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…

Girl, exiled.

undocumented rainwater on the soil of her birth falls in a symphony of lyrical arias and adagio – songs that no longer sing her to sleep. dry powdery fields usher the rain in a dance of dust mites, girls’ tresses eagerly catch those first drops of cloudburst. pastel dreams do little to transport her, when she shuts…

The News Circle – 10/8/18

Nobel Peace Prize Winners for 2018 announced in Oslo, Norway. (News Source : BBC News) This past week was when the Nobel Prize winners were announced and it was heartwarming to see a few women amongst them in the fields of Physics and Chemistry, after a gap of many years. But the people who truly…

Losing their religion

The ongoing case of the Kerala priests charged with the rape of a nun and several other minors is causing a lot of uproar in India. And why not – the details are horrifying. This is not a single one-off case we are talking about. Several priests have been indicted and arrested for the sexual…

The News Circle – 10/4/18

Physicist Kawtar Hafidi has been appointed Associate Laboratory Director, Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory. (News Credit : Argonne National Laboratory) Hafidi most recently served as the director of Argonne’s Physics division, a role she took in January 2017. During her tenure, Hafidi successfully established Argonne as…

Stains

A lament flickers the evening lamp For nine nights the Goddess carves herself in beige and jewels draped in silk and strapped with silver- foiled cardboard weapons ‘I am a mannequin’ she says tongue tied with paper flowers Her geometry does not rest on mythology and offerings The revolving disco lights decorate her avatars in…

The News Circle – 10/3/18

Gita Gopinath first-ever woman to be named IMF Chief Economist. (News Credit : Wall Street Journal) The International Monetary Fund appointed Harvard University’s Gita Gopinath as its new chief economist. Ms. Gopinath, one of the leading scholars in exchange rates, sovereign debt and capital flows, will be the first woman to lead the IMF’s economic…

TWI invites photo essay submissions

Do you like photography? Is there a photographer lurking inside you? If so, then it’s time to unleash your talents! TheWomanInc invites photographs on the theme of women empowerment as we celebrate a photo essay special feature from October to December 2018. Last date for submission 31st December 2018. Rules: 1. All photos should relate…

The News Circle – 10/1/18

Woman on board! California becomes the first state to mandate women on boards of companies. (News Credit : CNN Money New York) The new law was passed on Sunday stating that all-male boards would no longer be acceptable – if the company is publicly traded and headquartered in California. The requirement would be to place…

Welcome Akila!

Please join us in welcoming the newest editor to our WomanInc. team – Akila Gopalakrishnan! Here is a bit about her : G. Akila juggles the muse, work, home and an eight-year-old daughter. She engages in free verse and the Japanese forms of haiku and haibun written in English language. She has read and conducted…