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Life will keep going, accept what ever happens and move on

LIFE goes on and it gets heavy. We have to accept the defeat and move on.  The best thing I learnt from my life experience till today ,till the moment of me typing about my experience is that we always learn from our mistakes and that is the best thing learning and improving. Winning is not always that matters. Losing teaches u a lot, I have learnt a lot no. Of times I lost.

Most importantly I learnt that people come and go , not everyone accompanies you in the journey of life. There are only few who stand by till the end. So I try to keep it simple, happy most of times. Also, being emotional is a good thing that I have learnt recently. It is okay to cry  in front of your loved ones, your boss,your colleagues ,your friends don’t suppress your feelings and your basic nature be true to yourself , tears are not sign of weakness it shows your softness ,your kindness and your purity.

 

Express your feelings,share your experiences and  knowledge.There are so many great lessons we all learn from life. I personally made a list with some of the most important ones so far, lessons that had a great impact in my life. These lessons have helped me become the person I am today. I know there are more to come and I am ready, opened and receptive to them all.

 

1.People will treat you the way you allow them to treat you. Respect and love yourself and others will do the same.

2. Every problem you have is your responsibility, regardless of who caused it. Its your life and you have to deal with whatever comes on the way .

3. Managing one’s wants is the most powerful skill a person can learn. Whole life we want want and want, you must learn how to manage your wants.

4. Forgiveness is a gift you give to yourself, to be at peace, to be happy and to be able to sleep at night. You don’t forgive because you are weak but because you are strong enough to realize that only by giving up on resentment will you be happy. If you hold on hate, anger, and resentment toward someone, you will end up poisoning yourself more than you poison the other person, and you will be very unhappy. 

5. A lot of times we get so focused on our big dreams and goals, that we forget to enjoy this journey called life. Always remember that life is all about this moment. Life is all about the journey and less about the destination. So take a deep cleansing breath and allow yourself to be present in everything you do. Allow yourself to enjoy each second of your life – to observe the world around you, the people present in your life and the beauty that is present within and all around you…

6. The moment you forgive somebody, chances are that you will also give them a second chance, a chance to be near you, without trying to remind them of what they did to you, treating them not as they are, or as they once were, but rather as you want them to be. By doing this, you are also allowing them to grow and to become better and better every day. Your ego might tell you to “let these people go” but what does your heart tell you? We are all humans, we all make mistakes, and we all deserve a second chance, and why not, maybe a third, fourth, a sixth and a seventh…

7. Don’t expect others to see gold where you can only see dust. If you don’t believe in yourself, if you don’t believe that you are capable, a worthy human being, chances are that nobody will. You will act on that belief and people will treat you based on what you think about yourself, based on how you treat yourself and based on how you act and behave in the world.

8. “Kisi Bhi Chej Ko Shedat Se Chaho toh Pure Kaynat Ushko Milane Mein Juth Jayege”

Hence proved in my case. If you think life is unfair, and that bad thing always happen to you, chances are that life will treat you unfairly, and you will always have many reasons to complain about.  Because just how there is a law of gravity, there is also a law of attraction, and based on this law, you attract in your life that which you think about all day long, you attract that which you are, because you see, like attracts like. The law of attraction works in all that is good and also in all that is bad, and it’s only up to us whether we choose to focus our attention on the negative or on the positive. Focus your attention on the many great things you have and you are grateful for, and you will see that the more you do that, the more reasons you will have to express your gratitude for.

 

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Great things take time and we need to learn how to give time, time.Life is unpredictable, full of surprises and gifts. Some may be charming and some will be lethal. It is only you who is the writer, director and actor of your life. It depends on you if u want to be a part of the history or to make the history.”

Can An Educationist Be Part Of Pageantry ?

