Category: Women’s rights

A bad arranged marriage is a trap for a bride 9

Bad Arranged Marriage

Isn’t a bad arranged marriage just like the passage quoted in this post? I asked readers a question here and now I return to the answers that were a provocation to the writing from...

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Ma Kali

Kali Puja in CR Park was as colourful as Durga Puja. I wonder where people get the energy to keep celebrating, praying, dressing up the goddessess and then immersing them. Well we did it...

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Is Laundry Only a Woman’s Job ?

Laundry and women seem to be inextricably linked in the eyes of the world. It’s strange how that happens. We’ve watched our mothers spend a sizeable portion of their lives on the process of...

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Witness the Night

Don’t start reading ‘Witness the Night’ by Kishwar Desai unless you have enough time to finish it. It’s definitely a page turner. Desai  ensures the reader races through to get to the root of...

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No bikinis please, we’re Goan

English: Hat and bikini. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I love Goa – for me it’s the ultimate carefree destination with it’s beaches, sea air, prawns, alcohol and days spent in the water. That about sums...

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Condoms or tradition

English: Condoms Español: Condones del DIF (Photo credit: Wikipedia) What does one have to do with the other? Well, the New York Times had quoted the minister as saying that he would like to...

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Writing Tips

Writing (Photo credit: jjpacres) I’m not really inspired to share tips about my craft, I don’t think I know any secrets that other writers don’t know. But I do remember how encouraged I would...

Robert Jensen has written in detail about men who rape 0

Rape, Rape Culture and Patriarchy

Rape culture and Patriarchy If you click this link Rape, Rape Culture and Patriarchy you will find an extremely well thought out and intriguing article. Here is an extract – “So, the focus shouldn’t be...

Is this how you get a good and obedient wife? 0

Good and Obedient wives

“AND GOD PROMISED MEN THAT GOOD AND OBEDIENT WIVES WOULD BE FOUND IN ALL CORNERS OF THE EARTH. THEN HE MADE THE EARTH ROUND AND LAUGHED AND LAUGHED.” I cannot tell you how much...

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Women’s dDay

Misconceptions about women abound. Just take a look at today’s newspaper. The advertisers (supposedly creative, educated, informed individuals) have gone overboard encouraging women to pamper themselves with jewellery, sarees, shampoos and cook books. Lovely....

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