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It is the eve of the 67th Independence Day in India. Over six decades have gone by since our forefathers laid down their lives for an Independent India. Yet there has been a nagging sense of disillusionment. Many times we ask ourselves where is the freedom we once fought for so passionately? Corruption, pollution, social inequality, gender violence, poverty, child abuse etc. are some serious problems plaguing India today.

 

 

 

Sister donates 65% of her liver to save brother

 

In late 2013, Nisha Bhaisade from Mumbai didn’t think twice before donating 65% of her liver to her brother Nilesh Bhaisade. The surgery took place on the day of Raksha Bandhan.

 

 

 

What is the Uniform Civil Code (UCC)?

 

The term civil code is used to cover the entire body of laws governing rights relating to property and matters like marriage, divorce, maintenance, adoption and inheritance.

 

Soon after the new PM came to power, a debate sparked off on Article 370 that saw heated exchanges among political heads in India. Here's an attempt to simply Article 370.

 

 

 

 

What does Article 370 signify?

 

Why do people vote? Many vote to take active part in democracy, believing that their vote will actually benefit the country.

 

However, some people are easily led astray and fooled into voting - for all the wrong reasons.

 

 

 

 

Using sand, paper and ash – women in India do not have it easy when it comes to their monthly menstrual cycle. A taboo topic, most girls hide themselves out of fear or embarrassment on their way to a medical store. Majority cannot afford hygienic sanitary pads, and a woman’s menstrual cycle remains a serious concern for half the population of India.

 

 

You are a resident of India. You pay your taxes. You work. You have a beautiful home and you take great pains in maintaining it.

 

You give great thought to your wardrobe, ensure that all deadlines are met at work, spend time with your family and meet friends and relatives as and when time permits. You attend to every little detail and ensure that nothing goes unnoticed.

 

Well, almost.

 

Change – some people wait for it to happen, some people demand it, and some people become the change. Does one need to know someone influential to action change? Perhaps pull a few strings? Be rich, successful, famous even? 
 

The answer is no – and the living example of this emphatic belief is Askhay Kingar, from Bangalore, who achieved an almost impossible task through the least expected-to-be-used medium – a social networking platform.
 

Gender is the way a society differentiates between men and women and their roles or place in the society. Stereotype is a fixed idea or image that many people associate to a particular type of person or thing, which is often not true in reality. Gender stereotypes are assumptions about characteristics, differences or roles based on gender. By making assumptions based on gender and generalizing these assumptions, we perpetuate gender stereotype.