You probably don’t think there are any reasons to enter a beauty pageant, for an educationist but I’m here to tell you there are a ton of reasons why you should! A lot of people think that it’s all about the big hair, beauty, walking around on stage, and being plastic! And all about glamour I’m here to tell you that what you watch on TV or from other sources aren’t true! These are the real reasons to enter a beauty pageant…
I would be lying if I say pageantry didn’t do anything for you! Because pageantry literally changed who I am, my vision, and everything I once was. It taught me so much about myself, and I learned so much about other key things in life from poise, grace, proper communication, building self-confidence, networking, and much more!
I would never take back any of the competitions I’ve ever competed in. I’m grateful for each and every experience I’ve encountered. Although, I may have not won every single one, I walked away with much more than a crown and title. These alone are my reasons to enter in a pageant.
First things first, and I must be completely honest here, I’m not the biggest fan of traditional “beauty pageants”.
 I’ve never been a ‘beauty pageant’ kind of girl; when I learned that Mrs India was so much more than a beauty pageant, I did a little bit of digging. I looked at their values, the past winners, and I found such a synergy between the Mrs India vision and my own. Mrs India gives average women a platform to do amazing things. What’s interesting is that the ‘average’ Indian  women are Superwomen in their own right. She is a wife, a mother, a home-maker, a career women, a friend, a mentor, and many times the glue that holds her family together.
As an educationist , a mother, a wife, a voice over artist, registered psychometrist, author and blogger, I related to this every woman. I too wear many hats and juggle many tasks… but I consider myself just one of the “average” women. However WE are anything but average. We are brave, ambitious, powerful women who many times don’t give ourselves the credit, nor allow ourselves to “lean in”. Look at business and politics; the number of women in leadership roles are grossly disproportionate in comparison to our male counterparts.
My wish is that I can motivate and inspire Indian woman – no matter their background, education or scars – to be unapologetic in recognising ourselves as massive forces in society. To come forward and take on those leadership roles. To teach our daughters to be fearless, and teach our sons to respect our women.

15 Quotes To Boost You Up When You Feel Low In Confidence

 

REPEAT THESE 15 PHRASES WHEN YOU DON’T BELIEVE IN YOURSELF:

1. NO ONE ELSE DETERMINES MY SELF WORTH.

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” – David Brinkley

If you let others bring you down all the time, you’ll never gain the strength to lift yourself back up. Depending on others for validation or approval will only lead to disappointment. There will always be haters in life, but you don’t have to allow their opinion of you to shape the one you have of yourself.

2. I AM MORE THAN MY FAILURES.

Especially in today’s world, it seems that people have forgotten what truly matters. We have started to place productivity and achievement higher than character and morals. Therefore, we have an epidemic of low self-esteem because people can’t keep up with the impossible standards society sets. Remember, however, that your true value lies in the kindness and compassion you can offer to the world, and this will help you believe in yourself.

3. I TRUST MY HEART TO LEAD THE WAY.

It may not always feel this way, but you have the freedom to choose whatever and whoever you want to be. You don’t have to adhere to a certain image that you think society wants you to portray; you can act, think and believe in whatever way feels best to you. Never allow others to make decisions that only your heart can make.

4. I RELEASE THE PAST AND EMBRACE THE FUTURE.

To believe in yourself, you have to live in the present moment. You can only create from this moment you have now, so living in the past or ruminating about the future won’t do any good. If you’re holding onto memories from the old days, you have to let them go in order to move forward with your life and get to a positive place.

5. I KNOW I’M CLOSE TO MY GOALS.

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up” – Thomas A. Edison

So many people give up right before they have that breakthrough they needed, so always believe in yourself and don’t let anyone steal your thunder. You were meant for greatness.

6. I COMPARE MYSELF TO NO ONE.

Comparison is a killer of dreams and self-confidence. Just be you and don’t worry about what others have to say. You can’t compare your chapter one to someone else’s chapter twenty. Stay in your own lane and drive at whatever speed feels comfortable for you to reach your goals.

7. I SURRENDER MY STRESS AND FALL INTO THE FLOW.

Don’t fight life when it feels like you’re drowning; just surrender and let go in order to breathe again. Ask for help if you need it, because all of us need guidance at some point.

8. I AM NOT TRYING TO BE PERFECT AND ACCEPT MYSELF WHOLLY.

Don’t try to reach perfection because it doesn’t exist. That’s just a concept someone came up with in order for us to remain in a state of dissatisfaction. Believe in yourself and see the beauty inside of you already, and watch yourself flourish.

