Stop It: 'It will serve as a litmus test for my audience'

Makarand Deshpande's new play Balatkar Please Stop It talks about the unabated atrocities on women’s right through the use of dark humour.

Ukraine-Russia conflict: UN diplomats, officials salute courage of Ukraine's women
World

Ukraine-Russia conflict: UN diplomats, officials salute courage of Ukraine's women

It was International Women’s Day on Wednesday and at a UN Security Council meet focusing on empowering women economically in conflict areas speakers from a number of countries decried Russia’s war on neighbouring Ukraine, and its impact on women

Star footballer Bala Devi advises young girls to ignore negative comments from people, rather focus on themselves
Sports

Star footballer Bala Devi advises young girls to ignore negative comments from people, rather focus on themselves

Bala, who joined Rangers Women FC of Scotland to become the first Indian woman to sign a professional contract with a European club, said family support is crucial in this regard.

International Women's Day: Progress of women will strengthen India, says PM Modi
India

International Women's Day: Progress of women will strengthen India, says PM Modi

The prime minister made the remarks while virtually addressing a seminar of women saints on the occasion of International Women’s Day at Dhordo in Kutch district

Women’s Day 2022: Timeless lessons today’s women can learn from the ancient Indian feminine
India

Women’s Day 2022: Timeless lessons today’s women can learn from the ancient Indian feminine

The 21st Century woman, bold, curious and fiery in her own way, does have a lot to be fascinated about her counterparts in the period before the common era

Sumaira Shaikh on the road to Dongri Danger, her first stand-up special: It's difficult for female comedians to get the numbers
Entertainment

Sumaira Shaikh on the road to Dongri Danger, her first stand-up special: It's difficult for female comedians to get the numbers

"I’m sorry to say this but I think Indian audiences inherently relate more to the topics that the male comedians talk about," says Sumaira Shaikh.

International Women's Day 2022: Songs that celebrate womanhood
Entertainment

International Women's Day 2022: Songs that celebrate womanhood

Here is a look at the songs that have gone beyond the skin to explore the soul of womanhood.

International Women’s Day: Lifting the veil of ignorance over Muslim women’s attire
India

International Women’s Day: Lifting the veil of ignorance over Muslim women’s attire

The hijab row discourse offers a binary of either bitterly attacking the hijab or aggressively defending its religious sanction. Both of these betray the crucial element of choice

IWD: Routine tests undertaken by women dropped by 35% in 2020
India

IWD: Routine tests undertaken by women dropped by 35% in 2020

The top 7 tests undertaken by women in terms of volume are Thyroid Stimulating Hormone, Creatinine, Hemoglobin, Random Blood Glucose, Cholesterol, Vitamin D and Calcium

'Audiences are bored of seeing men at the helm’: Aahana Kumra On Women’s Day
Entertainment

'Audiences are bored of seeing men at the helm’: Aahana Kumra On Women’s Day

Aahana Kumra feels when a man makes a film about desire, it’s like Jism, but when a woman directs a similar theme, it is like, Lipstick Under My Burkha

How shows like The Fame Game, and films like Tribhanga, Shakuntala Devi are finally embracing the idea of flawed motherhood
Entertainment

How shows like The Fame Game, and films like Tribhanga, Shakuntala Devi are finally embracing the idea of flawed motherhood

A common theme in the West, the idea of flawed motherhood and the mother's guilt had been pushed under the carpet by Hindi cinema for the longest time because it is uncomfortable to address.

Haryana government presents Rs 1.77-lakh-cr Budget; announces Sushma Swaraj Award for women
India

Haryana government presents Rs 1.77-lakh-cr Budget; announces Sushma Swaraj Award for women

Tabling the budget on International Women's Day, Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, who also holds the finance portfolio, announced the Haryana Matrushakti Udyamita Scheme to provide support to women for becoming entrepreneurs

Network18 joins hands with Truecaller to spread awareness about harassment of women through #ItsNotOK Campaign
India

Network18 joins hands with Truecaller to spread awareness about harassment of women through #ItsNotOK Campaign

The key focus of the campaign will be on what women can do at an individual capacity and what our society can do collectively to curtail harassment of women. As per a Truecaller Survey, 1 in every 3 women receives sexually inappropriate calls or messages and 8 out of 10 women receive harassment & nuisance calls in India

International Women's Day: President Kovind awards 29 women with Nari Shakti Puraskars
India

International Women's Day: President Kovind awards 29 women with Nari Shakti Puraskars

The Nari Shakti Puraskar is a Women and Child Development Ministry initiative to acknowledge exceptional contribution made by individuals and institutions, and to celebrate women as game-changers and catalysts of positive change in society.

On International Women’s Day, Google Doodle pays tribute to women acing diverse roles in society
World

On International Women’s Day, Google Doodle pays tribute to women acing diverse roles in society

When you open a browser to search for something today (8 March), you'll find a Google Doodle that exhibits an animated slideshow that transports us around the world to give a glimpse into the daily lives of women across cultures.

International Women's Day: The small Maharashtrian village where women own every house
India

International Women's Day: The small Maharashtrian village where women own every house

As the world celebrates International Women's Day, the nameplate of every house in Bakapur, a village about 20 km from Aurangabad, displays the name of a woman as the owner or co-owner of the residence

International Women's Day: Women continue to break gender stereotypes, brick by brick
India

International Women's Day: Women continue to break gender stereotypes, brick by brick

Sonali Soren is among several women in the country, who are trying to explore a less-trodden path, despite obstacles.

This International Women's Day, let's talk about Hindi cinema's gross depiction of gendered housework
Entertainment

This International Women's Day, let's talk about Hindi cinema's gross depiction of gendered housework

Whatever the COVID-19 lockdown memes may have you believe, the burden of housework still falls primarily on women even if they earn as much or more than the men in the house. These Hindi films are testimony to that.

Sushant Divgikar aka Rani Ko-He-Nur: People shouldn’t look at an artiste’s gender but their art
Arts & Culture

Sushant Divgikar aka Rani Ko-He-Nur: People shouldn’t look at an artiste’s gender but their art

On Woman’s Day, Firstpost catches up with drag queen Sushant Divgikar aka Rani Ko-He-Nur, who is known for promoting inclusivity through art and slays it!

International Women's Day 2022: Five television stars who shot to popularity with reality shows
Entertainment

International Women's Day 2022: Five television stars who shot to popularity with reality shows

From Shakti Mohan to Rubina Malik, five television stars who made a stride in reality TV shows.