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“I am writing in my story to show that there is hope if we are just courageous enough to reach for it.” by Indian Homemaker

Sharing an email. Dear IHM, Reading the last couple of e-mails posted on your blog is a bittersweet experience. Bitter – because of the sheer amount of crap that, we as Unmarried Independent Women of Indian Origin have to face. … Continue reading

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The Story of Bella & her Divorce by Ink Blots

Bella was a year older to me, tiny and thin in frame and the frivolous kinds for whom a joke meant a million dollars than a pair of silver studded earrings. She had lost her father early in life with … Continue reading

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A Parent’s Guide To Bringing Up Boys by Arundhati Venkatesh

I realized early that I had a sensitive, thoughtful and caring child. The said child is a boy. When he was under two, he would show concern for others; his eyes would well up if he sensed someone was upset. … Continue reading

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The Standing Coin by Siddharth Gupta

A woman’s fight against violence, abuse and in all its essence, society has always been a war against patriarchy. We would be foolish in saying that the structure of our society is equally balanced. Although women are the heads to … Continue reading

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Violence Against Women Awareness Month…a call to join hands by Sandhya

October. The month in which we raise our voices against violence that is perpetuated against women. Perpetuated by men and women equally. Of all kinds- physical, emotional, sexual, verbal. There will be much written by all our contributors about the … Continue reading

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By lodging a complaint the girl would get undue publicity and that would adversely affect her marriage prospect by Indian Homemaker

Do you see something positive in this story from Lucknow? This courageous father saw his daughter as more than a future daughter-in-law (dil in training) and a woman helped her. As the society stops blaming the victims we will see … Continue reading

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DNA Column – Stand up! Vote out the misogynists by Harini Calamur

It is difficult being a woman and read the papers or watch the news and not pull out your hair in sheer frustration at the views being expressed on gender. On Gandhi Jayanti the Union Minister for Coal and Congress … Continue reading

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A bride burnt every hour: the horror of dowry deaths by Mari Marcel Thekaekara

One of my favourite columnists, Kalpana Sharma, produced a disturbing piece yesterday – on dowry deaths. Kalpana was appalled to read a headline, ‘One bride burnt every hour’. Not 50 years ago, but last week. It’s the kind of fact … Continue reading

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No title, only facepalm by Eat, Pay, Law

To the editorial team of the Times of India, Bangalore edition, Sup guys. I woke up to this: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/National-Law-School-student-raped-on-Bangalore-University-campus/articleshow/16814554.cms I’m an alumnus of the NLSIU, and pride myself on it, and anything happening to students or faculty of the campus disturbs … Continue reading

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Whose Fault Is It Anyway? by sunilias

I often read in newspapers and see on TV with nauseating regularity that some helpless woman somewhere in the country has been killed for dowry. Some die within weeks of marriage, some within months or years, but the underlying story … Continue reading

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