Yes, rather a bleak title. But this is how I have been seeing India lately. If you are a frequent or regular reader here, this will come as no surprise. The one silver lining is that social and media awareness about gender inequality and violence against women is at the highest it has ever been — in this country as well as across the world. So there’s that.
In the meantime, here’s a bunch of interesting links that make for very interesting reading indeed. I will keep adding to this set, so do keep checking back in. And do share your own links and thoughts.
The sad thing is that awful news about abuses of all kinds towards Indian women from all walks of life is covered on a daily basis by 24/7 media. And still, there is no real, sustainable sign of abatement. There are daily TV panel discussions (a lot of them being mostly all sound and fury and nothing else). Politicians give pithy statements in Parliament sessions or public speeches. Law enforcement continues to be the biggest farce ever. What will it take?
And, here are some of my own thoughts too:
I will try to find some positive news from time to time too. We need both perspective and balance to avoid total depression.
UPDATE: And, here’s some positive stuff as promised:
Rene Sharanya Sharma, feminist rapper, says it all in her response to Indian rapper, Yo Yo Honey Singh: