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Self defense skills are becoming an attractive proposition for many women - with more women travelling and living alone, self defense skills often come in handy.
Self defense skills are becoming an attractive proposition for many women – with more women travelling and living alone, self defense skills often come in handy.
How often have you travelled on a bus or walked down a busy street to find a strange hand on your shoulder or chest? It’s an experience almost all of us are familiar with. As martial arts expert Ashwin Mohan says, it’s not just sexual – there is a lot of resentment about women being in public spaces which are seen as ‘meant for men’.
It’s not just public spaces – attacks on women happen in so-called safe spaces too, from people known to one. This video demonstrates some simple self defense skills that are a part of a larger self-defense course offered for women. Some of the tips are very simple and include things like being aware and using ordinary objects as weapons.
While the topic of violence is never funny, Ashwin Mohan has an easy, fun style that makes for easy watching. Stay safe!
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As he stood in front of his door, Nishant prayed that his wife would be in a better mood. The baby thing was tearing them apart. When was the last time he had seen his wife smile?
Veena got into the lift. It was a festival day, and the space was crammed with little children dressed in bright yellow clothes, wearing fancy peacock feather crowns, and carrying flutes. Janmashtami gave her the jitters. She kept her face down, refusing to socialize with anyone.
They had moved to this new apartment three months ago. The whole point of shifting had been to get away from the ruthless questioning by ‘well-wishers’.
“You have been married for ten years! Why no child yet?”
I huffed, puffed and panted up the hill, taking many rest breaks along the way. My calf muscles pained, my heart protested, and my breathing became heavy at one stage.
“Let’s turn back,” my husband remarked. We stood at the foot of Shravanbelagola – one of the most revered Jain pilgrimage centres. “We will not climb the hill,” he continued.
My husband and I were vacationing in Karnataka. It was the month of May, and even at the early hour of 8 am in the morning, the sun scorched our backs. After visiting Bangalore and Mysore, we had made a planned stop at this holy site in the Southern part of the state en route to Hosur. Even while planning our vacation, my husband was very excited at the prospect of visiting this place and the 18 m high statue of Lord Gometeshwara, considered one of the world’s tallest free-standing monolithic statues.
What we hadn’t bargained for was there would be 1001 granite steps that needed to be climbed to have a close-up view of this colossal magic three thousand feet above sea level on a hilltop. It would be an understatement to term it as an arduous climb.
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