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Spark – March 2011 Issue

We are proud to present the March 2011 issue of Spark. The theme this time is ‘A tribute to womanhood’. As always, we have an exciting range of stories, poems, non-fiction, art, photography and interviews in store for you. So, go ahead and catch all the action. Please click here to access links to read the issue on the e-reader, ISSUU, or to download the issue as a PDF.

‘Yes, we can! – Women who Inspire’

It is heartening to see women making their mark in various fields, some excelling really well in their chosen area. Among them, we really are proud of those who drive change through their work. These are ladies who stand testimony to the fact that women can do well to bring about change, notably in the lives of fellow humans.

It’s their vision, their actions and ultimately the spirit of achievement that Spark salutes. Ladies and gentlemen, we are proud to present four wonderful women who, through their initiatives, are striving hard to start conversations, influence mindsets and drive change in diverse and significant areas including education, human rights, feminist publishing and blogging that focuses on societal issues concerning women.

Monologues

A woman is many things: understanding, frivolous, balanced, caring, confused, patient, brave. These five little monologues by Vani Viswanathan, capture the different facets of being a woman.

Eva

A woman goes through a multitude of emotions every day. Here’s an attempt to encompass the myriad complexities that ripple beneath our beautiful exteriors. Poetry by Ramya Shankar.

The Joys of Motherhood

What are the joys that motherhood could bring to a woman? The answers in photographs clicked by Sri.

When Women Become Girls

Women mature faster than men and suddenly, these women become girls, who the boys die to impress with their gentlemanliness. Here’s an interesting take on what happens when women indeed ‘grow back’ to girls. Jeevanjyoti Chakraborty entertains with his thoughts and words.

We the Women

What makes women unique? Here’s a poem by Shreya Ramachandran.

Only a Homemaker?

The role of a homemaker is not as valueless as it is made out to be. P.R.Viswanathan feels that it is perception that shapes preferences. Read on to find out his perspectives on the status of women in the society and the role of a homemaker.

Motherhood

A mother speaks to a new-born on what maternity meant and the change the child ushered in her life. Poetry by Anupama Krishnakumar.

To Amma

Ramkumar has something to tell about his mother and something to share with his mother.

She

Vivekananth Gurumoorthy captures the woman and the Mother together in his photographs.