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Kali in the Kitchen!

I watch in trepidation as Ma stalks the kitchen. She’s picked up the sickle, not a good sign. I know better than to stand in her way or try and dissuade her, she’ll calm down eventually, work out that it’s not the right time. But today, I can’t help but worry. There’s something different in the way she’s holding her weapon. I move away, I know there’s nothing I can do for the time being, so I go and visit Ganesh. He always manages to make light of the whole thing. But when I get there, even he is in

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How Independent Are the Independent Women of Our Independent Country?

Debolena Bose speculates about the notion of independence conferred upon contemporary Indian women! “Ma, I’m leaving”, shouts out Tarun to his mom. “Okay but don’t be late”, replies his mom. “Fine”, says Tarun and he leaves. “Ma, I’m going out with friends”, says Tarun’s sister, Hrishita. “Oh! You, too, are leaving…alright…but when will you be back”, asks Mrs. Bhatt. “In about 3 hours”, answers Hrishita. “THREE HOURS! What will you do for such a long time?” “Going for a movie, Ma. Please understand! The movie will take at least 2.5 hours. It will take us 15 minutes to reach the

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RAPE….From A Girl’s Perspective

I was talking to a lady friend of mine. The most common news now a days we see in channels or read in newspapers is Rape. So I just tried to understand her point of view, what does she think. This piece is a reaction against the action of male, rape, from a girl’s perspective. “When the 16 december rape happened I wasn’t in delhi. I came back almost a month after the incident. In spite of the extreme winter, the atmosphere was burning due to the incident a month ago. Everybody was still talking about it. Many people were

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Should #SexEducation Be Added To The Existing Indian Curriculum?

We all know how the general Indian public feels about Sex Education, one of those controversial topics that revolve around some rather touchy issues which have been hushed by the majority of our society for a long time. However, as India gradually awakens, fuelled by the spirit of a seemingly all-pervading globalization, people have started doubting their age-old customs. In the light of Skepticism, as the followers of the famed Hellenistic philosopher Pyrrho would say, we are beginning to challenge the merits of many of our beliefs, that our ancestors have handed over to us since the dawn of the Indian civilization. And I

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An Open Letter To Mamata Banerjee

Nomoskar Didi, Hope you are in good health and mind. I know you can get me arrested by your so called “honest unbiased police force” for this letter. But I feel its good to stay in jail, safe and sound, rather than staying free and get attacked by followers of people like Tapas Paul. Didi, do you know common people of your state? Do you know what do they want? Do you know what do they expect from you? Today when a girl goes out of her home, her mother feels worried for her, instructs her to come back before

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How Governments Can Play A Role In Curbing Crimes Against Children & Women

Nations are born out of fear, nurtured in fear and sustained by fear. Fear, not in its absolute sense; but when people realise that this is a frightening little world to go alone, they form societies, which in turn give shapes to nations. The very concept of nationhood germinates from the protection and safety of its citizens; be it the majority or the minority. When the same fear comes back to haunt some people of the same society from their own counterparts that’s when we must realise that we have failed as a nation. The Delhi rape case reaffirms that

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Despite Measures, Women Still Feel Unsafe In Delhi Buses

According to Delhi Police figures, nearly 75 percent of Delhi’s population uses public transport for commuting. But sadly, the buses remain one of the most common places of sexual harassment for women. The dastardly gang rape in December 2012 that took place in a moving bus has still not faded away from the memories of Delhites. Just a fortnight later, a drunk conductor molested a 16-year-old girl travelling in an Orange Cluster Scheme bus. In March, this year, a drunk man in a bus molested a Delhi Police constable while she was on her way to work. The death of

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Ditch The Auto, Drop The Bike, Leave The Car…. Board The Bus!

Breakthrough, a global human rights organization working towards making violence against women and girls unacceptable, started ‘Board the Bus’ campaign on March 8 this year. The campaign aims to raise awareness of public safety issues that pose a daily threat to women. Sonali Khan, Country Director, Breakthrough shares the campaign’s progress in the past one month and discusses what more needs to be done to empower the women commuters in Delhi’s buses. Q: Was the idea of ‘Board the Bus’ Campaign a consequence of the December 2012 Nirbhaya incident? Our campaign was not the outcome of a single incident. While conducting workshops in

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Arvind’s Anna-rchy

On seeing the pictures on television of protesting AAP members led by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on the streets of Delhi and arguments of TV Panelists on the subject, the following questions come to my mind and I request friends on social networks and otherwise to think seriously about these! 1. Delhi has got the dubious reputation as rape capital of the world and Governments abroad are issuing advisories to their nationals visiting India to skip Delhi! Having stayed in Delhi for 40 years, I understand the reality here and frankly the situation is no better. 2. Delhi has an

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प्री पेड प्रायाश्चित, पोस्ड पेड पश्चाताप

तहलका वाले चिर तरुण परम तेजस्वी तेजपाल जी प्रायाश्चित करना चाहते थे। कसूर कोई खास नहीं, बस एक जरा सा एटेंप्ट टू रेप हो गया था। सफाई में तेजपाल जी बोले– मैं तो मजाक कर रहा था। बात ठीक भी है। इस देश में रेप मजाक ही तो है। प्रति मिनट भारत में एक रेप होता है, पुलिस रेप को मजाक समझती, रेपिस्ट मजाक समझता है। तेजपाल जी ने भी वही समझा। लेकिन नैतिकता देखिये, जब उन्हे लगा कि उनके इस मजाक से लड़की आहत है और पूरा देश गुस्से में है, तो फौरन कह दिया, मैं प्रायाश्चित करने को

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