Posts tagged ‘inspirational women’

April 22, 2011

Fabulous Darling!

Word on the street is that Absolutely Fabulous is making a come back with filming due to start pretty soon.  This is still one of my most favourite programmes of all time, my sister and I recently watched the old series and were crying with laughter.

I love the mainly female cast, wit, stories and of course fashion. 

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March 28, 2011

Secret Life?

Dear Diary,

I am currently staying with friends in Delhi who run one of India’s first and most respected NGO helping lesbians with a range of services from protection and legal advice to counselling and even clothing as some women run from home without even shoes on their feet.

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March 7, 2011

Hall of Fame Interview

Hall of Fame is dedicated to celebrating inspirational Asian women. There is no better week to launch this section of the House of Chatterjis, then International Women’s week.

Our first Hall of Fame interview is with Bala Thakrar. Bala has spent her career in the voluntary sector and founded Asian Foundation for Philanthropy in 2005 to provide a channel for the South Asian Diaspora in the UK, predominantly Indians, to better engage with development initiatives in India. To find out more about the charity please visit http://www.affp.org.uk

We were delighted to speak to Bala and find out a little more about the woman behind this inspiring charity.

Interview:

What’s your favourite food? I’m a foodie but a vegetarian foodie.  I love cassava – fried, boiled, roasted…..

How do you like to spend your weekends? Catching up with house chores – I actually enjoy cleaning. I find it very therapeutic.  But I also make sure that I spend quality with friends and family. I particularly enjoy going for long walks, followed by a grand cappuccino and cake.

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