International Women’s Day: A rise in number of women-only bikers in India

Vroom….and she is zigzagging through traffic and narrow streets. No, we are not talking about a 20-year-old girl from an affluent class, in fact,she is a middle-class woman, above 40, who is riding on a motorbike to enjoy the new-found feeling of happiness and peace. Source: http://www.thebetterindia.com Seeing a woman revving up her motorcycle, wearing a leather jacket and gloves before going off on a ride to a far-flung area might seem like a plot of Hindi film. But it is a reality now, as Indian women are breaking gender…

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Real empowerment of women possible only through education: President Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said real empowerment of women would be possible only through education, encouragement of economic self-dependence and provision of opportunities enabling the unfolding of one’s full potential. The President praised the leading role played by the Mahila Dakshata Samiti in women’s empowerment and recalled the contributions of the Samiti’s founding members such as Suman Krishankant, Prof. Pramila Dandavate and Smt. Mridula Sinha, the Governor of Goa. “The only long lasting solution is to create cooperative structures comprising the government and private stake holders as well as…

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‘WHITES HELPING WHITES’ Sick neo-Nazi thugs set up ‘whites only’ food bank in Scotland and boast ‘Hitler was right’

SICK neo-Nazi thugs using the slogan “Hitler was Right” have set up a “whites only” food bank in Glasgow. Far-right group National Action – whose aim is “ethnically cleansing Britain” – bragged about the stunt that they described as “whites helping whites”. 3 Neo-Nazis set up a food bank to spread their message of hate in Argyll Street in Glasgow 3 National Action thugs have used the slogan ‘Hitler was right’ and want to ‘ethnically cleanse’ Britain Photos online showed ranks of male and female yobs – dressed in sinister…

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Sick neo-Nazi gang set up ‘whites only’ food bank in Glasgow and spout slogan ‘Hitler was right’

Neo-Nazis using the slogan “Hitler was Right” have bragged about setting up a food bank for “whites only” in Glasgow. But sickened anti-racism campaigners said National Action had no interest in helping the poor. They warned that the fascists were using food handouts and vulnerable homeless people to spread their message of hate. National Action, who want to build a group capable of “ethnically cleansing Britain”, claimed on their website that members in Scotland opened a pop-up food bank in Glasgow city centre on the last weekend in August. They…

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In India, only one in four Facebook users is a woman

While women tend to outnumber men in social media platforms the world over, they constitute just 24 per cent of total Facebook users in India, according to a new report. “On average, women account for 38 per cent of Facebook’s users around APAC (Asia pacific) — a figure that is already lower than it should be — but in India, women account for just 24 per cent of the country’s users,” said the report by Britain-based consultancy We Are Social. “In Bangladesh that figure is just 23 per cent, and…

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Only 3% of UK adults feel ashamed at wasting food, poll finds

Only 3% of UK householders think there is a stigma attached to wasting food, while many try to save money by switching off lights or turning down the heating, instead of reducing food waste, according to a report. The Sainsbury’s survey of food waste habits shows that the vast majority of people fail to see the value of watching out for food waste, compared with other money-saving habits that have become second nature. According to the poll of more than 5,000 UK adults, 74% of householders actively turn lights off…

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