Tag Archives: women

Stalker alert: 1 in 3 women who use mobiles in India face harassment, receive inappropriate calls

The survey paints a grim picture of the extent of harassment women face via their phones. It has also compiled women’s responses on what effect such calls had on them and what steps, if any, did they take to prevent such calls. Apart from calls with intentions of malicious harassment, the women also received unsolicited calls — that aren’t classified as harassment ... Read More »

An Indian view from Wall Street on women in finance

My inspiration has come from within my own family. My mother who had a doctorate and was a Professor at a time when women in India barely went to college. She took a leap of faith from Dalal Street to Wall Street to manage some key initiatives at S&P DJI. Alka Banerjee shares her views on how hard it is to stay ahead of ... Read More »

Deloitte to provide education, skills training to 10 mn girls, women by 2030 in India

Professional services firm Deloitte Sunday said it will provide education and skills trainingto 10 million girls and women in India with an aim to equip them to find a meaningful work. The exercise will be carried out under its global initiative WorldClass, Deloitte said in a statement. The initiative aims “to support 10 million girls and women by 2030 through education and skills development,” it ... Read More »

Sedentary lifestyle leading women towards infertility

Representative image LUDHIANA: As the city is progressing towards a luxurious lifestyle, with swanky cars, an army of maids and servants, and machines to do our work, it is also seeing a surge in various diseases, earlier unknown to the public, but now becoming relatively common. One such disease is Poly Cystic Ovary Disorder, or PCOD. The disease is found ... Read More »

Here’s why women are more likely to suffer from a stroke than men

Researchers have found that stroke disproportionately affects women as compared to men due to factors such as fluctuations in naturally occurring hormone levels, early age of menarche, and menopause. According to the researchers, stroke is a leading cause of disability that affects 55,000 more women than men each year. “Many people don’t realise that women suffer stroke more frequently than ... Read More »

Mumbai Marathon: Elite Women Runners Slam Organisers

Gobena finished first in 2:25:49 and was well ahead of defending champion.© Twitter The elite women runners of the Mumbai Marathon on Sunday slammed the event organisers, saying there were too many casual runners on the course and that the Metro construction work was also a hindrance. “It was a quite difficult race as there were a lot of people (casual participants ... Read More »

This anti-malaria drug may be new weapon against Zika virus in pregnant women

A new research might hold the solution to limiting the damaging effect of Zika. An anti-malaria drug could be the key. Called chloroquine, it has a long history of safe use during pregnancy, and is relatively inexpensive. “There is still an urgent need to bolster our preparedness and capacity to respond to the next Zika outbreak,” said co-senior author Alexey Terskikh. ... Read More »

100 Women: Is the gender pay gap in sport really closing?

In the ranking of the 100 highest-paid athletes, there is just one woman – tennis star Serena Williams. She’s in position 51 and has an income that is $66m (£50m) lower than Cristiano Ronaldo’s, the world’s top earning sportsman according to Forbes. For the US women’s football team, their win in the 2015 World Cup got them a $2m (£1.5m) ... Read More »

‘Won’t stop funding to women study centres’, says UGC

The support for women’s studies centres was under the plan head from the Sixth Plan onwards. These centres were established and sustained by special grants and support given by the UGC. University Grants Commission Following a University Grants Commission (UGC) notice that makes funding for women’s studies centres in universities and colleges across India uncertain after September 30, the commission ... Read More »

The successful women embracing ‘girl power’

“Embrace your inner girl” is not a phrase you’ll hear very often, particularly in the macho world of business where “manning up” is more de rigueur. Yet if you attend any major business conference this year, then you’re likely to come across “The Girls’ Lounge”. It might sound like a name dreamt up by an unimaginative spa owner or an ... Read More »