Friday, February 15, 2013
Growing up, I lived in apartments with 24 homes in a building. And every year, there would be some furnishing work in progress in some house. So the carpenters would use the parking area for carpentry. Whenever we’d go out to play the carpenters work would fascinate us a lot. One main reason being the free access to Fevicol- the white adhesive!
Repeated the same when I visited my parents this time, with them doing some kitchen furnishing. Yeah, I am 30 and some childhood fun things don’t change with time! J
Saturday, February 9, 2013
We have known of female feticide crimes in India. Aamir Khan’s Satyameva Jayate show covered a full episode on this issue showing the reasons why this crime happens, how rampant it is, ill-effects of this happening now and in future and organizations who are working towards awareness of people to stop this crime.
Recently, my father shared a news from Pune newspaper; a doctor in Pune who has taken an initiative to provide free child delivery service, if it is a girl child. I looked for this news online too and it is true! This initiative has been taken up by Dr Ganesh Rakh, after the rampant female feticide crimes in Beed district of Maharashtra.
This is a great start towards recognizing the girl child’s existence. Money is one factor that plays an important role always. If we can encourage saving the girl child by free medical assistance, it will definitely help in some way; especially in a country like India where the girl child I considered as a monetary burden. Truly a great start to save the girl child