Jyothi S

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.

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Karnad Sadashiva Rao
Karnad Sadashiva Rao: Have We Forgotten The ‘Gandhi Of South India’?!

What do we know about Karnad Sadashiva Rao who spent his life and all his wealth to reduce caste and gender atrocities on his people?

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Gangubai Kathiawadi Gives An Unusual Dignity To The Portrayal Of A Sex Worker On Screen

Men who come to a sex worker to release their sexual urges have a 'respectable' life of their own, but she transforms into a 'dirty object' the moment she is trapped within the business.

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Cleopatra: A Symbol of Feminine Power

Cleopatra was not just an icon of beauty but an astute diplomat who continues to inspire women of the 21st century.

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Umabai Kundapur
Umabai Kundapur, A Freedom Fighter Who Shied Away From The Limelight

Umabai Kundapur. Though she was a nationally known leader, her contribution is hardly acknowledged by the present generations.

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How To Read Gandhi Today?

Gandhi believed in transparency in all our personal as well as public affairs. He said, if we can’t win anything through love, we can’t win...

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Sappho, Whose Poems Reflect A Woman’s Intense Love For Another Woman…

Sappho’s poetry which unravels a woman’s true feelings for another woman, was deeply appreciated in its time, but erased from history.

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dhanvanti rau family planning
Dhanvanthi Rama Rau: Founder Of Family Planning In India Educated Masses Who Believed Birth Control Was Against God’s Wish!

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. 

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Repeat After Me: Becoming A Widow Is NOT The Woman’s Fault!

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. 

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How The Covid-19 Crisis Is Worsening The Gaps Between The Economic Classes

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. 

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gray divorce
The Gates Divorce Is What’s Called A ‘Gray Divorce’ Phenomenon – Here’s What That Is

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.

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Are Marriage And Love Compatible? Why Does Love Often End When Marriage Begins?

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. 

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6 Reasons Why Ambedkar Is More Than A Dalit Leader Who Also Wrote Our Constitution

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. 

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Would Sex Workers Celebrate Women’s Day?

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.

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Why Unemployment Continues To Be Rampant Among Indian Women

When Indian girls are the toppers in schools and colleges, why do Indian women still form a minority at the workplace?

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Savitribai Phule
Savitribai Phule, A True Pioneer To Whom All Indian Women Owe Their Education

3rd January 2021 was the 190th birth anniversary of Savitribai Phule, a true pioneer in empowering Indian women. A tribute.

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How Can We Forget Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay A Feminist Beyond Her Times?

A freedom fighter, social reformer and a feminist, Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay was an exemplary woman. This is why we shouldn't forget her!

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Indian Society’s Treatment Of The Elderly Requires More Compassion And Inclusivity

Old age still has a lot to contribute and receive. Our perceptions towards the elderly need to change as a society.

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Has The Freedom Of Expression Been Seized Between Ideologies?

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.

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Are Industrialists The New Age Monarchs?

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. 

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Things the Lockdown has Taught Us About Minimalist & Mindful Living

A few months at home has made us rethink most of our so called "needs". Is less clutter the path to mindful living? 

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It’s Time For Women To Be Heard Loud & Clear At Work

For centuries, women have been considered bodily objects to be enjoyed; rarely have their minds received as much respect, or even attention.

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In Covid Times Who Loves You the Most?

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?

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We Don’t Need Much for A Holistic Life.

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.

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‘War On Corona’ This Analogy Of War Is Misplaced

Modern man is too busy with waging wars against everyone and everything, but really don’t know what for.

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One Day, When The World Talks About Me, Behind Me Back, I Will Look At Them And Say, ‘Shut Up, Please’

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.

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Revisiting Longfellow’s ‘A Psalm Of Life’

Sometimes, when we pause to think about some of the literary works and classics we know, we discern an entirely new meaning.

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A Woman Is Not An Object To Be Admired, She’s A Whole Person Whose Intellect Needs To Be Valued

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.

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If Men In The ‘Outside World’ Are So Dangerous To Women, Why Do They Roam Around Freely?

What measures we have taken to keep public spaces safe for women? How long do women have to wait to get their real freedom?

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At 40, Life Has Come To A Crossroads, And I Ask Myself, What If?

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 […]

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Where Are The ‘Supportive Indian Men’ Behind Their Wife’s Professional Success?

What does a professional Indian woman need? Other than the requisite skills, a supportive family. For married women, this should mean a supportive husband.

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Why Do Female Actors Have To “Choose” Between A Career And A Family?

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?

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Revisiting Wordsworth’s Poem ‘The Daffodils’

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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