It is my firm belief that women should be celebrated every day, but if we’re
going to have a one special day that is exclusive dedicated to how amazing we
are, you won’t find me complaining.
On March 8th, the world will celebrate International Women’s Day, to honour
the contributions and achievements of women all around the world. Starting
right from the early 1900’s with the struggle for the vote, women today
continue the fight for equality and seem to have a pretty good track record so
Art has always been one of the best mediums to vocalize opinions and get a
movement going. An art exhibit at Ashvita Gallery, R.K Salai, shows us why.
Organized by Priya Krishna, an alumnus of Stella Maris College, it will showcase
the city’s up coming and emerging artists, as well as ones from abroad. The
show has the distinction of featuring all female panel of artists, most of them
graduates of Stella Maris themselves. Give yourself a pat on the back, Fine Arts
department, you did good. Proceeds from the show will help set up a trust that
will go toward funding the education of the girl child, and the exhibit will go on
till the 12th of March.
It’s not every day we get a celebrity chef in town, especially when it’s Shazia
Khan, who placed third in the extremely popular, extremely addictive,
Masterchef. Maria Kulsuum, owner of Adoniya, a place unofficially called the
Haven for the Most Beautiful Cupcakes Ever, will be hosting a cooking session
with her at the Radisson Blu, Egmore, on March 9th, from 10 a.m. The theme
for the day will be how to whip some gourmet fusion food with ingredients
from your own kitchen, and there will be a stand up comedy show – but
hopefully not when any eating is going on.