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HT Brunch Cover Story: 11 women define feminism differently

Hindustan Times | By
Mar 21, 2020 10:08 PM IST

Strength, status or mere symbolism, what the F word really means to the strong and successful women of today

Feminism is…

Location courtesy: Hilton Garden Inn New Delhi/ Saket ;Styling: Tanya Aggarwal; Art direction: Amit Malik; Make-up and hair: Anuj Dogra (Delhi) and Bhagyashree Vaid (Mumbai)(Vinod Aggarwal and Shivangi Kulkarni)
Location courtesy: Hilton Garden Inn New Delhi/ Saket ;Styling: Tanya Aggarwal; Art direction: Amit Malik; Make-up and hair: Anuj Dogra (Delhi) and Bhagyashree Vaid (Mumbai)(Vinod Aggarwal and Shivangi Kulkarni)
Vinati Kastia is a senior corporate attorney at a leading Indian law firm, a mother of two and a cool mentor to aspiring women lawyers. She is also a Kamalnayan Bajaj Aspen fellow. (Vinod Aggarwal)
Vinati Kastia is a senior corporate attorney at a leading Indian law firm, a mother of two and a cool mentor to aspiring women lawyers. She is also a Kamalnayan Bajaj Aspen fellow. (Vinod Aggarwal)
“Women supporting women is not the answer. We need more feminist men!”
Jacket, Anjul Bhandari; tights, Uniqlo; watch, Daniel Wellington; bangle from Golden Temple; earrings from the family collection; slippers, Rosso Brunello (Vinod Aggarwal)
Jacket, Anjul Bhandari; tights, Uniqlo; watch, Daniel Wellington; bangle from Golden Temple; earrings from the family collection; slippers, Rosso Brunello (Vinod Aggarwal)
“Feminism is no longer just dissent or outrage”
Sari, Bhagalpur silk from personal collection; neckpiece, antique crystal from Central Asia; watch, Breguet (Vinod Aggarwal)
Sari, Bhagalpur silk from personal collection; neckpiece, antique crystal from Central Asia; watch, Breguet (Vinod Aggarwal)
“When a woman is demure, she is perceived as ‘good’ but categorised as ‘a poor thing’!”
An unbranded top; jeans, Levi’s; earrings, Shein; shoes, Jessica Simpson (Shivangi Kulkarni )
An unbranded top; jeans, Levi’s; earrings, Shein; shoes, Jessica Simpson (Shivangi Kulkarni )
“My husband quit his career of 20 years to support my ambition; that’s feminism!”
Jumpsuit, Gaurav Gupta; shoes, Steve Madden, jewellery, customised from shops in Jaipur and abroad
Jumpsuit, Gaurav Gupta; shoes, Steve Madden, jewellery, customised from shops in Jaipur and abroad
“Feminism is a sexier way of looking at the world”
Jumpsuit, Shein; watch, Fitbit Versa 2; bracelet and ring from Janpath; shoes, Charles & Keith (Vinod Aggarwal)
Jumpsuit, Shein; watch, Fitbit Versa 2; bracelet and ring from Janpath; shoes, Charles & Keith (Vinod Aggarwal)
“Feminism does not mean ‘sameness’ of men and women!”
Cape and suit, Poonam Bhagat; jewellery from Gujarat; bracelet from Dubai; ring from Janpath; shoes, Charles & Keith (Vinod Aggarwal)
Cape and suit, Poonam Bhagat; jewellery from Gujarat; bracelet from Dubai; ring from Janpath; shoes, Charles & Keith (Vinod Aggarwal)
“My earliest lesson in feminism was when my mother decided to strike out on her own in the ’60s…”
Dress, Aikeyah; jewellery from the family’s collection; shoes, Tods (Shivangi Kulkarni )
Dress, Aikeyah; jewellery from the family’s collection; shoes, Tods (Shivangi Kulkarni )
“I have always had access to exactly the same opportunities as my brother Tarun!”
Top, Payal Khandwala; skirt, Zara; bracelet, John Hardy; earrings, Just Prerna; watch, Rolex, shoes, Steve Madden (Vinod Aggarwal)
Top, Payal Khandwala; skirt, Zara; bracelet, John Hardy; earrings, Just Prerna; watch, Rolex, shoes, Steve Madden (Vinod Aggarwal)
“Feminism is my right to be myself”
Top, Zara; skirt, Kassr; earrings from Janpath; shoes, Charles & Keith (Vinod Aggarwal)
Top, Zara; skirt, Kassr; earrings from Janpath; shoes, Charles & Keith (Vinod Aggarwal)
“In the name of feminism, many men face harassment...”
Suit, Ekadi; pearls, Mangatrai Hyderabad; shoes, Charles & Keith (Shivangi Kulkarni )
Suit, Ekadi; pearls, Mangatrai Hyderabad; shoes, Charles & Keith (Shivangi Kulkarni )
“As a woman, you don’t need any validation.”
On Aanam: An unbranded top; denims, Levi’s; earrings, Shein; watch, Daniel Wellington; shoes, Jessica Simpson; On Aditi: Top, Kassr; pants, H&M; watch, Fitbit Versa 2; bracelet from Janpath; On Anahita: Dress, AND; earrings from Janpath; slippers, Rosso Brunello; On Anjana: Sari by Jagada Rajappa, Hyderabad; neckpiece from Kutch; earrings purchased from Central Asia; On Ashwiny: Dress, The Summer House; pearls, Mangatrai Hyderabad; On Ina: Sari, Vriksh by Gunjan Jain; jewellery, Narayan Chandra Sinha ; On Leena: Dress, Payal Khandwala; pants, Zara; bracelet, John Hardy; watch, Rolex; On Navkirat: Jumpsuit, Gaurav Gupta; earrings purchased from Jaipur; On Nishtha: Dress, Globus; earrings from Janpath; shoes, Charles & Keith; On Tina: Dress, Aikeyah; earrings from the family collection; shoes, Tods; On Vinati: Jumpsuit, Zara; earrings, Apala (Vinod Aggarwal and Shivangi Kulkarni )
On Aanam: An unbranded top; denims, Levi’s; earrings, Shein; watch, Daniel Wellington; shoes, Jessica Simpson; On Aditi: Top, Kassr; pants, H&M; watch, Fitbit Versa 2; bracelet from Janpath; On Anahita: Dress, AND; earrings from Janpath; slippers, Rosso Brunello; On Anjana: Sari by Jagada Rajappa, Hyderabad; neckpiece from Kutch; earrings purchased from Central Asia; On Ashwiny: Dress, The Summer House; pearls, Mangatrai Hyderabad; On Ina: Sari, Vriksh by Gunjan Jain; jewellery, Narayan Chandra Sinha ; On Leena: Dress, Payal Khandwala; pants, Zara; bracelet, John Hardy; watch, Rolex; On Navkirat: Jumpsuit, Gaurav Gupta; earrings purchased from Jaipur; On Nishtha: Dress, Globus; earrings from Janpath; shoes, Charles & Keith; On Tina: Dress, Aikeyah; earrings from the family collection; shoes, Tods; On Vinati: Jumpsuit, Zara; earrings, Apala (Vinod Aggarwal and Shivangi Kulkarni )
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