Educate the women and ……


Just watched Oprah on TV – She started by showing an old episode –  on women in Congo who are raped, burnt and killed by Hutu Militias. Oprah started introducing the story and described Congo as the “Rape Capital of the World”  – then showed the heart wrenching story of women and children who had been beaten, raped and killed.  The story then proceeded to talk about what American citizens could do and what they did. The story then followed a woman who after watching that show of Oprah, started by sponsoring education for two women for  $ 27 a months – that awareness made other people to come forward and donate.  Eventually this movement ended up supporting one thousand women in Congo and the numbers were growing. The lady joined Oprah on the show and she said she discovered how these women in Congo valued the connection with the women from USA, more than the money – how they

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Guest Speaks – Support Hazare at Own Peril by Ashok Malhotra


Support Hazare at own peril The Yaksha asked Yudhishtra -what is the most surprising feature of human existence?  Yudhishtra’s reply was “the fact that we all know that we are mortal, yet behave in a manner as though we will live for ever”. The insight is useful in understanding how we all can shout slogans, take up candle marches and keep symbolic fasts in response to Mr. Hazare’s clarion call, and, totally ignore the fact that in the ultimate analysis, his real fight is with us and our obscene life styles. It is tempting to delude ourselves into believing that he is fighting only against the Rajas, Rajus and Kalmadis, and the rest of us are only enjoying the priviledges due to us by our merit and earned by us through our hard earned money.  It is tempting to close our eyes to the fact that we are all beneficiaries of an exploitative, inequitable and corrupt superstructure. It is tempting

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