Surrogacy No More

The baby takes all its nutrition from the mother and these poor women do not have a healthy enough postpartum diet to replenish their bodies. Instead, they are likely to give birth again. The bones are robbed of their calcium and the pelvic and urethral muscles can be adversely affected. This wear and tear on the body is called the “maternal depletion syndrome.”

Systemised rape in India

India has become a rapist’s haven and if our country has been dubbed the rape capital of the world, today there is proof of it. Shelter homes for abandoned kids are being used like red light areas, with allegations that prominent members of society and politicians are frequenting them. These homes are not just dens…

Religion and Crime – the connection

There is no direct connection between religion and crime, there cannot be, because religion teaches us wisdom and peace. But there is a connection between the practice of religion and hatred against women (misogyny), which leads to crime. This is because religious leadership has been in the hands of men from time immemorial, leading to…

Indians exploited in Gulf countries

We keep hearing of Indian workers being exploited and suffering in the gulf countries. There are two recent cases this year. One latest caseĀ is that of a young woman from Hyderabad, who was exploited her employers in Oman, and the other incident happened in Sharjah, where a maid fell to her death from the 10th…

Lipstick Baba, another charlatan in a long line of babas and gurus

There are babas and gurus galore in India, even a Lipstick Baba. Yes, such a ‘Baba’ actually actually exists! Known as the Lipstick Baba because of his penchant for dressing up as a woman. His real name is Kuldeep Singh Jhala and he posed as a reincarnation of Shakti and Jagdamba. He is believed to…