Monthly Archives: January 2013

Indian Womens Cricket Team

Women’s World Cup 2013 Begins With India-West Indies Clash

Cricket is the most popular sport in India. When M S Dhoni loses or wins a match, it makes a front page headline. Every missed or scored ton by Sachin…

Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi – The Lady Who Knows No Fear

  Aung San Suu Kyi is an iconic world leader, an extraordinary living example of resilience and fearlessness. She was awarded Nobel Peace Prize for her non-violent struggle for democracy…

US Women in Military

US Military Lifts Ban on Women in Combat; Will India Follow?

Women in US have been long fighting in the battle zones however their involvement has been somewhat restricted. Defense secretary Leon Panetta has now decided to lift the ban on…

Prema Tops All India CA Exam

Prema, Daughter of an Auto-Rikshaw Driver, Tops All India CA Exam

“The day I start working, I will ensure that my father can rest at home. He has always toiled for my welfare.”  Those were the words of Prema Jayakumar when…

Stop This Shame

Speak Up Against Rapes And Gangrapes in India

Rapes and gangrapes are continuing to make headlines in India proving that short lived protests, occasional candle light vigils, or temporary measures won’t curtail sexual violence against women in this…

A mother's lone battle for educating her daughters

A Mother’s Lone Battle for Her Daughters’ Education

  Prem Lata was in her mid thirties when she lost her husband to Kargil Conflict that raged between India and Pakistan in 1999. With him she lost her joys,…

Sohaila Abdulali (Credit: manushi.org)

Rape Can Do Anything But Steal The Honor

In a society where every 22 minutes a woman is raped, and where survivors are made to live a life of isolation and dishonor, only a Sohaila Abdulali can teach…

Aamir Khan Donates for Girls Cause

Superstar Aamir Khan Donates Big for a Shelter for Maltreated Women and Abandoned Girls

  THANKS TO AAMIR KHAN! Aamir Khan, the Bollywood superstar, is helping an NGO build a shelter in Ahmedanagar for wronged women and abandoned girls. The 8 acre facility will…

Indian Girls

Preeti vs. Babu – A Tale of Right to Education Hanging in Peril

Sometimes she would come and ring my door bell, say an endearing “Good Morning”, wait around for a candy, and then leave with a tiny-tooth smile. Her eyes were large…

Global Gender Gap Index

India ranks 105 in the Global Gender Gap Report for 2012. What a shame!

India is considered to be the land of countless Gods and Goddesses – a place where majority fervently worships, among others, Lakshmi – the Goddess of wealth, Saraswati – the…