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VIDEO: On Women's Day, this short film shows how girls are judged at every step of life

Happy Women's Day: Directed by Gaurav Mehra, the short movie 'Seal' depicts the tale of a newly-married woman on her first night and how she is judged right from her first step into her new house.

International Women's Day 2018: 10 quotes on women by men

Women's Day quotes: Every year March 8 is celebrated as International Women's Day. The day recognises and celebrates womanhood and recognises their social, political, cultural, economic achievements. It emphasises the importance of gender equality. On this day we bring to you 10 quotes by men on women.


International Women's Day: Google Doodle encourages women to share #HerStoryOurStory, the tales will inspire you

To mark the International Women's Day, Google posted a heartwarming doodle. The doodle showcased illustrated stories by 12 female artists of different backgrounds who shared their personal stories in a series of visual narratives.

International Women’s Day: Kashmiri girl leaves job to set up all-women bakery in Bandipora

Nida Ramzan Lone, an MSc in Information Technology, quit her job to open an all-woman bakery in Kashmir. A computer application graduate, she had the support of her family, but was also helped by an NGO.

Oxford University apologises after viral photo of female workers cleaning Women's Day sign irk Netizens

Captured by Associate Professor Dr Sophie Smith, who works at the premier institute, it shows the female worker using a mop to erase the chalk message as a group of male security guards stand idly by. The photo quickly went viral and led to a huge debate online.

International Women's Day: 3 artists on addressing women and sexuality through illustrations

Women's Day feature: Using the Internet as their oyster, Pranjali Dubey, Aru Bose and Lyla FreeChild are three women, among many others, who are trying to encourage conversations on issues that are important to women — menstruation, consent, sexuality.


International Women's Day: 4 women survivors who beat all odds to become leaders

Women's Day Special: Women do not have it easy in life. And if they happen to be disabled or not fit into societally accepted gender roles, then there is no end to their plight. On International Women's Day, we spoke to four survivors who have battled the odds to effect change.

Not just McDonald's, KFC also swapped its logo with Colonel's wife Claudia Sanders

Instead of the Colonel's face on their logo, KFC Malaysia swapped it with his wife, Claudia Sanders. On International Women's Day, KFC shared its aim to recognise all the women behind their brand's success.

NHAI employs all-women staff at 300 toll plazas across India

The decision was taken by Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways after an all-woman staff was deployed at the tolls on March 8 in day shift on at least one toll plaza close to the city area in every state and Union Territory to mark the occasion of International Women's Day.

#SheInspiresMe: On Women's Day, PM Narendra Modi urges people to write about women who have inspired them

Following PM Narendra Modi's tweet on Women's Day, people started sharing names and pictures of women who had inspired them. From mothers and grandmothers to the first woman fighter pilot Avani Chaturvedi, there were many stories floating around on #SheInspiresMe.

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International Women's Day: "I had no choice but to be firm and fight back!" North India's first woman autorickshaw driver

International Women's Day: Today at the age of 40, Sunita Choudhary stands dressed in a white tailored suit and brown boots driving her own auto-rickshaw along the streets of South Delhi. She came to the Capital broke escaping an abusive marriage with no place to live.

International Women's Day: Poonam drives an e-rickshaw in Delhi to help her kid fly

Two years ago it was her family's responsibility that compelled 54-years-old Poonam to set out on the road and drive an e-rickshaw through the streets of Delhi to make her ends meet. Today, she is a confident driver who cherishes the joy of driving and the continuous chatter of her passengers. On the occasion of International Women's Day, Indian Express photographer Renuka Puri takes us through her struggles.


Women in Parliament: Left, Right and Centre

On the occasion of International Women's Day, we photographed 12 strong women who are currently part of the Indian Parliament, which currently has the highest number of women Parliamentarians, albeit even that number isn't that much. But then, we also have India's first ever woman full Defence Minister leading the charge.

International Women's Day, 2018: 10 inspiring quotes by female authors on women that will reinforce their importance

Every year on March 8 International Women's Day is celebrated to recognise and celebrate womanhood. This year, the theme is #PressforProgress and on this occasion we bring to you 10 powerful quotes by women on women.

International Women's Day — Indra Nooyi, Oprah, Chanda Kochhar: 15 leadership quotes by inspirational women

These female role models have inspired countless women — and men — with their approach to leadership. Read on for some nuggets of leadership wisdom.

Top Frames: Mahashivaratri, International Women's Day around the world

Holy men from Nepal and India come to Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu to take part in the Maha Shivaratri festival; Activists participate in a march to mark International Women's Day in San Salvador.


Places you can visit for a more eventful and meaningful International Women's Day

Events to attend this International Women's Day if you live in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Pune.

On International Women's Day, plan a solo trip, ladies!

On the occasion of International Women’s day (March 8), online accommodation- booking website lists top solo travel destinations.

India celebrates International Women's Day

International Women's Day is marked on March 8.