Category Women Empowerment

Tribute to Sushma Swaraj

Tribute to Sushma Swaraj

Universal acceptability is very difficult for a politician to get and that is what Sushma Swaraj got in a big way. She enjoyed affection and respect across people of different political as well as religious affiliations. People always looked up to her The biggest gift that any VIP or VVIP can give to people is a quick and meaningful response. Sushma Swaraj did that very well. She was very active on Twitter and would respond

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Sushma Ji is Beyond!

Sushma Ji is Beyond!

Beyond!          Is it a word or a complete story without end? Without end as the end remains the beginning always! Beyond is oneness. Beyond is the universe. And so was our beloved Late Sushma Swaraj Ji! She stood high beyond legacy, power, money, traditions, gender, religion, conflict, cast & creed; and geographical boundaries.  The fragrance of her presence had spread beyond the high personalities geographically. She stood high with her humility, smile, receptiveness, and

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Sushma Swaraj: An epitome of Grace, Elegance, and Intelligence

Sushma Swaraj: An epitome of Grace, Elegance, and Intelligence

Being a student of political science, I have been greatly inspired by many political personalities, astute statesmen and national leaders but Late Sushma Swaraj left an indelible imprint on my mind since childhood. Listening to her speeches, was like a therapy for me. Her speeches were soaked in facts and she never favoured any false propaganda and populism. As a woman, she was quintessential and remarkable. Despite her ideological differences with many political heavyweights and

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Nadir of Despair

Nadir of Despair

She left the door ajar; No faineance this, or a lapse by her. Thoughts in her mind, very clear; she just had nothing to fear Nothing of value was left, for her to worry of theft. The classes had worn her out, Now, there is no protest or a shout. Her honor and her virtue, gone with everything considered true. What remains in her can’t be taken. Courage, hope, faith unshaken. Who could come now,

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Happiness is like a butterfly……..

      Happiness is like a butterfly…….. It flies away from you when you run after it………… It sits on your shoulder when you stop seeking it…….. Happiness for her was to know she belonged to him.  Happiness for her was to run her fingers thru’ his hair. For  her ‘twas a state of bliss without a care. But alas! Life took him away from her; she belonged not to him.   Loving him

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Udaan

Udaan

    Oonchai ka dar thha usey, Aur udne ki chah bhi! Na pankh the koi, na udaan bhar ki hawa thi, Par sunti kahan thi, wo rukti kahan thi! Jaisi sochi bhi na ho kisine Duniya aise uska jahan thha! Na dabti apni kshamtaon ke taley, Na thamti do pal saans bhar ke liye. Nikal padi apne khwabo ke pichhe Chamakna tha usey, jalne ki parvah kahan thi? Jo chhupa tha hunar usme kahin,

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Changing Gender Equations in India

Changing Gender Equations in India

Sexual violence in India and its increasingly relevance to the public discourse, that is frankly a comparatively smaller problem in comparison to the major problem facing our society : that of Gender roles, and their redefinition in the changed world. The reality may even be that it is the percentage of reported rapes and sexual misdemeanour that are increasing. This, far from being a problem, is actually a welcome development, if that is indeed the

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Women :  Ras, rahasya, sahitya !!! Women Love Kindness Humble Proficient Power   Power to embark everyone. But what about her ? Is she really powerful? Can she derive her decision ? Can she ask whatever she want? Can she express her want? Can she fulfill her dream? Can she lend her money or help? Can she make choices? You might say, yes: why not? But is it really true? Let’s just talk about the

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Empowered from within…

Empowered from within…

  “I can’t take up a job as my husband wouldn’t allow.” “My mother in law prefers that I cook. Hence, even after a 9-6 job I must come home and prepare a meal.” “My dad didn’t want me to learn dancing. So, I quit!” “My parents are under a lot of pressure for us to get married as we are two sisters and have no brother.” These are some gut-wrenching statements, I hear on

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If a man can, why can’t a woman ?

If a man can, why can’t a woman ?

  Women empowerment means improving the social, legal, economic and political status of women in order to make them confident about claiming their rights, including basic human rights. In short, it implies creating an environment fit for women so that they can live independently and dictate their own decision. However, today, it is assumed that women’s access to wealth transforms a society meaningfully and other factors are thoroughly ignored. It is recognizable that the concept

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Woman- A Source of Strength (Shakti)

Woman- A Source of Strength (Shakti)

The woman in ancient India was an epitome of strength and was worshiped as the Goddess. The trend of worshiping the Goddess is still there but in modern India,  the scenario seems to have entirely changed to a different one, where a woman is regarded as a second-grade citizen. Gender discrimination, gang rapes on little girls and women of every age, acid attacks and other kinds of violence against women are perpetrated in every city

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Little girls with dreams become women with vision

Little girls with dreams become women with vision

“Little girls with dreams become women with vision.” In the early twentieth and the late nineteenth century, women in Victorian England had no choice but work to support their families. With the upcoming of Hitler’s Nazism, women, were assumed to be racially pure and physically robust. Women and their families were rewarded for maintaining the purity of the Nazi community. All these records are now considered and studied as holocausts rather anecdotes. Women play an

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I Want To Be Phoolan Devi

I Want To Be Phoolan Devi

“I want to be Phoolan Devi” chirped little Maya and her teacher was flabbergasted. Appearing calm, she asked, “Why and Maya do you know who is Phoolan Devi?” “Yes Madam,” said Maya hesitantly, “She is a woman who scared away all men. Papa always tells mama, I am not scared of you, you are not Phoolan Devi.” To this teacher responded calmly,” And why do you want to be Phoolan Devi.” “I want to save

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Is the modern woman really empowered?

