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…

TWI Poetry – Mother to Son

They say peas in a pod are born together I was reborn with your birth, morning-cusp-baby, 36-hour labor You made sure I was really ready for you We fused, blood to bone, heart to soul, your tiny palm curled around my finger I am not sure what your eyes saw, in what color, where you…

TWI Woman of Substance – Anu Sehgal

As parents, our aim is always to try and pass on our values to the next generation. Especially for those who hail from one country and live abroad, the need to do so becomes all the more important. Most of us know that early childhood is the best phase of life to impart the gifts…

TWI Woman of Substance – Deepshikha Sairam

Many of us on this planet use and/or are addicted to social media. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram – the like. We enjoy posting, perusing, getting ideas and tips in a relaxed, online setting. But now let’s meet someone whose vision goes beyond these and who thinks social media can be gainfully employed to purposes other than…

TWI News Circle – 11/5/18

Ethiopia’s parliament has made Sahle-Work Zewde the country’s first female president. And while the role is largely ceremonial, her appointment carries power in what it signifies. Sahle-Work, an experienced diplomat, is the first female head of state in Ethiopia’s modern history. In June, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Sahle-Work as special representative to the African Union and…

TWI Woman of Substance – Sejal Lakhani-Bhatt

The technology and financial services landscape can be tough for a woman – pardon the stereotype, but the aggressive nature of the job, coupled with travel and bending over backwards for the client is in general very demanding for someone who wants to achieve a work-life balance, especially one who wants to be dutifully involved…

TWI Poetry – Star-Crossed

I remember a different time when Orion brought us good luck. When the Big Dipper would point to Sirius, and we thought the spirit of every dog lived there When I would stare at your freckled back and look for a map of cities where we would go, where we would separate The hunt is…