The Decision towards Self-Reliance

By Somali K Chakrabarti In my last post The Power of Storytelling, I had mentioned about the advertisement ‘Will of Steel’ that inspires us to break gender stereotypes. Here’s an equally moving advertisement from HDFC Life Insurance that shows a dad giving his daughter an opportunity to be self-reliant. This touching ad shows a father helping his… Read More The Decision towards Self-Reliance

Believe in the power of ‘And’

 By Somali K Chakrabarti ‘AND‘ –  the simple 3 lettered word represents the spirit of empowering yourself to pursue different tracks, without having to turn your back on one path for choosing the other. One dimensional labels have, for long, been used to typecast women. Time and again you are told that you can be either a successful homemaker OR a… Read More Believe in the power of ‘And’

NDTV Cleanathon – Resolve for a Swachch India

By Somali K Chakrabarti When you are surrounded by people who share a passionate commitment around a common purpose, anything is possible.  With a purpose as imperative as cleanliness and sanitation, which affects every single individual in the country in some way or the other and is driven by none other than the PM of… Read More NDTV Cleanathon – Resolve for a Swachch India

‘Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain’, A film to stir your soul

By Somali K Chakrabarti December 2nd, 1984, was one of the darkest nights in the history of Bhopal and that of India, when poisonous gas flare had leaked out of Union Carbide India Ltd’s (UCIL) pesticide plant, killing thousands of people over the next few days. Thirty years on, a film ‘Bhopal: A Prayer For… Read More ‘Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain’, A film to stir your soul