December 27, 2017

Hollywood ended 2017 with the blockbuster Star Wars – The Last Jedi which is on its way to becoming the top grosser of the year.  I’m a big fan of the series but what made it particularly interesting for me was the strong female characters in the movie. In the Original...

July 28, 2017

I recently lead the discussion on The Handmaid's Tale at the Book Club at Gyaan Adab, Pune. A dystopian tale written by Margaret Atwood in 1985, the book is about a futuristic world that is plagued by social unrest and declining fertility. Women rights are taken away a...

May 17, 2017

Tech companies have been vocal about their commitment to diversity in the workforce. It’s heartening to see over 80 companies including Intel, SAP, Airbnb, Spotify amongst others, pledge to act to make the technology workforce fully inclusive, as soon as possible.  Yet...

March 7, 2017

While the memory of the Oscars this year still lingers on, there’s another thought that has stayed with me for many days. I happened to read an article that was published earlier this year in the LA times where prominent female personalities in the movie business discu...

January 29, 2017

I have to confess that I had mixed feelings when the Government of India passed the bill to increase paid leave for expectant mothers from three months to six and a half months. This was definitely a step in the right direction to help retain women in the workforce but...

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