Take a break from your daily routine and enjoy a special Women’s Day treat with a lavish buffet spread that will surely make this day special for you.
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Imagine a household bereft of a woman; imagine your world deprived of one. With international women’s day just having gone by, it’s time to doff one’s hat to the various roles women play.
So, like every year, while International Women’s Day was celebrated worldwide on March 8, having been instituted way back in 1909, the truth is its purpose is as relevant today as even before.
Women everywhere need to be treated as equals no doubt, but there is also a need to be recognised for their strength and achievements.
Balance for better
Every year the campaign theme is a sort of call-to-action, one emphasizing the need to create a more gender-balanced world, one that is proactive on all levels with women’s empowerment, whether pertaining to economic, social or political issues. ‘Balance for better’ is the theme of 2019. Whether the significance of this call is all about civil awareness, women and girl recognition, anti-sexism or anti-discrimination, it is a day that celebrates womanhood globally.
While International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on the progress women worldwide have made in different fields, commend and applaud those few who had the foresight and determination of their vision and extraordinary courage, let us not forget that at the epicentre of every unit exists a woman, one who is the driving force behind those wheels of that well-oiled machinery called domestic bliss. The roles she plays in one lifetime as a mother, sister, wife or daughter is cause enough for celebration, but coupled with her juggling abilities to hold down that fort of household responsibilities along with the demands of a workplace, in my books her achievement are way up there!
Imagine a household bereft of a woman, imagine your world deprived of one!
Deprived of Status
While Woman’s Day celebrates women’s history, her emancipation, often highlighting key events, achievements and milestones to raise awareness, promote equal opportunities for her in all walks of life, the sad truth is that often in certain parts of the world and, especially in certain cultures, women are not accredited as being equal with men, thus depriving them of basic rights and status.
There is enough evidence now to support the claim that a gender-diverse workplace does indeed produce real benefits. Studies also show that a gender-diverse workplace is not only good for financial returns, employee engagement, innovation and reducing turnover but most gender-diverse businesses also resonate with a wider customer base. Yet, women are still deprived of the opportunity.
And while we as women raise flags and protestations, seek wider platforms and march the streets demanding equal status from the other half of the population, the question here is should it really be only about gender disparity? Is it then fair to lay all that ire and disproportion blame squarely on men alone?
Are not injustices, inequalities and unfair treatment being met out to women for generations, sadly from their own kind? Think back on all the times when you have been discriminated against and chances are it could well be that dragon-lady a.k.a your boss, a colleague from work or that friend who has hidden agenda; you should well have been mistreated by that daughter-in-law or mother-in-law.
So while we demand equality from the other half of the gender bender in matters of education, employment, inheritance, marriage, politics and recently, in field of religion too, should we not be demanding fairness from our mothers; patience from our mother-in-law, understanding and compassion from our female friends?
The need of the hour is to clean up the imbalances in our own gender-centric homes, with a whole bunch of self-realisation and inward reflection. While we strive to enhance equivalence from the rest of the world, we also need to improve our position “as women amongst women”.
We must consciously strive towards a more complete view of womanhood, gentled with gender infused an understanding of love and respect. Be a woman of worth with your own kind, be the first to appreciate another’s success, the one to applaud the loudest at another’s triumph.
Be the kind of woman that senses a cry for help from another, much before her complete meltdown. The kind of woman who provides support to her tribe and not one that creates divides. Be the type of woman that sets a trend not just by her fashion sense but as a result of her commonsense. Be the kind of woman who is self-sufficient in her own capabilities, achievements and skills but is never shy to ask for help when needed.
Be the woman who succeeds and triumphs after every fall, the kind who fixes another’s crown silently but, most of all, is the kind of woman who sets an example, the kind that someday your daughter may want to emulate.
So while the world celebrated this international woman’s day with a campaign theme of ‘Balance for better’, let us endeavour to make a difference with no gender agendas. Let’s work instead on being women of substance, beautiful inside out, strong in spirit, determined in grit, to be balanced for ourselves with a better understanding of life and a kinder compassion for the world we live in, regardless of being men or women.
