• On the fabric of change

    Do you think there is a connection between fashion and women’s liberation? In my opinion, fashion has played a pivotal role in women’s liberation. If one reflects to the Suffragettes Movement, women wore pants instead of long gowns and dresses to make a statement that they were equal to...
  • Building Blocks of Success

    Career development on an institutional and student level is critical to one’s success. Developing countries like Peru, Uruguay in the Latin American region or Nepal, Myanmar and Sri Lanka in Asia are prime examples of the dearth of opportunities in terms of skill development and mentorship that play an...
  • Esha Nag: Making Her Mark! 

    Describe your childhood. I was born and brought up in the beautiful east Indian city of Kolkata (also known as “Calcutta”), once the capital of the British East India Company, and famous for its long line of artists, reformers, writers and filmmakers of international repute such as Rabindranath Tagore,...
  • Dancing to the tunes of women rebels

    The music industry has had its share of badass female artists, loved, adored and even hated by many. Apart from making some of the biggest hits, they managed to ruffle many a feather through quirky antics, disruptive behavior or defiant attitude; in other words not conforming to norms set...
  • Eight awesome female rebels we want in real life

    While literature and history is replete with examples of gender inequality and objectification of women. Be it fact or fiction, reams of paper have also been used to illustrate the female gender as strong, emancipated and intellectually extraordinary. From the feisty Scarlett O’ Hara, the demonically powerful SHE, effervescent...
  • Pakistani Drama Actresses Who Rule the Roost

    Way before the deluge of the Indian drama with likes of Kiyon Ki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi (Because a mum-inlaw was once a daughter-inlaw) and what have you; it was actually the Pakistani small screen that had the subcontinent viewers glued to their seats. From the awe-inspiring Khuda ki Basti...
  • 11 Badass Female Characters That Changed Bollywood

    From item-song choreography to one-dimensional characters, it is not untrue to claim that movie industries across the globe reinforce some of the worst gender stereotypes one has ever viewed. On the other hand, there are movies that just get it right! Here are the 11 awesome movies from India,...