I was at dinner with a few students at an all-women’s college on an American campus that had invited me to speak on women’s empowerment. We got to talking about parties. I was curious to know how things had changed, or hadn’t. Well, said one of the women, you go, you drink, you dance, a guy comes up behind you, he grinds. No, she said. And you’re okay with that? I was, to use an old-fashioned word, shocked.
Who would have thought it? Liberals in India and Donald Trump on the same side, both claiming Christmas as a bada din for believers? Happy holidays or Merry Christmas? The United States president is determined to make Christmas great again, moving away from the bland political correctness of “happy holidays”. But closer home, in India, a small but determined group is also celebrating Christmas for vastly different reasons.
One in every three pregnancies in India ends in an abortion - that is 1.6 crore abortions every year, says Lancet in a recent report. Let that sink in. Now, read this: Only 5.6 per cent men surveyed by the National Family Health Survey use a condom. Birth control is a woman's problem; so is pregnancy - wanted or not. And I'm not even getting into mass sterilisation camps - a reality so horrific that the Supreme Court has ordered the government to begin winding them down.
Absolutely loved The Post though a bit ironic to watch a movie on 1st Amendment/freedom of the press in a hall (@pvrChanakya) that insists on playing a filmi version of the National Anthem despite the Supreme Court ruling!
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