Our everyday sexual discrimination

Mostly unknowingly, we bring segregation based on sex into our conversations. While this may not amount to sexism, it creates or cements a distinction between men and women which may later influence one’s thoughts or actions. If the distinction has positive effects, it may be ignored, but that’s not the case.

Mark: Hey Sara, wanna have some sweets?
Sara: Absolutely! What’s special today?
Mark: A girl in our team just returned from her native place. She requested me whether I could distribute these to the others around. Continue reading Our everyday sexual discrimination

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My 1,000-days countdown starts today!

Travelling is my favourite poison (you might want to pay a kind visit to my travel blog, happilytravelled.com) and Russia is my dearest brand. I don’t know when the biggest country on the planet became my dream travel destination, but it has been sitting there for a very long time. May be it has the breathtaking Trans-Siberian Railway, and I happen to be mad about trains. Whatever the reasons may be, that’s the place I want to visit one day.

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The Trans-Siberian Railway and associated lines. Image taken from http://transsiberian.info/Transsiberianmap.gif

However, the usual lower-middle class Indian conditions apply. Continue reading My 1,000-days countdown starts today!

Why the international poverty day is a little special this time?

Today is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, which was adopted by the UN in 1991 and has been celebrated since then. This year, the day commands a little extra importance. Here is why. Continue reading Why the international poverty day is a little special this time?