As women become earners, city’s cream drop by to laud the change

29 July 2013 by Swati Bari | JABALPUR

The business of womanhood is a heavy burden. Add to it the business of money. The heady mix is a perfect recipe for analysis in these times of transition when women are increasingly donning the role of earners previously earmarked for men.


And this is exactly the crux of the book, The Petticoat Journal, authored by Shruti Kohli, a Delhi-based media entrepreneur. The book, released in the market pan-India in the first week of July, was launched in Jabalpur at a grand event. The author chose Jabalpur for the first phase of introducing The Petticoat Journal to the eager admirers as it happens to be her hometown.

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The wait…

At the event, the book was formally launched by Kala Tiwari, 70, and Saraswati Thapa, 35, two women who fought adversities and made themselves financially self-sufficient. This was followed by a book reading session by the author which led to a discussion on “The Poorer Sex: Have working women become financially independence?”


The audience included Lorraine B Lobo, eminent political personality and BJP leader and MLA; Ved Prakash, Municipal Commissioner; Pushpa Berry, President of Shri Mahila Griha Udyog Lijjat Papad, Jabalpur; Dr. Ishwar Mukhi, professor (retd), social thinker and member of the police’s family counseling cell; Dr Shubhada Pandey Dharmadhikari, Director of GS College; Archana Bhatnagar, entrepreneur and President of the MP Association of Women Entrepreneurs; Dr. Neelanjana Pathak, HOD (English), St Aloysius College, Jabalpur; Roshan Raza, eminent educationist; E Lemos, ex-MLA, BJP; Colonel YK Jerath; Advocate Arvind Shrivastava; and A.C Mishra, GM of BSNL.


The sober episodes of the book launch, reading and discussion were followed by a soothing sitar recital by Mridula Chaurasia.

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Lorraine B Lobo, eminent BJP leader & MLA

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Dr Ishwar Mukhi, Professor (retd) & member of the family counselling cell of MP police

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Roshan Raza, eminent educationist

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Col Yogesh Kumar Jerath

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Shubhada Pandey, Director, GS College Jabalpur

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Dr Nilanjana Pathak, HOD, St Aloysius College, Jabalpur

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Archana Bhatnagar, MD, Haylide Chemicals, and President, MP Association of Women Entrepreneurs

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Book reading…



















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