Presenting to you the 2019 Kool Kanya Blog Rewind. We’ve been hustling to create some amazing content for our readers this past year. And now this rewarding year is coming to an end. It’s time to step back and admire the canvas we’ve created.
Here are our top picks for the Kool Kanya Blog Rewind. A list of all the blogs that our readers have admired, appreciated and engaged with. So here’s our rewind that is simply not to be missed -in case you have missed reading any of these. So pick your favourite and read on!
To begin our Kool Kanya Rewind on a rather viral note, here’s an article that incited some serious comment thread discussion. A piece that tackled and attempted to invoke discussion on the relevance and futility of the notion of marriage. A conversation that compelled readers to think about why the institution is as significant as it is made out to be. A serious food for thought -read on and prepare to have your mind blown.
It’s time to question everything that was ever handed down to us. Because if we don’t we will all be in school uniforms for the rest of our lives walking in a line. eyes downcast. never ever having the courage to break out of that line and constantly punishing those who find the strength to let the individual within, blossom.
A workplace issue that plagues several individuals across industries, this blog dealt with the intricacies of what exactly is it that gaslighting entails and how does one deal with it. As a piece of significance to this blog rewind, this article struck a chord with several women thriving in the current workforce.
Gaslighting can also be considered verbal abuse, and it’s often accompanied by intimidation, discrimination and overall manipulation.
2019 may have a lot of milestones. But the 25th Anniversary of this iconic TV show certainly dominates all others in the pop culture universe. A blog that commemorated this anniversary the Kool Kanya way -by celebrating the women of ‘Friends’. This was a piece dedicated to the Kool Kanyas of ‘Friends’ -their unique career paths and their even unique ways to motherhood. And everything that this generation can stand to learn from these unconventional women for their times and their challenges.
Amidst their enviable friendship, their inexplicable apartments’ affordability, the whirlpool of organised chaos that their relationships were; the message that somehow gets clouded was of the unconventionality of motherhood that the three ladies were shown to adopt.
In a world where women are still imposed with the expectation of managing the household and single-handedly bearing the brunt of child rearing, their careers then being deprived of limelight is not particularly uncommon. So this was an article that helped provide solutions to those sporadic gaps of motherhood and marriage in women’s CVs and resumes.
There is no experience in life that goes waste. Each experience teaches us something and that something can be used both in our personal and professional lives.
The road to raising you power is paved with several overlooked aspects of the self -emotional as well as mental. A valuable addition to the Kool Kanya Blog Rewind, this is a self-care piece that suggests helpful tips to start your day on the right note.
Are you a morning person? Are you aiming to be one? Either way, you’ve come to the right place. Starting your day early, plain and simple means that you have a whole lot of time to do things that generally don’t happen because you are rushing to make it work on time. Early mornings are the best time to start your day on a calm note simply because your phone is silent, your inbox hasn’t started pinging yet, and your kids and family members, most likely, are asleep.
With so many women owning their career paths and choosing to work remotely, Kool Kanya created this exhaustive freelance guide. This was a blog that addresses all the questions that arise on the path to making it as a freelancer. It explains what freelancing exactly entails, the earning capacity of freelancers, how to get more work, how to network, etc.
Balancing a career along with the decision to raise a child is never easy. The concept and complications of maternity leave is most certainly something that is an inescapable aspect for every woman trying to find unimpeded success in her career path. So this extensive guide addresses everything that is of importance to any woman considering motherhood.
Sit down with the HR next and figure out how to go about applying for your leave. Is there a company-specific form you need to fill, an email that has to be sent, signatures required, etc. Be clear about when you are going on leave and ask for all available documents on the maternity leave policy of the company.
Yet another Kool Kanya blog that suggest one of the various endless opportunities for women to find success on the path of entrepreneurship. Kool Kanya spoke to 7 mom bakers who are successfully running their own food ventures. This piece addresses all that one needs to start their own business in the food industry. From tips on how to run a successful baking business, how to start a food venture, how to register for one, etc.
For these seven home bakers, it was the drive to turn their passion into a job that led to the first step. It didn’t matter if their first bake was perfect, what mattered was that they kept trying.
There is no dearth of inspiring women and their motivational journeys and Kool Kanya is constantly on the lookout for stories that are meant to be told. One such story is Kuheli De’s journey of pursuing her MBA post motherhood.
During her maternity leave, Kuheli De realised the need to go back to school but was unsure about leaving her son behind. It was a tough decision to make but she finally plunged into it as she navigated her journey of becoming a mom and a student at the same time.
On World Mental Health Day when platforms everywhere were investing themselves into propagating the importance of mental health awareness, Kool Kanya attempted to address the issue in the language that appeals to everyone -pop culture. We picked out two films that depicted mental health in a positive and realistic light and tackled mental health awareness through these films. Needless to say, this blog sparked several illuminating comment threads and compelled people to think and talk about issues they usually wouldn’t pay heed to.
By not building on incomprehensible medical jargon, the film normalises the notion of therapy. It recreates very routine and ordinary issues thereby making therapy an option both available and viable for everyone out there.
Women are conditioned to use language softeners. We’re taught to be polite. We’re taught to express ourselves in ways that don’t offend. We’re imposed to carrying ourselves in ways that ensure we don’t take too much space -physically or verbally. So in lieu of urging every woman out there to raise her power, this blog tells exactly how to do that.
As women, we tend to use weak or passive language that just waters down our message. By being selfless, accommodating and self-effacing, we make others doubt our credibility. Especially at the workplace, this attitude puts us at a disadvantage, compared to our male counterparts who talk loud and firm.
On the path to true equality is the acceptance of vulnerability. This piece is one of Kool Kanya’s many attempts to lift the taboo that is so placed on acknowledging your emotions. An article that speaks volumes about having the courage to accept and be proud of one’s vulnerabilities, this piece sparked a chord with readers everywhere. Especially expressive women who are conveniently labeled hysterical.
We need to stop looking down on people who cry at work. It just shows how much they care about the work. Being vulnerable with colleagues creates an environment of trust and connection which help business function more effectively. Let’s not pretend that it’s an unforgivable event that will destroy your career.
The workplace has no dearth of material for the written word. This is an issue that overworked and under-appreciated employees can relate with everywhere. A blog that suggests various tips to ace an appraisal interview. This was written during the appraisal season to help with the hopes of eager employees everywhere. A piece addressed everything of importance in the process of seeking an appraisal.
Bosses love employees who are proactive and enthusiastic and thus to ace an appraisal interview you need a solid future plan. Jot down the few things that you think could bring in more business and make a list of goals for the coming period that you would like to achieve.
Our conventional standards of beauty are needless to say regressive and incredibly problematic. In an Instagram-dominated world where everyone is aping the ‘perfect look’, this personal interview highlights the journey of one such badass woman that is an inspiration and strength for women everywhere to create their own standards of beauty and conformity.
Honest. Bold. Happy. These are probably the best words to describe the cheerful, and confident teacher who also happens to be a TedX speaker, a crusader of body positivity, a sari blogger and a firm believer of gender equality. Her Insta fam of over 11 thousand followers is a tribute to the charming hold she has, not just on her students but on the online world as well.
So that’s it from us from 2019. Tell us your favourite pieces in the comments below. Feel free to suggest things you would like to read and know more about too!