Horizon of women Empowerment in India

This is a guest post by Mitul Kathuria & Smridhi Khanna, both from FORE School Of Management.

The status of women has seen a roller-coaster ride from the time immemorial, in India. From the high brows of being treated at par with men, in ancient times, through the low brows of the medieval period, to the promotion of rights of equality by various reformers, the history of women, in a ‘cultured’ nation like India, has been notable. While it is imperative to talk about culture, when one talks about India, and how women have been given the highest regard in scriptures; legends & epics, one can’t simply afford to ignore the truth that in the modern India, women have always been considered a second grade citizen, irrespective of the fact that what the ‘esteemed leaders’ have said or done. Continue reading

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Insight of Inter Caste Marriages in India…

This is a guest post by Ahrani Pulendiran.

Meaning of an Inter Caste Marriage

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Inter Caste Marriage in India

Inter caste marriage refers to the marriage of couples in between two different social groups. Inter-caste marriage is considered by some to be extremely taboo for Hindus as well as sinful by almost all castes, especially if there is a complete societal ban on such marriages.

Inter Caste Marriages in India

India is a large traditional society with a rigid caste system. For centuries Indian society, especially the Hindu society, has been divided on the basis of caste system. Approximately only 11% of inter caste marriages are occurring among marriages in India. The main reason for this comparatively small number of inter caste marriages is the misunderstanding and misinterpreting of castes among those stratified societies.

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CHANGE INDIA for INDIA OF TOMORROW

Secularism?

We make movies based on Dawood. It is Dawood who decides where to strike, when to strike and how to strike, whether it is stock market investments, IPL betting, or bombing with the help of ISI, other Muslim fundamentalist and terror groups who want to give India 1000 cut, but, we continue walk an extra mile wanting to appease minorities with 20 per cent vote power. We are even ready to stake national security concerns to keep a section of minorities on our side for votes without bothering even if means going easy on Dawood and his cronies. In the last few years, what is it that the ruling coalition has not done to appease minorities?

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Incentivize Inter caste, Inter community, Inter religion Marriages

ID-10087069We keep hearing and reading news about parents opposing marriages of their children if they seek their permission for marrying a person from a different caste or religion. Some even go to the extent of killing their own children in the name of family honour because they cannot accept the fact that a person outside their caste can become a member of their family. It really is sad to see such a mindset of people against each other.

The repulsive feeling between different castes is very strong especially in rural areas, the less educated and the less privileged section of the semi-urban or urban society. This stems from a deep divide of different castes amid all the religions of India.

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Speak up: India needs you to…

speak out or else

“When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.

When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.

When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.

When they came for the Jews,
I remained silent;
I was not a Jew.

When they came for me, there was no one left to speak out.”
–Martin Niemöller

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