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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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नारी

हे देवी! कितनी विलक्षण, कितनी महान हो तुम, प्रेम का साक्षात सागर, गुणों की खान हो तुम तुम्हारी महानता की समानता रखने वाला संसार में कोई नहीं, तुमने अपने प्यार रूपी पुष्प की सुख रूपी सुगन्धि से सारे संसार को भर दिया है, तुमने अपने इंद्रियजनित सुखों से सारे संसार को परिपूर्ण कर दिया है तुम्हारा दर्शन सुख! अहा! कितना प्रिय है ये जिसे प्राप्त करने के लिए चाँद भी लुका छिपी करता है, सारी रात

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Malala Yousafzai: My Hero! A letter of Respect

Dear Malala, Your speech in Oslo just shook me; it gave me goose bumps on my skin, tears in my eyes and enormous respect for you in my heart. When the news of you getting the Nobel Peace Prize was out in October this year, I did a Google search on you. Call me ignorant, but before that I only knew that you are the girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban.!

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नन्हीं परी

शुश……………………..शुश…………………. सुनो दिल्ली की एक सुनसान सड़क सड़क किनारे पड़ा एक कचरे का ढेर भोर के अंधेरे में न मालूम कोई दरिन्दा या फिर कोई मजबूर मासूम चुपचाप दबे पाँव आता है और सड़क किनारे कचरे के ढेर पर एक कपड़े का नया बैग छोड़कर चला जाता है सुबह होती है सूरज निकलता है और फिर देखते – देखते दिन चढ़ता है दो मासूम स्कूल जाने के बजाय रैग पिक करने के लिए ऐसे जैसे

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