Category Archives: society

In Remembrance of 26/11 and Thanksgiving to the Heroes

Warning: A post without structure, theme or composition. Senseless unedited outpouring. Read at your own risk. Blood, bullets, and deaths. Brutal violence. Screams. Helplessness. Despair. Pain. Courage. A nation of a billion aspiring to be on the UN Security Council … Continue reading

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India Swine Flu Helpline Details & Contact Information

With the first swine flu death reported in my city of Pune, I thought I’d provide some Swine Flu related information specific to India. Swine Flu India is the central website for all information and updates. The Ministry of Health … Continue reading

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Mentally Challenged, Raped, Pregnant. Abort?

While Barack Obama proclaims White House support to the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities to which India is a signatory, the Indian Supreme Court has delivered a landmark judgment in a unique case of young woman … Continue reading

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Religion vs. Gender Equality & Feminism

How do religions treat women? How do emancipated women treat religion? A sequence of events recently has made my mind unquiet over this subject. Nita asked if Hinduism was coming of age, with people performing the sacred ‘thread ceremony’ on … Continue reading

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