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 Poetry #Metoo #Rights#VoicesinPoetry

  (Picture borrowed from the Internet) Violence against women or episodes of misbehaviour and assault are not new or recent. Though many of them are now coming out of their own shadows against the guilty, there have been several of them who have used their voice and words as expression. Here are a few poems…

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…

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….