Posts Tagged ‘ women ’

The Vagina Monologues

The Vagina Monologues

I finally had the opportunity to attend The Vagina Monologues — a theater production with proceeds to benefit the girls and women of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It was a packed house — 250 men and women sitting with eager anticipation. I had heard a lot about the monologues but didn’t quite...
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Professionalism matters

No Whining Allowed

I am surprised at how many people lack professional etiquette in the workforce. Too many unprofessional encounters have led me to believe it’s because people don’t quite understand what professionalism is. So, here goes: 1. Dress appropriately: There’s not much latitude when it comes to office attire in a regular cubicle environment. While niche...
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To let: a healthy womb

Surrogate Mother

Two recent cases on surrogate adoptions have had me thinking the last couple of days. I’ve learned from the experiences of two very close friends that motherhood is almost like a rebirth for a woman. It’s more than just a physical roller-coaster ride – it’s an emotional voyage that springs new life. For the...
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True love

Meetinf of the Minds

Love to some is like a cloud To some as strong as steel For some a way of living For some a way to feel Some say love is holding on And some say let it go While some say love is everything Some say they don’t know… Love — the one emotion that...
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Mirror, mirror on the wall

Stress on physical perfection

Sitting in the waiting area of my dentist’s office, I reached for Time magazine with the cover image of an aeroplane and the title “Fear of Flying.” Right beside it was Redbook with a smiling Julia-Louis Dreyfus looking “hotter at 49 than 29.” What caught my attention was this message shouting out in bold...
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Celebrating women for a day

Women's Day doesn't do anything for women in real life

Here is an article I wrote for Hindustan Times a couple of years ago. For my readers in India, let me know if things have changed for the better on the streets, in the houses, at work … —————— In 1909 some women textile workers in New York went on strike. After thirteen weeks...
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Confessions of the “non-feminine” kind

Mansi

“But every woman loves going to the mall!!” I cannot even begin to count how many times I’ve had the same surprised … nay …. jaw-dropping reaction to my disinterest in going to a 50,000 square-foot zoo of clothes, shoes, knickknacks, and fast food. I just find it a terrible waste of time. It’s...
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A marriage of lies

Tiger Woods

I watched about 10 minutes of the Tiger Woods apology this morning. Seeing this iconic figure say to the world “I failed you,” was moving. He’s not the first man in time to have strayed from his values, his family, his wife. Many before him have faltered. Have cheated. Have lied. Many continue to...
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Adding the element of surprise

Surprise

A good way of managing my professional time, I’ve been told, is to prioritize. I have a daily to-do list, a white board which I update (anally) with a list of current and future projects, and a good idea of the importance attached to each project (all requests from the president’s office come first)....
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The battle of the sexes

Kissing

As I watched Modern Family last night (which, by the way, is the best new comedy on the airwaves these days) I couldn’t help but laugh out loud when one of the characters woke her daughter in the middle of the night and beseeched her teenager to teach her how to use the remote....
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