Dr. Jyothi, Assistant Professor of English, Tumkur University. Has been a teacher of English and also soft skills trainer, with special interest in writing poems, articles, short stories and translation both in Kannada and English.
As Independence Day approaches, let's remember Dhanvanthi Rama Rau, Padma Bhushan winner and founder of India's family planning program. A feminist & visionary, she encouraged women's reproductive rights and was responsible for half a million men getting voluntary vasectomies.
Yesterday was International Widows Day, marked on 23rd June every year. Let's look at how widowhood has been in India through the centuries, and now.
The grim reality of the successive waves of the Coronavirus pandemic is that the brunt of it is being borne mostly by the economically weaker section of society.
The Gates Divorce is cited to be a 'gray divorce' phenomenon, where a couple splits without any real, traumatic acrimony, but because they can no longer compromise for each other.
The institution of marriage and love often share a bittersweet relationship, and we need to factor in the fact that women will no longer give in to patriarchal expectations quietly.
Dr BR Ambedkar is known for Annihilation of Caste, reservation for Dalits, and for drafting the Indian Constitution. But, there is a lot more to his life that everyone should be aware of.
Sex workers exist because of those who demand for the sex trade - the men who are mostly the customers, and the traffickers, pimps, in a nexus with politicians and everyone corrupt.
When Indian girls are the toppers in schools and colleges, why do Indian women still form a minority at the workplace?
3rd January 2021 was the 190th birth anniversary of Savitribai Phule, a true pioneer in empowering Indian women. A tribute.
A freedom fighter, social reformer and a feminist, Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay was an exemplary woman. This is why we shouldn't forget her!
Old age still has a lot to contribute and receive. Our perceptions towards the elderly need to change as a society.
The modern equation between democracy and freedom of expression is a complicated one. Is this freedom intrinsic to democracy? To what extent? Read further to find out.
While our world grows increasingly globalised, are we to simply accept everything? Are there questions about wealth and governance that remain unanswered? Read to find out.
A few months at home has made us rethink most of our so called "needs". Is less clutter the path to mindful living?
For centuries, women have been considered bodily objects to be enjoyed; rarely have their minds received as much respect, or even attention.
We hear of painful and lonely final moments of dying patients and also the decision of their families not to pay last visit to them in hospital due to fear of their safety, in spite of calls by the hospitals. It makes me wonder, who cares for us the most?
This virus has brought the whole world under distress, but hopefully for a better future together. Human history has seen a drastic transformation over the years in terms of administration.
Modern man is too busy with waging wars against everyone and everything, but really don’t know what for.
Yes, I have to create my own happiness, no matter what happens around me or how people treat me. I have to shed this mess off and mark my path.
Sometimes, when we pause to think about some of the literary works and classics we know, we discern an entirely new meaning.
We need to stop claiming that women are not to be heard. Women are to be heard, seen and listened to. Their opinions need to be understood and valued.
What measures we have taken to keep public spaces safe for women? How long do women have to wait to get their real freedom?
40 is the age we pause in our rush to do things, look back, and take stock. What if I had done this? What if that had not happened? When I halt to look back on my life spent, After a deep breath of frustration and disappointment, I close my eyes, sigh and nervously ask […]
What does a professional Indian woman need? Other than the requisite skills, a supportive family. For married women, this should mean a supportive husband.
Why does a female actor necessarily need to choose between career and marriage even today? And when she does choose career, why do some of us have a problem?
This post is a re-reading of Wordsworth's most celebrated poems, 'The Daffodils'. The author examines how the poem is an example of 'ecotherapy'.
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