State and Fate of Home-makers in India – International Literacy Day

There are two Indias, one where we speak of modern thought, path-breaking findings in Artificial Intelligence & technology, the emancipation of women, freedom from dogma & even legalising of homosexual relations. Deep inside every Indian home, there is another India, one that is never spoken about by the media & if it is, then it is eulogised to make it palatable. It's an India where housewives (home-makers) are treated like third-world citizens. What can you do to help?

Short Story: Locked in a closet with a stranger during communal riots

Riots had broken out, a Hindu boy was accused of raping his Muslim classmate & both communities had gone ballistic. Jyotsna was in the physics laboratory and had climbed into the closet, only to find that it was already occupied. For both to fit in, they had to snuggle close, really close. What happened next?

Chapter Extract: How was Anju raped?

After that day, each time he demanded her body, she would silently give in like a scapegoat in the lion’s lair. Raped by her own uncle, betrayed by her mother, Anju had nowhere to go.

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