Bag It All – Book Review

When you read a book, you look for something that inspires you or fascinates you to the core. Books that talk about the real life stories of people, their struggles, their failures and their triumphs have been my choice for one reason, they help you see even the faintest light in a dark room. ‘Bag

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Save the Girls, Stop Female Genital Cutting!
Female Genital Cutting 1

India, known for its culture, heritage and integrity is also known for some extremely obnoxious rituals and beliefs. The Dawoodi Bohra community away from all the attention and eyes of the Indian citizens practices circumcision on women. The practice has been going on in this particular community for so many years but it is only that men and women cohesively started raising their voice against it. The practice is called as “khatna” in India.

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One Day When I woke up as a Girl!
girl sitting alone

I went in front of the mirror to check how I looked. As soon as I saw my reflection on the mirror, it gave me the shock of my life. I really couldn’t see myself; I saw a girl with messed up hair! I rubbed my eyes vigorously, pinched myself to make sure that I was not dreaming. No.. it wasn’t a dream.

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Sanskaar- Have The Values Changed?
From the Expert

Many will argue that city kids don’t have these values of hard work, commitment, respect etc as they have it easy. My answer to that is always simply – who are the role models, first, let’s discuss those attitudes before branding the children! And second, values are driven by experiences, so are the children exposed to a variety or sheltered? If they are, then once again, who is responsible.

Story of a Girl From The Red Light Area
Kamathipura Girl

“I was always by myself and at the age of 10, one of the professors at my school took advantage of the situation and raped me.” Imagine a girl who is as young as 10 years old going through something like that. One normally might break down but this girl took it courageously and today is successfully leading a happy life.

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Thank You Supreme Court For Legalizing Extra-Marital Affairs!
Court hammer

Indian Court and Indian Laws – Does our judicial system impart justice equally to men and women? The answer seems to be in the favour of men, I think! With rape cases being dragged on for years, no proper laws penned down for punishing the molesters or rapists, the Indian Judiciary system has always been in question, especially when it comes to justice for women.

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Will I Ever Breathe Freedom?
Woman Life Freedom

My life is perfect. I have a great job (I know it’s a hard to believe because there is no perfect job in this world) but I am very much happy with the work that I am doing, I have a supportive family and some amazing friends who make my life even more awesome. But there is something which always seems to be missing.

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10 Things We Did As Children Which We Could Do Today!
Playful boy making faces with letters

As kids, it was fair to do whatever you wished to without thinking about the world. But as we grow up, we start knowing things and that is when things turn complicated. So, to make things fun, a little less complicated and celebrate this Children’s Day, we are going to list down 10 such things that we did as kids and wish we could do today.

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Meet Kanchan – A Woman Providing Health Care to an Entire Assam Village!
Kanchan - Assam Village

Kanchan is just like a normal woman but her specialty lies in her will to do the extraordinary. She wakes up at 6 in the morning, finishes her household work and then sets out on a mission to make sure the people in need of healthcare reach hospital either voluntarily or with some care.

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Gandhi’s India: 10 Facts That Prove We Have Changed For Better!
From the Expert

As an educator, for me the tangibles that herald change will always remain qualitative and perhaps not always defined as concrete models. My mantra in life has been – the process is more important than the outcome and the India that Gandhiji left behind is going to make him proud in many ways. A country so vast as ours, a country so rich in its heritage embracing the ways of a global world will need time and patience and the freedom we have and celebrate today as one of the leading democracies of the world is staggering. We have to be grateful as Indians.

Indian Couples Choosing Nude Wedding Photo shoots: A Bold Choice?

In a society like India, where people finds it horribly wrong to hug and kiss in the public is now going to the trend which is uncomfortable for professionals. Gurgaon based Priyanka Sachar, a couple photo shoot professional received a request from a Groom-to-be in Lucknow, reported by Times of India. Priyanka says, “He wanted an intimate photo shoot – a couple shoot – with nude poses on his wedding night. I had to turn down the request, because I was not comfortable doing something like that,” adding more to this, the lady photographer said “It’s not as though nude photography does not happen. In fact, boudoir photography is fairly common, where a woman may want to capture the best of herself. And it is done very tastefully. But clicking a couple on their wedding night – I’m not sure if the couple is actually being kinky or just wants pictures for themselves?”

