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A Woman in the House (and the Senate):How Women Came to the United States Congress, Broke Down Barriers, and Changed the Country by Ilene Cooper and Elizabeth Baddeley


As suggested by the title, this book chronicles the history of women in politics in the United States Congress. Beginning in the House of Representatives and eventually getting seats in the Senate as well, women have been working in politics for far longer than we get credit for. 353 more words


The Happenings - June

June has been a busy month and a good one. I do love being busy, not so much that I don’t feel like I have time for myself, but enough that the days pass and boredom never quite sets in. 1,436 more words


Uprising: A New Age is Dawning for Every Mother's Daughter by Sally Armstrong


Due to some of my other reading, the information contained here is not entirely new for me, but it would serve as a great starter for anyone looking to understand the state of women in the world today, the progress that we are making, and the vision for the road ahead. 141 more words


Love in the Time of Public Despair: Remembering Kamala Surayya

31 May passed like any day in present-day Kerala – filled with the cacophony of mediocrities and expressions of greed, envy, and hate which have become the new normal. 105 more words

Bad Ideas

The Political Role of Women in Uganda

A new dimension of women in politics emerged in recent years all over the world. More and more women have now been entering into politics. Conventional politics reflected male concerns and hence women were notably absent in politics. 807 more words

Women Politicians and Bad Hair Days

Hillary Clinton spent possibly $600 on a haircut and it made the news. For women politicians in particular, appearance matters, no matter how much we demand it doesn’t. 434 more words

मेहबूबांनी 'भारत माता की जय' म्हणावे- शिवसेना

मुंबई – ‘भारतमाता की जय’ म्हणणार्‍या कश्मिरी पंडितांनी बलिदान दिले. त्यांनी सांडलेल्या रक्ताच्या सड्यावर नवे राजशकट उभे राहत आहे म्हणून नव्या मुख्यमंत्र्यांनी शपथविधीआधी ‘भारतमाता की जय’ म्हणावे अशी अपेक्षा देशाने ठेवलीच तर वाईट वाटून घेण्याचे कारण नाही. काश्मीरात पीडीपी-भाजप सरकारचा नवा पाळणा एकदाचा हलला आहे. निदान आता तरी कश्मीर खोर्‍यात शांतता नांदो व देशावरचे ओझे कमी होवो, अशी उपरोधिक टीका शिवसेनेने केली आहे.


जम्मू काश्मीरमध्ये भाजप आणि पीडीपीने सरकार स्थापनेचा दावा केला आहे. मेहबूबा मुफ्ती या नव्या मुख्यमंत्री असणार आहेत. सध्या देशात भारत माता की जय या घोषणेवरून राजकारण सुरु असताना, आता शिवसेनेने याच मुद्द्यावरून भाजपला लक्ष्य केले आहे. अफजल गुरु याला समर्थन देणाऱ्या पीडीपीसोबत भाजपने युती केल्याने शिवसेनेने ‘सामना‘ या मुखपत्राच्या अग्रलेखातून भाजपला लक्ष्य केले आहे.