It's become frightening to read the newspaper these days. Crimes against women just don't seem to ebb. Take the case of HR manager Anandita Mishra
; she had separated from her husband as he wanted to send their paralytic child to the orphanage. She, along with the child, started living with her 70-year-old mother. Her slimy male colleague constantly made advances towards her, which she rebuffed. But her `no' hurt the a******'s male ego, and he simply murdered her. What punishment is good enough for a criminal such as this? He has killed not, one, but three lives -- that of Anandita, that of her daughter, and that of her aged mother. I shudder to think what will happen of this family. Why did this have to happen to her? Just she said no? It reminds me of the incident where a boy burnt a Standard Ten girl alive for refusing his proposal. This was years ago, but nothing much seems to have changed! Read the full story here
The reason I have titled this post as `Mixed Feelings' is this wonderful story
I came across this morning in Sunday Times of India. It is interestingly and humorously titled as `Defanging the Indian MCP'
. It's about a group of men who educate locals on gender equality and treating women with respect and dignity. It's a wonderfully written piece that brightened my Sunday morning. Do read the story and write some encouraging comment to the author of the article - Jyoti Punwani!