Measures welcome, but not enough: trans community

The transgender community remains unsatisfied with government efforts to assist them, they say money is not enough for them to survive. Lucknow: Dhananjay Chauhan, a transwoman from Chandigarh said that their lives as transgender people have always been  challenging. They have been a discarded part of society, who have never been accepted or respected. “Most […]

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Women representation in sports bodies remains poor

Women occupy less than 10 percent of positions in sports associations and governing bodies in the country. Indore: When Siddhayani Patni, the first woman office-bearer of the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA), joined the body seven years ago, the workplace was dominated by men. “I joined as a convenor, and all we had were male […]

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Websites and NGOs trying to help covid widows back on their feet

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced women who have lost a sole earning member to enter the job market, at the worst possible time. New Delhi: When Yuvdhir Mor saw people his own age succumbing to the virus; colleagues, school,and college mates, the seriousness of the situation hit him hard. Unable to help people medically, he […]

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Women missing in the culinary industry

Professional kitchens remain male-dominated. Gender disparity is still a major challenge in the Indian culinary industry. Jaipur: A prominent question that often crops up in professional kitchens is: Where are the women? Though women do pursue culinary courses, Indian restaurants and kitchens are seen to be male-dominated. Research shows that men make up for 80-90 […]

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