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Empowerment of Women

Gender discrimination will soon become a thing of the past in India, for the Women are fully utilizing the opportunities available to them on all fronts. They have proved their mettle in Education by doing better than boys, not necessarily because the boys are less intelligent but because it is not all-studies and No-plays for the boys. They play games and watch the big events on Television and are left with less time to update their lessons.

In those days, job opportunities were very limited for Women. The rural Women worked in the farms and the urban Women worked as School teachers or as nurses in hospitals. But now, you go anywhere; half of them would be Women. Even in politics they are making their presence felt. The President of India, the speaker of the LokSabha, Leader of the opposition, the Chair person of the ruling front are all women. Then there are a few Chief ministers and Cabinet ministers and so on.

On top of all these things, comes the Women’s reservation bill which has already been passed by the upper house and is awaiting the nod from Loksabha and State assemblies. This, if accepted will ensure one-third of seats in Parliament and State Assemblies. All the Major political parties are in favor of this bill, and those who oppose it want caste-based quota within the seats reserved for women. So far so good. But all the reservations based on castes or religions or gender must come to an end. It cannot go on indefinitely merely because the vested interests would not budge. But who will bell the cat?

Author: P U Krishnan

First things first. I am one of those retired chaps who are young at heart. I watch cricket matches and jump for joy when Tendulkar scores yet another century. I read newspapers and books too, though I am not crazy about them. I think I have a mind free from hatred and I owe it to the wonders of nature and music. I scribble something now and then and call myself a writer! Though I have settled in Ooty, a lovely hill station in Tamil Nadu—I must emphasize the fact that I was born and brought up in Tellicherry in North Kerala and studied in the good old Government Brennen College. Of and on, my mind goes back to my ancestral house at Tiruvangad in Tellicherry in front of an ancient Sri Ram temple. I am indebted to this wonderful place which inculcated in me a love for cricket and literature. But all said and done, I am an Indian first.

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