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by Aditi Parikh
10 Jan 2003 01:38
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: India's Inspirational Personalities
Replies: 111
Views: 57239

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Savaging the Civilized: Verrier Elwin, His Tribals, and India Verrier Elwin, one of the most interesting Englishmen to have worked in India this century, came to his adopted country when he was only 25. A few years later, he moved to a tribal village in the heart of India. He lived most of the rest...
by Aditi Parikh
27 Nov 2002 22:04
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Survey: What got you interested in defense matters?
Replies: 53
Views: 24399

Re: Survey: What got you interested in defense matters?

(1) Why are you interested in defense/security issues, especially those relating to India? Because I am an Indian and am interested in a variety of issues which impact India, including security. (2) How (or when) did you get interested in defense matters? Fairly recently - after registering at BR. I...
by Aditi Parikh
16 Nov 2002 02:59
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: India's Inspirational Personalities
Replies: 111
Views: 57239

Re: India's Inspirational Personalities

Ignored figures in history of India Menon, he rebuked me, was not one of the “heaven-born”, but someone who had come up the hard way, rising from a clerical job in a mining firm to becoming the highest-ranking civil servant in British India. Captain Nair was right and I was wrong. But I...
by Aditi Parikh
15 Oct 2002 01:31
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: India's Inspirational Personalities
Replies: 111
Views: 57239

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[url=http://www.dailypioneer.com/secon3.asp?cat=\opd1&d=oped]http://www.dailypioneer.com/secon3.asp?cat=\opd1&d=oped[/url] Unsung Hero Balbir K Punj pays tribute to the memory of the gallant Indian soldier, Zorawar Singh Just how divorced our "secular" education system is from our tradition ...
by Aditi Parikh
30 Sep 2002 22:50
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: India's Inspirational Personalities
Replies: 111
Views: 57239

Re: India's Inspirational Personalities

Nice stamp collections depicting the famous women warriors, leaders, saints and rulers. http://www.geocities.com/dakshina_kan_pa/art31/women1.htm Some trivia for BRF... INDIAN WOMEN IN AVIATION Mrs. Urmila K. Parekh was the first Indian woman to obtain pilot's licence is 1930. Her photograph was pub...
by Aditi Parikh
12 Sep 2002 19:58
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: India's Inspirational Personalities
Replies: 111
Views: 57239

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10 Most Admired Women From the Cover Story of the Week: 1. Kiran Bedi 2. Lata Mangeshkar 3. Sonia Gandhi 4. Sushma Swaraj 5. P.T. Usha 6. Asha Bhonsle 7. M.S. Subbulakshmi 8. Aishwarya Rai 9. Maneka Gandhi 10. Sister Nirmala Well, everybody has their own preferences but I don't know what Sonia Gand...
by Aditi Parikh
09 Sep 2002 20:21
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: India's Inspirational Personalities
Replies: 111
Views: 57239

Re: India's Inspirational Personalities

Reposting the post on India's first woman IPS officer - Dr. Kiran Bedi. I had initially posted this on the old thread which got lost. Kiran Bedi is the second of four daughters born to visionary parents who encouraged her stepping into the Indian Police Service, a profession which till then comprise...
by Aditi Parikh
09 Sep 2002 20:09
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: India's Inspirational Personalities
Replies: 111
Views: 57239

Re: India's Inspirational Personalities

Originally posted by Sunder: kautilya has always been my Hero.. perhaps since I read the "Chanakya comic" by Amar Chitra Katha when I was 7 years old....... Last but not the least.. the Editor of Amar Chitra Katha - Sri ANANT PAI - for bringing to life all the personalities who I would otherwise ma...
by Aditi Parikh
08 Sep 2002 21:03
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Women's status in Indian society
Replies: 138
Views: 56870

Re: Women's status in Indian society

Originally posted by harryvandeusan: [QB]Aditi Parikh: Look at the Priyadarshini Mattoo case in Delhi. In what way are similar Pakistani victims worse-off? In Pakistan you wouldnt be able to say such a thing and get away with it. My response was in reply to people who claimed that justice is easily...
by Aditi Parikh
05 Sep 2002 05:54
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: India's Inspirational Personalities
Replies: 111
Views: 57239

Re: India's Inspirational Personalities

…….the man who never took a single IAS exam, and yet was India's first bureaucrat, statesman and strategist: Chanakya Vishnugupta (fourth century B C), author of the Kautilya Arthshastra. "There was hardly anything Chanakya would have refrained from doing to achieve his purpose.. he was...
by Aditi Parikh
03 Sep 2002 00:49
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Women's status in Indian society
Replies: 138
Views: 56870

