We the Women

Wednesday, August 8, 2018WOMEN POWER

The past week has seen a demonstration of the new era of women rising up in a way like never before, more so in Jammu and Kashmir, where women are perceived to be exploited more than any other part of the country. While the state High Court got its first woman Judge in all of its 90 years of existence on Tuesday when Advocate Sindhu Sharma took was sworn in to the historic position, the week is g


Wednesday, August 8, 2018KNOW MORE TO BE MORE

Being Slim does not mean being healthy and vice-versa

It is often perceived that you could be either fat or fit which is based upon the notion that people weighing normal are healthy and do not need to exercise. Well the perspective we are putting out today runs counter to the prevailing wisdom that weight is in and of itself a marker of health; rather, it suggests that a person’s level of physical fitness, in addition to his or her weight, matters


Wednesday, August 1, 2018YOUNG AT HEART

Sunita Pandit

In today’s edition of We The Women, we are bringing you the journey of another women who makes the clichéd adage ‘age is just a number’ seem accurate. Sunita Pandit is one of the oldest female theatre artists, who has been in the field for more than three decades now. Let’s know more about her and dive into her experiences, thoughts and vision. Who knows we might surface up with pearls?Read on.


Wednesday, July 18, 20182nd Anniversary Special

A Recap

2nd Anniversary Edition
It will be 2 years of ‘We The Women’ being published on 20 July, 2018. So on this last edition of another year, we are celebrating the second anniversary of ‘We The Women’ which has evolved from being just a page or a section to become a community. And as we all know that ‘We The Women’ is all about we, the women, it will only be apt if we celebrate this by celebrating


Tuesday, July 10, 2018Terminating Terms and Conditioning Conditions

How much of you are you? Ever wondered how much you can stretch your thoughts, your vision beyond what you have been brought up, taught and cultured with? Your perceptions, attitude, decisions, choices, even your liking and disliking, how much of them are truly yours and not what you have been cultivated to believe are yours?
Have you ever confronted the self and inspected whether you are truly


Wednesday, June 27, 2018Know More to Be More

Who's your boss?

For some it could be matter of luxury or ease, for others it could be a curse; we are talking about not being able to work. And guess what, it is a cry more common among women around us than men, even though unemployment is a monster that scares and eats up both genders alike. That’s debatable. Then there are those women who have to make a choice between family and job.
Even those who have jobs


Wednesday, June 20, 2018DRAPED IN DREAMS

Nafisa Rachel William

We The Women’ is thrilled to bring to you the journey of another woman from the state who not only followed her heart and pursued her passion but also carved a new path for herself to do so. A graduate in English Literature from St. Stephens, Nafisa Rachel William is a journalist-turned-designer, with her eponymous label. Interesting much? Without further ado let’s learn more about her and draw s


Wednesday, June 13, 2018PACKING LOVE IN TREATS

Diksha Gupta

‘We The Women’ is here for you with another treat. In this week’s edition, we are bringing for you about the journeys of another baker and entrepreneur on rise in the town. Diksha ventured into the field only a year ago and is thriving swiftly because of her delicacies. She is chasing her heart and pursuing her passion as well as flourishing doing the same. Read on to know more.

If you would a


Wednesday, June 13, 2018PACKING LOVE IN TREATS


‘We The Women’ is here for you with a treat. In this week’s edition, we are bringing for you about the journeys of one of the most established baker in the town. Renukaa is a well-known name in the baking world of Jammu for last twelve years with experience surpassing even twenty.To survive in this demanding field of shifts and thrive as a business woman is sure to get anyone intrigued. Read on t


Tuesday, June 5, 2018KNOW MORE TO BE MORE


Using Menstrual Cup:
PINCH, FOLD, INSERT and LET GO; it will unfold and create a light seal. Sometimes you might need to twist the cup around so it will fully open. You can feel the tug of suction on pulling it when it is properly sealed. REMOVE by pinching the base of the cup to release the seal. EMPTY – into the toilet and rinse or wipe out, then start all over. CLEAN – your menstrual cup. Las


