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Mumbai court decides in favour of women

A married daughter does not stop being a part of her parents’ family, an Indian court has ruled in a landmark order. Read more here.

A French woman’s ‘duty’

It is a French woman’s duty to wear a bikini on a beach, says the former minister for families, Nadine Morano. Read more here.

Ismat Chughtai’s birthday

Ismat Chughtai, one of the most renowned and astute literary voices of the subcontinent, was born on Aug 15.  Last week, while Pakistan and India both celebrated their respective birthdays, and the nationalist fervour that is considered requisite on such occasions on both sides of the border hogged the attentions and emotions of the public, another birthday slipped by. Read more here.

Women are still earning less

Female bosses are still earning only three-quarters as much as their male colleagues, meaning they would have to work until they were nearly 80 to catch up with men’s lifetime earnings, according to new figures. Read more here.

What does success mean to you

A new national poll conducted for Time and Real Simple asked women how they define success and what it takes to get there. Read more and take the survey here.


20.08.2014 | 9:26