I am Niyati Sharma and have completed my Master's in Physics at BITS Pilani.
When it comes to writing on gender equality and shunning the biased patriarchal mindset, I believe in what Bruce Lee said:
"All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns." I wish to be the voice of change. How about you?
Is using two surnames really a solution to the nuisance of changing it? Or do we have a more equal option? Here is an analysis.
Has our society completely ignored the concept of matriarchy? What can we learn from matriarchal societies?
The 'Nari Shakti' focus at the Republic Day events, and other messages on women's empowerment gladdens our hearts. But how do we make it a reality?
The root cause of violence against women is in the social acceptance of women as "prey". Could gender sensitization programs at an early age be an answer?
With changing times, rituals must change too. Does the practice of Kanyadaan (where the daughter is 'given away' to the groom's family) serve any purpose in today's society?
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