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Women In Brothels Do Have Feelings, Families And Fetishes By Men!

Brothels and the prostitutes living in them! Just two words mentioned in the previous statement would have hardened feelings of many people reading this. Generally we have bad impressions for women associated with body business, abusing them, not discussing about them or having a bad eye for them is what we all do. There’s only one thing we know why these women are into selling their body is, Money! Do they have feelings? Is doing this as a profession is easy for them?

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Indian Supreme Court, A Male Biased Judiciary System?

Also, where is the equality? Shouldn’t the judgement be the same for a woman, who leaves her parents to live with the man forever, can she seek a divorce? Why Indian laws always oscillate between lawful and lawless, will remain answered!! From the Judgement that the Supreme court passed it appears that sons are still preferred over daughters! Why is a daughter living with her parents is not so touched or even given a thought upon and here a freedom to seek a divorce is granted for sons? I would say again, I am annoyed by this sexist judgement of the court!! I don’t deny the fact that there are women who simply do not let her husband take care of his parents but there can be other solutions to this!! Is Divorce is an option, really?? Now any man who has least interest in his wife will offer an alibi and frame her into a fowl case!! What if a mother tried to conspire that her bahu does not want to live with them? It’s easy for them!

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5 Wedding Rituals That Are Weird, Cruel and Funny!

Attend any wedding across the world with different religions or ethnics, they are interesting and unique. You may always find something very different in every marriage you attend but they as they are always not about throwing the bouquet, hiding groom’s footwear or carrying wife in arms. It is actually more than we could imagine, you know the world is an amazing place and so do its wedding rituals and traditions. There are some of the weirdest wedding traditions across the world that would surely leave you in the shock zone, yes they are so strange that some of them would make you cringe! Believe it or not we live in a world like these!

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I Was Sexually Assaulted By My Best Friend: A Real Life Incident!

At a time when I thought I couldn’t trust anyone, I found him always there. I began to trust him, to depend on him and to feel so safe with him that at times I lay my head on his chest just to hear his heart and calm down in my worst moments. I had a connection that I couldn’t define but was just so thankful to have. I would and did do anything for him. He was my closest friend and confidante. As our friendship grew, so did my closeness to him.

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6 Independent Ideologies Every Woman Shouldn’t Be Apologetic!

Being a woman we have taken ourselves granted, be it anything… you are good at compromises, good at being guilty for silly reasons which doesn’t even make much difference. And mistakes are a part and parcel of every human, it happens and are closed with apologizes but not every mistake are worth worries, not every mistake results into a guilt. Well, I shouldn’t call them mistakes but Independent Ideologies, for which you should never ever feel apologetic!

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Women Here Are Forced To Drink Water From Shoes In The Name Of Exorcism!

From nearby villages, every week hundreds of women are brought to the Bankaya Temple of Bhilwara where women are subjected to go through degrading superstitious practises that are as much as menacing in the name of healing the evil. Regressive traditions continue to suffocate women in the clutches of patriarchy and unfounded beliefs. The Bhopas (the quasi priests and the healers) put women through multiple rituals that are unacceptable in any society is clearly an atrocity towards women.

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5 Lessons Every Woman Should Learn From The Movie PINK!

PINK, the name itself is unique, bold, beautiful and has many meanings to it. The movie do not need a review as to how it is and what qualifies it to charge you money for a silver screen, but the movie deserves to be discussed upon, to be analyzed and then to be learnt and engrave deeply in our minds. After a long time, there’s a movie Bollywood has in its kitty that is packed with the reality, no cuts but harsh truth that we all need to accept, cannot run we have no other options!

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