Marisa Mathew

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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg calls for more family-friendly government policies

Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg posted a Mother's Day appeal on Sunday for federal and corporate policies to benefit working …

The TM Krishna column: Should the ‘collective conscience’ override the spirit of the Constitution?

The principle of justice demands that law cannot rely on or be influenced by any delusionary sense or mood of the people.<p>There are times when the …

Photo Series Shows Indian Women's 'Flaws'

When we look in the mirror, we have this terrible tendency to spot the things we don't like about ourselves. We look at the things we perceive as flaws, poking and prodding as we wish our bodies were different. But, why? Do we genuinely see something wrong with ourselves, or are we taught to think …

Women's News (India)

Haryana girls protest sexual harassment with hunger strike: Our response to children's complaints must change

<b>By Maya Palit</b><p>Here are two stories which tell you a little bit about how authority figures who are responsible for the emotional well-being of …

8 celebrities who will not be shamed for breastfeeding in public

The stigma needs to be trashed<p>It's 2017, India has set world records in space exploration, but it’s still considered taboo for a woman to breastfeed …

Most Indians believe a woman’s sole purpose in life is to be a good wife and mother

Familial duties are holding back India’s working women.<p>Some 64% of Indians think that the main job of women is to be good mothers and wives, according to an Ipsos Global Trends Survey 2017 that polled 18,180 adults across 22 countries. The country ranks third in having traditional views about …

Women's News (India)

Is Bollywood ready for gender-neutral awards? Ayushmann Khurrana-Parineeti Chopra DEBATE on the idea!

This year the MTV Movie & TV Awards created history by opting for gender-neutral performance categories. Emma Watson won Best Actor award for <i>Beauty</i> …

Social Media

Why are millions of Indian women dropping out of work?

<b>Why are millions of women dropping out of work in India?</b><p>The numbers are stark - for the first time in India's recent history, not only was there a decline in the female labour participation rate, but also a shrinking of the total number of women in the workforce.<p>Nearly 20 million Indian women quit …

Chinese feminist groups not impressed by Dangal

Aamir Khan-starrer 'Dangal' released earlier this month in China and has been shattering box-office records. Chinese feminist groups, however, have …

How your sense of humour could actually be damaging your self-esteem

Could you be permanently blighting your self-esteem and reputation?<p>Have you ever replied to a compliment about your outfit with a knee-jerk, negative …

Feminism

This Novel Is So Good Bill Gates Gave It to 50 of His Friends

Another billionaire publicly discusses how fiction changed his life.<p>Amazon founder Jeff Bezos's favorite book of all time is <i>The Remains of the Day</i>, Kazuo Ishiguro's novel about a butler with a dark past. Barack Obama claims reading fiction made him a better citizen. And classic sci-fi by Isaac …

Bill Gates

'Men Without Women' is Murakami at his whimsical best

Haruki Murakami's seventh short story collection is rife with familiar obsessions and yet still surprising.<p>For Haruki Murakami aficionados, reading</b> …

Literature

Power to the traveler!

❤️ Hello<p>London<p>England<p>Hello London<p>“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life,” Samuel Johnson once said. And who could argue with that? This …

England

Dave Ramsey on Life’s Lessons Hard Earned

You can wander into debt but you can’t wander out. So says Dave Ramsey, the immensely popular radio talk show host, best-selling author, nationally …

If Cinderella were a guy...

3 Ways Being a Bookworm Translates to Career Success

Books are important. They make us happier, they make us healthier and they can even be the key to career success.<p>4 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>Reading may have traditionally been seen as one of life’s great pleasures, but in the age of smartphones, game consoles …

Emotional Intelligence

The 5 friends every successful person has

While it's easy to spot the toxic people you should immediately banish from your life, it can be sometimes more difficult to decide who the people are you should invite into your life and keep close.<p>Who are the people you absolutely need to keep in your life?<p>These are the five kinds of people I …

Dangal, Pink, Piku to Queen: How does Hindi cinema fare on the Bechdel Test?

Apr,16 2017 11:27:05 IST<p>Traditionally, women in Indian cinema have served decorative and/or ancillary functions. Roles written for women are either …

How the complexities of Hinduism and Indian society confused Europeans

The lack of a uniform social structure or a monotheistic religion baffled Westerners.<p>In his 2011 book, <i>Three Ways to be Alien</i>, eminent historian …

India

‘Poetry is a place of truth. Not factual truth, but truth of expression and emotion.’

Karthika Naïr is India’s only poet to have won a fiction prize for a work of poetry.<p>Karthika Naïr, one of the most complex poets of our times, enjoys …

What India’s bestselling writers read when they read literary fiction

It is clearly a misconception that writers of romances and of novels that sell in big numbers do not read serious fiction.<p>Since my long years of …

Books

Margaret Atwood Reflects on ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

Next week, in a fortuitous bit of timing, Hulu presents a new series starring Elizabeth Moss, adapted from Margaret Atwood’s classic dystopian novel</i> …

Climate-change in these three novels is even more terrifying than in real life

Fiction-writers can do a better job of convincing us that cataclysms are coming.<p>“Out at sea, beyond the grey stone bulwarks of the port, zigzags of …

Literature

Donna Leon: Why I became an eco-detective writer

On the 25th anniversary of her first crime novel, the Commissario Brunetti author reveals how she is responding to dark times<p>Cultured, shrewd, honest and fit Commissario Guido Brunetti – the more-or-less-ideal man who is the hero of Donna Leon’s hugely successful series of 26 detective novels set …

Venice

The fallen woman: prostitution in literature

The commodification of sex has fascinated writers, playwrights and painters for centuries – but for all the supposed liberation of our times, have attitudes really changed that much?<p>In the past, women whose lives included selling sex were rarely the subjects of their own histories, but were …

Mary Magdalene

Luke Was a Saint but Was He a Christian?

Known for his mashups of fiction and fact, French author Emmanuel Carrère talks about his new book on St. Luke, an admiring but cool-eyed chronicler …

Chart Every Country's Favorite Book on This Map

Navigate the world of literature through the books that impacted a country’s population the most.<p>A well-intentioned illustrated map colors the globe with book covers representative of popularitywithin their country of origin. Reddit user Backforward24 respectfully pulls beloved literature and …

Why even a great writer like Adichie should not be an expert on everything

Why do we expect a writer to have a position on everything under the sun?<p>Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie, the acclaimed Nigerian novelist and leading …