Not a cakewalk, this!

This is a laudable project and deserves every bit of support and encouragement.


In celebration of International Women’s Day and in honour of our mothers, sisters, wives, girlfriends, colleagues etc, we hope to show our support to this event by covering it.

Does the above para sound cliched? It may. But one can tell that the project and the folks behind it have a long, long road ahead of them in getting to change mindsets, attitudes, prejudices etc of many of us Indians. Not for nothing are we often termed the worst hypocrites.

Keep watching this space!

5 Comments so far

  1. Chitra (unregistered) on March 7th, 2007 @ 6:53 pm

    Hmmm, interesting. Can men and women participate? I would feel comfortable with my hub next to me.

    Notice the irony? ;)

  2. Ravi (unregistered) on March 7th, 2007 @ 7:03 pm

    Irony is more palatable than hyprocrisy. At the rate our society is going to the dogs (no pun intended!) in terms of values, respect and dignity, I dread the future, 10 years from now, for my daughter!

  3. Chitra (unregistered) on March 7th, 2007 @ 7:23 pm

    Ravi, I was mostly kidding. :) I am glad that there is a project to work on things such as this. When I was growing up in Bangalore, there was no such thing. There was also the lack of dignity, respect etc. The bus journeys were a nightmare. In contrast, I actually see that things are a lot better now! I personally attribute it to many more educated people. A lot of today’s young men are not too badly behaved. But, it is also true that I am neither very young nor travel by buses!!

    Don’t worry too much about your daughter. Does she learn some form of martial arts? If not, pl make sure that she does. Just a sincere suggestion. :)

    PS: I actually dread the internet than the roads for my kids, boy and girl.

  4. Ravi (unregistered) on March 7th, 2007 @ 7:35 pm

    Yup, I know you were kidding. Perhaps I should have tempered myself with that opening line to your comment. Thanks for the suggestion and yes, I have considered your suggestion..i will have her learn Krav Maga, if given a choice! I share your fears about unrestricted internet access too!

  5. Charles Haynes (unregistered) on March 8th, 2007 @ 9:30 am

    I’ll be at the walk, and Debbie too… if your husband supports the goals of the walk, then I don’t see any great irony – just more evidence of the need!

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