For Indian Women Working as Cooks and Nannies, No #MeToo Moment

Nannies, cooks, construction workers, farmhands and other women who are primarily employed in India’s informal jobs sector are still routinely sexually harassed and abused at work because a groundbreaking federal law is rarely enforced, a study has found.

According to Human Rights Watch, India’s federal and local governments have not done enough to promote and carry out the functions of the country’s 2013 Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act.

The law, known as the Posh Act, mandates that employers with 10 or more workers set up committees to receive and investigate complaints of sexual harassment.

While the global #MeToo movement inspired a host of Bollywood actors and well-known Indian writers to come forward with allegations of sexual harassment, poorer Indian women are less likely to speak out.

The Human Rights Watch report focuses on workplace harassment, but Indian women are routinely subjected to harassment and abuse in and outside

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Indian jewelry brand removes ad on Hindu-Muslim unity after public backlash | News | DW

On Tuesday, Tanishq, one of India’s top jewelry brands, removed a short advertisement film which was released as part of its “Ekatvam” (Oneness) campaign, after a public backlash.

The ad showed a Muslim family organizing a baby shower ceremony for their pregnant Hindu daughter-in-law.

In a statement, the brand, which is owned by the Tata Group, one of India’s largest conglomerates, said that it withdrew the ad “keeping in mind the hurt sentiments and well being of our employees, partners and store staff.”

Tanishq didn’t reveal whether its employees had received threats following the release of the ad.

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Tanishq buckles under criticism

Tanishq was trolled on social media after the ad’s release and accused of “promoting” inter-faith marriages.

Several users trended the hashtag #BoycottTanishq on Twitter and accused the brand of promoting “love jihad”, a campaign that accuses

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The Big Fat Indian Wedding Gets A Leaner Look

In a normal year the India Couture Week, an extravaganza of high-end style and bridal wear from the country’s top designers, would have been held in July. That’s when the monsoon season brings cooler temperatures to New Delhi, and when the city’s beautiful and wealthy people return from their European sojourns.

July is also prime wedding-planning season, bringing brides-to-be out of the woodwork, each searching for her dream gown.

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An Indian wedding often has up to five or six events besides the main one. This non-traditional couture outfit made from industrial materials and polymers, from Delhi-based designer Amit Aggarwal’s Couture 2020 collection, would probably be worn by a bride for the cocktails or a “youngsters’ party” (away from the eyes of disapproving elders!)
Courtesy of Amit Aggarwal

More than 20% of Indian brides surveyed in 2018 said they would spend between $13,500 and $27,000 on their weddings. About the same

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My big fat socially-distanced drive-in Indian wedding is Covid-proof way to get hitched | Anglia

More than two hundred guests attended an extraordinary socially-distanced drive-in Indian wedding in Essex.

Roma Popat and her husband Vinal Patel got round the government’s wedding restrictions, which limit attendance to 15, by keeping guests outside in their cars at Braxted Park in Chelmsford.

Roma Popat and her new husband Vinal Patel Credit: I-Maani Photography

They watched the four-hour ceremony on a big screen while family from around the world were also able to view the wedding.

Guests line up in their cars to watch the wedding on big screens Credit: I-Maani Photography

After the nuptials couple Vinal and Roma toured the field in a golf cart to wave to their friends and relations while horns were hooted and lights flashed.

According to their photographers the pouring rain and mud didn’t dampen the atmosphere one bit.

Guests line up in their cars in the rain at Roma Popat and Vinal
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Indian Male Celebs Over 60 Who Look Incredibly Fashionable and Stylish

There is no point denying the fact that most Indian men do not age well. We lose our hair, most of our teeth start falling off, and no matter how fit we were in our 20s and 30s, we get a rather sizeable paunch when we get old. 

Having said that, not all Indian men go through such a transformation. 

