Wishing all my readers around the globe a very Happy Diwali. May the the lamps of Diwali, light up your life with good health, peace, love and happiness. I share a reading of a short excerpt from my book 'Celebrating the Earth- Stories about Prithvi' on the origins of Naraka Chaturdashi or Deepawali. Do click … Continue reading Deepawali Wishes to all my readers! ©Sangeeta Venkatesh
This article was published earlier on the digital magazine platform, Women's Web (www.https://www.womensweb.in/2020/07/pandemic-ity-pandey-indian-railways-jul20wk2mad/) in July 2020 Meet Ity Pandey, the Chief Commercial Manager, Indian Railways who managed to help several migrant workers reach home during the pandemic in 2020! In his book, “Epidemics and Society: From the Black Death to the Present”, Historian Frank M. … Continue reading Meet Ity Pandey The Marathon Running Indian Civil Services Officer Leading Like A Boss In Corona Times!
(Note: Do leave a comment/ click on the 'like' button if you liked it/ follow the blog, so that I know you liked the content!) I met Pabiben Rabari at one of the many handlooms and handicraft exhibitions that occur periodically in Mumbai. Standing behind the stall was a well-built and confident woman with colourful … Continue reading Pabiben and her ‘Pabi Bag’– Crafting Beauties ©Sangeeta Venkatesh
The Orange Flower Awards - organised by Women's Web; http://www.womensweb.in I decided to book the flight to Mumbai from Bangalore. Well, it is not everyday that one gets nominated for six categories on a popular digital media platform and then gets shortlisted as finalist for two. The Date: 25th January, 2020 ; ah ! the … Continue reading Sojourn with San is Winner- Most Promising New Blogger! @the Orange Flower Festival Awards
"They constitute 50% of the population and 10% of the global population. The Indian female is a force to reckon with, but yet compromised.” These were the views of 37 years old, Shaili Chopra who is a familiar name for Indian television viewers, at the “She/Talks” event held on March 27th in Mumbai. Shaili Chopra, … Continue reading Real Women with Real Stories- The She/ Talks @Mumbai ©Sangeeta Venkatesh
It is impossible to encapsulate the Kochi Biennale in one article. Last month, I tried to cover the fourth edition of India’s most ambitious and largest art exhibition, as much as I could in a day. The mission statement of the Biennale states “The Kochi-Muziris Biennale seeks to invoke the latent cosmopolitan spirit of the … Continue reading #KochiDiaries – Vignettes of the 4th Kochi Biennale (2019) ©Sangeeta Venkatesh
https://www.womensweb.in/2019/02/at-the-oscars-period-end-of-a-sentence-feb19wk4sr/ The following article was first published on Women's Web on the link provided above. Tomorrow, the most awaited film awards across the globe, the 91st Academy Awards or ‘The Oscars’ will be honouring some of the best cinema that has been made in the world this year. Along with the who’s who of Hollywood, Indian … Continue reading Indian Short Film Shortlisted At The Oscars. Will It Take Indian Menstrual Taboos Global?©Sangeeta Venkatesh
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