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Challenges of old age

  How are elderly women treated in our societies, and how do they take it?  The question is not prompted by one or two incidents. I site here two cases-- one from my personal experience the other from news in the public domain to enhance the concern.     I visited a family friend of mine last time I visited Kerala. The big family yard was partitioned among the three children; each built a two-story large home in each plot. The elated mother was chirpy in conversation; her warm smile hadn't faded away in the years. Why should a lucky woman live with all the children in front of her eyes? Sweet and honey when she talked about her children, their achievements and her husband. Photo: (not the original size) We settled over a cup of coffee in the newly furnished dining room when she began to pour her heart in front of me. Her chirpiness leaned into mumbling, eyes wet. Her husband took the centrepie
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Teacher's day

(From Public Domain Pictures) I got a big surprise, when I joined the Master's course at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa.  On the first day of the orientation week, our professor urged us to address each other by the first name.  I didn't feel comfortable with calling the professor by his first name: that was going against my entire notion of learner -teacher relationship.

Ban of Triple Talaq in India and concerns over uniform civil code.

Image taken from : India's top court banned the disputed triple talaq that has been practised by Muslim men there citing it unconstitutional . 

What has really made a big change in your life?

What  made the big change in my life, what else, my marriage.  There is nothing unusual in saying that marriage makes epoch-making changes in the life of everyone, both men and women. However,  this varies according to the culture, you are born in and practice.  I mean how marriage changed me as an Indian woman would not be the same as how it affected a person living next door following a different set of cultural practices.  I am not saying one has advantages and the other is rot. All have challenges.   

What is our Skin Colour Logic?

In South Africa, Mmusi Maimane announced his candidacy for DA (Democratic Alliance)in the coming national election. 

Hopes in India's legal system

The Supreme Court's scrapping of the ‘draconian’ section 66A of the Information Technology act keeps hope in the Indian legal system as well in free spirited young Indians, for the scrapping was the outcome of a public litigation filed by a 21 year old, Shreya Singhal from Delhi . 

Love- a struggle in India

Many are in the hangover of the valentine celebration. I never have written a post on valentine love. May be because I did not think seriously about love, as an outside expression, but as something inside, making you feel pleasant and out of this world.