The Charter of the United Nations reaffirms faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of human person and in the equal rights of men and women.


The news headlines sang similar songs of India’s ‘outrage’ and ‘shock’ on the July 10, ruthless, inhuman molestation of a 17 year old girl by a group of jeering men, in Guwahati; as if, it was the first of its kind incident that tainted the moral fabric of the nation do we have one? The crimes against women were reported over 2.25 lakh in 2011, according to National Crime Records Bureau. Bingo! Our shock and outrage often end up in a blame game discussing on the ‘length of her dress’, the time she went out, why she had to go alone, and more.

The Princess and the Burden.

Women in Marriage and Society.

By: Dr Anjali Mehta

Dr. Anjali is an Ophthalmologist with her own private practice in Delhi. Previously she served in the Army Medical Corps. She is also engaged in social work. She can be contacted at


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