Career Bureaucrat/Mother/Wife/ Workhorse/Hedonist writing under the pen name Tamiyanti Chandra
In an effort to convince rural Indians of the value of toilets, the shame of women going outdoors is being used as a trigger. Are we unwittingly propagating traditional norms about women's 'honour' being indoors?
We are inexorably moving towards a gigantic water crisis, and unless definite steps are taken by all, it is a future we cannot avoid.
Project Urja was implemented in poorer regions of Maharashtra to better the living conditions and gender equal opportunities of the girls.
It behoves us to inculcate a sense of positive masculinity in all our boys and men, starting from early childhood, for a truly gender equal society.
It is not always fun and roses all the way once a child is born, no matter what pop culture tells you. The years afterwards need you to be a warrior princess.
Google recently paid tribute to the Chipko movement with a Google doodle, but what do we really know about the lives of the mountain women who drove it?
It is time for us to contemplate the issue of how childcare norms work in India - and how these penalise mothers as well as fathers.
Going into 2018, here's looking back to 2017 with immense gratitude at women who inspired me and gave me strength to get up, dress up, and get going even on bad days!
And the Award goes to...The Silence Breakers! The Time honour for the silence breakers was fantastic, but must spur us on to continue the struggle. #MeToo
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