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Right to the City – A Gender Perspective

Right to the City – A Gender Perspective

Culture, Opinion
Asha, a girl from small town in India, is excited about her moving into the city to pursue her higher education. It is like her “great city dream'' has come true. Sitting on the window seat, she realises a city is simply is not an urban landscape to her. It is a stimulus which rushes her adrenaline; it fills her with a sense of freedom and capability. The idea of living in the city brings to her the encouragement and enthusiasm which was denied to her, back in her hometown. Unfortunately, unlike her name, RB Bhagwat of International Institute of Population Sciences, Mumbai, sees no hope for Asha in Indian cities. He says – “In large cities like Mumbai, Kolkata, and Delhi, existing social relations and hierarchies based on religion, caste and gender come into conflict with the novel soci
वसुधैव कुटूंबकम- Subject to Individual Interpretation

वसुधैव कुटूंबकम- Subject to Individual Interpretation

Culture, Opinion
"... it is a very long time since we have had cases of crimes committed by these animals... I petition for the deer and other eventual animal culprits to go punished, because their alleged deed was a reaction to the cruel soulless conduct of the victims, whom my thorough investigations have shown to be active hunters...", speaks Janina Duszejko from Agnieszka Holland's Polish ecological thriller 'Pokot'; who becomes convinced that the murderers are animals taking revenge for being hunted, after her neighbours and acquaintances are murdered in mysterious circumstances. Sounds like an enthralling storyline, but is quite enough to create a huge predicament about the mankind and his standpoint towards the environment. Those Homo sapiens in Duszejko's village in Poland (like their other brot...
Messages From Guys On International Women’s Day

Messages From Guys On International Women’s Day

Opinion
The first thing that I saw when I opened my browser was the Google doodle. The doodle has correctly depicted the many forms of a woman. I was happy to see it and I was wondering the history behind this day which has now become so important. The day has become a catalyst for the gender equality. We celebrate International Women's Day every year without knowing its history. Today, let us first look at the origin of this day. How Did International Women's Day Start? #BeBoldForChange This year the theme is #BeBoldForChange. The theme encourages everyone to take a stand for gender equality. If you have never experienced or seen inequality against women, you must be thinking that gender equality exists. But that's not true.  According to World Economic Forum, gender gap won't close entir
Solution For Keeping Your New Year Resolution!

Solution For Keeping Your New Year Resolution!

Opinion
For me, the most exciting thing about New Year is the resolution that I make. I stay so confident when I make these resolutions. Do you know why? Because I always believe that I will be able to keep them. But things never turn the way I want them to. So, few days before 2017, I have surveyed to know the real reason behind such failure and how we can avoid them in future. After seeing the response to the survey, I have noticed that not many people are different than me; I will share the result of the survey with you. Analysis of Survey Conducted About New Year Resolution The age group of the participants of the survey lied between 13 to 30 years. 50% of the participants didn’t keep any New Resolution this year (2016). We will exclude the people who have no resolution because they a
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