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...]

“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...]

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...]

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...]

Chantal Jumel – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this woman leader, a remarkable woman in Paris, France who has done some amazing work learning and preserving the art, craft and designs of village rural women in India into our global alumni with open arms, embracing collaboration in bettering the lives of women, through her artistic approach to spiritual well-being for all women.     WOMAN of ACTION™     Chantal … [Read more...]

When the Best and Brightest Leave India/China, Lorre White

In the 1970s, long before the word “globalization” achieved common currency, the buzzword in India was “brain drain” -- an apparent problem that almost everyone in my family and circle of friends wanted to be part of. Many young men and women educated at highly subsidized public institutions started leaving the country in the 1960s to deepen or monetize their skills in First World countries. Unlike short-term contract workers servicing the construction boom in the Persian Gulf and … [Read more...]

India celebrates Independence Day on August 15

India became an independent nation on August 15, 1947, so a gazetted holiday is held annually to remember this date. What do people do? Independence Day is a day when people in India pay homage to their leaders and those who fought for India's freedom in the past. The period leading up to Independence Day is a time when major government buildings are illuminated with strings of lights and the tricolor flutters from homes and other buildings. Broadcast, print and online media may have … [Read more...]

Dr. Kiran Bedi – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this pioneer, a woman living ahead of the times trailing new paths for all women. Being one of the first female police officers inside her nation, she has been a woman leader since she first started her adult life. Through her foundation work, this powerhouse also devotes a large amount of her energy and time to the betterment of the lives of others, with a focus presently on the organization works in Resettlement Colonies … [Read more...]

Dr. Sunitha Krishnan – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this most amazing woman of caring, compassion and courage. Not only has she suffered at the hands of those with complete ignorance to human decency; she rose above her own circumstance to create an organization designed to save young girls from human trafficking so to better their lives, nurture them back to health so to grow forward future women leaders.       WOMAN of ACTION™         Dr … [Read more...]

Chhavi Rajawat – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this young woman, one that was willing to Take Action and dive into the world of politics, so to better the lives of her family, friends and neighbors inside her hometown ... and with her courage and vision, a town that is only now 'on the map'.  This is a true grassroots celebration, of one woman creating positive change in our world, as the youngest woman in history to act as a sarpanch in … [Read more...]

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