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Women Entrepreneurship
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Women Entrepreneurship

March 8 was Women’s Day and as I was driving I noticed a cow grazing on plastic. I felt women and bovines are treated very similarly by a patriarchal society. These two are the most revered in our country, yet badly treated. On one hand we have men who worship the women leaders in their…

Air-strike Afterthoughts…
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Air-strike Afterthoughts…

Financial Shield Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman is back on Indian soil and some say with his return a war has been averted. But we doubt if there would have been a war at all. Because apart from loss of lives, war also causes economic devastation and India today is a “financial asset” that super powers…

Give NCC a try
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Give NCC a try

On Valentine’s Day, it was not the red of roses that engulfed India, but the blood of our soldiers. Immediately after the Pulwama terror attack, social media was flooded with posts expressing shock, grief, condolences, anger and call for revenge. Understandable. Also, it’s only natural. A few days later some associations and politically-backed groups had…

Pink Trap  & Home Science
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Pink Trap & Home Science

Two days ago, our world had turned pink. It was Valentine’s Day. It should have turned red but somehow many advertisements were in pink, implying it was targeted at women. All this pink in the air reminded me of a video circulated in social media where a lady, in an attempt to speak about stereotyping…

Can Indira 2.0 save Congress?
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Can Indira 2.0 save Congress?

On 23rd January, the Congress finally played its Ace card when it was left out of the SP-BSP coalition in UP. It appointed Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as the Party General Secretary for Eastern Uttar Pradesh in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections. Priyanka’s entry into full-time politics surely has given hope to most Congressmen….

New Vidhana Soudha : Eagleton Golf Resort ?
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New Vidhana Soudha : Eagleton Golf Resort ?

The nataka in Karnataka is never-ending. With BJP sending their folk to Gurugram and a few Congress MLAs and independent MLAs hiding out in Mumbai, the political nataka is playing out like a Shakespearean play — there are dubious characters and shrewd manipulators. The only difference being, in a Shakespearean play the audience is enjoying…

Musings on Sabarimala
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Musings on Sabarimala

On January 2nd in the dark of the night two women dressed in black waited atop a hill to enter a restricted area. They waited for the right time to make a break for it. And just before dawn, they sneaked in with surgical precision and next day it was news ! No, we are…

A Happy Frivolous New Year!
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A Happy Frivolous New Year!

Every passing year, the greetings are getting more and more impersonal as we are assaulted with a barrage of digital greetings. Earlier it was just SMS greetings; now with the smart phone boom we have WhatsApp greetings — usually some banal image wishing you a Happy New Year. This year, some people went a step…

Porn Invasion
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Porn Invasion

Yippee… we are number three in the world ! First is USA, second is UK and third is India. Before we get too excited, no, we are not the third biggest economy in the world but the third biggest consumers of pornography in the world. Pornhub, the largest pornography website has released their website’s traffic…

Dogs, Pigs, Cows & now Horses
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Dogs, Pigs, Cows & now Horses

On December 18, Parvathamma, a vegetable vendor, was attacked by stray horses. The attack was so swift and severe that the horses killed her within a minute! Now, while the horses are branded killers, the real killers are the irresponsible horse owners who let these horses loose on city streets, and with that, as if…

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