Pooja Jalan

Most Unsafe Country For Women? | Pooja Jalan

There was recently an enormous uproar in the nation after British filmmaker Leslee Udwin’s documentary on the 2012 Delhi gang rape, ‘India’s Daughter’, was set to release. This led to the documentary eventually being banned from being aired in India. While a lot of people expressed their disapproval of this,...
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Don’t Touch The Pickle! | By Pooja Jalan

Recently, women employees under the age of 50 at Asma Rubber Private Limited, a firm in Kochi Kerala, were strip searched after two supervisors found a used sanitary napkin in the toilet. It started off as an interrogation on who had left the used napkin in the toilet but when...
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It’s A Girl… | Pooja Jalan

In the past four years, 1,379 cases of trafficking have been reported in the south Indian state of Karnataka. This is also the highest number of trafficking cases in all of India. These numbers, however, are not conclusive as a huge number of cases go unreported. Organisations such as the...
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Mass Sterilisation Or Mass Murder? | Pooja Jalan

In the month of November several women were killed after undergoing sterilisation procedures in the Chhattisgarh area of India. The doctor, who operated on eighty-three women in five hours, was arrested on charges of culpable homicide not amounting to murder. The doctor claimed that the surgeries had gone well, the problem lay with the medicines that...
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Gender Inequality – A Mental Block?

Recently Sania Mirza, an Indian tennis player, was quoted as saying that gender inequality makes life difficult for women in India. However, it is not only India where this issue is widely prevalent. This is inherent even in the west where there are significant pay gaps, and fewer women make...
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Not a man’s world anymore… | Pooja Jalan

Eight Indian women were named in the Fortune list of 25 most powerful women in the Asia Pacific, four of whom were in the top 10. Placed at number two was Chanda Kochhar, the chief of ICICI Bank, Arundhati Bhattacharya from State Bank of India was at number four, Nishi...
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