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HindustanTimes Sun,28 Dec 2014
Girl power: inspirational quotes by feisty divas
Fashion designer Coco Chanel: The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
Fashion designer Coco Chanel: The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
Actor Marilyn Monroe: Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
Actor Marilyn Monroe: Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
Singer, Madonna: A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want (left). Model Kate Moss: It sounds really corny, but I think that if you’re ­beautiful inside, it shows on the ­outside, for sure.
Singer, Madonna: A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want (left). Model Kate Moss: It sounds really corny, but I think that if you’re ­beautiful inside, it shows on the ­outside, for sure.
Singer Beyonce: If everything was perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow. 
Singer Beyonce: If everything was perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow. 
Actor Sarah Jessica Parker: Follow your instincts and do not let other people’s opinion of you become your opinion of yourself (left). Actor Audrey Hepburn: For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
Actor Sarah Jessica Parker: Follow your instincts and do not let other people’s opinion of you become your opinion of yourself (left). Actor Audrey Hepburn: For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
Fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg: The biggest mistake a woman can make is not to be herself in public or private.
Fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg: The biggest mistake a woman can make is not to be herself in public or private.
Author and poet, Maya Angelou: A wise woman wishes to be no one’s enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone’s victim.
Author and poet, Maya Angelou: A wise woman wishes to be no one’s enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone’s victim.

Women and wanderlust: spending me-time away from families

A growing number of social clubs offering secure women-only tours are turning out to be a treat for those looking for a fun getaway. There has been a 22% rise in bookings by women's groups and single travellers in India from October 2013 to February 2014, says a report.

I can see the change: Farhan Akhtar on ­women’s safety

Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar, who launched a social campaign — MARD (Men Against Rape and Discrimination) — after the Delhi gangrape on Dec 16 2012, feels that things are looking up with regards to ­women’s safety in India.

International Women's Day Special: her side of the story

A few days before International Women's Day, four modern Indian women talk about what it means to be a woman in the country today.

Ignore the taglines

Our ‘celebrations’ need new names. Ideal, of course, if, to begin with, we had no occasion to carve out a ‘women’s’ day.

Allowing her to fly

As one follows media reportage of serious incidents of sexual assault and kidnapping of young women and girls, some barely out of toddlerhood, I cannot shy away from those real possibilities.

‘She is a Muslim...’

Women were property, and tolerated only so long as they accepted the patriarchal institutions without murmur.

Into a woman’s mind

Capitalist patriarchy insists we be cheerful about Women's Day; it’s good for business, stupid. So go ahead, grab those discounts, get a cut-price facial and play the giggly little woman if you want to get ahead.

Advance notice to the good men in our lives

On Women's Day this year, I want to talk to men. Our men. Our family, friends, colleagues and secret admirers. Our secret crushes too.

Mind your language, John Abraham tells Delhi on Women's Day

A radio campaign being launched on Saturday, on International Women’s Day, urges men to stop using words derogatory towards women.

Have a safe ride home this Women's Day ladies

After Valentine’s Day and cricket match offers, Delhi restaurants are now encashing on International Women’s Day, albeit with the cause of their safety in mind.

Rise of the female Lead, really?

On Women’s Day, four Bollywood actors, Poonam Dhillon, Padmini Kohlapuri,Raveena Tandon and Kangana Ranaut, in different age groups rate on a scale of 1 to 10, how, over the years, the position of women has improved, both on and off-screen.

Why women's empowerment is a bad idea on Indian TV

Be it Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, Sasural Simar Ka, Uttaran, Doli Armaanno Ki, Pavitra Rishta or Gustakh Dil, the stories focus more on how girls forgo their career goals and objectives in an attempt to make everyone happy.

On Women's Day let your hair down and travel

Be it party hopping or a rejuvenating spa getaway, girls can unwind and have fun without fear this International Women’s Day, which falls on Saturday. Check out beaches in Goa, enjoy ayurvedic therapies in Kerala and much more.

GoAir offers business class upgrade for women

Budget carrier GoAir on Thursday announced a special scheme for women travellers, offering upgrade to business class for Rs 699, to mark the International Women's Day which falls on March 8 every year.

Women's Day special: 10th IAWRT Asian Women's Film Festival

With films from Sri Lanka and Taiwan in focus this year, a women's film festival in town will have independent cinema and movies with childhood as its theme
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