Democracy

Issues related with various rights, resistance, justice movements, people’s struggles. Awareness mongering to the hilt. Giving voice to causes that need it, bringing to attention things that may be missed. Countering propaganda, undermining discrimination. This area tries to fix the world, one starfish at a time.

General
Women's rights

Gender, Culture and Fertility

So many things to write about, so much to do. I describe myself as a nomad. The life of Nomad is one that is home everywhere. Many things are happening in life, and some synchronicity is leading to insights about myself as a woman. The role of women in Indian society is all crap, as […]

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Women's rights

Feminism and society

Call me old fashioned or ignorant, but I am well aware that I am not entirely cues in to this feminism thing. I am female. I am a housewife, a mountaineer, a professional in multiple areas at my whim. They are all aspects of me. Why should it be that my being a housewife is […]

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Democracy

Eunuchs, transgenders, Hijras, Kotis…..

The transgendered community is a world of its own, intersecting with the “normal” in a garish parody of revulsion and macabre fascination that leaves no room for them to be anything other than objects to project society’s prejudices on.

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bonded worker
Democracy

Bonded labour: A slave for food in fast developing India

I read the shocking plight of Jawahar Manjhi, a farm labourer in Bihar, working for 27 years to reply a loan of about 40 kg of rice for a family wedding. Those 40kgs turned out to be slave food. They agreed that he would work for a day for each kilo. Even for a slave, […]

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Shy smile of a bride in a Hindu wedding by kunjan detroja
Democracy
Women's rights

The Role of Women in Indian Society

A look at modern urban women and the gender dynamics of a society caught between modernity and outdated stereotypes. Is there a better way?

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