Caesarean deliveries have become a business. The hospitals and doctors are making money off unsuspecting women and pushing them towards surgical deliveries. Even though serious complications were not detected, I was cut open to deliver my baby. I wanted to have a natural birth but had to undergo a C-section as it was presented to be more ’scientific, modern and risk-free’. I was misled, manipulated, confused and my choice was overriden. For many of us, the right to informed-refusal or consent during childbirth is hardly an option either due to lack of awareness or the high-handed attitude of doctors…. Read More Continue reading Make it mandatory for all hospitals to declare number of Caesarean deliveries #SafeBirth
Dr. Abdul Kalam’s residence, where he spent his last years in New Delhi, has been evacuated. On October 31 (2015), the keys of 10, Rajaji Marg, New Delhi, were handed over to the Union Urban Development Ministry so that the Union Minister of State for Culture, Mahesh Sharma, can move in. The Union Government has allocated this ‘Temple of advanced learning’ where one of the greatest patriots had worked for the nation by invigorating the youth energy, to Minister Mahesh Sharma… Read More Continue reading Don’t Insult Dr. Abdul Kalam! Make his Delhi home a Knowledge Centre
I am a single parent. My Husband abandoned my daughter and me when she was born just because she was a girl. He never looked back and doesn’t even care whether we’re dead or alive. Recently, I applied for the passport of my daughter. My daughter doesn’t want her father’s name on the document. Our application was denied and we were told that both names are required. My daughter did her schooling with my name only. Her voter ID card, Aadhar card and bank account have my name. Why was only the passport denied…. Read More Continue reading Passport for my daughter with mother´s name
“You need to be raped …” “I’ll throw acid on your face” “I’ll make sure you never sing again” These were just a few tweets that I got for expressing my opinion on twitter. I am a playback singer in the film industry and I accept that I will be in the public eye. But these threats of violence left me shaken and scared for my life. When I tried to report these threats Twitter simply ignored my fears. They told me that they would not take any action unless there was a police case…. Read More Continue reading Large scale shut down of accounts which tweet rape threats against women!