Women in Comedy by Prajakta Paranjpe

My first impression of America, as a fresh immigrant cooped up in a tiny studio apartment on snowy days, watching rerun after rerun of famous sitcoms of the 90s was: “Americans must LOVE their comedy!” They love their comedy so much so that here, even grownups watch ‘cartoons’ like Family Guy, South Park, and The…

TWI Woman of Substance : Pooja Krishna

Networking is not just about connecting with people. It is also about connecting people with ideas, opportunities and skills. And when it comes to women, it is almost a necessity. As they say, a mixture of empathy and brainstorming can move mountains. One woman’s success can only help another’s. In that context, let’s meet Pooja…

TWI Woman of Substance – Swapna Patel

Let’s face it. Most of the time, women are not in need of “designer” clothing. We want pieces that go with our lives, our personalities and our needs. And then there are stylists who do this as a hobby, sometimes clothes, sometimes jewelry. How nice it would be to have a trained professional who can…

TWI Poet – Janna Grace

I smell like onions after eating your story it’s the same rose of corn that bubbles in a stew of your chunky untruth. It makes me sick my mom says because we cannot process onions and garlic and leeks that our bodies cannot take it in it spills them out every pore. Even the ducts…

TWI Woman of Substance – Swati Goorha

What most of us see as a house, some see as a home, a living space, that brings out the best in us, fills us with positivity, and increases our productivity and happiness quotient. In our busy lives, we tend to ignore these finer details and a home just becomes a place to hang your…

TWI Woman of Substance – Roma Bajaj Kohli

Most women today, especially those of us in the western hemisphere, are at a high risk of burnout, thanks to the demands of everyday life. We want to be it all, do it all, and in this search for perfection, a part of us goes unrecognized and unacknowledged. That part is our soul, our prana, which…

TWI Poem of the day

Courtesy : poets.org Crescent Moons Natalie Eilbert When the forensic nurse inspected me, she couldn’t see the tenderness he showed me after. My walk homesquirmed sore with night. I passed the earthworms displaced to sidewalk, their bodies apostrophed in the sun. I did not anticipate a grief so small, my noun of a prayer, Eat dirt…

TWI News Circle – May 2019

General Motors becomes the first major auto company in history to have a female CEO and a female CFO. (Source : BusinessInsider) What was once considered a bastion for the car guys is now changing. The news that Chuck Stevens, the erstwhile CFO would retire and Dhivya Suryadevara, 39, would take his place, was astounding….

TWI Woman of Substance – Neha Mahajan

As immigrants to the United States, many of us can identify with the difficulties to assimilate into a new country. In addition, spouses on an H4 visa with work restrictions feel the pinch even more as they struggle to come to terms with their new identity and their diminished sense of purpose. We need spokespersons…

TWI News Circle – December 2018

Suffering in Silence (News Source : ReliefWeb) Many survivors of sexual violence in Southeast Myanmar face numerous obstacles to reporting their case and accessing justice. It remains a widespread problem and according to the Ministry of Home Affairs, the number of rape cases reported to the authorities increases from 1,100 in 2016 to 1,405 in…