9. I WILL MAKE IT ONE STEP AT A TIME.

“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” – Confucius

Remember that Rome wasn’t built in a day, so don’t get ahead of yourself. Take small steps toward your goals, because you can only get so much accomplished in a day. Take your time and remember to breathe.

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10. I TRUST MYSELF.

You can’t get anywhere if you don’t believe in yourself, so don’t ever let the naysayers win. Find your own voice and follow it.

11. I WILL KEEP LOOKING UP.

We take this life so seriously sometimes. Remember to laugh and look at life on the bright side, because none of us knows all the answers anyway.

12. POSITIVE THINKING IS MY FRIEND.

Of course you can’t always think positively, but it sure helps to try! The next time something bad happens, try to find the silver lining and give thanks for being able to see another day.

13. I AM GRATEFUL.

Like we hinted at already, life becomes much brighter when you can remain thankful for all your experiences, even the bad ones.

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14. I REMAIN HUMBLE.

Yes, to believe in yourself takes confidence, but it also takes a good dose of humility. Everyone can teach you something, so remember to keep an open mind and learn from what life offers you. You don’t have all the answers and neither do I, so why don’t we share what we’ve learned along the way?

15. I LOVE MYSELF EXACTLY AS I AM.

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

You don’t need to change to become acceptable to society; just be yourself and don’t ask permission to do so. You don’t need to be accepted by others; you just need to accept yourself!

10 Times A Woman Shouldn’t Care About ‘Log Kya Kahenge?’

 

Every Indian millennial has definitely heard the phrase ‘Log kya kahenge?’ at least once in her life. There are so many things that are out of our reach because we get too worried about what people will think. Honestly, it shouldn’t matter. It’s your life and you have every right to live it your way. Here are some instances when you should show these ‘log’ the door and not let them stop you from doing things that make you who you are.

 

1. While making a career choice

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There is absolutely nothing wrong with picking a career of your choice. There are hundreds of options and you should not limit yourself. Pursue what makes you happy, without worrying about what people may think.

 

 

2. And if you’re looking to fall in love…again!

 

You have every right to be happy. Give yourself the chance to find someone who loves you and if it happens on a dating app, there’s no harm in it. Download the Woo app to meet new people who have similar interests as you. You can also swipe back on someone you accidentally swiped left on. Make calls without revealing your number and much more! Super cool and convenient, isn’t it?

 

3. For working late

 

Working late or staying in should be your choice. You are a grown-up with the ability to pay your own bills and you don’t need anyone telling you what to do.

 

4. For being with someone of the same gender

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Being gay or straight is who you are. If you love someone, don’t be sorry about it. You are what you are and that’s what makes you unique.

 

 

 

5. For not getting married at all!

 

All that matters is how happy you are in your life. You should not get married to someone because society wants you to. You should get hitched because your partner makes you happy or if you feel you’re ready for it. End of story!

 

6. For not wanting to have kids

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Wanting to have kids when you are 25 or 35 is your decision. Not having kids at all is also your decision. You want to be a single mom or adopt a child? Again, your decision and no one else’s!

 

 

7. For drinking or ‘chilling’

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Like to drink or smoke? If you are considering giving it up, do it because it is not good for your health and not because you’re scared of what people will think.

 

8. For choosing to have sex before marriage

 

Your love life is no one’s business. If you choose to be intimate with someone, don’t stop yourself fearing how people will react. If you don’t want, again, that’s entirely up to you.

 

9. For your sartorial choices

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Wearing short clothes does not make you ‘unsanskari’ and wearing a suit does not make you a good person. Let’s leave it at that.

 

 

 

10. For living life on your own terms

 

It’s your life. The society will not come to your rescue when you’re down. So, ladies, live your life on your own terms. Let them gasp. Let them talk and let them not affect you. Look up, darling. Your crown is falling!