If you are wondering how you could spend Women’s Day here are a few ideas to get you started-
“Women’s Day Special” Knife Painting Workshop – ARTh by Kshama
ARTh by Kshama hosted its first independent painting workshop a year back on Women’s Day. The journey ever since has been overwhelming. This workshop is dedicated to all the wonderful women who have been pivotal for ARTh be it family, friends, my team or the amazing participants. So ditch your routine and buckle up as we celebrate Women’s Day whilst painting this gorgeous piece of art made more interesting with the palette knife. A step by step guided art workshop. Participants with no prior experience will also find themselves paint with ease and take home their lovely painting.
Culinary Craft workshops for Women’s Day
Hone your culinary craft in a delightful array of mocktails making like a drunken archer, Bellini, Beach by the bay, etc at a special workshop curated by experts. Enjoy a special Women’s Day treat on food at half the price.
The Silverador resort Presents ThE ShE fESt ~Her day her way An all- day event celebrating womanhood in all its glory!!!
Flea stalls by women entrepreneurs, Master class sessions, talk on nutrition, soulful live music, live performances, multi-cuisine buffet and much more to indulge in!!!!
So head out for a date with yourself this Woman’s day on the 8th of March …
Women’s Day Sail
Ladies, take a break from your responsibilities to have a moment to yourself, and commemorate the indomitable feminine spirit aka Girl Power. Picture a calm sea, the soothing breeze, a gorgeous sunset over the Mumbai skyline, yummy food and desserts. Bring your girl gang, your BFFs or just yourself to celebrate this special day dedicated to you.. on a sailboat! To make things special, we are hosting this sail, not on any regular boat but our most sleek sailboat which will be sailed by our lady sailor!
Who can participate: Family, Friends, kids and Couples (1 to 5 in one sailboat)
Duration: 2 Hours
Where: Gateway of India, Mumbai
Type of boat: Seabird (Open Sailing Boat).
Cruising Capacity: Maximum 5 Pax per boat.
Evening 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm
3.30 pm: Reach at start point of i.e. near Taj Mahal hotel, colaba. (Jetty No. 5)
4.00 pm: Take Motorboat ride from start point to the seabird sailboat.
Experience a best sunset sailing experience for approx. 1 hour 30 minutes.
6.00 pm: Reach to the shore by motorboat.
Includes: Sailing in sea near Mumbai
Exclusions: Any other expenses than Inclusion.
Things to carry:
At least 2 ltrs of drinking water.
Photo ID card.
Cap, camera, mobiles phones, socks, extra pairs of cloths. (if required)
Any personal medicine.
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Multipolis Mumbai: Women and Theatre in the City
NGMA Mumbai and Ministry of Culture, Government of India and Avid Learning present Multipolis Mumbai: Women and Theatre in the City. In celebration of International Women’s Day 2019, this panel discussion will take a closer look at the Thespian history and legacy of the city with a focus on the women of theatre in Bombay.
This talk will be part of Multipolis Mumbai Series that decodes the past while looking to the future and finding novel ways of engaging, interacting with and reenergizing the city that we love! The second round seeks to plumb new depths and unearth more fascinating nuggets about the ever-surprising Mumbai! This series begun and had a successful run in 2012 and has been revived in June 2017.
In the second iteration, goes deeper with the re-haul of historic precincts, the role of the business families of Bombay and looking at the city through a child’s eyes. Discussions around how art institutions and practitioners in the city are harnessing the power of tech, how poets and women writers engage with and write about the city, about wildlife in the city and the role of technology in protection of local biodiversity, and a discussion delving into the virtual and digital world of gaming, its relationship with art and the gaming culture in the city.
Workshops closely looked at celebrated Mumbai architecture (namely Art Deco, Indo Saracenic and Victorian Gothic). Panels on the role of philanthropic individuals and institutions and 6:00 PM mapping towns within the city, as well a discussion on heritage textiles, interior finishes and the Swadeshi movement in the context of Mumbai. Most recently, a closer look at the Maritime history of Mumbai and its relationship with the Sea.
Join in for a fascinating look into the unique role of women in Mumbai’s theatrical culture in celebration of International Women’s Day.