Gender And Caste Discrimination-A Toxic Combination.
Half of the world’s population starts life at a disadvantage because of their gender. The systematic discrimination against females is incorporated in their birth certificates. “Women have constituted the most spectacular casualty of traditional history. They have made up at least half of the human race, but you would never be able to […]
Feminism In India.
Feminism is all about the advocacy of women’s rights against unlawful gender based exploitation of women. As Jane Radcliffe Richards said, “Women suffer from systemic social injustice and therefore a movement is needed for elimination of sex based injustice.” Long before the word ‘Feminism’ was coined, it began in India as a […]
Focusing On The Positive During The Corona Pandemic.
The Covid 19 pandemic that is racing across the world mercilessly slaughtering mankind, has settled like a pervasive cloud of doom on human beings. TV, newspapers and social media relentlessly feature distressing news and pictures of death and devastation. Articles describing the deadly effects of this invisible virus appear daily in the print […]
The Stranglehold of Superstition.
The line between Religion and Superstition is very thin. It is not just the blind faith and beliefs of the uneducated masses. In this 21st century with its scientific advances and space technology, the educated and economically sound are also prone to superstition. Superstition the world over has changed cultures and societies. Rationalist are […]
The Lure Of Cults
In spite of awesome advances in Science and Technology and the information explosion taking the world by storm, a kind of desperation is driving people back towards the chaos and blind alley of cults and clairvoyants. Soothsayers and mediums are laughing all the way to their banks, with spoils amassed from man’s gullibility. Ironically, […]
THE SISTERHOOD OF MEN.
. In the month of April every year, on the night of the full moon, a spectacular and unforgettable event takes place in a small village called Koovagam. It is 200 kms south of Chennai in India. Bands of eunuchs from all over India congregate here, as this is exclusively their festival. They are dressed […]
Of Divine Bondage.
Though the pace of change is not as swift as one would have it, women in India are indisputably on the move. Their clamour for release from the galling shackles of tradition and superstition is beginning to be heard, even from pockets of rural India . A chorus of voices rises up from cities and […]