Seriously, whoever came up with the idea of jumpsuits?

As such the fairer sex get all the unfair deals – stereotypes, social pressure, period pain, labour pain, child birth, child rearing, dis-respect, household chores, broken work experience, judgments, ingratitude – you get it. Already women got the worst deal of having to almost undress just to take a leak…..and now jumpsuits. It demands you practically strip before you get to wee.

Now imagine you have to do that at a party. You are risking a very awkward situation just in case some one accidentally walks in….please have locks on toilets….all the toilets…do not let it be a personal choice builders / government / housing regulation type people…All bathroom, rooms, and toilets MUST have locks.

Or, imagine you are in a public toilet, where you have the kind of doors that are partial, just in the middle, anyone can peep from above….or below……



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Let there be a mark!! But what? Where? When? – The story of ‘sindoor’

I wonder how the hindu society came up with the convention to symbolise women according their relationship status. Obviously women didn’t have any role or say in it, considering their age old suppressed position in the society. So it is the men of that age who would have come up with all sorts of conventions.

*Setting: A usual mid-day, a group of men discussing random things under a banyan tree, burping after their breakfast*

Someone cracked a joke and everyone went, “haha haha haha…. That was a good one”

Stud 1: Dude! Don’t you find it difficult when you look at these kanyas(girls) in their colourful ghaghras and sarees, to tell whether they are available or not? Continue reading

Women, find your voice

This has been copied from ‘The Hindu’  Newspaper. Not a word in it is mine.

During decades of leadership coaching, we have consistently heard women say that they feel less effective in meetings than they do in other business situations. Some say that their voices are ignored or drowned out. Others tell us that they can’t find a way into the conversation. Their male colleagues and managers have witnessed the phenomenon. In fact, several men reported seeing a female colleague get rattled or remain silent even when she was the expert at the table.

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Ignoring better half pulls down progress

Tax incentives, good infrastructure, clean politics and efficient bureaucracy are all known to improve the competitiveness of a nation to attract global investments or emerge as places to do business. So does the quality of human talent. And, India, being a beneficiary on that count as far as knowledge workers are concerned, should know that better. Essentially, it should mean that countries that give their women a better deal or strive to narrow the gender gap should have a lot going for them. After all, women account for half the world’s population — and half of the world’s potential talent base.  Continue reading

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