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Ira Singhal And The Disabilities Of The Government, Society

The disabled have been marginalised since time immemorial. This is the most dangerous form of oppression as a whole category of people are removed from useful social and economic participation. They are seen as dependents which deprives them of their right to autonomy and freedom to make choices. However, more than them it is the Indian government as well as society who "suffer" from the disability of thought, sensitivity, sensibility and vision.
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The Hare, The Tortoise And The UPSC's Superwomen

As news broke of women dominating the upper ranks of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) exams, I burst into a celebratory jig, pumped my fist in the air and said woo hoo! I felt like waking up all the men I know to say, "Listen, grab a copy of the newspaper and tell me what you think." (My actual thoughts were this: "Tell me what you think about this obituary to your entitlement of dominance" but that wouldn't have been very polite).