Friday, 22 March 2019

Social Issues that demand your attention and action #A2Z2019



A long time ago, an educated friend of mine refused to cut down on the obnoxious amount of water that she used to wash her car. On confronting her and giving her some hard facts about depleting water table and being responsible for our future generations, she said she was convinced that there is a problem but still refused to do something about it. Her argument was something all of us have used, “Everyone else is wasting it. How does it make a difference if only I stop?”

Friday, 8 March 2019

For a balanced and better future #IWD2019

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According to the world sex ratio by the WHO, we have 100 females for every 105 males. In spite of making up for almost half of the population of the world, the contribution of women is disturbingly low on platforms where it matters. Cultural and societal restrictions, health limitations and lack of education are just some of the factors that can be blamed for such a skewed scenario. Thankfully in the last few years, there has been a considerable increase in the percentage of women in workplaces and even in many career choices which were considered off-limits for women. But the change has neither been easy nor enough. The gender bias is omnipresent and surfaces in ugly forms. The #MeToo campaign was just one example of how nasty it can get for women in a male-dominated workplace.