Dark is Beautiful

Brown Girl In The Ring

Brown Girl In The Ring

By Zippora Madhukar | Photographer and WOW CORE Member Vivacious, animated, a go-getter, vibrant – all these words came to mind when I first met Aparna – a professional dancer who challenges the norms of what a dancer should look like in our country. Aparna Nagesh is the founder of Showstoppers INC, an arts promotion […]

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Common Clay

A haiku by Stacy Wiebe We’re not fashioned from diamonds or opals, but clay warm with divine breath.  I snapped this photo of my son participating in a hands-on sculpting activity at Government Museum, Chennai.

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An ideal Indian woman?

By Kavitha Emmanuel | Director, WOW We often conclude that our worth is based on what we do or how we look. And for many of us, especially women, what we see in the mirror – or what we think we see in the mirror – shapes much of our identity. Added to these notions […]

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Runner Up poem entry in the 2009 Contest

A Lullaby for Yamini* – By Susan Philip The Sleep Fairy’s coming my little one, She’ll stay for a while, my pretty one, She’ll bring sweet dreams to your jet-bright eyes, And sing you the loveliest lullabies. Sleep, little Yamini, my life, my light, Sleep, little Yamini, queen of the night, The Sleep Fairy’s near, […]

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Winning poem entry in the 2009 contest

Good Mothers by Saudha Kasim Good mothers obey the old crones who hang By the windowsills, staring into low-ceilinged, dark rooms. Toothless and ashen-skinned, they suggest remedies: Rose water, milk, honey, jasmine, powdery sandalwood. Good mothers, pregnant and blooming, bathe in all that and Listen to their mothers echo the interfering old crones. The ones […]

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Congratulations

Congratulations to the winners of the ‘Dark is Beautiful’ Contests! Painting 1. Shreya Mehta – Is Fair Beautiful? 2. Varsha Salome Devakumar – Redefined Ideal Photography 1. Janardhanan Arun – Silent Smile 2. Mary Pence – Father and Daughter Poetry 1. Saudha Kasim – Good Mothers 2. Susan Philip – A Lullaby For Yamini Short […]

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Events this week…

WOW & BRITISH COUNCIL, CHENNAI PRESENT DARK IS BEAUTIFUL A Series of Events Celebrating International Women’s Day 2009 at British Council, Chennai 4TH MARCH: BOOK READING Time: 6.30 p.m. Admission Free! Experience the theme ‘Dark is Beautiful’ come alive as theatre personalities read passages from books, poems & essays. 5TH MARCH: ‘EMERGE” A Seminar on […]

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DisB International Women’s Day Contest

In a joint initiative leading up to International Women’s Day on March 8, British Council, Chennai and Women of Worth (WOW) are inviting entries of paintings, photographs, short stories and poetry around the theme, ‘Dark is Beautiful.’ The aim of the ‘Dark is Beautiful’ campaign is to spark conversation and creative expression on this issue. […]

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