The trial begins
The fatal gangrape of a 22-year-old in New Delhi provoked a huge outcry all over India. More than one month after the incident, the trial against the six accused persons has begun. The incident has jolted Indians out of their complacence and forced them to rethink their attitudes towards women and how these attitudes propagate continual suppression and the ill-treatment of women in Indian society.
We present here a song called “Ma Nee Meri” (my dear mother) from the music band “Swang.” As the band members put it, this song is not to mourn her death, but to celebrate her spirit.
Date05.02.2013 | 9:56
Tagsdelhi gangrape, Maa Nee Meri, song
Call it a ‘black’ Republic Day
While the Indian government was celebrating its 64th Republic Day with pomp and grandeur, most young Indians were thinking that Republic day has lost its sense. The reason, they say, is that laws have not been revamped and do not ensure to justice for the victims of social crimes. Using social media as a platform to voice their protests and demands, the youth ofIndia has unified in one spirit and is showcasing its demands all across the country.
Date30.01.2013 | 13:43
TagsAfghan women, debarati mukherjee, delhi, gender, murder, rape, Rights, Women talk online
‘It’s a girl’
Evan Grae Davis’s new film entitled It’s a Girl has been a great success since its launch in September 2012. The film has hit a nerve amongst those in India and China advocating dignity and equality for women. Indeed the film has become part of a campaign on Twitter and Facebook which has “gone viral” – to use the language of social media networks. Meanwhile, the film has been screened for lawmakers in Europe and is enjoying great success with universities and NGOs in the battle to end gendercide. WomenTalkOnline’s reporter Roma Rajpal had the opportunity to speak to director Evan Grae Davis.
Date30.01.2013 | 11:53
TagsAbuse, China, gendercide, India, women's rights
The many faces of the Indian woman
She is Goddess Lakshmi personified as a bride walking through her husband’s threshold. She is the face of Goddess Saraswati giving the wisdom of knowledge to her children. She is a Devi as her husband’s strength. India is in awe of its goddesses. Temples are not the only places she is worshipped in. Men throng to film theatres to worship her on the silver
Date09.01.2013 | 10:47
Woman! It’s time she decides…
‘Woman’- what does this word signify? There seems to be an old definition and a new definition. Let’s take a look at both. The old one refers to a woman as the symbol of dignity, respect, a homemaker, some one who is dependent; and the modern definition includes words like independent, attractive, bold, equal etc. But do these definitions actually describe
Date09.01.2013 | 9:55
Tagsdelhi, empowerment, gangrape, India, women rights
2012: A terrible year for women in India
It’s been a very bad year indeed for women in India. As the world settles into the New Year, India’s daughters are mourning the death of their “braveheart Nirbhaya,” the 23-year-old who was brutally raped and has now succumbed to her injuries. This is symptomatic of the agony, pain, humiliation and wretchedness that Indian women suffered in 2012.
Date04.01.2013 | 11:40
TagsAbuse, assault, gender, government of India, India, justice, molestation, murder, rape, sexual harassment, victims, Women talk online, women's rights
My dear, dear Delhi, what has become of you?
As a journalist you often read and write about crime and a point comes when writing the number of dead becomes a routine and you do not feel the loss anymore. In fact you do not find it interesting enough or you do not even consider it a story worth mentioning, if the number of casualties were too low or if the violence was not too brutal. But also there comes a time when words fail you, something so horrendous happens that it does not just touch you; rather it shakes you
Date04.01.2013 | 10:46
TagsAbuse, delhi, gender, government of India, rape, women, Women talk online, women's rights