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Women: walking on a tightrope

“It’s hard to be a woman. You must think like a man, act like a lady, look like a young girl, and work like a horse.”

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A few days back while browsing through my Facebook page, I got to read this lovely quote in a friend’s wall.

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08.03.2014 | 17:44

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The surrogate mother

With more and more celebrities from the Indian Bollywood industry approaching surrogate mothers to bear a baby, the demand for surrogacy is rising. However, there are hardly any laws to protect the well-being of surrogate mothers. Women Talk Online blogger Debarati Mukherjee looks into the issue.

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09.10.2013 | 13:03

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Help is at hand

How does a victim cope with rape? What tools do psychologists employ to help a rape victim lead a normal life after the trauma she has suffered? Women Talk Online Blogger Debarati Mukherjee speaks to New Delhi-based psychotherapist, Dr. Saima Nafis Khan.

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18.09.2013 | 12:34

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Maiden names: do they matter?

Ruchi feels a woman’s identity goes along with that of her family

A new study conducted through Facebook by researchers from the University of York says more women now prefer to retain their maiden names after marriage. However many women still feel compelled by society to change their surnames as a mark of respect towards the new family as well as her husband. Women Talk Online blogger Debarati Mukherjee speaks to few women and finds more about the trend.

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02.08.2013 | 13:12

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To dance or not to dance

Dancing is considered an art and dancers the world over are respected for their artistic performance, but many women who opt to dance in Indian bars often get harassed by people around them. Public dancing in bars is considered unethical and eight years back the government of India’s western state, Maharashtra, banned their act.

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24.07.2013 | 13:33

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