Women and the city

Looking at city development and issues from a woman's perspective.

Aug 05 2013
Padmalatha Ravi
When your daughter is sexually harassed, be on her side. Don’t tell her to bear with it quietly. You shouldn’t be worrying about the world’s reaction.
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Jun 06 2013
Padmalatha Ravi
When Umashree was inducted into the ministry, everyone knew that she would be given Women and Child Development portfolio. Was this an automatic choice because the candidate is a woman or was the decision based on capability?
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Feb 19 2013
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Padmalatha Ravi
There were fabulous speeches, dance and art on the day. But but those in power seem to think - women can only be on the fringes, not occupy the roads
Feb 07 2013
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Padmalatha Ravi
Little did one realise that waste management meant to save the environment would upset the marital harmony in so many families.
Nov 22 2012
Padmalatha Ravi
When you design buses for women, you do include a larger section of people - children, older men and the disabled, and not just for able-bodied men.
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Oct 26 2012
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Padmalatha Ravi
Bengaluru witnessed four rape cases in less than a week. Reams have been written about how media and society should react when a person is sexually assaulted. There have been protests against the insensitive reactions and sensationalisation of such assaults. But have things changed?
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Sep 14 2011
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Padmalatha Ravi
Would you step in if you hear screams of a woman from your neighbour's house?
Mar 10 2011
Padmalatha Ravi
International women’s day today is more about women’s buying capability than their rights.
Aug 20 2010
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Padmalatha Ravi
Padmalatha Ravi sticks out her neck and makes a case for men, on why women make bad drivers.
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Jul 20 2010
Padmalatha Ravi
Greater Bangalore is growing in all directions but there is distinct line that separates people who can afford those two wheelers and those who are “stuck” with public transport. What women wear seems to be hugely affected by which mode of transport they can afford.
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May 27 2010
Padmalatha Ravi
Everyone complains about lost childhood in summer camps and extra-curricular activities. But what about the mothers who ferry their children from one class to another?
May 10 2010
Padmalatha Ravi
BBMP elections are over, newly elected members are settling into their offices. Among them are 74 women. Will that change the dynamics of city's governance or will it be yet another case of men propping up women candidates?
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Mar 08 2010
Padmalatha Ravi
Exam time is stressful period for all involved. But adolescents and teenagers, especially girls are taking to end their lives in the face of failure. Why is it so hard to get past academic failures?
Feb 22 2010
Padmalatha Ravi
Development plans are created and implemented almost daily. Are a woman’s needs addressed in these plans?
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Feb 04 2010
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Padmalatha Ravi
The city’s public transport system has come a long way since its early days. Padmalatha Ravi reminisces on BMTC’s earlier days and finds reasons to celebrate Bus Day.
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Jan 15 2010
Padmalatha Ravi
Domestic workers are an essential part of urban households. But is child labour acceptable? What can we do to save these young children?
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