From glowing sunrises seen at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel to posing with Mother India while speaking at Mehboob Studios for The Times Lit Fest and meeting with spiritual leaders and Bollywood stars like Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Sonam Kapoor, Arianna Huffington’s whirlwind trip through Mumbai and New Delhi to launch Huffington Post India was beautifully chronicled through snapshots shared on Instagram.
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The Huffington Post debuts Huffington Post India today on Monday December 8th 2014 in association with The Times of India Group and Times Internet. The New Delhi-based editorial team has launched Huffington Post India with leading stories about the recent Uber Delhi rape case, as well as featured blog posts by Huffington Post Founder Arianna Huffington, celebrated authors William Dalrymple and Chetan Bhagat, Bollywood actor Rahul Khanna, popular chef Vikas Khanna and more. “India has always held a deeply personal significance to me,” says Huffington in her blog post “Namaste: Introducing HuffPost India,” which focuses deeply on India’s spiritual roots and rituals, a topic central to Huffington’s life and work. Huffington promises that Huffington Post India will report on “all the challenges India is facing,” as well as ‘relentlessly tell the stories of what is working.’
One year, countless inspiring stories from India and around the world. As we look back on our favorite features, we couldn’t be more excited about the future.
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One of Verizon‘s latest advertisements highlights behaviour that many unknowingly perpetuate: discouraging girls from their natural interest in science. The ad reveals how young girls’ innate curiosity in nature and mechanics is slowly but surely quashed by well-meaning parental warnings, which contributes to the dismal proportion of women who ultimately work in a scientific field. Verizon says it’s high time we ‘Inspire Her Mind’, starting from childhood.
Ruzwana Bashir loves the startup life and has her hands full with Peek.com, a company she founded in 2012 that offers unique travel activities and experiences. With a MBA from the prestigious Harvard Business School, Bashir’s appetite for taking risks is high and she advises young female entrepreneurs to do the same. After working at companies like Blackstone Group, Goldman Sachs and Gilt Groupe, Bashir knew it was finally the right time to start her own venture, a risk that has paid off well: Peek raised $1.4 million the year it was launched and another $5 million this year. Having recently launched Peek Professional while expanding to new destinations and offering everything from a helicopter tour of Manhattan to paddle board lessons in Santa Monica, it is safe to say that Ruzwana is putting her print on the map.
Take a special sneak peek into Marissa Bronfman’s exclusive interview with Peek’s Ruzwana Bashir, coming soon to The Huffington Post.
Taking the discussion on feminism and equality forward after the international furor created by a handful of women on Twitter over the inclusion of a man on our Women in Media panel at Social Media Week Bangalore, our Founder and President Marissa Bronfman wrote about the role of men in women’s empowerment in The Huffington Post. This article first appeared in FIRSTPOST.