Psychological Tricks To Help You Nail the Interview of Your Dream Job

When it comes to job interviews, how you act can make as much of a difference as what you say. While interviewers consciously take note of the answers you provide, your body language reveals subconscious clues to your personality and attitude.

Standing apart from other applicants hinges on making a great first impression. While meeting the job requirements, you must connect with the hiring manager, presenting yourself as likable. There are many mental tactics that help. Below given are six to use on your next job interview.

1) Warm up : When you reach early, go to the bathroom and warm your hands, under hot water / a hand dryer. It will inspire confidence. Cold, clammy hands are a big  turn-off. Putting yourself in the right mindset from the start will calm your nerves and help you focus.

2) Take your time : You might feel compelled to answer each question right away, but always take time to collect your thoughts. You will sound more articulate and confident to your interviewer. It communicates to people that you know your own value. The vibe is that of someone who knows that what they have to say is worth the extra wait.

3) Watch your body language : A nervous habit, such as cracking your knuckles or playing with your pen, can give the wrong impression to your interviewer.   Similarly, don’t fidget too much. This makes the interviewer uncomfortable, because they see how restless you are.

4) Hold your palms open or steeple your hands: Demonstrating your palms, for the most part, shows genuineness while squeezing the fingertips of your hands together  shows confidence. Again,tapping your fingers, demonstrates eagerness; collapsing your arms,  shows dissatisfaction.

5) Be Honest About Your Greatest Weakness : One of the most common interview questions of all time is, “what’s your greatest weakness?” It’s always important to provide an honest answer.

Everyone has a weakness. Maybe you’re not as organized as you’d like to be. You can acknowledge this by saying, “I’m not always as organized as I’d like to be, which is a weakness that I’m  committed to improving.” Honesty will get you much better results than trying to lie or humble brag.

6) Utilize Strong Eye Contact at the Start of the Interview, but Don’t Smile Too Much

Most interviewers will have a better impression of you if you make solid eye contact for a few seconds at the beginning of your interview. It’s also wise to make eye contact off and on throughout the entire interview.When it comes to smiling, though, you need to be cautious. Excessive smiling, is not a good way to impress your interviewer. Yes, you need to smile when you meet them ,but too much smiling will look fake..

Hopefully these tips have given you some helpful things to think about as you prepare for your next interview.

10 Most Richest Women in India

Women in India are slowly, yet surely raising their women power .The Indians are frequently talking about terms,” women empowerment” and “ feminism”. Women has shown their talent in almost every field ranging from medical & engineering to aviation & nautical and even they have joined Army, Navy and Air force.

 

Time definitely changes and yes it changes for the better always! The same implies to women entrepreneurs in India, who has entered the business arena and their no. is  increasing day by day , due to changing Socio-economic conditions in the country. If given an opportunity, the women always excel in this sector.

So, below given is the list of  ten women who have no competition ,when it comes to their net worth.

Billionaire Savitri Jindal leads the pack.

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  • SAVITRI JINDAL : Billionaire Savitri Jindal leads the pack. The Chairperson of O.P. Jindal Group, she has a net worth of USD 5.2 billion. In India, she is the 16th richest person and also possess a global rank of 453. Although , this ranking was 283  in 2015 but ,she made an improvement in India ,from being 23rd, last year. Her wealth has declined by close to $10 billion , in last 5 years ,due to a downward slide in shares of her O.P. Jindal group companies.

The most notable fall has been that of Jindal Steel & Power, run by younger son Naveen, which saw its shares halve in the past year. JSW Steel, which Mumbai-based son Sajjan runs, is faring better after the government imposed import duties to protect domestic producers against cheap Chinese imports.

His son Parth leads JSW Venture Fund, a new VC firm to invest in technology startups.

 

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  • INDU JAIN : Indu is the Chairperson of the media conglomerate Bennett Coleman & Co ,which publishes the largest daily newspapers, The Times Of India, The Economic Times and the world’s biggest financial newspaper The Wall Street Journal. She also owns popular TV channels Times Now and ET Now.

Jain was conferred the Padma Bhushan, the nation’s third highest civilian honor, this year.
She has a global rank of 549 and a net worth of $3.1 billion.

