NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT

Actions speak louder than words, especially in today’s scenario where humanity has dropped to the lowest level. A lot has already been said since the last few days, but it will not matter if we don’t walk the talk. The recent cases of crime and atrocities against women has brought shame to humanity. One should not consider this issue as only of women who had gone through this but it should be the main concern of every Indian. We should

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MEN DON’T GET IT

It has been more than a week since the vet from Hyderabad was raped and murdered. I know this doesn’t make for a palatable Saturday read when you are unwinding and looking for ways to shed off the week that’s gone by. But the dread has seeped inside every pore of my body and it refuses to go away. If there is anything worse than the heinous crime, it’s the cacophony that surrounds it. A minister resorts to shift the

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HYPOCRITICAL SOCIETY

Since Dr. Priyanka Reddy’s brutal rape and murder, a lot of outrage has been going on everywhere.  The same outrage was there after Nirbhaya and Asifa’s brutal rape and murder.  This is a good thing given that society wants the culprits to be punished and the deceased girls to get justice.  We all want that and fast! But out of all those people who are showing their outrage or protesting, how many can say that they are not part of

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HASNA MANA HAI!

Laughing is prohibited! Sangeeta Srivastava’s take on sexist humour How often do you come across men cracking jokes at office “Ghar me pati se rotiyan banwati ho?” (do you get your husband to cook at home?) The other day at a mall, the parking lot was in a chaos and I overheard a group of young boys saying “zarur koi ladki park kar rahi hogi” (definitely a girl must be partking her car) and they all burst into laughter. After party

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’Tis the season for cultivating compassion!

It’s that time of the year when everyone around the world is busy planning their holidays and looking forward to get together with their kith and kin. Yes, it’s the time of celebration and merrymaking as we enter the last month of this year and with its end we begin yet another new year, thereby bringing new hopes and ambitions. We will all get engrossed in deciding our new year resolutions which will lose its sheen with the passage of

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REMEMBERING HIM…

I was around 10 or maybe 11 when I got my first and the last slap from my father. One morning, he was cutting my nails and I was getting hyper, fearing that the nail cutter will clip my finger along with the nail, I was scared, edgy, pulling back my hand constantly.. till my own fear became a reality. My pinkie finger got clipped with the nail. I was hysterical and so was he. My dad, now was mad

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GIRLS NEED TO PLAY! PERIOD

Two weeks ago I wrote a piece here, Standing on The Shoulders of Giants, about a budding cricketer, Shafali Verma. My grouse was about how our country lacks the infrastructure and the administrative will to encourage sports, especially in girls. As I scrolled through the comments, one reaction particularly jumped out. There was a comment and I quote- “Have you seen girls playing in a playground, park etc as a normal routine, in any organised game?” That struck home. I

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IT’S NOT JUST PLAY!

This write up highlights the importance of Play in a child’s life When kids are asked about what they think is vital in their lives, playing and friends are typically at the top of the list. Children’s playtime has tremendously decreased due to changes in the way children are expected to spend their time, parent concerns for safety, and digital media use. It also includes a greater emphasis on academic preparation, working parents with little free time to care for children, and limited access to outdoor play spaces. But with all the

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Embrace the challenge, Empower the change

Embrace the challenge, Empower the change by Chinnmaye Praveen on www.thewonderwomenworld.com Entrepreneurship is one of the most important aspects that helps in channelizing resources from less productive areas to efficient wealth. Undoubtedly, we can claim that women act as catalysts for sustainable development and systematic growth. Every little girl who’s been told, she’s bossy should be told instead, that she has leadership skills! We must encourage our girls and women to become entrepreneurs. And it should not be about who

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Life exists in little things

by, ER SHINE In this fast-paced life, everyone is running a mad race trying to excel in everything they do. The joy of enjoying and valuing the little things that make our life worth living is missing. The never-ending anxiety followed by constant questions with why, when, where keep our mind occupied leaving it with no time to ponder over the mere reason of our existence. Few years back when I joined my job, I got an opportunity to learn

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