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A tribute to one of the earliest and most accomplished icons of Indian feminism – Vina Mazumdar.
Vina Mazumdar who passed away last week at the age of 86, was one of the frontrunners of the women’s movement in India. Born into a Bengali family, Vina Mazumdar was a well-educated academic who has served in an important role in the Committee on the Status of women in India (CSWI). She was instrumental in bringing out a well-researched report called Towards Equality, which highlighted the plight of Indian women.
Vina Mazumdar was a well-known champion of women’s rights in the 1980s and 1990s and she became the founding director of the Centre for Women’s Development Studies (CWDS) as well as the founding member of the Indian Association of Women’s Studies (IAWS).
Her views on women’s empowerment in India have laid the foundation for the progress of women in our country. She has also published her memoirs titled Memoirs Of A Rolling Stone.
Why we find her inspiring:
– For her commitment to women’s issues
– For her well-informed and well-researched opinions on social issues
– For not letting conventions define her and for being a fighter till the end
*Photo source: Culture Unplugged.
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I wanted to scream with excitement that my daughter chose to write about her ambition and aspirations over everything else first. To me, this was one of those parenting 'win' moments.
My daughter turned eight years old in January, and among the various gifts she received from friends and family was an absolutely beautiful personal journal for self-growth. A few days ago, she was exploring the pages when she found a section for writing a letter to her future self. She found this intriguing and began jotting down her thoughts animatedly.
My curiosity piqued and she could sense it immediately. She assured me that she would show me the letter soon, and lo behold, she kept her word.
I glanced at her words, expecting to see a mention of her parents in the first sentence. But, to my utter delight, the first thing she had written about was her AMBITION. Yes, the caps here are intentional because I want to scream with excitement that my daughter chose to write about her ambition and aspirations over everything else first. To me, this was one of those parenting ‘win’ moments.
Uorfi Javed has been making waves through social media, and is often the target of trolls. So who and what exactly is this intriguing young woman?
Uorfi Javed (no relation to Javed Akhtar) is a name that crops up in my news feeds every now and again. It is usually because she got trolled for being in some or other ‘daring’ outfit and then posting those images on social media. If I were asked, I would not be able to name a single other reason why she is famous. I am told that she is an actor but I would have no frankly no clue about her body of work (pun wholly unintended).
So is Urfi Javed (or Uorfi Javed as she prefers) famous only for being famous? How does she impact the cause of feminism by permitting herself to be objectified, trolled, reviled?
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