Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Surrogacy: A Superfluous Concept?

Some facts and figures about Surrogacy in India:

· First surrogate baby in India was delivered on June 23rd, 1994
· In 2002, India became the first country in the world to allow commercial surrogacy
· Approx. 2000 babies are born every year through commercial surrogacy in India
· With approx.. 12000 foreign nationals coming to India for surrogacy every year, it is now a huge industry worth Rs 3000 crore 
· Anand, Gujarat is considered the surrogacy capital of India
· A surrogate is paid somewhere between 4-12 lakhs for carrying a child, other than the expenses
· If Surrogacy Bill is passed as law, commercial surrogacy will be abolished in the country.

Friday, 23 September 2016

I have a son. Am I unlucky?- For Parentous.com

It is always nice to be a part of a community that stimulates your thought process and gives you a chance to learn and evolve. Parentous.com which is one of the largest growing parenting community of India is one such place. My thoughts on gender discrimination- in reverse have been voiced in an article "I have a son. Am I unlucky?" which appears on parentous.com. Read an excerpt here.......

I have an adorable and super-active son who keeps me on my toes all the time. Just like I had imagined or even wished for. Yes, since the time I started thinking about having kids, I had always wanted a boy. I would have been equally happy with a girl too, but my wish came true when I had a son. He is everything I had asked for – super-naughty, super-active, well-behaved etc etc etc. But wait, am I unlucky to have a son? Read more on parentous.com