Tuesday, June 5, 2018KNOW MORE TO BE MORE

About Menstrual Hygiene and Environment

Did you know it was Menstrual Hygiene Day on 28th of May? Did you know it was World Environment Day yesterday, the 5th of June? Where are we going with this? Before we get to the subject and get in touch with a natural function of woman’s body- Menstruation, unfortunately because we still live in a society where women are treated as second class citizens and periods are tabooed and considered gr



Sangeeta S Bahl


‘We The Women’ is elated to bring for you about the journey of another female Everester from the state, Sangeeta S Bahl, who became oldest Indian women to summit Mt. Everest on 19 May, at age of 53, making the clichéd adage ‘age is just a number’ true. She bettered the record previously held by compatriot Prem Lata Aggarwal who had scaled Mt Everest at the age of 48 in 2011. She


Wednesday, May 23, 2018Surviving Through Odds

Arifa Jan

Every story ‘We The Women’ brings for you is unique and we aspire to inspire through it. What we have learnt so far that an ordinary seeming person or an ordinary story of that person can have extraordinary bits. It mostly depends how you see that person or how their story gets told. In today’s edition of ‘We the Women’ we have brought for you about the life-story of another not-so-ordinary ordin


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Onto The Next Turn

Nupur Majumder Sandhu

In this week’s edition of ‘We The Women’, we have brought to you again about the journey of Nupur Majumder Sandhu, a therapist and counselor, writer and what not. Her journey has many twists and turns but the string in the necklace is her openness towards everything, her tendencies to move onto unexplored directions and her optimistic approach towards life. Let’s learn more about her and draw som


Sunday, May 13, 2018Who is the Maa?


Today is Mother’s day celebrated across the world on second Sunday of May, every year. Though one day cannot contain the appreciation one must have towards his/her mother for all her love and sacrifices, yet we are glad that there is a day reserved as a reminder and that it gives us an opportunity to make our mom’s feel special.
Yet, one wonders if the way it has been projecte


Wednesday, May 9, 2018Dazzling, Bedazzling and Shining Through

Neetu Bali

In this week's edition of 'We The Women', we have brought to you yet again about the journey of another entrepreneur, rather a lawyer-turned-entrepreneur. She is jewellery designer Neetu Bali. Before getting into designing Jewellery, Neetu got into the business of warehousing and has been doing that for the past almost two decades. And trust us there's a lot more that she is indulged into. Let's


Wednesday, May 2, 2018LIFE WOVEN WITH PASHMINA

Varuna Anand

In this week’s edition of ‘We The Women’, we have brought to you about the journey of another thriving entrepreneur. Textile designer Varuna Anand founded ‘The Splendor of Kashmir’ along with her husband Late Parveen Anand in November 2011. Even after she lost her soul-mate only a year later, the determination to realise the dream the two had seen together has only made Varuna stronger in her res


Wednesday, April 25, 2018KNOW MORE TO BE MORE

About Women Empowerment Schemes

In its last edition, ‘We The Women’ brought for you about the rights ensured to us, women and the safeguards provided, in order to take a small but crucial step towards lesser crime-against-women. This week we are stepping up towards the ultimate goal of Women Empowerment, which means empowering each woman physiologically, socially and economically. So here we are with yet another compilation o


Thursday, April 19, 2018KNOW MORE TO BE MORE


As we are still brewing in the Kathua’s (Rasana) Minor Rape and Murder case, one cannot help but wonder what is the solution to end such menace and actually make our society free from any form of Crime-against-Women. Although, the idea is surreal and almost impossible but there sure must be ways to reduce and then eventually eradicate them. In order to take a small but crucial step towards lesser


Wednesday, April 11, 2018THE STAR IN MAKING

Samreen Kaur

Tomorrow, on 12th April, 2018 the three finalists the finalists of FBB Femina Miss India, Jammu and Kashmir, Deepshikha Sharma, Malika Kapoor and Samreen Kour, will proceed to the North zonal crowning ceremony to be held in Delhi at The Leela Kempinski ambience and Convention centre.

