We got chatting with Mena Malgonkar about how to prepare for a career in graphic design, tips to hone your artistic skills and why carrying a sketch book wherever you go makes sense. More »Smart Careers: How to Become a Graphic Designer
Eager enough to learn a few self-defense techniques for your safety? With all the hype surrounding women's safety, it is now mandatory for you to get acquainted with some basic moves. After keeping pepper spray handy in your bag, here's what you should be doing for your personal safety. More »How to Survive a Street Attack [Video]
Gym instructor Vinay Sharma, bus cleaner Akshay Kumar Singh, fruit-seller Pawan Gupta and Mukesh Singh, who were found guilty in all 13 charges, including murder and rape, were given death sentence by judge Yogesh Khanna today. Out of the six men arrested in the case, one Ram Singh committed suicide inside Tihar Jail. Another accused, who was 17 at the time of the crime, was sent to reform home for three years by a juvenile court. More »Twitter Reactions to Capital Punishment for Delhi Gang-Rape Convicts
Will the four accused in the Delhi gang-rape case get death penalty? The quantum of punishment will be pronounced today, and we cannot wait any longer to know what it is going to be. The Delhi police have sought capital punishment for all the four convicts who were responsible for the monstrous gang-rape and cold-blooded murder of the 23-year-old paramedic student. While sexual crimes in India are commonplace, a large section of society is against death penalty. As the nation awaits the historic verdict today, we take a look at what capital punishment is all about. More »5 Things You Must Know About Capital Punishment
The country is screaming for justice and the defense counsel on the other hand is appealing for leniency. Amidst all this, the fast track court has reserved the decision on the sentence for the four convicts of the Delhi gang rape to Friday, 2:30 PM. More »Capital Punishment for the Convicts in the Nirbhaya Gang-Rape Case?
Wondering what all the fuss surrounding pepper spray is about? Well, by now you will know that it is not just another item that sits pretty in your handbag. Pepper spray is a personal safety product, something every woman must own given the alarming rise in crimes against women. More »How to Use Pepper Spray [Video]
When a 26-year-old girl lays her claim as a first-time published author, we have to stand up and take notice. So, we gladly allowed author Anjali Kirpalani's chick-lit â'Never Say Never' to add a pop of pink to our bookshelves. We caught up with the author as she spills the beans on the tricks of the trade for aspiring authors who are waiting on the wings and readying themselves to fly. More »Author Anjali Kirpalani on Why Writers Must â'Never Say Never'
What has your stress cost you lately, in your personal and professional relationships? Be honest, have you broken anything, been horribly rude to anyone you care about, blown over a business relationship or perhaps even hurt someone physically? Has it made you hurt yourself by indulging in substances and then not admitting it to anyone and remaining in denial about your indulgences? More »How to Eliminate Stress at Work
Whilst physical safety is rightfully at a premium, I argue that any type of safety starts from the mind. In India especially, a balance of the mental, physical and spiritual is needed so that women arrive at a place of empowerment on multiple levels More »Look Within: Why Safety Starts from the Mind
"Juvenile in Delhi gang-rape to walk free in 27 months" were the exact headlines that almost shook the nation a couple of days ago! Does that mean justice for the Delhi brave heart has been served? Certainly not! But, what is clear is that severe punishment is imperative to set an example when it comes to crimes against women. Different counties have varied laws as far as punishment for rapists is concerned. Are you content with the punishment the Indian law serves? If not, then what according to you is the most appropriate form of punishment for rapists? More »Real People Speak: Punishment for Rape in India
Understanding the way your boss functions is the key to getting into their good books. While the age-old tenet that 'boss is always right' holds true for every employee, but in order to gain the trust of your boss, you need to delve deep into his or her working style and personality. In order to gain such insights, we have explained the sun signs of the zodiac regarding how would they function as a boss. Use this info to win their confidence, and who knows, you may be the next in line for that coveted promotion or a pay hike! More »Sun Sign Dynamics of Your Boss Explained
If you have been planning to buy a pepper spray, then it is high time you invested in this safety product. With an alarming rise in crimes against women, one cannot ignore the fact that it is almost mandatory to carry a pepper spray when you are on the go. But, how do you go about buying it? Read on to find out more about this must-have women's product for personal safety. Make some space for it in your handbag, today! More »5 FAQs About Pepper Spray Answered
Maybe your Monday morning blues have nothing to do with work and a lot to do with the person you are reporting to. All of us would like a boss who offers us the respect, support and credit we deserve. Find out where your difficult boss stands and how you can win her over to your side. We analyse the different behaviour patterns of difficult bosses. More »Smart Ways to Handle a Difficult Boss
How do we exude our authentic self at work and yet not be too authentic? Is there such a thing? Authenticity accurately reflects aspects of the leader's inner self, so it can't be an act. But great leaders seem to know which personality traits they should reveal to whom and when. Find out how to bring this kind of authenticity to your workplace. More »How to Bring Authenticity to the Workplace
Once we have accepted the realities that accompany being a working woman - the positives and negatives both, and started becoming comfortable in our own skin, we need to move on to the next step. And that is of learning to adapt our circumstances to work for us rather than against us. Learning to see and understand the changes that are happening around, and about us; and making the necessary course correction.It is said that adaptability is the highest form of intelligence and clearly as the more intelligent of the human species, we women know all about being adaptable! More »How to Adapt: Balance or Merge?
When I think about balance, it isn't just work-life balance that comes to my mind, but also an internal balance just like equilibrium. Biologically speaking, balance and equilibrium is what helps us to stay upright and know where we are in relation to gravity. This balance system is what enables us to walk and run without tripping over. More »6 Steps to Be Organised and Balanced
In recent years, we have heard of incidents where single women found it difficult to rent or buy their own house in Mumbai. The reasons for this are wide-ranging â while some building societies have been openly hostile, putting up circulars restricting the sale or renting out of homes in their premises by single women, others have been more covert. In fact, some building societies often come up with their rules to stop the sale or rent of flats to single women, especially women from â'shady backgrounds'. But there are ways to circumvent these rules and get a house. More »A Single Girl's Guide to Buying or Renting a House
When fitness and healthy living become a family mission, the pay-offs are bigger and better. Read the inspiring stories of people who have proved just that. More »Reach Your Healthy weight: Lose Together Gain Together