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‘Better pay drives women to prostitution’

‘Better pay drives women to prostitution’

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MUMBAI: Very rarely does a survey of prostitution take into account the economics of sex work, or view it in the context of the labour market. While a detailed study of the economics of commercial sex work in the US found its way into the 2009 bestseller Superfreakonomics, two economists from Pune University have studied... 

Student shot, Sheila says Delhi is insensitive to women

Student shot, Sheila says Delhi is insensitive to women

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New Delhi: A 20-year-old student has been shot outside her college in Dhaula Kuan in South Delhi. Radhika Tanwar died after being rushed to hospital in a rickshaw by people who witnessed her murder. “It is a matter of shame for each one of us that the capital city of India is considered the most unsafe city… this... 

Strong Coffee Helps Working Women in Stressful Situations

Strong Coffee Helps Working Women in Stressful Situations

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For all of you working women out there who face stressful situations on a daily basis – a cup of joe might be just the thing you need to get through the day. In a study by psychologists at Bristol University in the U.K., researchers found caffeinated coffee helped to boost a woman’s performance in high-pressure environments,... 

New fat-fighting drug

New fat-fighting drug

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London: Wouldn’t it be great if you could just pop a pill to shed those extra pounds without going through its harmful side effects? Well, it may now be possible. Zafgen, a start-up drug company in Cambridge, has announced that its first human test of a drug named ZGN-433 caused 24 obese women to lose, on average, a kilogram... 

I’m not offered wicked roles: Konkona

I’m not offered wicked roles: Konkona

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Enough of goodie goodie roles for Konkona Sen Sharma. The two-time National Award winner says she enjoyed playing a sexually aggressive woman in Vinay Shukla’s Mirch and laments that not too many such roles come her way. “The roles that I get offered are very good and of serious women who are morally upright, righteous... 

Moview Review: Mirch

Moview Review: Mirch

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Mirch is a sexy idea that doesn’t quite come to fruition. Inspired from sources as varied as the Panchatantra and Boccaccio’s Decameron, writer-director Vinay Shukla strings together four stories focusing on the complicated, fraught, deeply painful and yet life-sustaining games that men and women play with each other. Sex,... 

Shreya Saran backs Jayamala on Sabarimala controversy

Shreya Saran backs Jayamala on Sabarimala controversy

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Shreya Saran has come forward to give her helping hand to Kannada actress Dr.Jayamala in the Sabarimala controversy. The actress has questioned the double standards of the temple and has appreciated Jayamala’s stand on the issue. Shreya, who always stood for women, has reportedly questioned the necessity of filing a charge... 

Hacker Threatens More Attacks on Those Seen as WikiLeaks Foes

Hacker Threatens More Attacks on Those Seen as WikiLeaks Foes

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LONDON — In a campaign that had some declaring the start of a “cyberwar,” hundreds of Internet activists mounted retaliatory attacks on Wednesday on the Web sites of multinational companies and other organizations they deemed hostile to the WikiLeaks antisecrecy organization and its jailed founder, Julian Assange. On Thursday,... 

3 Reasons Why Women Should Adopt Android

3 Reasons Why Women Should Adopt Android

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As opposed to a recent survey which says iPhone is ideal for women and Android is what most men choose. I’m sure I’ve read something like this long ago, but the survey done by Neilsen has surfaced again which states that women prefer the iPhone as their smartphone purchase, while men are likely to choose a Google... 

Konkana is a working mommy

Konkana is a working mommy

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Konkona Sensharma turns a year older on December 3. The actress has lots to look forward to in the coming year motherhood and two of her movies Vinay Shukla’s Mirch and her mom Aparna Sen’s Iti Mrinalani release shortly. Though the actress believes in only talking about her films and detests answering any personal... 

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