Indu’s sons Samir and Vineet run the $1.3 billion (revenues) group, which reported a 44% jump in net profits in 2015 in advertising revenues. They are setting up Bennett University near Delhi to offer entrepreneurship education in collaboration with Babson College.

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  • SMITA CRISHNA GODREJ : She stands at the 810th position in the world with a net worth of $2.2 billion. She is making her maiden appearance on the billionaires’ list by virtue of a one-fifth stake in family assets.

Her brother Jamshyd runs consumer goods firm Godrej & Boyce. Her husband Vijay Crishna, a well-known theatre actor, and daughter Nyrika, work in the group. Two years ago, she was in the news when she bought a heritage home worth $60 million which once belonged to India’s atomic energy pioneer Homi Bhabha.

 

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  • LEENA TEWARI : The fourth Indian woman billionaire in the list is Leena Tewari and she is the chairperson of privately owned Indian generics maker USV, known for its drugs for diabetes and cardiovascular diseases . . She is also making her debut on the billionaires’ list. She is now ranked as the 46th richest Indian. The firm has its roots in a small venture started by her grandfather, Vithal Balkrishna Gandhi, a noted social reformer and politician, to import medicines. It expanded into manufacturing in a joint venture with Revlon in 1961. Her husband Prashant is the MD of USV. She is also the author of “Pipes and Dreams” which is a biography of her grandfather .

 

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  • ANURADHA VINOD GUPTA : She is the 74th richest person in the India and 1577th in the world. She has assets worth $1.1 billion. She is founder & CEO of “Vows for Eternity”,a New York based matrimonial search. It has established its presence in Mumbai, Delhi  ,Singapore & Dubai also.

 

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  • KIRAN MAZUMDAR SHAW : She is the Chairperson and Managing Director of Bengaluru based company Biocon. Her net worth is $994 million. She is the 85th most powerful women in India according to Forbes.She founded Biocon at the age of 25 and with her leadership skills, the company has grown as one of the biggest biotechnology firms in India. The current chairperson of Indian Institute of management (IIM) Bangalore, and has received Othmer Gold Medal for outstanding contributions to the progress of science and chemistry.

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  • ANU AGA : Anu is the Chairperson of Thermax Ltd , an energy and environment engineering company from 1996 to 2004. After retirement, she is now focusing on social work. Her net worth is around $790 million. She is ranked 94th as the richest person in India.She joined the company, which was run by her husband, in 1985, and took charge as chairperson in 1996 after the death of her husband. She is also a co-founder of Teach for India, a not-for-profit organization that recruits people to teach in schools for low-income kids.

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  • SHOBHANA BHARTIA : Bhartia is the Chairperson and Editorial Director of The Hindustan Times Media Group. The group runs an English daily and a Hindi daily of the same name and a business paper, Mint. She is the granddaughter of industrialist KK Birla. She joined Hindustan Times in 1986 as the chief executive. She holds a net worth of $645 million and is ranked 93rd in India. The group also owns four Fm radio stations across the country and many prominent websites, including the job portal, Shine.com. She is the pro-chancellor of the renowned Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences – Pilani.

 

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  • VIDYA MURKUMBI : Vidya and her son Narendra Murkumbi together have assets worth $490 million. They own Shree Renuka Sugars, which is the fastest growing sugar company in the country in the country based in Belgaum, Karnataka. It has a refining capacity of 4000 tonnes a day. Vidya was also ranked 97th richest person in India.Shree Renuka Sugars has 21% market share in India’s fuel ethanol market. The company founded in 1998 had bought a Brazilian sugar company for $82 million.

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  • Kaveri Kalanithi : She is the Managing Director of Sun TV Network. Kaveri is one of the highest paid business women in India as she takes away a compensation package of around $11 million.She is the wife of the media tycoon Kalanithi Maran. Sun TV network is a Tamil satellite television station launched on April 14, 1993. Founded by Kalanithi Maran, Sun TV is one of the most viewed entertainment channels in India.

