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The Good Old Lady | Payal Gandhi Hoon Blog

0 I travelled to assist my NLP mentor on a training course in Cherai, Kerala by the beach. I checked into a home stay owned and run by a lady called Ms. Panioty. There she was in a long, wide, ankle-length printed dress, her hair tied in a small tuft, lines of experience and life running down her face, coupled...
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Women Coming Into Focus: India’s Budget 2014-15 Impact | Laila Dastur Haksar

0 Last week (10 July 2014), Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, presented the Union Budget 2014 to the Indian Parliament. A controversial announcement in this years budget has been the allocation of Rs 200 crore for a giant statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Gujarat. Along with the expected audience of businesses and markets, the budget was closely followed by house wives, the working class and senior citizens as its provisions were expected to...
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Desi Women Abroad: Vinita Ramtri

1 I’m not quite sure whether I’m ‘videshi woman’ or ‘desi turned videshi’! All I know is that as an Indian turned British, single mum of two lovely children, I would love to share my journey with you. To those of you who are in India considering a life abroad, or the videshi women in India who...
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How can women remain safe in today’s sex obsessed society? | Vimla Patil

0 Do scantily or provocatively-dressed women attract trouble? Do women who live alone make good targets for sexual perverts? Women’s rights groups all over the world are fighting for their freedom to dress and live as they please. “Men must change their aggressive and lascivious attitude towards women and stop treating them as sex objects,” they say. Is this really possible? Will...
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Sandhya Gorthi’s Sanctum

2 I’d like to welcome you to our happy place, our Sanctum! I am a law graduate from the National Law School of India, Bangalore, but I have always had a creative side to me as well. I have worked in theatre, radio, journalism, internet companies – beginning in content,...
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My Lane on the ‘HIGHWAY’!

0 The Movie HIGHWAY – it’s a journey that I didn’t want to end, just like the protagonist Veera. It’s a movie which actually moves a lot inside you and yet it isn’t the typical dark or negative film. It’s a movie which will stay with me for a very...
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Crossing the Chasm of Potential

0 We are living in a very promising time for entrepreneurs in India and elsewhere in the world. The time is ripe, society is keener than ever before to welcome you with support and some infrastructure. Entrepreneurs are not viewed as ‘Unemployed’ as stated by Mark Zuckerberg in the movie ‘The Social Media’, rather...
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DHI Design

0 When art and communication come together, the dynamics change creating a strategy, and when this strategy is research-driven it conveys a memorable experience. As a communication designer it is imperative to help clients create such experiences with their brand and its tangible interface. This learning has come together after...
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