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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

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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

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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

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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

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#NirbhayaInsulted: What are we hiding behind?  

A lot of debate on the film ‘India’s Daughter’ actually happened even before the film was seen, and based on this debate/furor it was promptly banned. I don’t blame the naysayers in this case as their perception was based on the despicable statements and lack of remorse by the rapist and his lawyers, which is really blood boiling when you watch it. But that apart, the film actually holds a mirror to the society. It

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Women Matters—Equal Pay Equal Rights

Gender discrimination has a long history across cultures and national boundaries. Discrimination in pay structures are a problem gauging women workers across the globe that needs to be addressed. Despite activism about equal pay rights for women, there exists a substantial gap in pay structures of men and women. On an average most women get paid at a depressing amount of 50% less than that of men. Some have argued that discrimination has nothing to do

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This country is run by women

For quite some time, I have been observing around and I come to the conclusion that this country is run by women (this is a generalization, outliers remain though)! If you actually see and analyze, the amount of work that a woman does is much more than the amount of work a man does. There are set duties for a woman, almost all the duties are pertaining to others in her life; anything that she

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#BetterDemocracy: Democracy or the lack of it in 498A

“The quality of a nation’s civilization can be largely measured by the methods it uses in the enforcement of criminal law”. – -The Supreme Court Of India, 1994. The concept of democracy in India is as porous as India’s border, with respect to loopholes being present. There are fronts where democracy is strong and there are fronts where democracy is turned a blind eye. While India as a whole is deemed better than many countries

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#BetterDemocracy: Development Challenges for India

After more than six decades of independence, India’s rapid economic and industrial growth is definitely inspiring and promising. But when we talk about development, it cannot be restricted to economic growth but also means an improvement in human welfare, quality of life and social well being of all. Thus economic growth may not result in development. There are many development challenges for India which need to be prioritised and addressed in a systematic and structure

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Shenaz Treasurywala: Enough of your Promotion Nonsense

Uh?!? Another open letter, once again before a movie release? First it was Deepika Padukone before ‘Finding Fanny’ and now ‘Main Aur Mr. Right’. Talk about coincidences (rolling eyes). Last Thursday, I woke up to an open letter on my Facebook wall by Bollywood actor Shenaz Treasurywala – a well worded distress call to address a burning issue in our country. I am still wondering about the timing of this letter. Why is it that

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