Shuttler Sindhu welcomes MeToo movement

Shuttler Sindhu welcomes MeToo movement

 Indian badminton player P V Sindhu with her mother P. Vijaya at a promotional event in New Delhi, Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018. (Image: PTI)   New Delhi, October 10 (IANS) Rio silver medallist P.V.Sindhu on Wednesday encouraged people from various walks of life to step out and speak on harassment while distancing herself from the […]

Jwala Gutta speaks of mental harassment, selection bias; calls it her ‘me too’ moment

Jwala Gutta speaks of mental harassment, selection bias; calls it her ‘me too’ moment

In a series of tweets, the former world championships bronze-medallist in women’s doubles neither took any names nor mentioned any instances of sexual harassment, which form the core of the movement that has taken India by storm after major ramifications the world over.   New Delhi, October 10 (PTI) Indian badminton player Jwala Gutta Tuesday […]

Instead of #MeToo, it should be #YouToo for men: Shilpa

Instead of #MeToo, it should be #YouToo for men: Shilpa

Mumbai, October 8 (PTI) Actor Shilpa Shetty on Sunday said it is time women spoke about their harassment but not under the hashtag ‘MeToo’ but ‘YouToo’ as it is the men who are at fault.   Shilpa applauded Tanushree Dutta for speaking up about the alleged harassment she faced from Nana Patekar on a film’s […]

Jacqueline speaks up against animal testing at UN

Jacqueline speaks up against animal testing at UN

New Delhi, October 5 (IANS) Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez took over 8 million petition signatures to the UN Headquarters in New York City, voicing her opinion against animal testing on World Animal Day.   The actress attended a special event for the occasion on Thursday as brand ambassador of The Body Shop, which is ‘Forever […]

Emma Watson addresses note on reproductive justice to Indian woman

Emma Watson addresses note on reproductive justice to Indian woman

London, October 2 (IANS): Actress and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson has addressed an emotional letter to Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar, who passed away in 2012 after being denied abortion in Ireland, saying she will continue the fight for reproductive justice for her.   Halappanavar died at University Hospital Galway in Ireland, following a […]

Education, financial freedom important for women: Shabana Azmi

Education, financial freedom important for women: Shabana Azmi

New Delhi, October 2 (IANS) Veteran actress-activist Shabana Azmi, who runs NGO Mijwan Welfare Society, says women must be educated and have financial freedom.   “Education and financial freedom are very important for women. It is necessary that parents and the life partner should respect a woman and take participation with her in every work. […]

The coffee culture is here to stay

The coffee culture is here to stay

(October 1 is World Coffee Day)   By Suresh Narasimha IANS India is the third-largest producer and exporter of coffee in Asia and the seventh-largest producer and fifth-largest exporter of coffee in the world. It accounts for 3.66 per cent (2017) of the global coffee production. The country produces more than three lakh tonnes, with […]