India Feminism 2017.
While I was traveling through the city of Mumbai, I was new to the country, recently arrived from London!
What I knew was that my life is going to completely change and in perspective I would learn a lot about the country India and also about myself.
Moving through the gruelling corridors of Mumbai, and trying to learn the local language, I felt quite comfortable hovering around.
What I knew was that I am going to enjoy my life and probably learn something about myself too.
The heat of Mumbai could not stop my passion and I travelled to every nook and corner of the city in one month.
Indian men had a problem, that is what all my folks told me in London.
Be safe, they said.
Do not let them come near you, they said.
Inform everyone when you leave the house they said.
True that, but what I found was that there are both good and bad men in the Indian society.
As true for all societies in the world.
India will take time to catch up with the west. As do west will take time to catch up with India.
What we should remember is that India stayed in foreign occupation for long.
There was no education and people died of hunger.
A man learns discipline from education and there are many women oriented websites like Popxo.com that are telling the Indian women to ask for rights from the public.
Indian women are demanding for rights and Indian men are trying to resist them.
Many are questioning their right for equal pay, many are questioning their rights for maternity leave.
An India stands on the edge of change. A change that in time, will happen, as nobody can stop Indian women the right that they truly deserve.
Historically, women have been treated as goddesses in India.
They are said to have more power than their male counterparts.
Somewhere down the history point, they lost the battle.
Many say the result is because of Muslim invaders.
It has been learnt that people of the land tried to protect their woman, thus started the practice of restricting them.
Well, I for one is enjoying this change in history.
As they say, let the games begin.