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Domestic Workers Reality

On May 23, 2017, Posted by , In Miscellaneous, With 1 Comment

Untouchability was made illegal in India long back and Father of our nation was dead against it but it is practiced daily in many of our homes against our domestic workers. Ironically these are the “human beings” who cook for us, clean our private spaces and even carry and feed…

Leafy challenge

On May 19, 2017, Posted by , In Miscellaneous, With No Comments

Last month while getting veggies from the green grocer, came across a new kind of leafy vegetable. The vendor was a young boy who did not know what they were called or how they should be cooked. My adventurous spirit nudged me on and depending upon the power of internet…

Enable Migration by Choice and Not Force

On May 5, 2017, Posted by , In Lessons4Me&U,Miscellaneous, With 1 Comment

Migration for work at the bottom of the economic pyramid is a pervasive reality in India. It happens largely for work in unorganised sector, including in domestic sector. Very often we can go out and earn our pay checks, and enjoy life because we have someone taking care of a…

Casting Couch & Bollywood

On April 27, 2017, Posted by , In Lessons4Me&U,Miscellaneous, With No Comments

Read an interview of Raveena Tandon about casting couch today. An excerpt from the same goes thus: Interviewer: Does the casting couch exist in Bollywood? Raveena: The so-called casting couch exists everywhere. I have been hearing about it in the airlines and in corporate offices too. Let us not blame…

Blanket Ban on Helping Bollywood Celebrities Hire Maids?

Read a post from one of the online Maid Hiring Agencies in Mumbai about their blanket ban on providing a maid to Bollywood celebrities. Really! Is a blanket ban even justified, leave alone a solution? And does the Agency itself has no part to play in what happened to the…