Is it EQUALITY or EQUITY that women want?

At a recent discussion that I took part in, an interesting statement came out from a female student in Law saying that what women want is “not equality, but the right position.” Although I was very much tempted to provide my opinion on her statement, since the discussion’s main focus was an issue related to…

South Asia and Sexism

We live in a society where we daily witness numerous forms of discrimination against women due to the prevailing patriarchal practices in our societies. Women are always considered to be the ‘weaker sex’ and are expected to behave in a particular way that the male dominated patriarchal society want them to behave. If any woman…

There’s a reason behind everything

It’s true that this is an old saying but I still am and forever will be an ardent believer of this. The experiences I’ve had throughout my life have made be become a strong believer of this saying. It all started was when I was in Grade 8 when I had to face an unpleasant incident…

What it is like to be a young, independent, single woman…

Being in the early/mid twenties while pursuing higher studies to end up in a better career and being single in a South Asian country is not an easy task for a woman. Everyone you encounter, probably has the same set of questions to ask from you during a casual conversation; “What do you study and…

Why I decided to start a blog

“I write only because There is a voice within me That will not be still” — Sylvia Plath Why do I write (or rather blog)? Is there any point in maintaining a blog? Is it a waste of my time? What benefit will I get out of this? These are questions that constantly cross the…

Memories of Sirimavo Bandaranaike on the Centenary of her Birth

Originally posted on ThinkWorth:
Mrs. Bandaranaike photographed in Baghdad in 1975 with the writer (center) and Ambassador Faisal Junaid. by Leelananda De Silva I was in the main hall of the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) last week to commemorate the 100th birth anniversary of Mrs. Bandaranaike and memories of 40 years ago came…

Multilingualism : for global citizenship and cultural understanding

In today’s world it is almost impossible to find a person who is not competent in at least two languages inclusive or exclusive of his/her mother-tongue. In fact, fluency in more than one language is no longer an option in this globalized world. On the one hand, learning a new language has become a prerequisite…