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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: 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

On International Women's Day, celebrating female choreographers, from Farah Khan to Kruti Mahesh
Entertainment

On International Women's Day, celebrating female choreographers, from Farah Khan to Kruti Mahesh

On International Women's Day, revisiting works of Saroj Khan, Vaibhavi Merchant and more

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

International Women’s Day 2022: How Ukrainian women soldiers refuse to stay invisible in the military
World

International Women’s Day 2022: How Ukrainian women soldiers refuse to stay invisible in the military

In 2014, they fought in Donbas. Now, they are fighting a full-fledged war with Russia. But a lot has changed for Ukraine’s women soldiers. This time they will be recognised for their role in combat

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.

The woman of the ear: Lata Mangeshkar
Entertainment

The woman of the ear: Lata Mangeshkar

Singer Lata Mangeshkar was just 13 when she had to fend for her family, Subhash K Jha celebrates the magic of the Nightingale of Bollywood on International Women’s Day.

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

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.

International Women’s Day 2022: Celebrating some of India's fiercest and powerful female athletes
Sports

International Women’s Day 2022: Celebrating some of India's fiercest and powerful female athletes

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, we take a look at some of India’s most powerful sportswomen, who have excelled in their fields and brought laurels to the nation.

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.

International Women’s Day 2022: Revisiting resolute characters, from Rani Mukerji's Mardaani to Alia Bhatt's Gangubai Kathiawadi
Entertainment

International Women’s Day 2022: Revisiting resolute characters, from Rani Mukerji's Mardaani to Alia Bhatt's Gangubai Kathiawadi

On the occasion of International Women's Day, looking at some of the strong, determined characters played in Bollywood and Hollywood

Studying women presidents and prime ministers on screen, from Meryl Streep in Don't Look Up to Dimple Kapadia in A Thursday
Entertainment

Studying women presidents and prime ministers on screen, from Meryl Streep in Don't Look Up to Dimple Kapadia in A Thursday

The womanhood of Meryl Streep's character in Don’t Look Up and Dimple Kapadia's in A Thursday is nothing but a marketing gimmick. The women US president and Indian prime minister are one-dimensional in different but significant ways.

On this International Women's Day, here are 5 gadgets to gift your mother, wife, daughter or friend
Lifestyle

On this International Women's Day, here are 5 gadgets to gift your mother, wife, daughter or friend

Gifting women a gadget on the occasion of International Women's Day can be a great way to show that we respect and admire their efforts and admire their presence in our lives.