Social media has gone from being a part of our life to being an elaborate canvas of all our lives. Our own mind has become too small a place to record thoughts and memories so we rely on social media to do this for us through status messages, photo uploads and check-ins. But it's not just recording our life; it's also about keeping a check on everyone else's lives too. *Images courtesy: Shutterstock and Thinkstock/Getty Images
Kalki Koechlin’s Margarita with a Straw looks like an exciting watch for several reasons. One of them being the fact that it deals with an issue that has always taken a backseat in Indian cinema. Kalki plays Laila, a young, free-spirited girl with Cerebral Palsy who struggles with her sexuality and discovers the joy of being in a same sex relationship as she gets involved with a fiery young activist Khanum (Sayani Gupta).
What does it take to be a powerful woman or man? Firstly, what does it mean to have power? Though it may mean slightly different things, I have summed it up to these two, Personal Power and Social Power. I just facilitated an amazing workshop for global women leaders where the focus was persuasion and influence; in other words, social power - the ability to articulate and communicate your views so as to affect the opinions of others.