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Rich God, Poor Devotees

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 We Indians are an interesting bunch. There is never a dull day with us around and believe me, we are going to be around for a very long time! We are a very diverse bunch too. No, I am not talking about the diversity in unity and all that jazz. I am talking about the diverse ways in which we continue to shock and make fools of ourselves. 
 

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Mediocre, is Who We Are?

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The year is 2012- ‘Have you heard of Mary Kom?’  Of course you have! Yaar she’s on the Amul Butter Ad also, how can one not hear of her? Fast forward 2013 or 2014, ‘Have you heard of Mary Kom? Kaun sa Koum?  Never mind, welcome to India, the land of ‘We are like that only’
 At the London Olympics when every nation is out to put their best foot forward right from the opening ceremony, the circus has already begun for us.

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Parvati is The Queen of All The Elves In The Sky

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 Namaste! Let me be honest. I was not a very involved mother when it came to academics. At least not the way my younger cousins and friends seem to be aware of their kids’ scholastic progress. Apart from the fact that I did not wish to pass down my own dreadful memories of being perpetually ordered to study as a kid, I may also have had to concede to a 4th grade curriculum that was entirely beyond my comprehension. So when it came to their 6th grade history lesson, I was clueless, having happily placed my sponge, er..

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"Amazing Women"- Mona Vijaykar Taking INDIA in Classrooms

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 There are many of us who as parents worry that their children are fast losing out on their culture and unlearning whatever little that they pick up from their home. This pressure is perhaps felt further by those who live away from India and are often worried about how to at least make their children understand their roots, if not follow them. To such people Mona Vijaykar would be an interesting name.

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My First Cultural Shock!

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Natalia Partyka - A True Inspiration

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5 Successful Women Activists Who Changed The World

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Women have come a long way since the 1800's. The reason that women have advanced so greatly is because of the women who fought for the rights women enjoy today.
Many of these women were arrested, beaten and verbally abused during their campaign to bring equality for all women. There were many women involved in the movement, but five of them stand out as some of the greatest leaders for women's suffrage and women's liberation.
 
 

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Amazing Women-‘Pizza Grannies’

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My car takes me down the rickety roads, way outside the city limits of Bangalore. The road bends in a corner and I am greeted by a cheerful signboard that announces- ‘Vishranti- A multifaceted facility for senior citizens’. I am greeted by two smiling faces, Jayalaxmi Srinivasan and Padma Srinivasan more popularly known as the ‘Pizza Grannies’. The name is one that many Bangaloreans are familiar with, especially those working in the IT industry. What started as a small endeavor by two women has today taken firm roots in a medium scale centre for caring.

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Female Foeticide - A Message of Hope

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In one of my talks with an MBA student, we got discussing on the program ‘Satyamev jayate’, hosted by Mr. Aamir Khan.  My young friend was very enthused by the fact that finally someone was talking about issues that matter and the media as well as people were sitting up and taking notice. Having had a case in his own home, where a cousin of his was mis-treated because she eventually gave birth to a female child, the episode on female foeticide struck a deep chord somewhere.

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"Amazing Women" - Mother Teresa of Bangalore

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 I am sitting in sparsely done up room, with the very basics of human needs and yet the room has character to it. Perhaps I thought, because it is home to the illustrious personality I am about to meet. Enters Sr. Jacqueline Jean McEwan, fondly called as Bangalore’s Mother Teresa, and suddenly there is an immensity to the room.
Sr. Jean joined the Montfort Missionaries, as a part of their medical team to come to Bengaluru to work with the leprosy-affected in association with an NGO in Bangalore called the Sumnahalli Society, in 1982.

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