The theme of the Hindu Women's Festival 2021 is 'Dare to be Different'. The world is largely governed by a dominant set of values. Unwittingly, indigenous cultures - such as the Hindu one - have assimilitated to 'already given' frameworks as if they are universal. The domain of 'Femininity and Womanhood' is one that we need to have a bigger conversation around.
The integral thoughts and value systems of the Hindu philosophy are recognised through its adaptive, diverse, resilient nature. We are a people who have endured so much, and yet, our cultural basis - Dharma - remains intact in our hearts. Though we ourselves - as individuals, a community, a civilisation - still face the same internal issues as every other community, our inspiration and intuitive understanding of Dharma sets us apart. And for this, we must dare to be different and explain our journey in the discourse around Feminism and Womanhood.
A masterclass for graduates in being confident and authentic about bringing their identity to the workplace.
Exploring how the arts have had an impact on our psyche how depictions of the feminine have formulated our perceptions.