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Meet Binalakhsmi Nepram, the woman who is helping the women affected by violence to live a dignified life in Manipur.
Meet Binalakshmi Nepram, the woman who is helping the women affected by violence to live a dignified life in Manipur.
Being a researcher herself, one cold evening Binalakshmi was talking to a group of women in Manipur when she heard gunshots. A 27-year-old man was shot dead by unknown assailants. And 24-year-old woman Rebacca who was one of the women in the group whom Bina was talking to, was widowed.
Amidst all the crying Rebacca’s mother asked Bina how she was going to feed her now. That incident changed Binalakhsmi’s life. She founded the Manipur Women Gun Survivor’s network.
Manipur, though tucked in between beautiful mountains and with an abundance of nature, is one of the most conflict-prone areas in India. Bina with her foundation helps women who are affected by violence to live a dignified life.
It provides loans to built small business for the women. Not only this, they also provide legal assistance as well as emotional support to such women.
Watch her awe-inspiring journey in this video in the CNN-IBN Awards 2011.
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Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 might have had a box office collection of 260 crores INR and entertained Indian audiences, but it's full of problematic stereotypes.
Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 starts with a scene in which the protagonist, Ruhaan (played by Kartik Aaryan) finds an abandoned pink suitcase in a moving cable car and thinks there is a bomb inside it.
Just then, he sees an unknown person (Kiara Advani) wave and gesture at him to convey that the suitcase is theirs. Ruhaan, with the widest possible smile, says, “Bag main bomb nahi hai, bomb ka bag hai,” (There isn’t a bomb in the bag, the bag belongs to a bomb).
Who even writes such dialogues in 2022?
Be it a working or a homemaker mother, every parent needs a support system to be able to manage their children, housework, and mental health.
Let me at the outset clarify that when I mention ‘work’ here, it includes ANY work. So, it could be the work at home done by a homemaker parent or it could be work in a professional/entrepreneurial environment.
Either way, every parent struggles to find that fine balance between ‘work’ and ‘parenting’, especially with younger kids who still need high emotional and physical support from their caretakers. And not just any balance, but more importantly, balance that lets them keep their own sanity intact!