There, the most deserving candidate from each of the 8 states i.e. Miss India Madhya Pradesh, Miss India Jammu


Wednesday, April 4, 2018THE STAR IN MAKING

Malika Kapoor

As you know, 'We The Women' is bringing for you in brief about the finalists of FBB Femina Miss India, Jammu and Kashmir, Deepshikha Sharma, Malika Kapoor and Samreen Kour. In no special order, last week we brought to you the excerpt from the conversation with Deepshikha Sharma. This week we have Malika Kapoor with us.

Malika Kapoor is an engineer by profession and an artist by passion. She


Wednesday, March 28, 2018The Star In Making

The auditions of FBB Femina Miss India, received an unprecedented response in Jammu & Kashmir even as the second time Miss India Pegeant scouted participants here. The three finalists are Deepshikha Sharma, Malika Kapoor and Samreen Kour. The auditions were judged by FBB Colors Femina Miss India United Continents 2017 Sana Dua, who is also former Miss Jammu & Kashmir.
Now, the top 3 of Jammu & K



For someone who scored 92% in Twelfth standard, went ahead to pursue her further studies at St Stephen’s, Delhi, one of the best colleges in the country and then went forward to attain Master’s Degree in International Politics from England, becoming a theatre actor and director does not seems to be a predictable career option. But we can bet the leap must be thrilling. Was there any fight? Who


Thursday, March 8, 2018ECHOES

Women’s Day Special

‘We The Women’ invited women around to share their opinion on this International Women’s Day. Here’s what they had to say. If you want to share your thought and opinion, share your message and contribute to create ripples, send us a short video clip at [email protected]


Chairperson/ State Women Commission

My request to everyone on this day is


Wednesday, March 7, 2018THINK ABOUT IT


International Women's Day falls on March 8 every year - that means that it falls on Thursday, a day after tomorrow. The event which is being observed since 1913, marks the day which gives an opportunity to bring together global governments, women's organizations, businesses and charities together under the banner of International Women's Day. The day itself is marked with talks, performances, ral


Saturday, March 3, 2018MAKING NORMAL, SEEM NORMAL

Preeti Choudary

If only a girl had a 100 bill on doing something which is “not a girl thing” or being remarked “girls should not do this/that”, we would have few additional items in our closet every month. What say ladies? Make it a week if you are one certain Preeti Choudary. Question on your mind must be “Who is she?” Do not worry; we have not started reading minds. You do not know her? Well no problem, We The


Saturday, February 24, 2018EVER GROWING JOURNEYS!

Manvi Gandotra

In its journey of around one year and half ‘We The Women’ has brought for you about the experiences of several women around us, from scratch to master-piece, the life they have created for themselves. To achieve so, we have interacted with numerous marvelous women who are doing tremendous job in their respective fields and are exemplary in their own special ways. And since we are aware that they


Saturday, February 24, 2018WHAT’S YOUR LIMIT?

Stanzin Laskit

We are finally coming up with the journey and experiences of the last one of the four brave girls from our state who summited the world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest, back in 2016, Stanzin Laskit. We have already learnt about other three of them- Tashi Laskit, Rigzen Dolker and Tsering Angmo, who made Jammu and Kashmir proud, being among 10 female cadets of age ranging from 18-22 years, who wer


Wednesday, February 14, 2018TALE OF SURVIVAL AND SUCCESS

If you have been missing out on your weekly dose of inspiring tales we tell here at We the Women, this is for you- Spread over past 6 weeks, We have been documenting the experiences of four stars from the state who were part of the first-ever all girls expedition of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) that scaled the highest peak of the world, the Everest.

It is unbelievable that at that point in t


Wednesday, February 7, 2018DREAM CAME TRUE

I would assume you have been sleeping under a rock for long if you have not heard about Stanzlin Laskit, Tashi Laskit, Rigzen Dolker and Tsering Angmo. They are four young girls who sumitted the highest Mount in the word. Yes, Mt. Everest and they did it at very young age of 18-22. This got them enlisted in the list of State Awardees 2017, too. True to the promise we made when we interviewed Rigz