I am not new to Kolkata. I lived there for two years at the start of my career, made the occasional trip in between and have done the usual touristy activities—from wandering around the Victoria Memorial to eating egg rolls on Park Street. I have been on a boat ride on the Hooghly, never realising […]
Is there something special about female friendships? I wondered. I had just watched the movie Veere di wedding with a friend. In the movie, four women who have been friends since school, smoke, drink, banter and bare it all as they come together for a wedding. We have had Hollywood movies like Sex and the […]
“Don’t do it for me. Don’t do it for you. Somewhere there is an eight year old girl who is dreaming of becoming a criminal. Do this for her.”
I am watching Ocean’s Eight with my daughter and we have just heard the leading lady, Debbie Ocean, legitimize the dream of a career in crime. The […]
“I don’t want to mentor a woman,” confessed a senior leader at a corporate I was working with for a coaching and mentoring program.” I support women and all that but these days. I just don’t want to be in situation where it might get uncomfortable,” he added, looking a little embarrassed while admitting to […]
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There is a saying among people, especially expatriates, who come to Dhaka-“You cry when you land and you cry when you leave.” When I moved to Dhaka in 2014 in the wake of my husband’s job, dragging our reluctant daughter, I was dry eyed but dubious. Bangladesh, […]
Senator Madeline Albright , while introducing Hilary Clinton as the Democratic Presidential candidate said,” There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women”. We all believe that women should and would support other women.
However, we have few role models or stories to bolster this idea. The stories we tell create […]
“I sent my eight month old baby to day care and went back to work,’ confessed a young mother during a workshop. Her eyes became moist and she flinched as though she expected the other women to pelt her with stones, each heavy with the words ‘ Bad Mother’.
“Why don’t fathers feel any guilt leaving […]
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Ok, I confess. I recently read Chetan Bhagat’s One Indian Girl. I decided to check out the book after hearing that the author had delved deep into the psyche of the Indian girl and claimed to represent the reality of the Indian women. In the book, the Indian girl’s first […]