Re: Women's status in Indian society

India Today's September 9 Issue Cover Story - Rape Five rapes rocked Delhi and Mumbai in the past month. Most dangerous: Delhi, 266 rape cases in 2002. Also unsafe: Chennai, maximum crimes against women. Becoming insecure: Mumbai, 127 rapes in the past year. Other unsafe cities: Bhopal and Hyderabad...
by Aditi Parikh
29 Aug 2002 22:01
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Women's status in Indian society
Replies: 138
Views: 56870

Re: Women's status in Indian society

Sbajwa, I share your despair as well but I wouldn't be so harsh on Bollywood or for that matter North Indians alone. Many recent films emanating from Bollywood have a tendency to display females only for song and dance purposes or have projected stereotypes like sati-savitri bhabhi, sister roles or ...
by Aditi Parikh
29 Aug 2002 20:17
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Women's status in Indian society
Replies: 138
Views: 56870

Re: Women's status in Indian society

Rediff is doing a special on women's safety in various metropolitan cities in India. So far they've done reports on Mumbai and Kolkata: Fear in the Cities Kolkata: Safe streets, unsafe offices Mumbai: Citizen's indifference is the problem I have no doubt in my mind though which city is going to be d...
by Aditi Parikh
28 Aug 2002 04:27
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: India's Inspirational Personalities
Replies: 111
Views: 57239

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BABA OF THE LEPERS Baba Amte loved the lepers of India and wanted to help them. Inspired by the Hindu principle of nishkama karma yoga, service without expectation of reward, he leased an old abandoned rock quarry from the government in 1951 and created Anandwan, a modern community for lepers calle...
by Aditi Parikh
25 Aug 2002 07:57
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Women's status in Indian society
Replies: 138
Views: 56870

Re: Women's status in Indian society

For women, metro street's a dark alley Explaining the phenomenon, Kiran Singh, president Janawadi Mahila Samiti says, "The reason for sexual assault and violence against women is their subordinate and unequal status in society. Offenders know there will be no backlash." Part of the problem lies in ...
by Aditi Parikh
21 Aug 2002 20:49
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: India's Inspirational Personalities
Replies: 111
Views: 57239

Re: India's Inspirational Personalities

Advani's UK visit sparks dispute over Sardar Patel The Council of Indian Muslims condemned the ceremony, saying in a note that Patel is "seen by Hindu extremists as one of the Hindutva leaders". This is painful to read. I am not a fan of L K Advani and will not defend him but why do groups like the...
by Aditi Parikh
19 Aug 2002 18:07
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: India's Inspirational Personalities
Replies: 111
Views: 57239

Re: India's Inspirational Personalities

Reposting the post on Sardar Patel: Sardar Patel was quite content operating his flourishing law practice and leading an anglicized life before he was influenced by Gandhiji and became part of the civil disobedience movement. He became a part of the freedom movement only in his forties. He was devot...
by Aditi Parikh
19 Aug 2002 07:11
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: India's Inspirational Personalities
Replies: 111
Views: 57239

India's Inspirational Personalities

Since the old thread has disappeared, here's to a new beginning. I have no archives of this thread so if people have indivudually saved their posts then please post them again or we would just need to start over. This thread is to discuss and recognize men and women whose contribution to India and i...
by Aditi Parikh
13 Jul 2002 00:51
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Women's status in Indian society
Replies: 138
Views: 56870

Re: Women's status in Indian society

I agree that the situation is really bad in Delhi with respect to woman safety. The general apathy of the public is not limited to only watching women being eve-teased. In even more serious cases, such as a street accident where a person is bleeding, lying on the road – people just stand by an...
by Aditi Parikh
10 Jul 2002 20:57
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Women's status in Indian society
Replies: 138
Views: 56870

Re: Women's status in Indian society

Beastly Tales Two nations, two cultures, two religions, two differing situations, but the ideological underpinnings that render a woman guilty just for being a woman are remarkably similar. Things will change only if three conditions are met. One, a criminal justice system that actively incorporate...
by Aditi Parikh
09 Jul 2002 21:16
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Women's status in Indian society
Replies: 138
Views: 56870

Re: Women's status in Indian society

Folks, I tend to agree with what Gyta says in her previous post. People who live in glass houses musn’t throw stones at others. The status of women in India is way below that of the menfolk - infact way below anything else. Rapes and dowry murders are ofcourse serious crimes but there is so mu...

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