When Deepika Padukone opened up about her depression on Barkha Dutt’s recent show, it was quite visible that she was fighting with herself, her struggle wasn’t over. She confessed how difficult it was to accept that she had a mental illness and needed medicines, something she had out rightly avoided initially.
Achievement has no age. If you have talent, and you’re blessed with the right opportunity, you will reach your goal. Such is the story of Harshaali Malhotra, who was discovered through Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Watch her talk here:
The temple stairs seemed difficult to climb up in the windy afternoon, the sun was shining brightly into my eyes. But it was my routine to visit the Shiva temple once in a week, preferably on Mondays. I carried the pot of milk carefully on the steps, holding on to the railing so that not a drop should fall. I could feel the drops of sweat dripping from my forehead on to my hands, as I climbed and reached the temple courtyard which was quite spacious. Its always a relief to reach the temple because my physical strength has not been on its peak lately. Age has finally given me a hard hit and I do feel old now.
Many people who practice female genital mutilation justify the practice with their Muslim faith. While infibulation is strictly forbidden, clitorectomy (the removal of the clitorus) is sanctioned. Mohammed is said to have told listeners to “circumcise but not destroy ( or mutilate), for not destroying the clitoris would be better for the man and would make the woman’s face glow.”
He was online every night until at least 2 a.m. Often he would wake up at around 4 am. and go back online. He would shut down the computer screen when I walked in. In the past, he used to take the laptop in bed with him and we would both be on our laptops watching movies and sharing our daily activities . He has now stopped doing that, slipping off to his office instead and closing the door even when I was asleep. He has started closing doors behind him. I was steeped in denial, but my body knew.
The youngest recipient of the Ashok Chakra Award, Neerja Bhanot is a living legend. In the process of saving lives of three children escaping the flight, Neerja ended up giving up her life.
Feministaa got in touch with Neerja Bhanot’s brother, Mr. Aneesh Bhanot to capture real glimpses of the Hijack Heroine.
Here is the link : http://feministaa.com/2016/02/15/sonam-kapoor-as-neerja/
Being passionate about your work surely gives you a sense of fulfilment. To be able to sustain your happiness, its important that you love what you do. If you work towards something which gives you a fruitful result, it boosts your productivity. For a while, you love the routine and the discipline because you feel settled and organised in your space. This is the time you feel good about your work and your life in general. A good balance is something everyone strives for.
Draupadi’s admirable character is revealed in the most humiliating incident of her life – her disrobing by the wicked Dushasana. Though she was victimised but her exceptional character transforms the lowest point in her life to the most honourable moments in the history of Hindu Mythology.
Mrs. Aishwarya Rai Bacchan in a special lunch with the French President Francois Hollande in Delhi, proved that a woman can be sexy yet elegant. With those crystal blue eyes, she always creates an aura of empowerment which is beautiful and powerful. Who would have thought that the former Miss World would surprise us and make the audience crave for a look, most of us would regret missing. With a red coloured Banarasi saari and a gulaab fixed in her beautiful locks, Mrs. Aishwarya Rai Bacchan looked delectably mesmerising yet simple.
When Deepika Padukone opened up about her depression on Barkha Dutt’s recent show, it was quite visible that she was fighting with herself, her struggle wasn’t over. She confessed how difficult it was to accept that she had a mental illness and needed medicines, something she had out rightly avoided initially. She explained how she used to cry, for hours, without any reason and that agony continued for a substantive amount of her life. She had her family, but in many other cases, there are so many actresses who fall prey to heavy drinking, smoking, drug addiction and even suicidal tendencies. No one has the time for them. They are as good as the last Friday’s Box office review And that rejection berates and rebukes their very soul, quite menacingly.
Let’s have a look at the untold stories of Indian Actresses
n India, violence against women is a massive problem. A rape story which was recently in light was when a 16-year-old from West Bengal was allegedly gang raped by three men on September 29 last year. Two of the three accused were caught by the police but they were eventually released on bail. The third accused continues to evade the police. Recently, the girl started receiving death threats from her perpetrators who were pursuing her to withdraw the police complaint against them. The parents of the survivor sent her to a relative’s house far away from the village as they are afraid that the accused might attack her.
Gender Inequality has been an age old issue everywhere in the world. A woman’s quest for equality had once become a universal phenomenon. Today, Many countries recognise the need to bring about a revolution which could result in the world to be a better place for women. However,still there are many countries which do not consider men and women at par and Saudi Arabia is one such country.
Women keep discovering, keep inventing, and keep overcoming themselves. Today, women are pregnant with better and more hopeful versions of their own reality. The transformation of consciousness, and precisely not through dogma or violence, is the inaugural moment of discovering new worlds — not by willing what does not exist but by seeing what is unfolding. As you read, Indian women, each with a different momentum, are creating a new geography of liberation. As there is no original sin, there is no final forgiveness — and thus no grand illusion, no master-narratives of emancipation.
The so called “bubbly” actress of the Indian Film industry has left no stone unturned to prove that she is a great combination of good acting, good dancing and superb dialogue delivery. Initially, when she entered the film industry, she was constantly compared with her sister Priyanka Chopra, which kind of bothered her all the time. Being a part of the same family, she has always considered Priyanka Chopra to be her icon but she wanted to make her own separate identity which is unique to her personality. She survived in the industry even after bring ridiculed for the chubby look, her weight issues and her dressing sense as well. People loved her performances and her bluntness with her dialogue delivery. She succeeded in proving that talent is more important than just having extraordinary looks and it is evident from her box office records and her “no so harsh reviews” from the critics.
With the new year coming in, Bolly-world seems to be giving a huge shout out to women dominated movies! 2015, saw some brilliant performance of female actors; Tanu’s comeback, Sircar’s Piku, the bold Mastani, and reigning Queen. but 2016 seems to go a step ahead. Strong content driven roles for women seems to be the trend. India has it’s expectations high on Feminism. No matter how much we detest it, it seems that we all understand that it is something that is the need of the hour.
When one says, “a small town girl”, the picture of a docile, petite girl in an indian suit makes for the perfect match . She probably doesn’t even know how to talk in english, being diffident is in her genes. It is highly doubtful that one can imagine an image of an outgoing, bold, opinionated and an ambitious woman with a go-getter attitude.
Read more at http://feministaa.com/2016/01/22/do-you-know-who-is-our-favourite-feministaa/
The number of female smokers are increasing by the day and India is no exception. While the reasons for this rise are varied, the most obvious one is the increasing stress amongst women. This is most common with urban Indian women who have to shoulder the dual responsibilities of managing their household and their work life simultaneously. Women smokers are more vulnerable to increasing chances of having ulcers, decreased bone density, early menopause, gum diseases, early age depression and even breathing problems.
Read more : http://feministaa.com/2016/01/05/why-women-should-quit-smoking/
28th July was going to be one of the most memorable days of my life. It was my convocation and I was really happy to meet my parents after 3 long months. I could see their eyes beaming with joy. I was the first girl in my family to get a degree in Management. My job was to begin in a month in the city.
Read more at http://feministaa.com/2016/01/23/i-crave-ambition-i-am-just-another-woman/
India has recently witnessed the advent of 49-year-old Manabi Bandopadhyay, the first transgender Principal at a girl’s college in Kolkata. Since her appointment, she has been receiving several emails from students who want to study in her college, as they feel encouraged and emancipated with the audacious manner in which Bandopadhyay has embraced her sexuality.
Read more at : http://feministaa.com/2016/01/25/the-evolving-identity-of-hijras-in-india/
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