Ali Smith is a 43-year-old mom from South Yorkshire who spent the last two decades collecting rare limited edition chocolate bars. Her most prized possession is a Marathon bar dating back to 1982 which she bought on eBay two decades ago for £25 (Rs 2246). She always buys two at a time, so she can eat one and safely store the other under her bed.
Today Google celebrates the 155th birth anniversary of Bengali poet, educator, and activist Kamini Roy with a doodle. Roy was the first woman to graduate with honors in the history of India when she passed Sanskrit BA. She advocated the rights of women, writing in 1924 why a woman should be confined to home and denied her rightful place in society.
The #MeToo movement in India completes a year this month. Women from various backgrounds had openly spoken up against their experiences of sexual harassment in different walks of life. It was found that many knew about the harassment but did not take a stand on it, thanks to the ‘men will be men’ notion prevalent in society, even among the educated.
22-year-old Ayesha Khan from Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, won the High Commissioner for a Day competition. She spent the day overseeing UK’s overseas network, chairing briefing sessions and networking with dignitaries and project beneficiaries. The competition for Indian women aged 18-23, celebrates the 11 October International Day of the Girl Child.
Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee and the founder of All India Trinamool Congress, on World Mental Health Day, has tweeted on the importance of mental health. She stressed on how we must deal with mental health issues with sensitivity. She said, “A healthy mind leads to a healthy body.” She is known to tweet on all important days.
On the Instagram page of Harper Bazaar UK, Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton is seen walking in a full-sleeved burgundy top and green plaited skirt, holding a burgundy clutch. On her left is the Prince, but the picture is not completely seen. It was captioned, “The Duchess of Cambridge embraces autumn colours for a trip to the Natural History Museum.