 

 

 

7 Inspiring Human Rights Female Activists From India

Everybody has a right to live a dignified life. But ,due to many societal forces and heinous crimes, people are being forced into living a life that is not even respectful. For example : The Indian women have always been an epitome of beauty, strength, and intelligence. Today, the success of Indian women across various walks of life has proven that they have earned this reputation very deservingly.

 

Below given is the list of several human rights activists who, have devoted their lives toward uplifting people of lower strata to ensure that they are given all opportunities to live their life with dignity. Even though , there still remains a lot of work to be done, there is no ignoring the fact that a lot of progress has been made because of the relentless efforts made by human right activists from time to time.

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  • Sunitha Krishnan : She has always been the one to stand up for and help everyone out in anyway possible. A rape survivor and a social worker, Krishnan found her life’s purpose in rescuing victims of sex trafficking and finding a respectable place for them in the mainstream society. Her passion for social work became manifested when, at the age of 8 years, she started teaching dance to mentally challenged children. By the age of 12, she was running schools in slums for underprivileged children.At the age of 15, Krishnan was gang raped by eight men, while working on a neo-literacy campaign for the Dalit community.This incident served as the impetus for what she is doing today. Instead of breaking down due to the rape, recovered from the incident and co-founded Prajwala, an NGO in Hyderabad that rescues women from prostitution and offers education to their children. It stands on five pillars: prevention, rescue, rehabilitation, reintegration and advocacy A recipient of the Padma Shri award, she has saved over 12,000 women and children till date. Because of this,she’s been hit multiple times, pushed, threatened to be killed. But still, she stands firmly and became more stronger for these attacks.She further created various movies to raise awareness of sex trafficking in India.

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  • Sampat Pal Devi Sampat Pal Devi is the founder of ‘Gulabi Gang’ dedicated to fight for equal socio-economic, cultural and political rights for women and their work ranges from interventions in child marriages, and spreading awareness against dowry, providing training in self defense to women, amongst others. She started Gulabi Gang with a group of women from her village to fight various forms of social injustice. Their official website reads- “rural women in pink sarees, wielding bamboo sticks in pursuit of justice”. This developed into an organized women’s movement with tens of thousands of members spread over several districts in Uttar Pradesh.  She is also familiarized as a Big Boss 6 contestant.

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  • Indira Jaising – Jaising was the first woman to be appointed as an Additional Solicitor General of India in 2009.She is the foremost feminist, activist and lawyer and her tireless work has been instrumental in the framing of the Domestic Violence Act (2005) and her most recent accolades include a major victory in Priya Pillai’s case where the High Court ruled that the state cannot muzzle disagreement. With a thorough grasp over the law, she can take down just about anyone who might pose a threat to the rights enjoyed by women in India. Ms Jaising dedicated her life to fighting for the cause of human rights and founded Lawyers Collective , a human rights organization, with her husband Anand Grover in 1981.

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  • Arundhati Roy is an author, actress, and political activist.  She has been trained as an architect, but had little interest in design and dreamt instead of a writing career , so she is also, best known for her award-winning novel ,The God of Small Things (1997) .She is also known for her involvement in environmental and human rights causes.She has campaigned along with activist Medha Patkar against the Narmada dam project. .She was awarded the Lannan Cultural Freedom Award in 2002, the Sydney Peace Prize in 2004, and the Sahitya Akademi Award from the Indian Academy of Letters in 2006.

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  • Shanta Sinha : An anti-child labour activist of international repute and presently in her second term as Chairperson of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR).  Known for her pioneering work in child rights, she is the founder of the MV Foundation. She proved instrumental in abolishing child labour in Andhra Pradesh’s Ranga Reddy district where over 2.5 lakh children were introduced to their fundamental right to elementary education. A Professor in the Department of Political Science, Hyderabad Central University, she won the 2003 Ramon Magsaysay award for community leadership. She has also been awarded the Padma Shri and the Albert Shankar International Award from Education International. So, she is an amazing woman who is tireless in her efforts to rescue children from abuse and safeguard the right of every child to be well-educated, free, and happy.

