TWI Woman of Substance – Nirupa Umapathy

Let’s face it. For most people who are involved in the rat race of life, there is very less or no time at all to self-reflect. We are cogs in a wheel. Or to give a more current and apt analogy, we are like that bus in the movie Speed. If we fall under a…

TWI Call for Submissions – Instagram Poem of the Day

  Yes, YOU! We would like to feature a poem-of-the-day on instagram from YOUR submissions. They do NOT have to be based on any theme, but if you could limit the line count to 25, that would be great! So what are you waiting for? Get to writing! Send your work to submitthewomaninc@gmail.com  

TWI Reviews – Poornima Laxmeshwar’s ‘Thirteen’

Poornima Laxmeshwar’s ‘Thirteen’, a collection of thirteen prose poems, is a cardigan of memories knitted from simple observations and conversations unique to one’s own home and surroundings. A synaethesia of colours and textures etched in a technicolour that refuses to fade away. They depict the transformation of a child’s musings into a mature perspective.  …

TWI News Circle – 10/19/18

M.J Akbar resigns over #MeToo movement. (News Source : NDTV) In the wake of the #MeToo movement growing in India, and as a result of several allegations of sexual misconduct against Minister of State for External Affairs, M. J. Akbar,  the seasoned politician was forced to resign from his post last week. This is probably…

TWI News Circle – 10/17/18

What happened to #WhyIStayed? (News Source: New York Times) Does anyone remember this hashtag from earlier this year? Women who then tweeted/posted on social media about why they continued to stay in an abusive relationship, rather than leave, say that the response to their posts was very muted. Not many could relate to the situation….

TWI News Circle – 10/15/18

First woman IAF president appointed. (News Source : SpacePolicyOnline) The International Astronautical Federation (IAF) has finally elected a woman as its incoming president, 67 years later. Professor Pascale Ehrenfreund, chair of the German space agency, DLR will succeed Jean-Yves Le Gall, president of France’s space agency, CNES. It was a great day for Women in…

The power of pen

11th October is being observed as the United Nations International Day of the Girl Child every year to celebrate young women who have shown courage to take charge of their future in adverse situations. The them for the year 2018 was “With Her – A Skilled Girl Force” with an objective to promote women empowerment…

International Day of the Girl Child

Today is the International day of the girl child. This was established by the United Nations in 2012 to support and empower girls across the globe to address and combat issues such as child marriage, inequality and gender-based violence. 2018’s theme is helping girls overcome adversity. According to UNICEF, 600 million adolescent girls will enter…

TWI News Circle – 10/10/18

30 Indian schoolgirls beaten up in Bihar school. (News Credit : CNN World News) About 30 schoolgirls are recovering in a state-run boarding school after being beaten up by a group of teenage boys and their parents on Sunday. The girls, between the ages of 11 to 16, were playing inside the school compound in…

TWI Woman of Substance – Uma Stewart

Long gone are the days when a house was simply a roof over your head and a place to hang your hat. If the exterior of the house is judged by its curb appeal, then the interior – the home, is a reflection of the personal taste of its occupants. It is more than throwing…