A young IT professional was stabbed to death in Austraila
Prahlad Rao | March 9, 2015 | New Delhi
A young woman lost her life and a child has been orphaned because of the way Indian society treats women and the way it imposes conditions on their wants and needs.
Prabha Arun Kumar, 41, was on the phone to her husband when she was fatally stabbed at a park in Australian city of Sydney on Saturday night.
What was she doing in the park at night? She was walking home after work as she too shy to ask for lift or take office transport even after doing double shift as IT professional. She is survived by her husband and a nine-year-old daughter.
Prabha’s friend and flatmate Sarada Angadinani, was quoted as saying that she had repeatedly warned her friend not to walk through the park after dark. And that she always felt guilty about getting a lift home late at night, Sarada told about her friend Prabha.
Why do Indian women feel shy or guilt in asking for their rightful needs? It is because they are told by men and the society (mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters and friends) that they (women) should not ask and they (women) should learn to sacrifice.
A woman is discouraged from helping herself or relishing on a dining table, she is made to do jobs with stereotype regularity and denied even basic necessities as it will be seen as a burden on the family while men splurge as if there is no tomorrow.
Under such intense pressure everyday from birth to heaven, a woman prefers to deny herself scores of things even at the cost of her dignity and life, instead of facing hellish sermons and scorn.
Indian society makes women vulnerable by putting them in difficult situations and circumstances. One can hardly find an honest person, who can claim to have equipped a woman to be strong and self-reliant.
Leaving the cliche of Women’s Day (March 8) we as a society should purposefully change our mindset to respect women and their needs.
The dazzling diamond trade has been hit hard by the Nirav Modi episode, which saw the billionaire jeweller flee India just before a massive fraud amounting to Rs 11,000 crore was detected at a Punjab National Bank branch in Mumbai. But, Nirav Modi is not the only diamond tycoon who has been
PM Narendra Modi on Sunday laid the foundation stone for Rs 16,700 crore Navi Mumbai International Airport. The first phase of the construction is expected to be completed by December 2019. The project is going to be implemented 21 years after it was first proposed. The airport is likely to handle 10 milli
Health groups have expressed their disappointment with a February 12 order of the supreme court, refusing to review or recall an earlier order disposing off a case against the mala fide suspension of the vaccine public sector units (PSUs) and government’s tendency to pamper private sector with public
The Punjab National Bank`s fraudulent transactions worth Rs 11,300 crore should act as a strong trigger for the government for reducing its stake to less than 50 percent in the banks which should then be allowed to work on the lines of private sector lenders with a full sense of accountability to their sha
Budget 2018, forecast to be a “please all” budget, has come out as a “disappoint all” budget. The public is looking askance at a budget that gives with one hand but takes away with both, the Sensex has gone into a tailspin and the pink papers are issuing dire warnings.
Should public sector banks be privatised?