10 Non-Cliché Ways To Celebrate Women’s Day – #CelebrateWEwomen

10 Non-Cliché Ways To Celebrate Women’s Day – #CelebrateWEwomen

-by Shreya Humne

The truth is, we’re all strong women no matter what we tell ourselves. We’ve all, at some time or the other, done something that has rightfully earned us that title. So congratulations to all the ladies out there  – it’s International Women’s Day Week and all we have to do is HAVE FUN!

Every year, this day comes and goes, and sometimes we don’t even notice it. Or for those of us that do, we spend it doing the same thing – girl’s night! Spa day!. So to take things up a notch higher below are 10 ways you can celebrate International Women’s Day this year in the least cheesy, least expensive, most fun way possible.

  1.   READ A COMPELLING BOOK

    Here’s a list of books that should be marked as ‘Read’. These are the books that will make you laugh or cry, inspire you to do better, and touch your heart in a way like nothing else ever could. Everything from romance to self help, these are your babies.

    How To Be A Woman: British author Caitlin Moran tells it like it is. Through a personal account of her life, she manages to make you laugh out loud at some of the biggest issues faced by women. Get it here: Rs 400

    The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck: The title says it all. Get it here: Rs 318

    Becoming By Michelle Obama: One of the best reads of the year, the book has brilliant details about the love life of the Obamas, Michelle’s insights on parenting, her dislike for politics, and what it was like to be married to the President of the United States. Price: Rs 603. Buy it here.

  2. ATTEND A WOMEN’S NETWORKING EVENT

    March is an excellent month for women’s events and conferences. These events help female professionals to support and empower each other, share knowledge and arrange mentor ships.
    Here are just a few big events coming up:

    1) Be a Fe-money-ist (Women’s Day Special)

    Sun, 8 Mar, 10 am – 2 pm
    In 5 Days
    Doolally Taproom – Khar
    Raj Kutir Apartment, 10 A, E854, Rd Number 3, Khar West, Mumbai, Maharashtra
    More details here.

    2) Women’s Day – Women in Business Meet

    Sun, 8 Mar, 9 am – 2 pm
    In 5 Days
    Royal Hometel Suites
    D B Ozone, Western Express Hwy, next to Thakur Mall, Mira Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra

    Know more here.

    3)Women’s Day Party Brunch

    Sun, 8 Mar, 12:30 – 4:00 pm
    In 5 Days
    Grand Hyatt Mumbai Hotel & Residences
    Bandra Kurla Complex Vicinity, Off Western Express Highway, Santacruz East, Mumbai, Maharashtra

    More details here.

    4) Women’s Day Special – Only Girls Camping

    Sat, 7 Mar, 10 am – Sun, 8 Mar, 5 pm
    In 4 Days
    400061, Mumbai, Maharashtra

    Know more here.

    5) Women`s Day Kitty Party

    Mon, 9 Mar, 1:30 am
    In 6 Days
    The Integral Space
    14, Janata Estate, Opp. Palladium Mall, Lower Parel West, Mumbai, Maharashtra

    More details here.

  3. ACCOMPLISH A PERSONAL GOAL

    Remember that thing? That important-but-oh-so-scary thing that you’ve been procrastinating on? Yup, you know exactly what I’m talking about, it just came to your mind now. Yea so get.it.done. Let your triumph be your gift to yourself this International Women’s Day.

  4. SPEND IT ALONE BY DOING ABSOLUTELY NOTHING

    If it’s going to be you and a book, don’t just stop there. Grab that book and curl up with a hot cup of tea, hot chocolate, biscuits – whatever your favorite comfort food is. If your thing is Netflix, you are sorted. We have listed our few suggestions below.

    1) Mistress America.
    2) Lady Dynamite.
    3) Bridesmaids.
    4) Tig.

  5.  WATCH EMPOWERING TED TALKS BY EMPOWERING WOMEN

    Over the last few decades there have been hundreds of incredible TED Talks by women. These are just a few of the powerful, controversial and stimulating talks out there. Here are some thought-provoking ted talks

    1) Online predators spread fake porn of me. Here’s how I fought back. Watch here.

    2) How women in rural India turned courage into capital. Watch here.

    3) 7 beliefs that can silence women — and how to unlearn them. Watch here.

    4) Why can’t we talk about periods? Watch here.

    5) Hope and justice for women who’ve survived ISIS. Watch here.

    6) Dangerous times call for dangerous women. Watch here.

  6. SPEND TIME WITH YOUR MOM

    You’ll be surprised by how much she’ll appreciate your spending time with her, and more importantly, how much you’ll learn from being with her. Take her to her favorite restaurant, watch a movie with her, cook with her – however it is you usually bond.

  7. PLAN A NICE GIFT FOR THE WOMEN WHO SUPPORTED YOU

    Celebrate your womanhood and give a gem to a gem. Whether it’s a thoughtful, handmade card or a beautiful bouquet of flowers, swapping gifts with your girls will make each of you feel extra special.  The smallest gesture can speak volumes — and giving a present to one of your favorite ladies will sincerely emphasize that.

    1) Basket With Chocolate Hamper.
    Shop here.

    2)Love Is Us Personalized Wooden Plaque.
    Shop here.

    3) You are My Sunshine Wood Music Boxes.
    Shop here

    4) Jade Plant In Women’s Day Special Pot.
    Shop here

  8. HAVE A WOMEN-ECCENTRIC FILM SCREENING TOGETHER

    This March, why not celebrate women in film by hosting a relevant movie screening? Grab your best friends, your workmates or family and watch an amazing film by a female director (or one with a female-centric cast).

    1) Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012).
    2) “Gloria Bell” – Written by Alice Johnson Boher and Sebastián Lelio.
    3) Kahaani.
    4) English Vinglish.
    5) Fish Tank (2009).

  9. PULL AN ALL-NIGHTER OR GO BAR-HOPPING

    A night of dancing and drinking copious amounts of alcohol, making bad decisions, laughing and crying about how far you and your friends have come and discussing how adulting can be SO hard at times.

    1)Kitty Su Mumbai.

    Address: Ground Floor The LaLit Mumbai, Airport Rd,  Marol, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400059
    Timings : 10:00 PM onwards
    Cost for two: Rs. 3000

    2)Tryst, Mumbai.

    Location: Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai
    Timings: 10 pm to 1:30 am
    Cost for two: Rs. 2500

    3)Wink, Mumbai.

    Location: Vivanta by Taj President, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai
    Timings: 6 pm to 1 am
    Cost for two: Rs. 4500

    4) XXO, Mumbai.

    Location: Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai
    Timings: 7 pm to 3 am
    Cost for two: Rs. 5000

    5)Gadda Da Vida.Located in: Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach
    Address: Lobby Level, Novotel, Balraj Sahani Marg, Juhu Beach, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400049
    4,500 for two people (approx.)
    Timings: 2 pm–1:30 am

  10. VOLUNTEER AT AN NGO

    Helping women in need will not only be a bonding experience for you and your ladies, but it will reiterate that no woman is excluded from aid or support because of their economic situation. Having each other’s back is so, so essential in this world.

    This year, do things a little differently. Celebrate the powerful women in your life and yourself for being just that – powerful.

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