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  • Aruna Roy It was due to her persistence and hard work that the Right to Information, the Right to Work (the NREGA), and the Right to Food Acts were passed  and further, she is best known for her efforts to fight corruption and promote government transparency. She always aimed to become a civil servant and cleared the Indian Administrative Services (IAS) examination in 1967.

She  is known as a prominent leader of the Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS), a social and grassroots organization for the empowerment of workers and peasants. . She always worked for the vulnerable sections of the society.

She has received various awards for her service to the society, such as the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership in 2000, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration, Academia and Management in 2010.  In 2011, Aruna was named as one of the ‘100 most influential people across the world’ by Time Magazine

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  • Medha Patkar is a social reformer turned politician. Born in Mumbai, Medha had a keen interest in public service at a very early age. Patkar is an MA in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Science and left her position from the faculty and without completing her PhD ,she became completely involved in the tribal and peasant communities in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and Gujarat. She is best recognised as the founding member of the famous Narmada Bachao Andolan – a movement to save the rivers and people of Gujarat.

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  • Lakshmi Agarwal An acid attack survivor, Lakshmi Agarwal became an activist after she was attacked with acid by a group of men in 2005 because she had rejected one of the men’s advances. She is director of the Chhanv Foundation, an NGO that fights for the cause of acid attack victims in India. She gained widespread appreciation for campaigning against acid attacks and gathering 27,000 signatures for Public Interest Litigation (PIL) to curb the sale of acid, which led the Supreme Court to order central and state governments to regulate the sale of acid and the Parliament to make justice more accessible for acid attack victims. In 2014, Laxmi received the International Women of Courage award from First Lady of the US, Michelle Obama, and was also named NDTV Indian of the Year in 2014.

So, Kudos to all the above inspiring and fierce personalities who have made this possible with their incessant efforts in fighting the forces of patriarchy. The women activists listed above, have played a significant role in changing many social evils and have been a shining beacon of hope and also, displayed exemplary devotion in their respective fields.

 

5 Bollywood FEMALE Celebs who made it BIG, without a GODFATHER!!

Like most children in India, kids from film families too end up taking up the profession of their parents, but that doesn’t mean that Bollywood is allergic to ‘outsiders’. Also, entering the Bollywood and making a place for yourself in it is no piece of cake as someone from a non-film background has to struggle a lot to get that one ticket for appearing on the big screen, let alone the lifelong struggle. In fact, there are many success stories of female Celebs ,who have made it large with hard work and perseverance, without any backing or connection in the industry. Having no support or Godfather did not stop them from achieving their dreams.

Below given is the list of Indian women actors who have no ‘filmy’ background, and have made it to where they are on their own steam, in an industry famous for its nepotism:

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1) Vidya Balan : She is one of the few most refined actors of today’s time and has the ability to carry a whole film on her shoulders.She always wanted to have a career on the big screen since a young age, but her attempts towards a Bollywood career were all in vain until she was featured in commercials and music videos.

In 2005 she was praised for her role in Parineeta, which was her Bollywood debut. Since then she has worked in a number of excellent movies and played challenging roles like The Dirty Picture (2011), Kahaani (2012) and most recently Begum Jaan (2017). She has been awarded with a Padma Shri in 2014 and five Filmfare awards, along with a National Award.

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2) Priyanka Chopra : Her success doesn’t need  not to be mentioned. This bollywood actress is an international figure now. She has acted in many Hollywood movies & series with lead Hollywood actors. But there was a time ,when after winning the Miss World title, she mentioned, “The first couple of years in Bollywood were horrible. I was 18 and didn’t know which film was right or wrong. None of my films were starting. I was very close to quitting. But then by God’s grace, Andaaz happened.” She also sang in an international music album ‘Exotic’ featuring American rapper ‘Pitbull.’ Priyanka has received success globally, and she is nowhere to stop.

 

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3)Kangana Ranaut : Known for her bold statements, Kangana Ranaut has managed to carve a considerable place for herself in the industry. Hailing from a small town in Himachal Pradesh, she started off with a brief modelling experience and then became involved in theatre training.

