Satyamev Jayate Episode Review: Who is guilty- a rapist or a rape-victim?

**** Stories included in this blog are disturbing******* The first episode of Aamir Khan’s Satyamev Jayate enlightened us about a rape victim’s journey. Rape is rampant in India. It is said that a rape takes place every 20 minutes in India. Incidences of rapists putting acid into victim’s eyes, tearing a girl’s body into two and cutting a girl’s tongue so she could not complain … Continue reading Satyamev Jayate Episode Review: Who is guilty- a rapist or a rape-victim?

Rural Women – Poor Women – How little we know about Empowerment!

As I travel through rural villages in Bihar, the state with highest poverty rates in India, my moral compass tells me – it’s time for a “reality check”. I work in the International Development sector. I talk about poverty eradication and social development all the time as if I was born to enlighten everyone and erase pain from this world. Sometimes, my trivial “self” blows hot air … Continue reading Rural Women – Poor Women – How little we know about Empowerment!

Woman, if you get raped it’s your fault!

Yes, you heard it, if you get raped its your fault – it was either your dressing, your late night activities, your late night work schedule…and oh! remember if you are married, you cannot get raped! Nope it’s got nothing to do with misogyny embedded in the culture, or a learned behavior from an early age, or laws that no one cares to follow, or a man’s desire to … Continue reading Woman, if you get raped it’s your fault!

When I was molested

(DISCLAIMER: This post might not be appropriate for all readers!) As we were waiting for an auto in front of the Gurgaon’s MGF Metropolitan Mall, my friend from Gurgaon made an unusual remark, “That is the place where they pick up girls.” I wondered what he meant..! When one uses two words “pick up” and “girls” in the same sentence, we presume, boys picking up … Continue reading When I was molested