Women and Child

Escape from a feudal bondage

This is my first book review on this blog. I couldn’t resist not discussing about this book, which talks about an issue widely prevalent in South Asian countries including India. Although the book came out 19 years ago, there has been a marginal improvement in the subject related to women dealt in the book, which you will […]

From a flicker to raging fire

From a flicker to raging fire

It was heartening to see how people congregated, braving the biting winter on Saturday (December 29) to mourn the death of the 23-year-old girl, who was brutally raped and beaten by six people in a bus, last week. While she battled for life at state run Safdarjung Hospital and gave testimony of the incident, twice, […]

It’s got to be a committed protest

It’s got to be a committed protest

Being inquisitive comes naturally to us, Indians (which is not always a bad thing). We like to know the hometowns, professions, pay package, their eating habits (vegetarian or non-vegetarian), the number of siblings, their parents’ professions, marital status, caste and some more of complete strangers. We also judge people from their behaviour in public spaces, […]

New scheme to nourish expectant, new mothers

Dharwad, Kolar among 52 dists chosen for the Central project THE State government will implement Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahayog Yojana, a Centrally-sponsored scheme, from July. Dharwad and Kolar in Karnataka are among the 52 districts in the country where the conditional maternity benefit scheme will be implemented by the Ministry of Women and Child Development.  […]

Immunisation surveillance on the cards

THE department of health will launch a sentinel surveillance model for vaccination against preventable childhood infectious diseases from January 2011. An expert group constituted by the Union health ministry, which studied the Union government’s initiative, felt that the surveillance would assess and evaluate the magnitude of diseases across the country. It will also provide assistance […]

Majority of blind are women, children: WHO

Today is World Sight Day; The theme this year is Gender and Eye Care DID you know that two thirds of the blind population in the world are women and children? The World Health Organisation (WHO), along with VISION 20/20 by 2020 (a collaboration of various NGOs worldwide working on eye care) has projected 64 […]

Workforce deprived of legal, social, job security

THEY clean our houses, cook for us, baby sit our children and take care of our elderly parents, and yet the promise of social security eludes them. When some valuable goes missing, we are the first to be questioned. But when it is found later on at home, the owners don’t even bother to tell […]

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