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India : about female emancipation and family duties

Once, I heard a young woman from Delhi saying : ” One of my friends ( a woman too) has had sexual relations with 16 different boys within a year.” That’s something unconceivable, impossible for almost all the Indian women. … Continue reading

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India : on astrology, new-borns…and the will to control life

Consulting an astrologer, that’s something common in India. Practising a caesarean operation too. After all, surgery (“shalya kriya”) was already known in ancient India due to Sushruta, a surgeon who lived in the 4°century AD. But now, many Indians are mixing both. Indeed, whatever their … Continue reading

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Every three seconds, one child dies in India.

In India, over 2.1 million children die annually before reaching their fifth birthday, 50 % of them even not surviving 28 days. Globally, the number stands at 9.7 millions annually. The statistics are equally shocking among neonates ( newborns to … Continue reading

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India : when children deserve to be killed by their own family…

Fear has descended on Alinagar, a village in Muzaffarnagar district ( in the state of Uttar pradesh, northern India). Most of its adult residents have gone, they are hiding for fear of being arrested because of an incident in which two … Continue reading

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India : the invisible woman

How many Indians on earth ? Tough question because there is no accurate data on births and deaths. Indeed, census figures are flawed : a majority of households, especially in the rural areas, do not reveal how many daughters they have. … Continue reading

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India : many women justify wife beating

If you thought domestic violence was on the wane in India with the rise in education levels, take a look at these figures.  Over 40 % of women in a nationwide survey reported  being beaten by their husbands at some … Continue reading

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India : family ties beyond death

While traveling in India,  many times  I have seen  a strong relationship between fathers and sons.  It can be explained by religious and cultural reasons.  An hindu like to feel he is one with the universe, in harmony with the … Continue reading

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