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India’s family of first women

We relegate her name to the answer of a question in a government exam but she is everywhere, slamming barriers until they crumble under the weight of sheer resolve (Clockwise from left ) Rakhmabai Bhikaji; Kiran Bedi; Sushmita Sen; Leila Seth; and Neerja Bhanot. She’s everywhere, this hurdler who could …

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Rupee opens higher against US dollar

At 9.15am, the rupee was trading at 63.66 a dollar, up 0.19% from its Tuesday’s close of 63.78 The 10-year bond yield was at 7.241% compared to its previous close of 7.253%. Photo: Bloomberg Mumbai: The Indian rupee opened higher against US dollar on Wednesday as foreign institutional investors (FIIs) continued …

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Making our cities safe for women

The mainstream response to any form of sexual violence is to reduce women’s freedoms, choices and rights Following the recent molestation incidents in Bengaluru, women’s safety is once again in the news and back in the public consciousness. We have the usual blame-the-victim and deny-it-happened along with announcements of the …

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Violence against women hurts the econom

India is caught in a depressing cycle of lack of empowerment of women and low economic productivity in society There are obviously many reasons to be appalled and sickened by the continuing—and possibly even increasing—violence against women that plagues Indian society. It is true that this is not a new …

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Understanding the male principle

If sexual violence is to be addressed, men must get involved. They are part of the problem, they need to be part of the solution Today Bangalore, yesterday everywhere, tomorrow anywhere. Every few months, yet another incident of sexual harassment or assault somewhere across this vast country grabs the attention …

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Patriarchy doesn’t harm women alone

If men are engaged in the process of empowering women and towards a gender-equitable, violence-free world, it will benefit both At least five or six cases of various forms of violence against girls and women from different cities are being reported every day since reports of the New Year’s eve …

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