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TallPoppyTalk with Gayatri Sekar: Maria Roe Roshni

I caught up with Maria Roe Roshni on a hot Thursday morning, bonding over the merciless Chennai heat and my desperate need for caffeine.

Roe is a music producer, music arranger and vocalist, whose team works regularly with leading music directors in India, including A.R.Rahman, Anirudh Ravichander, and other top musicians. With a degree from the Berklee School of Music (Boston, MA), Roe began her career in India by teaching at a local music school. 

Toe Ring And Closed Shoes

I was on a holiday with my family in Salzburg, Austria recently. On one of the evenings, my son was insistent on a boat ride in the Salzach river. Being a tourist season, we had to wait in a queue to get in. Standing just next to us were two young Tamil-speaking couples. I say young, because they looked recently married and did not have any children with them.

TC Enterprise: Interview with VR Ferose, SVP and Head of Globalization Service, SAP

TC Enterprise: An Interview with V.R. Ferose, SVP & Head of Globalization Svcs (SAP)

At 33, V.R. Ferose became one of the youngest and the first non-German Managing Director of German multinational’s SAP Labs, India. He is currently SVP and Head of Globalization Service for SAP based in the Bay Area. Ferose wrote ‘Gifted’ along with author Sudha Menon, to tell the stories of inspiring people he has met ‘so that many more people’s lives can be impacted for the better’. Proceeds go towards Enable India, an NGO that works for people with disabilities.

NICOLA STURGEON: A WOMAN SEEN AND HEARD

Scottish nationalist leader Nicola Sturgeon took part in several Scottish and UK wide TV election debates in the run up to the 2015 UK general election and according to opinion polls was regarded to have had a successful performance.

Talking Cranes celebrates International Women's Day with Bombay Jayashri at Biocon

Celebrating womanhood and women in the workplace – Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

Talking Cranes recognized International Womens Day – a date designated by the United Nations to celebrate women’s successes and achievements – by partnering with Biocon to mark its first ever International Women's Day celebration.

And yet... please take my word for it

You are a gender-sensitive Indian male who believes in equality for women and treats women with dignity and respect. You are progressive. You assert vehemently (and mean it) that you do not view women as chattel, that you would never beat your wife, that you participate in childcare and household chores, that you are supportive of the girl child, of a woman's right to voice her opinions freely. And you walk the talk. You are better than your father, because unlike men of his generation, you treat women as your equals.

It’s a (Wo)man’s World

With International Women’s Day around the corner, I decided to explore why women authors used male pseudonyms. This was prevalent in the 18th and 19th centuries, where many women felt the need to mask their true identities so that they would be taken seriously. From Louisa May Alcott, best known for her literary marvel “Little Women”(which thankfully was published under her real name) to the Bronte Sisters, who knew that the literary world was strongly prejudiced against female writers, many found freedom of expression cloaked in a man’s identity.

TC meets Linda Scott

TC chats with Linda Scott, DP World Chair at Said Business School, University of Oxford

Linda Scott is DP World Chair for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. Linda is best known for her creation of the concept of the Double X Economy – a perspective which describes the global economy of women in both the developed and developing world, and the roles of women not only as consumers, but as investors, donors and workers.

Five excellent organizations you could support today

Are you looking to spend 10 dollars on women’s safety and health today? Here are 5 organizations that could use your help.

International Foundation for Crime Prevention and Victim Care: 

http://www.pcvconline.org/

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