Volume 15 edition 


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Theme: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY                                                                                                                                  
 

...Your turn to fly
Do young girls grow breasts like how rainflies grow wings? I was in my home town in Kerala last year on a short visit, when this thought had occurred. The newspaper that day was screaming of yet another women-abuse story. This time a 23 year old medical student, Jagruti wanting to return home after watching a movie, boarded a city bus in New Delhi. The bus driver and his friends pounced on her to rape and then torture her to a painful, senseless death. Just the kind of story that stuns you with its sheer brutality and leaves you melancholically lost in thought. And so I gazed absentmindedly at the movements of rain flies buzzing around the oil lamps that are lit every nightfall in most homes in this village. The rain flies appear at the start of monsoon season every year, get their wings, get attracted to light emitted by the oil lamps and then get burnt to die a meaningless death. So common is the sight that we just stop noticing or caring. Just like stories of crime against women. ...Read More

DISCUSSIONS
What was the role women played in ancient India?
Linestha Chavan explains ...Listen Now

Do women still face the GLASS CEILING in their career and at home?
Group discussion
Anjli Shah executive in East Africa
Dr Dikshita Padalkar runs “Research Resources” in South Africa
Ritu Pokhriyal a teacher in West Africa
Genevive Lanka Talk show host
ARTICLES
Maria Mbonga
Sells vegetables door to door in Nairobi has an interesting story
INSPIRATION
Kakenya Ntaiya 
made a deal with her father: She would undergo the Maasai rite of passage of circumcision if he would let her go to high school. Watch Now
THEME ARTICLE
A Collective Birthday for Women all over the globe
 
Why an international day for women, when there’s none for men? Ms. Paramita Banerjee explains... Read More
POETRY
PEOPLE PLEASER:
Sarita Mathur’s beautiful poem explores if women tend to be people pleasers…READ MORERead More
SISTERS:
A special poem written for women’s day by Dr. Betty Govender...Read More
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HOME & HEALTH
A WAY TO A WOMAN’S HEART..... IS ALSO THROUGH STOMACH!
 
Food is a girls best friend as well.. Nidhee Datta writes ...Read More
   AUNTY RAO SPEAKS
Continuous knocking on the door made me run and open the door. ‘Good morning aunty’, said little Mohit with a beaming smile.
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EDITORIAL

On that day, I was in a meeting with four people discussing women’s
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
I was about to junk it and luckily did not…
This is a wonderful website particularly for an unsocial person like me.
It gives a snap shot and interesting articles.
Need to think on how to contribute...Read More
INTERNATIONAL WOMANS DAY-HISTORY
The history of International Women's Day has been observed since in the early 1900's...Read More
PHOTO GALLERY
View the Women Nobel Peace Prize Winners and their motivations why they won the prize...View Now
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