ARPNA VIDUSHI, PHOTOGRAPHER

Photography happened to me, way back in my teens, when my Dad bought me a point and shoot camera with my tiny fortune from an accidentally broken piggy bank. Initially the camera around my neck was more of a prized possession and often a free entry ticket to events and parties in the neighbourhood. Moreover being a shy kid, I often found myself behind a camera rather than in front and before I knew, I developed a liking for  how

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WOULD THE “REAL” WOMEN’S DAY, PLEASE STAND UP…!

“Why is there no men’s day, everyday is woman’s day”, someone remarked. This is not a day to remember your mother, sister, or any other role women are bound to. So, before you buy into the ‘women need to be pampered’ gimmick, know that this day was meant as a victory for women’s rights. Happy Women’s Day has become an empty wish without knowing why this began to be celebrated. What has now become a marketing opportunity, was the first

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WOMAN!

A woman is someone who gives birth to a man… There is a hidden man in every woman… There is no man without a woman… We should never feel less than a man… Whether you are a working woman or a house wife… Just remember you are equal to man and perhaps much more… You can handle more, bear more, and sacrifice more… Love yourself and be the best version of yourself… Give your best to the world the world needs women like you.. Like me…

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SOME MUSINGS ON NATIONAL SCIENCE DAY

I remember it well, it was 1999 and I was in the 9th standard. A new chemistry teacher had joined our school and her first lesson to us about Atoms and the Periodic table just blew my mind. I distinctly remember the excitement with which I regaled my amused and delighted Father about every last detail I had learned that day! I remember poring over the table later, being wonder-struck, learning about the elements, their properties, and all the ways

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BHASWATI BHATTACHARYYA, SCIENTIST

After completing my B.Sc. Hons. (Physics) from New Alipur College, University of Calcutta, and my Masters (Physics) from the University of Calcutta, I joined the Joint Astronomy Programme (JAP) run by the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, to pursue my Ph.D. in 2002. In 2009, I pursued my doctoral research on observational studies of radio pulsars. After training as a Marie Curie fellow in University of Manchester, UK, I joined NCRA as Reader to continue my research on pulsars. Pulsars

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DR. RUBY AHUJA, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

I’ve been practicing Clinical Psychology for that last 10 years. As my profession is associated with a stigma – I face challenges on a day-to-day basis. Over the years, however, I have come to enjoy these challenges and feel a great sense of satisfaction when I work towards changing people’s mindset and thought process. A self-made women, I chose this profession as I was very passionate to understand and analyse human behaviour. While I have a private practice in Chandigarh,

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THE GENTLEMAN

I recently shifted to Muscat, disillusioned with my life in India and my profession as an Anaesthesiologist. That is what I am. I know it’s a big fancy name. Sadly what I do isn’t too fancy. But coming back to the fact, I shifted all alone to a new country in the Middle East called Oman. For the uninitiated, Muscat is the capital of Oman. Initially, when I started telling people that, they were less than thrilled, discouraging me with lines like,

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AN UNFORGETTABLE VALENTINE’S DAY!

They say you can never forget your first love, your first kiss, your first break up and your first valentine. I too vividly remember mine. My client was doing a promotional activity for his brand on Valentine’s day and the excited account executive that I was I kept telling everyone to give flowers to all the girls in the office. While everyone received Orchids and Lillyams, I got a huge cauliflower! The boys in office decided to play a prank on me and gifted me with a

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50 CUPS OF COFFEE, KHUSHNUMA DARUWALA

“A rip-roaring and charming account of dating in India. Dating is an undeniably daunting task, especially when you are looking for the real deal to settle down with. So when Dia, a 30-something woman, signs up on a dating website for people looking to get married, she realizes just how delightful, vexing, amusing and befuddling looking for the perfect husband can be. Based on her real-life experiences, this book is not a guide to dating, but rather a delightful collection

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THE MOUTH IS A MIRROR OF THE BODY

A happy go lucky person and a mother of three. A dentist by profession and a student of Hindustani Classical music. I have been a professor in Dentistry and taught very enthusiastic postgraduate students who have published many studies and case reports under my guidance, in internationally and nationally acclaimed journals. With a vast experience of 21 years in my profession I have enriched myself with great passion for Cosmetic Dentistry and full mouth rehabilitation. I am a keen learner and

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