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While premarital sex is still a taboo in the Indian society, doctors, lawyers and social workers believe there are several cases of premarital sex among teenagers and the numbers are increasing by the day. Many people believe that the laws need to be tweaked to fit in with the changing social norms. Womentalk blogger Debarati Mukherjee spoke to five Indian women from diverse backgrounds and recorded their reactions to the changing laws.
Date05.04.2013 | 10:58
Being in your late 20s and choosing to be single is a challenge even in the year 2013. For a few years, I blamed the Indian focus on traditions and marriage until recently when I realized that women from other cultures think being single during one’s “marriageable age” is unusual too.
Date05.04.2013 | 10:35
Everything was a failure that day,” says Jyoti’s companion on that fateful ride. From the taxi drivers who ignored the rules to the police “not working properly,” to the hospital facilities, which were “very poor”, to the indifference of the passers-by. In her last blog in the series on the rape incident that occurred last year in December in India, Dr. Kanchana Lanzet tries to capture the plight of the average Indian citizen.
Date22.03.2013 | 14:58
Tagscaste system, class, corruption, impure, India, Kanchana Lanzet, patriarchy, rape, sexual assault, unclean, violence, women
Womentalk blogger Roma Rajpal visited Cyprus some days ago. Luckily she was back in Bonn before the cash vending machines in Nikosia stopped dispensing money. Back home, she tells us her first impressions of the country.
I was astounded by the poverty of the region. The drive from the airport to the hotel was definitely not scenic. All one saw was abandoned projects, buildings that lay bare in different stages of construction. My guide later told me that it was because a lot of companies who had initially invested were now backing out.
Date22.03.2013 | 14:06
The international Afghan film festival was organized for the first time on the occasion of Women’s day in the Afghan city, Herat. Cinema is difficult in Afghanistan, where religious, cultural and political problems come in the way of freedom of expression.
Date22.03.2013 | 13:33