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Away for a short holiday but airing some interesting posts

April 24, 2008
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I am right now in Goa.🙂 Till Sunday. So I am giving links to some old posts which need airing. I have to mention that Paul gave me the E for Excellence award. Thanks Paul. I will put it up on the blog when I return from Goa, which is a very unexpected trip!

Here are some old posts which could do with some reading if anyone has the time!

Are India’s women more politically empowered than American women? The World Economic Forum has put India up there when it comes to empowerment of women politically. India is ahead of countries like the United States and Japan. While India is ranked 20th, the United States is ranked 66th. An anomaly. How can this be even when we know the womens’ rights in the high ranking third world countries are not as good as they are in the United States…

If you want to see animals, go not just to Africa, but to Ruaha Ruaha is Tanzania’s unexplored National Park. It’s raw and it’s real. Few tourists know of this beautiful wild life sanctuary tucked away in the heart of Tanzania – the Ruaha Wild Life Sanctuary. Ruaha is teeming with animals and birds, but because of it’s remoteness, it is one of the least frequented…

We don’t want to admit that our kids go missing! India has no dedicated police unit to track missing children, even though according to an United Nations study, as many 45,000 children go missing every year. However, official statistics usually paint a far rosier picture than exists on the ground (article) and the NCRB says that only 3,518 children were missing that year! There seems to be a lethargy on the part of the police, not just crack down on the organised gangs operating in this area, but a reluctance to even admit that there is a serious problem! I don’t know what we are ashamed of. Children go missing all over the world and countries with a far lower population than ours have more missing children…

Are Actors the most stressed out people? Britney Spears shaved her head and went into rehab. We keep hearing of freaky behavior like this from film stars. Does this mean that acting is a terribly stressful profession? I thought I would check it out, and found a recent survey on the most stressful professions. Guess what? Acting doesn’t figure anywhere…

Money and success without any formal education She has not gone beyond the fourth grade, but Maltiben Chaudhary, a rural woman from a Pratapur village in Gujarat, India is a rich woman today. Rich and successful inspite of the fact that she is not fluent in either English or Hindi, two languages that are considered important in India today. The only language she speaks fluently is her mother tongue – Gujarati. And if these disadvantages were not enough, she had another very big one…she married early, at the age of 16, a fate common for rural women. Strangely, all these ‘misfortunes’ worked in her favour…

8 Comments leave one →
  1. April 24, 2008 3:17 pm

    Goa??? I love that place. The beaches are awesome.🙂 Been there once. I guess I have to plan for my next trip soon !!

  2. April 24, 2008 5:26 pm

    Hey, have a nice trip to Goa!🙂

  3. April 24, 2008 7:23 pm

    I’ve never known anyone who takes more holidays than you Nita.😀

    Have fun and can’t wait for more pictures.

  4. April 24, 2008 7:30 pm

    Maybe Nita is undercover in Goa investigating the murder of British girl that happened there.😀

    Now how did you guess that Amit?? Yesterday I stood at the very spot where Scarlett was murdered! Now whether I am serious or not you will have to wait and see… – Nita

  5. April 24, 2008 8:03 pm

    Enjoy Nita!🙂 Of course, we’ll be waiting for your lovely photographs and hopefully, one with you in it.😀

  6. April 25, 2008 12:10 am

    lot of feminism

    Looks like your definition of feminism and mine is entirely different Raj. If a woman says this it is not insulting but when men say it it is often meant as an insult. But I know you didn’t mean it that way.🙂 – Nita

  7. April 26, 2008 11:55 pm

    its just a try to understand the perception …

    ahh, you are another Raj!! Ofcourse, you are new to the blog and not familiar with my posts. Well, welcome and hope you find something here of your liking.🙂

  8. April 28, 2008 11:00 am

    Have a nice trip, Nita! Or are you back already?

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