Is woman empowerment, a reality or hype? Woman empowerment!   This is a critical issue that has been recently highlighted over the old patriarchal setup.  The old setup is, in turn getting the world to think about the woman and empowering her to become aware of her own value. Women of the new millennia are evolving as achievers in every aspect of life, whether it is sports to politics, art and culture or industry, social work

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WOMEN EMPOWERMENT: MYTH OR FACT

WOMEN EMPOWERMENT: MYTH OR FACT

    Women empowerment is the theory of political, economic and social equality amongst both the sexes. Since times immemorial, women have never been credited to what they were. Being myself a historical fiction author, I have felt women have always been kept outside history. They are either known only for their spellbinding beauty or are only restricted to court harems. Apart from JHANSI KI RANI, we seldom have any knowledgeable content about women. The folklore

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Women Empowerment – “A Dream or a Reality”

Women Empowerment – “A Dream or a Reality”

Gone are the days when women were considered a burden to their families.  The new generation of women across the world have overcome all the negative notions and have proved themselves beyond doubt in all the spheres of life. They are excelling almost in each and every field whether it is the area of Engineering, Medical Sciences, Entrepreneurship, Literary, Banking, Aeronautics, Navy, etc.  They have become the pride of their parents and prestige for their

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Empowerment! Is it only for women?

Empowerment! Is it only for women?

When I was asked to write about women empowerment, I hesitated… wasn’t sure what should I be writing about. Should I be talking about my mother, who never went to the market for grocery shopping, yet now she boldly goes out? And dad actually feels happy when she goes out. Or, should I be talking about that aunty who says, “I treat my daughter and daughter-in-law equally” – By getting them the same gifts, however,

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Is Woman Empowerment, a Reality or a Hype?

Is Woman Empowerment, a Reality or a Hype?

Is Woman Empowerment, a Reality or a Hype? TheLittle Oxford English Dictionary’ definesEmpowerment’ as the process of giving authority, power, strength, and confidence.How far the statement corresponds to women, in reality, is controversial in all aspects. Let’s initiate and approach the topic with some authenticity. Grandma’s  Tale Jagomaya Devi, my late grandmother, was a perfect embodiment of motherhood and so, a symbol of womanhood. Her social quotient with her husband was mostly bitter. But their

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THE WIFE

THE WIFE

based on the story written by Washington Irving     She danced in a golden chamber Glittering, warm and fine Down her ears dangled emeralds On her dress embedded nine    She’d always been vibrant Filled with love and life I’d promised a glad eternity When I took her as my wife   She loved me too, this well I knew The ministering angel so kind Her warmth embraced my heart, my hearth When with

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Women Empowerment Starts with Respect

Women Empowerment Starts with Respect

Women Empowerment Starts with Respect “Respecting a woman is the best way to tell her how beautiful she is.” As a Teen Life & Parenting Coach, I meet some kids from affluent and educated families where the mother is still searching for her identity. Once a mother came to me and said, ” I want to open a fitness center but I am afraid of taking responsibility”. I made her delve deeper and understood that

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Creating Power, Ensuring Success and leading a Happy Life

Creating Power, Ensuring Success  and leading a Happy Life

  In my dictionary being spiritual is defined as accepting the fact that there is one Supreme Being above all who is omnipresent managing our balance sheet of karma.One needs to understand that any form of mystic reading rests on the channelizing of energies used by the reader and with the help of a cosmic connection. Tarot cards offer an insight into everything including spirituality, provided the right mindset and the right application are involved.  It is

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A Bond that Does’nt Age

A Bond that Does’nt Age

As the car swerved uphill and stopped with a jerk, I got out nervous, yet hopeful.I was going to meet my literary mentor, whom, to put it euphemistically, I adored, Ekalavya-like.I was early by 30 minutes, but Bina, daughter-in-law of his adopted family welcomed me.I stood before him, gaze downcast and tongue-tied. I opened my suitcase, half the contents were for him-i literally knelt at his feet and offered him blue(his favorite color) socks, blue

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Eyes Behind the Hijab

Eyes Behind the Hijab

Bhats are the priest class among the ‘Gauda Saraswat Brahmin’ in Mangalore District in Karnataka. When the second child also turned out to be a girl, Ravindra Bhat has decided to let her follow the dream once her mother had. Ravindra Bhat was a high school teacher in a Govt school, in ‘Kodiyal ‘village in Mangalore. Everyone in the village respected him and called him ‘Ravi Sir’. He has moved to his home village long back,

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How do U Define Relationship-Success, What does it mean to U??

How do U Define Relationship-Success, What does it mean to U??

How do u define RELATIONSHIP -SUCCESS –what does it mean to you?? What is success? It’s a question we often think about when it comes to our profession. But we rarely ask it about our relationships. Knowing the answer could open up so many new opportunities for us. All Relationships have one law.  Never make the one you love feel alone, especially when you are there ! To be happy in any area of our lives,

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Metamorphosis to Spirituality!

Metamorphosis to Spirituality!

When you are born in a religious Bengali Brahmin family, you grow up believing in religion wholeheartedly. My parents are religious. My mother offers Puja to the god every single day. My father chants Gayatri Mantra daily after bath. They believe praying to Lord Ganesha and Kaali Mata before leaving the house brings good luck. It’s only normal for me to be religious. In fact I grew up as a Religious kid, believing in doing

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