gender

Section 377: The end of a struggle or the beginning?

Section 377: The end of a struggle or the beginning?

Despite several efforts to reorient and sensitize the masses, an invisible divide prevails between ‘us’ and ‘them.’ As long as it is a matter of ‘them,’ it is hard to accomplish the goal of equality. There is an urgent need to include ‘them’ within the domain of ‘us.’ Acceptance is the key to an equal and harmonious society.

Towards women equality, laws are not enough

Towards women equality, laws are not enough

With the turn of another decade, the women in India have emerged much stronger- personally, financially, socially, and politically. On 8th March, on the occasion of the International Women’s Day, the President of India conferred “Nari Shakti Puraskar” on 15 women for their Outstanding Contribution to the society. These women had rendered their distinguished services towards the…

Men, Start with cooking during the quarantine!

Men, Start with cooking during the quarantine!

[responsivevoice_button voice=”Hindi Female” buttontext=”Read out this Theel for me”] Being nurtured in a liberal family where my father and mother were equally responsible for all the household chores, I never realized that few household activities are gender-dependent. I believe those of you who have been in such an environment would never have thought of it…

Powerful women who stood apart- from the literary classics

Powerful women who stood apart- from the literary classics

Powerful women or women of power have a turbulent history in almost every country or culture, a veritable threat to a society that is almost always patriarchal construct. They have been condemned, vilified, exiled. But they are fighters and survivors – for it really is a war, a war born of years of multifarious oppression….

Do not burden the bride’s family on marriage

Do not burden the bride’s family on marriage

In today’s world, marriage has become a sacred contract between irrational people rather than a holy agreement between 2 souls. Moreover, it has become a commercial institution. Here, in this article, I would like to express my thoughts on how the interpretation of law about marriage could benefit humanity and save the institution of marriage. …

Building a society that includes transgender persons

Building a society that includes transgender persons

About a month ago, I had an unsolicited experience that made me curious, and I wanted to share the same with you. I met a group of transgender people. They have communication networks through which they come to know about auspicious occasions and happenings such as marriages and baby showers. They come to such events…