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Dear Deepika, keep your hypocrisy to yourself: An Open Letter

Vogue, India’s leading ‘fashion’ magazine and the maker of the ‘Let’s start with the Boys’ video, is back with another of its videos, titled, ‘My choice’. And this time, we have Bollywood’s leading lady taking the centre stage to speak for the women of our country. One would think it to be a moving, riveting, stark, dark, and a goosebump-inducing narrative. The first glimpse of the logo, with the bindi in there is quite reminiscent of the BBC documentary, India’s Daughter. Cut to the first shot, with Deepika’s free-flowing hair, and things start looking different from there on. What are

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Say NO to Kanya Poojan

Shubh Navratri Readers! I am glad that I managed to draw your attention to this post, and that is precisely what the role of the misleading header was. Isn’t is true that these days we have been so exposed to and drawn towards negative and controversial news posts on the web that clicking on them has become a subconscious part of our daily routine? Aren’t we all in some way or the other feeding on controversy, sensation and negativity? Anyhow! A debate on the consumption patterns of online readers is not the idea behind this piece of writing. Neither are

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पुरुष मानसिकता और नारी (भाग-२)

मैं बड़े आदर के साथ पूछना चाहता हूँ की जो प्रिंट,इलेक्ट्रॉनिक व सोशल मीडिया अब तक भारत की छवि को दुनियाँ भर में महानता की बुलंदियों तक पहुँचा रहा था वह आज अचानक भारत की सच्चाई का आइना दिखाने पर देश की छवि को धूमिल करने वाला कैसे हो गया| वास्तव में मीडिया का कर्तव्य दुनियाँ में अच्छाई व बुराई की सच्चाई को ईमानदारी से समाज के सामने प्रस्तुत करना ही है| फिर यह समाज को चलाने वालों के ऊपर है की वे किस तरह से उसे सोचते हैं और कैसे उनका सदुपयोग अथवा दुरुपयोग करते हैं| जहाँ तक मैं

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यत्र नार्यस्तु पूज्यन्ते रमन्ते तत्र देवताः (God resides there, where women are respected)

Why are we even talking about women empowerment and their safety in today’s time? Do we really need to speak on such topics that need an altogether 360 degrees of alteration? And why to consider such women issues when we certainly know there won’t be any change in these matters until and unless the change comes first from women only. Certain questions like; why I can’t do specific things in life? Why should I stop working after I become a mother or even before that? Why should I see women in advertisements and TV soaps taking care of their families?

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पुरुष मानसिकता और नारी (भाग- ३)

धर्म सूत्रकारों व स्मृतिकारों ने तो नारी के शोषण की हद ही कर दी|    मनुस्मृति में स्त्रियों को शूद्रों  की श्रेणी अथवा उससे भी नीचे की श्रेणी में रखकर नियम, क़ानून बनाये| पति की सेवा करना(मनु० 5/155),  उसकी आज्ञा मानना  (याज्ञ० 1/77)  और उसे देवता की तरह आदर देना या पूजा करना नारी का परम धर्म कहा गया| भले ही वह सदाचारहीन,  व्यभिचारी, गुणहीन और धूर्त ही क्यों न हो| (मनु० 5/154 तथा पाराशर० 4/16 ) (मनु० 5/152 ) के द्वारा विवाह में वाग्दान (कन्यादान) की व्यवस्था कर पति को नारी का स्वामी बना दिया| पत्नी पर पति का मालिकाना

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My message to the mother, the girl child, and the dad who turned bad!

I am aggrieved having read this. This is my response to that sick father who left a child because she is a daughter. When God creates he creates his image, which is unique, blessed and dearest in his eyes just like him! When man pro creates he claims his place as God and makes insane decisions! Lets not educate ourselves to make a mockery of the what God has given, be it a girl or a boy. Lets not educate ourselves to make illiterate choices! let’s not educate ourselves if we are left to question it in the first place.

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Because I am a Girl

I’m writing this under the cloak of anonymity to protect my daughter’s identity. As much as I’m seeking the intervention of law to seek justice for my daughter, it pains me to see my daughter abandoned by her father, only because she’s a girl. My daughter is too small to understand what is happening around her. But I’m sure the contents of this open letter to her father will echo her sentiments when she grows up. Dear Dad, Every little girl grows up looking at her father. He’s the first man to whom she says “I Love You” – her

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पुरुष मानसिकता और नारी (भाग-१)

दुनियाँ के अन्य देशों की तरह भारत में भी नारी के प्रति दुर्व्यवहार ,अत्याचार और बलात्कार की घटनायें आमतौर पर होती ही रहती है | ऐसी ही एक वीभत्स घटना भारत की राजधानी दिल्ली में 16 दिसम्बर 2012 को घटित हुई जिसमे 6 पुरुषों  के द्वारा एक 23 वर्षीय युवती (निर्भया) के प्रति भयानक क्रूरता के साथ दुर्व्यवहार किया गया और सामूहिक बलात्कार के बाद घायल कर मरणासन्न अवस्था में उसके एक मित्र के साथ बस से नीचे फेंक दिया गया था | इस घटना ने दिल्ली के साथ-साथ पूरे भारत को ही हिला कर रख दिया था | इसके

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Lets educate our Men first

Being a resident of Delhi for 25 years I can easily conclude the following: You wear a nice fitted top and jeans, 90% of the men will stare at you. On the other hand if you are fully clad in a salwar kameez dupatta, less than 10% of them will hardly give you a second glance. Funny isn’t it. Sad, but true story. And many women I spoke to agreed to my observation. And since then I preferred wearing a dupatta whenever I stepped out of home. I felt safe. Two weeks it continued. But then I asked myself, is

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Happy Womans Week

I was being me from the beginning Then why turn me to nothing What is it you see wrong To the same world we belong We are children of the same mother Then why treat me like another Making me woman was God’s plan Then why succumb me to your demand. Into this world I was born free Why is it so difficult to let me be I plead..Don’t try me so much That I begin to detest your very touch Time heals time is a witness My life is none of your business Your atrocities make me stronger The

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