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December 2012: End of the World or End of Humanity?
Murder, dowry deaths, harassment, molestation, kidnapping. Is humanity coming to its end? This is one basic question that is being asked by many continuously. The recent gang rape that took place in Delhi brings about the same question in the minds of many.
15 March 2012
I have lived in Gurgaon for the last seven years. During this time, I have been trying my best to experience the satisfaction and pride that I am convinced is the proper state of mind for a denizen of this Millenium City. It hasn't been easy – the truth is that there are some bits and pieces that don't quite fit the global template. I'm not sure if these are remnants of some prehistoric culture that existed in these parts before the DLF era, or if they're just the straggly unfinished edges of a work-in-progress that will be taken care of in due course by the people in charge. Or maybe they're the bits that went wrong and are too far gone to be repaired – in which case they will just have to be trimmed off ruthlessly when the picture is framed for a global audience.
Before reading this page, please imagine the bugle striking note…
Alright then, here are the winners of
Lights, Camera, Shoot: The Must Bol Film Contest
In all, we got 28 entries, albeit some of them were just not around our contest’s theme at all.
‘I am against women wearing obscene clothes. With such clothes, they tempt men, and that’s why they (women) get raped.’
It is bad enough that Indian men — not the most appealing of God’s creatures — in positions of power occasionally make public, sexist statements that demean working women and female students. But when a declaration like that comes from a woman like KK Seetamma, head of a committee set up by Bangalore University to fight sexual harassment, you have to wonder about the kind of thoughts coursing through the mind of emerging India.
After the downright brilliant comments made by our beloved Mister Minister C C Patil, the next round of statements are even more surprising. This time, it’s a woman’s voice speaking for Mr. Patil’s cause. And this is no ordinary woman, no; we’re referring to K K Seetamma, head of the committee, ironically, set up to fight sexual harassment down at the Karnataka University. The ever-so-delightful higher-ups down at KU continuously seem to be out-doing each other. According to Seetamma Ji, the only solution to women facing sexual harassment is...
The honorable Women and Child Welfare Minister of Karnataka, C C Patil, seems to have figured out the cause of women getting sexually harassed. According to the latest statement released by mister minister, the cause of sexual harassment lies in a woman’s choice to dress up in a ‘flimsy and fashionable’ manner.
Shreya Manohar Singh
Feminists are infamous for having been in the business of criticising the ‘beauty myth’ for the better part of a century now. And this is one of the things about my world that of late has been bothering me - the impossible standards of beauty that women are held up to. I think that we are under constant, and increasing, pressure to look good, nay, airbrushed, absolutely every moment. What we are expected to approximate is unachievable, and meant to be so. Of course this troubles a lot of women, and men too.
“It is not that Men have no problems”, a friend remarked when his partner said that he is a ‘wimp’ because he cries. He then asked us, ‘what if I don’t cry? Won’ that be insensitive of me? What if I prefer cooking over cricket? What if I like pink over blue? What if I don’t want to be a ‘BOY’?
This statement brought a dead silence for a second and a lively discussion thereafter.
मुझे आज भी स्पष्ट रूप से याद है जब 10 -15 साल पहले महानायक "अमिताभ बचन " के एक चर्चित डाइअलॉग " मर्द को दर्द नहीं होता " पर जी तरह से देखने वालो में उत्साह और जोश भर जाता था , आज भी लोगो का उत्साह वैसा ही है वरन मीडिया ने भी सभी के लिए एक ऐसे ही लौह पुरुष की छवि बना दी है जो चलती हुई गाडियों से छलांग लगा सकता है, जो 20 लोगो को अकेले हराने में समर्थ है , जो दूध जैसा श्वेत और जिसका शरीर मानों संगमरमर पर तराशा गया हो!
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