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By Chitra Raman, on 15-03-2010 01:00

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poker_dogs_thumb.jpgThere is an old story involving French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. It is said the artist once noticed a woman staring at one of his paintings with a particularly disdainful expression. The painting in question showed a woman with her coat partly off her shoulders; and a man standing behind looking fondly at her, holding the coat in both hands. "How vulgar!" this visitor is said to have exclaimed. The artist asked "Why is it vulgar, madame?" The woman said it was quite obvious from the painting that the woman in it was a prostitute, since the well-dressed man was shown taking her coat off."What if I told you madame, that the man in the picture is the woman's husband; that he is putting her coat on, not taking it off; that his wife has just recovered from a long illness, and he is tenderly helping her get dressed so that he can take her out?"

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By Webmaster, on 16-03-2010 21:47

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chitraraman_sm.jpg Chitra Raman began her career in India with the organization that is now the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII). She married and immigrated to the United States in 1985.  Perhaps because she began her job search with an identity reduced to “resident alien,” a writing position initially proved elusive. Her foot found a door in 1986 when she joined Focus: HOPE, a Detroit-based nonprofit, as a proposal writer. A year later, she was promoted to a management position.  In that capacity, she steered one of their training programs out of chaos and flagging morale to national accreditation.

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