posted on 01 October, 2015

Why Indians want Schools to have Gender Sensitisation

“Boys like to play with cars, And they are strong and tough Girls like to play with dolls, And they love make-up. Daddy says boys shouldn’t cry, Mummy says girls should be shy. I thought we all should share housework But Mummy is just the housewife, and Daddy the...

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posted on 21 September, 2015

A peek into the lives of women construction workers

Construction is the second largest and fastest growing industry in India. 51% of the workforce in this sector are women and majority of them are unskilled labourers. We looked at two women construction workers to understand the kind of lives they lead: Devamma lives on the ground fl...

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posted on 16 September, 2015

Hetal Dave: Wrestling gender stereotypes

When you hear the words ‘Sumo Wrestling’ you tend to associate it with ‘burly men wrestling’. However, did you know that Indian women are gradually picking up this Japanese sport? Women’s participation in sports may not be widely acknowledged in India, leave al...

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posted on 10 September, 2015

How families bias against the women in their midst

Have we ever stopped to think why India is more often not, dubbed as a patriarchal society? With women always being kept on the back burner, we are a country that is still trying to find a balance to give equal opportunities to our women and reduce crimes against them. However, to enable su...

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posted on 02 September, 2015

7 ways the Internet can help victims of domestic abuse

About once every five minutes, domestic violence is reported by a woman in India - one of the highest incidence rates in the world. Contrary to popular belief, domestic violence does not only occur in “poor” families or in minority communities – it happens all around us. H...

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posted on 31 August, 2015

How women contribute to gender biasing

Gender biases have been deep rooted in our society. We tend to ‘put’ women in their place in society with phrases that are uttered consciously, or sometimes even unconsciously. More than usual, these phrases might be said by women to women they interact with. For example- we hea...

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posted on 19 August, 2015

Are you aware about the New Tax Filing Rules? (Part 2)

In continuation to our Tax Filing Series of articles, this article will help us understand the new Rules announced by the CBDT (Central Board of Direct Taxes) for filing tax returns for the previous financial year 2014-15. CBDT has declared the set of Income Tax Return (ITR) form...

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posted on 07 August, 2015

Experts’ Take on the New Guidelines for Child Adoption in India

The new guidelines governing child adoption came into effect on August 1, 2015 and these guidelines are expected to change the way the process of child adoption functions in India. In spite of having a large number of children waiting to be adopted, adoption is neither a popular option, nor...

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posted on 01 August, 2015

All you need to know before filing Income Tax Returns

Dear Taxpayers, Every year, by the 31st of July, we see taxpayers running from pillar to post in order to file their tax returns and often get caught in the complex web of tax laws which are meant in order to help the taxpayers. To make things simpler, we will run a series on how to fil...

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posted on 17 July, 2015

13 things you must know to tackle sexual harassment at the workplace

With every occurrence of gender-based violence in India, India's legislation is scrutinised yet again. While it is true that we are far from recognising sexual violence against men or marital rape as criminal offences, the legislative atmosphere is changing. Post Nirbhaya's trag...

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