Super Fashionable Men Over 60 Years Of Age© Instagram/anilskapoor

In fact, if these 9 male celebrities are anything to go by, we can safely say that if we take proper care of ourselves, and do all the right things, in a timely manner, we too can age like fine wine:

1. Chiranjeevi- 65 

Chiranjeevi© Instagram/alwaysramcharan

Yup, Chiranjeevi is 65-years-old. Now, we’re not saying that he looks 24, that would be an exaggeration, but does the man look a day older than 40? We don’t think so. 

Just look at the photo of him, next to Ram Charan.

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Why Some Indian Women Still Turn to Matchmakers to Find Love

In the first two minutes of Netflix’s hit reality show “Indian Matchmaking,” Sima Taparia, a Mumbai-based matchmaker, declares, “In India, we don’t say arranged marriage. There is marriage and then love marriage.” A large majority of the country’s population that opts to be set up is a testimony to the popularity of this timeless tradition.

The eight binge-worthy episodes by Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Smriti Mundhra follows Ms. Taparia on her quest to find suitable spouses for hopeful singles of Indian descent from around the world. Reviews of the show have been polarized — sparking debates on patriarchy, colorism, gender stereotypes and regressive mentalities, and also bringing this centuries-old practice under a scanner.

Does the system have a lot of growing up to do? Ample. But does that automatically mean everyone associated with an arranged marriage is scathed, pursuing it only under pressure? Such has been the general — and

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Indian Women Spend 5 Hours a Day on Domestic Work, Survey Shows

(Bloomberg) — Women in India spend about five hours a day on unpaid domestic work, or thrice as much time as men, according to a new survey by the government.



A woman cooks with a clay oven inside her home in Palwal district, Haryana, India, on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. Time is running out for India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi to shore up the support of rural voters who underpinned his rise to power in 2014, when he won India's biggest mandate in three decades. The budget on Feb. 1 will be the last opportunity for him to announce significant fiscal measures that could win back villagers.


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A woman cooks with a clay oven inside her home in Palwal district, Haryana, India, on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. Time is running out for India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to shore up the support of rural voters who underpinned his rise to power in 2014, when he won India’s biggest mandate in three decades. The budget on Feb. 1 will be the last opportunity for him to announce significant fiscal measures that could win back villagers.

Only about 18% of women participated in employment and related activities in a day, against 57% of men, according to the findings of the first Time-Use survey by the Ministry of Statistics.

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Mapping Unpaid Women’s Work Is India’s Answer

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Stockal to Offer Global X’s Thematic ETF Model Portfolios to Empower Indian Investors

 Stockal to Offer Global X's Thematic ETF Model Portfolios to Empower Indian
                                  Investors

  PR Newswire

  MUMBAI, India, Sept. 29, 2020

MUMBAI, India, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Stockal, India's leading
platform for global investments, announced today that they will begin offering
its investors access to a variety of Global X's ETF model portfolios on the
Stockal platform. Global X ETFs, a New York-based exchange traded funds (ETFs)
provider offers a range of model portfolios that include exposure to high
growth disruptive themes, and are tailored to meet certain levels of risk
tolerance. The addition of the Global X's strategies will help Stockal
strengthen its product 'Stacks' which at present consists of various options
like 'Thematic Stacks', 'Expert Stacks', 'Risk-adjusted Stacks' and 'Industry
Stacks'.

Commenting on the development, Vinay Bharathwaj, Founder and Executive
Chairman, Stockal, says, "Stockal is creating an entire ecosystem where Indian
investors can trade skillfully and make informed 
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A Cultural Look At The Beauty Of Indian Girls

The definition of beauty is taken from both particular person and social views. EACH woman is gorgeous regardless of the color of her pores and skin, eyes, nail polish, hair, or footwear. The perception of beauty can change and studies have discovered that ladies could want softer features of men throughout particular occasions and extra masculine options at different instances depending on the stage of their reproductive cycle.

Most online pageants and picture contests have categories for glitz pictures and for pure images, along with classes for girls and boys and for different age teams. Each woman or girl—truthful, darkish, tall, rich or poor—needs to be stunning and be appreciated.

As a result of no one have seen her for very very long time and folks believed she might be dying or insane. If say your lover has blonde hair, you may discover different blonde haired people very engaging since … Read More