Many women are liberating themselves from the demands of the family and work and are trying to find a life beyond the home.
Nonika Singh checks out the emerging trend where women are pursuing individual passions and trying to find some ďme-timeĒ sans husbands and children
her home was her world. The she stepped out of the four walls
into the professional realm and carved out a niche for herself.
Caught between the demands of home, the pulls and pressures of a
job, as she looked around a realisation hit heró work was no
panacea either. Where was she as a person? Indeed, once again
the individual in her was being forsaken. That in a nutshell, is
the dilemma of modern woman, whose quest for excellence in her
professional life and the desire to be the best homemaker has
extracted a big price from her.
life spells magic
A. Chatterji gives a peep into the uncommon life of
talented music composer and director A. R. Rahman
Lifetime Achievement Award bestowed upon A.R. Rahman at the
Dubai International Film Festival is yet another feather in his
cap. He has won two Oscars and the Golden Globe and many more
titles, awards and others along the same line that do not really
matter to him. Rahmanís life story equals the magic he creates
with his music.
Angry Birds and Facebook
were the most downloaded applications of the year that went by,
says Natasha Baker
Birds and Facebook were the most downloaded iPhone applications
of 2011, according to Apple, but some less predictable apps also
made their lists. Craig Palli, a vice president at Fiksu, a
marketing company for application developers, explained that
last yearís top apps incorporate three main trends: the
ability to connect with friends, discovery and games that let
users pass the time and pick up from where they left off.
to real India
An NGO brings together a
motley crowd of young Indians and foreigners to take a journey
across India to see the spirit of social enterprise and help
them find the road to entrepreneurship
train, 450 youngsters, 15 days, 7,000 km and 13 stops.
Overwhelming as the journey sounds, it proved life-changing for
those who undertook it, exploring on the way the hidden social
enterprise of India. Jagriti,
an NGO, brought together an odd assortment of yatris (travellers
with a mission) in a train that criss-crossed the country,
exposing them to institutions that have developed unique
solutions to India's challenges, in an effort to awaken the
spirit of entrepreneurship among them.
If you think you canít
run, just stop thinking
The recent Running and Living Half-Marathon, in
Panchkula, brought together people whose life got a different spin, thanks to the sheer joy of running. A few of them describe how their life changed after running became a way of life,
reports Ruma Kat
a whole lot of people from across the globe congregated at the
North Park Hotel in Panchkula last week for the second Running
and Living Half-Marathon, there was just a solitary thought
dominating their minds ó to run.