An empowering step ? The Union cabinet recently made a decision to increase the age of marriage for girls to 21, bringing this at par with men. The age has, to put things in context, been gradually raised over the years. The legal marriage age for women in India was first set to 14 years … More Indian Women to Marry at 21 ?
The meaning of the word is strong. But what does it mean to be equal to someone? It just means being the same in value and status. These thoughts were triggered with a simple message forwarded to me about Sudha Murthy, whom I consider a woman of humility. She was questioned about equality by her son … More Equality
The 23-year-old Jyoti Singh from New Delhi had been gang raped in a moving bus in 2012. She later succumbed to her injuries. “I want to survive,” she had written on a piece of paper she handed to her doctors. The Supreme Court decision upholding the death sentence of the rapists is yet to be … More @MeToo In The Light Of “Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied”
Women are constantly having to fight for their rights. Whether it’s at work, where women do not receive the same wages as their male counterparts – in India, women on average are paid 34% less than men. Or where they have to fight for something as basic as the right to education. In the country, … More A struggle since birth
In an era where Millennials rule the roost – be it start-ups, social media movements, being able to tell their own story, deliberately detached from the wisdom of the generations past: either wholly or in part, lines have become blurred between genders, sexes, classes, races and ages. This has essentially facilitated reinventing definitions, redefining concepts … More EQUAL BUT SEPARATE?