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Personality: A SMALL GIRL’S BIG, BIG VOICE (Suma Tharu)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 13, 2012

A Weekend of Fearless Women

From Hillary Clinton and Meryl Streep to IMF chief Christine Lagarde and Nobel winner Leymah Gbowee, complete coverage of our 2012 summit.

From top girl crush Christine Lagarde on ‘Lehman Sisters’ to Meryl Streep riveted backstage and Hillary Clinton’s embrace of Burmese activist Zin Mar Aung, Tina Brown shares her favorite moments from the third Women in the World summit.

Something wonderful happened at this year’s third Women in the World Summit. It really was not just a summit, but a happening that brought out the very best in everyone on stage and off, at the Lincoln Center and at the United Nations, where my summit cohost Diane von Furstenberg presented the DVF awards to such women of courage as Jaycee Dugard.

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So many mothers brought their daughters to the summit. So many daughters brought their mothers. Has Christine Lagarde, our guest at the opening night dinner, ever been more convincing or more captivating, with the sheen of her white satin jabot blouse matching her hank of silver hair? (For girl crushes in the dinner audience, Lagarde took the prize.) “If Lehman Brothers had been a bit more Lehman Sisters…we would not have had the degree of tragedy that we had as a result of what happened,” she told Niall Ferguson archly. Read the rest of this entry »

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BAFTAs 2012: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Brad Pitt Walk The Red Carpet

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 12, 2012

Some of Hollywood’s biggest names are in town tonight for the Bafta film awards.

George Clooney, Michelle Williams, Meryl Streep and Berenice Bejo were among the names that walked down the red carpet ahead of the ceremony at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, central London.

Bejo, nominated for Leading Actress for her role in silent film The Artist, joked that she felt “frozen and very lucky” to be on the red carpet. Read the rest of this entry »

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‘The Iron Lady’ Panned By Critics In Argentina

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 12, 2012

Meryl Streep may have been nominated for an Oscar for her portrayal of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, but Argentine critics have panned the film during its premiere in Buenos Aires.

The film opened in Argentine cinemas amid a furore over the Falkland Islands, over which Thatcher’s Britain and Argentina fought a brief war 30 years ago.

In the movie, Thatcher is shown ordering the sinking of the Argentine warship Belgrano, which killed 323 sailors and remains controversial because the ship was considered to be outside the war zone.

She also dismisses the entreaties of the American ambassador to settle the dispute peacefully, suggesting that as a woman, she has had to “go to war every day” to maintain her hold on power. Reducing the decision to wage war to a question of feminism “is absurd, to say the least”, the newspaper Clarin wrote in a review. Read the rest of this entry »

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