On 8 February 2016, the house of India’s Bastar-based journalist Malini Subramaniam was vandalised. She had been writing on the human rights violations by the Chhattisgarh government. On the same day, in Shamli town in India’s Uttar Pradesh two TV news reporters were attacked by supporters of the Samajwadi Party. The reporters were reporting on the death of a minor by a stray bullet fired during the party’s celebrations.
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this is one of the best articles i've read on Naga history....i had not been aware that a village neighbouring mine had such a powerful and poignant...
this is one of the best articles i've read on Naga history....i had not been aware that a village neighbouring mine had such a powerful and poignant story to tell..thank you for bringing alive their history and memories.
I am a "modern" Nepali woman. Grew up in Ktm. And I was shocked when my mother-in-law who wanted a modern daughter-ni-law started demanding bigger siz...
I am a "modern" Nepali woman. Grew up in Ktm. And I was shocked when my mother-in-law who wanted a modern daughter-ni-law started demanding bigger sized gold coins, bigger sets of Jewllery etc for the wedding. The financial harassment did not stop after the wedding. It was ridiculous! When I told her I did not like her asking me for money all the time, her reply was "if you're not doing anything for us, take us and throw us out on the footpath". It was disgusting! Worst part was that many thought this was normal and that I was breaking up a family by taking a stand against all this.
Today I have cut off ties with her, and have taken back the gold that she demanded from my family. I WISH I could openly talk about this. You might be able to get away with harassing 10 daughter-in-laws.. But one will come along like me. Who will not tolerate being asked to go back to your father to ask for more money after the wedding. And then good luck! You will lose much more than what you ever imagined possible.
I know I've changed the mindset of my sister-in-law and mother-in-law who thought that a husband's side of the family could get away with anything. I just wish more girls would have the courage to stand for themselves and not become another generation of women who clip the wings of the younger women. Sad!