Women's Lifestyle

Femina Jan 24, 2020

Femina is the market leader of Indian women’s magazines in English. Each fortnight, Femina brings you features and articles relating to real women in the news. It covers all aspects that interest the modern Indian woman: real-life reads, fashion, beauty, sex, relationships, health, food, travel, events, celebrities and entertainment. Femina also champions a cause every year and they range from breast cancer awareness to the education of the girl child. Femina talks to women around the country about their concerns, whether it’s staying on-trend or doing better at work or just staying aware of the news that matters. Femina indeed is, for all the women you are

Worldwide Media Private Limited
Read More
24 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
editor’s letter

Heard of the mommy WhatsApp groups? MOMMY SUPPORT GROUPS ARE IN REALITY A GREAT SPACE TO BOND, LEARN FROM, AND KNOW THAT YOU ARE NOT THE ONLY ONE IN MISERY. That’s the place all your fears (imagined, unimagined) come true. Meant to connect moms from the same school/neighbourhood/special interest class, these groups bring alive conversations which were hitherto conceived incredible. When the kids are in their infancy, we discuss their feeding, burping, and pooping schedule. Once, an enthusiastic mommy put up pictures of her little one’s many-hued used diapers before she mercifully deleted it stating the slideshow was meant for her paediatrician. I have been exposed to many horrors, but that vision still haunts me. That said, mommy support groups are in reality a great space to bond, learn from, and know that…

2 min.
we hear you!

I thoroughly enjoyed the December 9, 2019 issue of Femina. The Reality section has not only brought out Triveni Acharya’s story but has shown us what humanity is all about. Rescuing over 5,000 girls is what makes her bold, fierce, and an inspiration for many. Bravo to her on this achievement! This effort by Femina is remarkable. Siddhi Verma, Noida The Big story–Your A to Z guide to plan the perfect vows from the December 9, 2019 issue was a huge help to organise my sister’s big day, which will be happening in a few months. It was my handy guide, and helped me plan everything, right from the budget, invitations, fashion, beauty, ambience, choreography, and honeymoon etc. The big story helped us spend wisely and remain within our budget. Also, the…

1 min.
femina .in

PARTY-PANTS THAT ARE MAKING WAVES THIS SEASON Trend alert. DITCH THE RED LIPSTICK AND SAY HELLO TO THE RED EYELINER TREND Eye catching. HOW TO CHOOSE HEALTHY FOOD FOR KIDS Conscious choices. FOUR TYPES OF LOVERS YOU WILL DEFINITELY MEET You know them. We asked our followers on Twitter, what are their New Year resolutions. Here’s what they had to say: ashwin gunjikar @ agunjikar93 Energy goals like @RanveerOfficial #tweettofemina Shubham Rathi @ shubhamrathi007 Learning to stay happy in both highs and lows. Nikhil @bearded_macha I’ll probably keep it at 1280 x 1024, thanks for asking. #tweettofemina Abhishek Pethe @ AbhiQuakes Exploring different foods and exercising regularly to lose the weight I gain because of it #tweettofemina All views belong to the authors and Femina has reproduced them verbatim. twitter.com/FeminaIndia…

1 min.
in the mind of the millennial working mom

LISA RAY ON MOTHERHOOD I’m glad I waited until 46 to become a mother. I have worked on my mind, spirit, and body to bring it to a place where I can commit myself to my babies. I also believe that motherhood does not define womanhood. Ask yourself why motherhood matters—is it personal or pressure? You are unstoppable, irrrespective. SCHAUNA CHAUHAN ON BALANCE The biggest pressure is time! There’s just not enough. I end up finding myself overwhelmed. There’s constant stress, but I work around it. For example, if I’m feeding my son dinner at 6.30 pm, it’s difficult for me to take work calls. I have to inform my team that I will call back only after he has slept, after 8 pm.…

2 min.
balancing act

Waking up with a start as her alarm buzzes nastily, 33-year-old Harsha Mohan curbs the urge to snooze it. The thought of the long work day ahead takes over, as she whirrs into action finishing chores before she wakes her seven-year-old, Muskaan. Once she drops her daughter to the school bus, she gets busy with her routine before dashing out the door. An everyday representation of weekday mornings of working mothers, Mumbai-based Harsha’s is a situation that is addressed by thousands every day, smilingly, as the data shows. Over a third of the mothers said their career aspirations had decreased post motherhood, and two out of five mothers often worked overtime. Besides, almost half said their frequency of taking leaves had increased. Interestingly, over 50 per cent stated their employers supported…

2 min.
no child’s play

The research revealed over half the mothers saying that the time demanded by their child increased over time, and 50 per cent also stated that they got upset with their children after a stressful workday. However, 67 per cent monitored their children’s activities closely, including screen time allowed (an average of 66 minutes per day on weekdays and 97 minutes during weekends). Ease is the name of the game as two out of five mothers decided meals for the child based on the ease of feeding. However, most mothers said they did not compromise on nutritional value. Feeding also became easier when the child was allowed to watch something at mealtimes, and 66 per cent mothers allowed it regularly. For these millennial working mothers almost everything is based on ease of planning,…