She left her home at the age of 16 because of her choice of career, she came to Mumbai for an ad audition but never came back. One day she went to give an audition for Gangsters and got rejected as she looked too young. But, finally Anurag Basu called her again for the role and she put all her efforts to turn this chance into a big stardom life, for which she received multiple awards. Her movie “Queen” was a huge hit. She has bagged numerous awards, which include three National Film Awards and four Filmfare awards.

 

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4)Aishwarya Rai: Another beauty queen and the Bachchan bahu, Aishwarya made an indisputable mark in Bollywood.She was born in a middle –class family .Aishwarya is an inspiration to many and instills hope and encouragement in all women across the globe to dream bigger and achieve everything that they set out for. She is an international figure & worked in many Hollywood movies.

 

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5) Radhika Apte : Hailing from a theatre background, Radhika Apte had her first major role in Bengali Drama series and has also worked in Marathi and Tamil blockbusters. She had a Bollywood breakthrough in Badlapur (2015) followed by Manjhi-The Mountain Man (2016). She was widely applauded by critics for the psychological thriller Phobia(2016). She also worked in the Tamil drama Kabali which proved to be a blockbuster.Her latest Hit ,”Padman”opposite Akshay Kumar has proved that ,she is in bollywood to stay for long .She has made her place in industry with her great acting skills!!

 

Kavita Kaushik Posts Bikini Picture And The Caption Deserves An Applause!

You might have seen lots of bikini pictures of celebrities and must have also envied them at some point. TV actress Kavita Kaushik, however, wants you to feel good about your own self. Hence, she showcased the reality in one of her latest pictures. She says you don’t have to hide your flaws and rather flaunt them.

 

Here’s to all women wanting to wear pretty bikinis but shy of their bodily flaws , who would know this better than me ? but you know what I realised we all have them ,we all have some fat , some scars , some cervical spondylitis..oh sorry that’s just me who has it hope none of u do ,some birthmarks that just don’t go no matter what ubtans and creams we apply !! Grr .. so what now ? Are we gonna Just waste our lives ogling at perfectly shaped models on the Internet and then criticising them ? or are we gonna hit the gym , eat a healthy diet ,achieve our best fittest body and embrace all other flaws n be our unique beautiful best and jump into the ocean ??!!? I think it’s the latter , my cervical doesn’t stop me from doing the chakrasan (jiski acchi si photo samandar ke paas kheench ke kal dikhaaungi) Nothing should stop you from being the best version of you !! So all you fabulous ladies out there you are all beautiful/sexy/cute/pretty/ etc in your own unique way! Lift each other up and be powerful ! Biggg hugg to all my girls ?????❤❤❤❤❤ #whoruntheworld #girls #fuckoffphotoshop

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Here’s what she wrote:
“Here’s to all women wanting to wear pretty bikinis but shy of their bodily flaws , who would know this better than me ? but you know what I realised we all have them ,we all have some fat , some scars , some cervical spondylitis..oh sorry that’s just me who has it hope none of u do ,some birthmarks that just don’t go no matter what ubtans and creams we apply !! Grr .. so what now ? Are we gonna Just waste our lives ogling at perfectly shaped models on the Internet and then criticising them ? or are we gonna hit the gym , eat a healthy diet ,achieve our best fittest body and embrace all other flaws n be our unique beautiful best and jump into the ocean ??!!? I think it’s the latter , my cervical doesn’t stop me from doing the chakrasan (jiski acchi si photo samandar ke paas kheench ke kal dikhaaungi) Nothing should stop you from being the best version of you !! So all you fabulous ladies out there you are all beautiful/sexy/cute/pretty/ etc in your own unique way! Lift each other up and be powerful ! Biggg hugg to all my girls ?????❤❤❤❤❤ #whoruntheworld #girls #fuckoffphotoshop”

 

 

Almost all of us (women), at some point in our lives, have wished or aimed for a perfect bikini body. Knowing that there’s no definition of perfect that exists, we still desire what we see on the magazine covers or in films. But as they, beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, and you’re perfect just the way you are, happiness also lies within yourself.