SC strikes down bar on women as Bollywood make-up artists

SC strikes down bar on women as Bollywood make-up artists

New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday struck down the provision that prohibited women make-up artists and hairdressers from becoming the members of professional associations. This provision prohibited women from becoming make-up artists and hairdressers in the film industry.The apex court bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra also struck down the provision of the […]

Respect us as women off-screen: Deepika Padukone

Respect us as women off-screen: Deepika Padukone

Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Deepika Padukone says she has an issue when people “propagate objectification of a real person and not a character being played” and wants them to “respect” artists as women off-screen. Ever since she condemned a photo titled “OMG: Deepika Padukone’s Cleavage Show” on Twitter, saying: “YES! I am a Woman. I […]

Modi stresses on women empowerment, education

Modi stresses on women empowerment, education

Tokyo, Sep 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday stressed on the need for women’s empowerment in the present-day world. Modi, who was addressing students of the Sacred Hearts University here, said he has always given a lot of importance to girl child education. “As a Gujarat chief minister, I dedicated myself to help educate […]

Fast track courts for crimes against women in UP

Fast track courts for crimes against women in UP

Lucknow, Aug 30 All 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh will soon have fast track courts for crimes against women, an officials said Saturday. A decision to this effect was taken at the state cabinet meeting Friday. The state government has also earmarked a sum of Rs.15.15 crore every year to run these fast track courts. […]

Modern women in focus in Ritu Kumar’s latest line

Modern women in focus in Ritu Kumar's latest line

  New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Designer Ritu Kumar has come up with her autumn winter line that draws its inspiration from traditional prints of Rajasthan and Kutch. The target audience is contemporary women.Ranging from kurtis, skirts, suits and short jackets, the collection comprises of varied styles for both day and evening wear, said a statement.The […]

Indian men want women to propose: Survey

New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Traditionally, it’s the guys who pop the question to take a relationship forward but an increasing number of Indian men now prefer if women make the first move, according to a survey.The survey was conducted on over 6,500 single Indian men in the age group of 25 to 36 across the […]

Reading ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ unhealthy for young women

  New York, Aug 22 (IANS) Have you read the blockbuster erotica “Fifty Shades of Grey” that has sold over 100 million copies worldwide and a movie adaptation is scheduled for release? Beware that you are at an heightened risk of developing binge drinking and unhealthy sexual habits.According to an interesting study, young adult women who […]

Rani prays at Kalighat, urges women to be brave

Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) Days ahead of her next release “Mardaani”, Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji Tuesday sought blessings at the famed Kalighat temple here for the film’s success, and urged women to invoke the strength within themselves in the light of recent escalation in crimes against women.Rani is now married to Yash Raj Films (YRF) head […]

Sushmita Sen turns show stopper for Amit Aggarwal at LFW

Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Stunning in a black gown with a transparent back, Sushmita Sen turned the show stopper for Amit Aggarwal as Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014 rolled off Tuesday with a display of the latest collection of Aggarwal and Masaba Gupta.“I feel sexy wearing this and that’s what Amit’s collection is all about. When […]

Masaba’s showstopper Shilpa Shetty grooves with the mood

Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Designer Masaba Gupta Tuesday showcased her fashion line at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/ Festive 2014 and her showstopper Shilpa Shetty grooved with the models on the ramp. Donning a slinky black printed cut-out gown with an attached dupatta drape – just the right addition for a beach time soirée Shilpa Shetty said: […]