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…

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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…

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Not Enough Women Logging on to the Power of Internet

Internet is an effective equalizer, if we allow it to be. It’s unfortunate that the developing world, India included, is not doing enough to encourage women to log on to…

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Indian Netas and Gurus bash Women and Chinese Noodles

Hand over the microphone to almost any Neta (Political Leader), Guru (Spiritual Teacher), or Chela (Follower) in India and they can give you a full discourse on why women and…

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Why do women in India wear the red dot (bindi) on their foreheads

Bindi, the red dot adorning the forehead of women in India is many things in one. The little dot has traveled miles from old traditions to modern style – from…

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Wish Malala Well as she Goes Home

15 yr old Malala was shot in the head – for advocating education for girls in Pakistan. In October, 2012, severely injured Malala was first treated in Pakistan and then…

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Save the Girl Child – India and China killing her

On January 24, India is celebrating National Girl Child Day. One wonders what meaning it has in a country that selectively kills its daughters – both before and after their…

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Toll Free ‘181’ Helpline for Women in Delhi – Finally!

In Delhi, women in distress can now call ‘181’ for help. And, it does ring. It’s a toll free number that can be dialed from a landline or mobile phone….

Another Girl – A Novel

Another Girl is an upcoming novel by Ramna Sharma. Below are a few excerpts from it. Day light dimmed. Chorus of the birds on the orange tree silenced. Kids abandoned…