Begum Hazrat Mahal premiere screening a Success!

A Celebration of Women Foundation Inc. successfully began their round of celebration events scheduled in Lucknow. One such screening of the documentary movie made on Begum Hazrat Mahal last queen of AWADH was done today in collaboration with the Manipal Public School, Omaxe City, Eldeco, Lucknow. This is for the the first time this documentary movie has been screened especially for the students. The celebration screening had Ms Manzilat Khan as their Guest of honour. She is the Great … [Read more...]

BEGUM Hazrat Mahal screening in Lucknow, India (July 26-29)

This is an event celebrating and commemorating the Queen of Awadh : Begum Hazrat Mahal, who was one of the primary leaders in India's first war of Independence known variously as the Great Mutiny or the Indian Uprising or the REVOLT OF 1857 (1857-58). Catherine Anne Clark, Founder & CEO at A Celebration of Women™ is happy to support this initiative of our Advisor to Asia. Celebration of Begum Hazrat Mahal ~a HEROINE of 1857-India's First War of Independence and her story deserves to be … [Read more...]

If Mango Is the King, Here Comes The Queen…. !!!

If Mango Is the King, Here Comes The Queen.... !!! Begum Hamida Habibullah Love Summers... I'm sure you love mangoes too.Yes this is all about mangoes.Once upon a time not so long ago,1965 to be precise Begum Hamida Habibullah started planting mango trees in the outskirts of Lucknow, Saidanpur district in barabanki. There were many naysayers in the village and around yet nothing would stop this lady with a vision to grow mango orchards in Lucknow. With barely any roads, water or … [Read more...]

Royal North India Tour, Feb 15 – March 6, 2016

JOIN Enakshi Sinha ...on her forthcoming India tour as an cultural ambassador and a host leader of the exciting and exotic Royal North India Tour which is starting from Feb 15 to March 6, 2016. Enakshi says: "We will also cover Taj Mahautsav - Classical dance and music festival where you can witness the festival at the backdrop of Taj Mahal at Agra and mingle with the most renowned artists of India." … [Read more...]

Innocent thoughts of the Innocent mind, Meetika Srivastava

Innocent thoughts of the Innocent mind An attempt to give vent to one's feelings and give words to unspoken thoughts. Authored by Miss Meetika Srivastava Innocent thoughts of the Innocent mind is an attempt to give vent to one's feelings and give words to unspoken thoughts. -Meetika Srivastava I Believe in the beauty of dreams and determination to realise them and love to pen down my thoughts when words induce me to write. This book is a collection of poems which are some of my … [Read more...]

“Woman: A search”,‏ at Harbourfront Centre on MAR 21

Enakshi Sinha's Mrudanga Dance Academy presents: Woman: A Search March 21 @ 7:00 pm Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto. It tells the stories of two women through poetry, theater, dance, and music. In one story, we meet a young girl who grows up knowing that her family had wanted a son, not her. In another, we see how a woman thirsts for an identity society refuses to give her, and how her quest for love and search for justice morph into one. Through this event, we are … [Read more...]

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A MMITRA MOM

I joined mMitra program, of ARMMAN and MAMA, in September and since then I have had the opportunity of meeting several of our young pregnant subscribers. They hope for a healthy baby and a fulfilling motherhood like any of us, but their circumstances put them at risk. Although they come from varied backgrounds, the fact that they do not have access to health information and services binds them together. The story below is an archetype based on several different women in the program that captures … [Read more...]

Women dying in Sterilization Camps, ‘herded like cattle’

India mass sterilization: women were ‘forced’ into camps .. Brother-in-law of one victim says women were ‘herded like cattle’ after 12 die and scores injured following botched operations Relatives of the 12 women who died after a state-run mass sterilization campaign in India went horribly wrong have told local media they were forced by health workers to attend the camp. More than 80 women underwent surgery for laparoscopic tubectomies at a free government-run camp in the central … [Read more...]

Madhavi Kukreja – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™   is elated to Celebrate the Life of this woman leader, one that is taking the lowest rung in Uttar Pradesh’s feudal system—lower-caste, Dalit women—and turning them into respected and influential “instruments of development” for the entire village. Her key insight is using the promise of development to force the higher castes, especially men, to acknowledge and respect these women, thereby completely changing the power dynamics in UP’s patriarchal … [Read more...]

Global Warming causes Beach Threat

7 of the World’s Most Beautiful and Threatened Beaches by Beth Buczynski It’s summer and for most of us, that means at least one trip to the nearest beach. Splashing in the ocean, soaking up the sun, sinking my toes into the sand: these are sensations only the beach can provide. Sadly, our pollution and exploitation of all the ocean has to offer has put the world’s most beautiful beaches in jeopardy. In 100 years, a beach-side vacation may be something people only read about in books. 7 … [Read more...]

Andrea Olivera, Dr. Robert Svoboda – July 11 and more …

The SPA Around the world, more people than ever are turning to ancient wisdom of the East. This has resulted in a growing demand for Ayurvedic services in mainstream spas and among registered massage therapists. Because of its appeal to people everywhere, the Ayurveda Rituals – Studio, Spa, Boutique has expanded its training services from Ontario (Toronto and surrounding areas), all the way across Canada into Alberta, the Maritimes and on Vancouver Island. If you are registered massage … [Read more...]

The Three Poisons: Attachment, Aversion or Ignorance

The three poisons (Sanskrit: triviṣa; Tibetan: dug gsum) or the three unwholesome roots (Sanskrit: akuśala-mūla; Pāli: akusala-mūla), in Buddhism, refer to the three root kleshas of ignorance, attachment, and aversion. These three poisons are considered to be the cause of suffering (Sanskrit: dukkha). In the Buddhist teachings, the three poisons (of ignorance, attachment, and aversion) are the primary causes that keep sentient beings trapped in samsara. As shown in the wheel of life … [Read more...]

HIGH Potential for Women Entrepreneurship

Governments across the world are vying to create the their own versions of Silicon Valley--super-hot regions that will spur startup growth and economic activity. But when it comes to harnessing the entrepreneurial ambitions of half the population--women--a new report shows that in many countries, even the most basic preconditions for significant entrepreneurial activity are lacking. The Gender-Global Entrepreneurial Development Index examines legal, economic, and cultural factors that affect … [Read more...]

Jean Houston, A Unique Opportunity to Train With Me‏

Since you’ve been following my work so closely, I want to be sure you know about a unique opportunity to work with me this year. I know it’s not always possible to travel or take the time away from daily responsibilities to study with me for an extended period of time . . . And in response to this, I’ve created a program to allow you to work with me regardless of where you are, with no need to travel great distances. It’s an advanced, intimate, 6-month online training that is just … [Read more...]

Rachel Beck – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this woman leader, an artist/photographer, a philanthropist that uses her talents to better the lives of children and women, with a special focus on her home - India.   WOMAN of ACTION™       Rachel Beck         I was born in 1976 in a rural village of southern India, located near Katpadi, India. I was taken in by a wonderful woman named Pauline King. She was the founder of … [Read more...]

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