Gangaur 2017: Significance of The Rajasthani Festival for Women

India will be celebrating Gauri Teej on 30th March this year. Major parts of Rajasthan have been busy preparing for the massive Gangaur festival which starts today. Teej is the third day of the lunar fortnight in a Hindu calendar and Gauri Teej is celebrated on the third day of the Shukla Paksha or the waxing phase of the moon in the Chaitra Month, marking the annunciation of the Gangaur festival. The day is dedicated to the worship of Goddess Gauri or Parvati (an avatar of Goddess Shakti). The divine…

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International Women’s Day: A rise in number of women-only bikers in India

Vroom….and she is zigzagging through traffic and narrow streets. No, we are not talking about a 20-year-old girl from an affluent class, in fact,she is a middle-class woman, above 40, who is riding on a motorbike to enjoy the new-found feeling of happiness and peace. Source: http://www.thebetterindia.com Seeing a woman revving up her motorcycle, wearing a leather jacket and gloves before going off on a ride to a far-flung area might seem like a plot of Hindi film. But it is a reality now, as Indian women are breaking gender…

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Milind Soman unveils active lifestyle brand for women, Deivee

Actor, model and fitness evangelist Milind Soman on Friday unveiled his latest offering for Indian women, an active lifestyle brand called Deivee. Deivee pronounced as ‘Devi’ means goddess and aspires to help women connect with the goddess within her. Deivee is an active lifestyle brand with a range of specialised clothing for various activities such as running, walking, Yoga, swimming and gym wear Milind Soman has always been at the forefront of women’s fitness and has spearheaded the Pinkathon initiative for years. This is his way of aiding Indian women…

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Sedentary lifestyle and women: Do some exercise daily, else you’ll age faster

Elderly women who sit for more than 10 hours a day with low physical activity have cells that are biologically older by eight years than those who are less sedentary, a new study has warned. Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine in the US found elderly women with less than 40 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity per day have shorter telomeres — tiny caps found on the ends of DNA strands that protect chromosomes from deterioration and progressively shorten with age. As a cell ages, its…

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Real empowerment of women possible only through education: President Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said real empowerment of women would be possible only through education, encouragement of economic self-dependence and provision of opportunities enabling the unfolding of one’s full potential. The President praised the leading role played by the Mahila Dakshata Samiti in women’s empowerment and recalled the contributions of the Samiti’s founding members such as Suman Krishankant, Prof. Pramila Dandavate and Smt. Mridula Sinha, the Governor of Goa. “The only long lasting solution is to create cooperative structures comprising the government and private stake holders as well as…

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Empowering rural women through education in J&K

Dr. Kavita Suri According to Census 2011, the literacy rate in Jammu and Kashmir is 78.26 percent for males and 58.01 percent for females. The female literacy rate is less than male literacy rate. The rural female literacy rate is 53.36 percent to 70.19 percent of urban female literacy rate. Earlier in Census 2001, it was 36.7% and 61.9% at rural and urban level, respectively. There is a large gap in the male female literacy. Over the years, Government has announced several schemes to promote education among women which include…

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Kristen Stewart flashes smile at ‘Certain Women’ premiere

Kristen Stewart flashed a rare smile on the red carpet Monday in New York. The 26-year-old actress was unusually animated as she attended the New York Film Festival premiere of Certain Women at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. Stewart, who wore her platinum blonde hair short, stunned in a revealing, cranberry-colored suit. The Twilight star accessorized with a long, gold necklace and pointed-toe booties. Laura Dern, Michelle Williams and Jared Harris were among the other stars to attend the event. The film also co-stars James Le Gros, Lily Gladstone…

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The 2016 Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink

Meet this year’s class of food influencers. Fortune and Time Inc. sister publication Food & Wineteamed up to bring you our third annual list of the women who had the most transformative impact in the last year on what we eat and drink. This group of entrepreneurs, activists, and idealists is making its mark up and down the food chain. 1. Emily Broad Leib, Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic Courtesy of Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation According to the United Nations, the world produces more than enough food for everyone on…

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The 5 Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink

From the editors of Food & Wine and Fortune magazines The future of food is here, and it’s decidedly female. The editors of Food & Wine and Fortune magazines teamed up to spotlight women entrepreneurs, activists and leaders in the food world who’ve worked in the past year to transform the way people dine. Twenty earned a spot on their Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink 2016 list. Here are five standouts from the report by Food & Wine and Fortune(which, like TIME, are owned by Time Inc.). Emily…

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The 5 Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink

From the editors of Food & Wine and Fortune magazines The future of food is here, and it’s decidedly female. The editors of Food & Wine and Fortune magazines teamed up to spotlight women entrepreneurs, activists and leaders in the food world who’ve worked in the past year to transform the way people dine. Twenty earned a spot on their Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink 2016 list. Here are five standouts from the report by Food & Wine and Fortune(which, like TIME, are owned by Time Inc.). SHARE…

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