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https://yourstory.com/herstory/2022/06/government-celebrates-8-yea-r-narishakti-narendra-modi-women-empowerment

Eight years of Nari Shakti, Highlights you should know

TeamCitymapia | Aug 13, 2022

The Indian government recently shared how women empowerment has been at the forefront of its efforts over the past eight years. The Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao programme has led to the higher enrollment of girls in higher education. The gender ratio has also increased. There is a 48% increase in the number of women having a bank/savings account. Nearly 40% of candidates in PM’s Kaushal Vikas Yojana are also women. The 2022 budget also includes three schemes - Mission Shakti, Mission Vatsalya, and Saksham Anganwadi.

https://scroll.in/reel/1025625/janhit-mein-jaari-review-riotous-fun-until-the-public-service-messaging-kicks-in

Janhit Mein Jaari - Exposing taboo subjects in a comedy film

TeamCitymapia | Aug 11, 2022

Nushrratt Bharuccha-starrer Bollywood film Janhit Mein Jaari is using humour to deliver messages about taboo subjects like the importance of condoms. It is the latest addition to the socially-aware cinema like Shubh Mangal Saavdhan that dealt with erectile dysfunction. However, Janhit Mein Jaari is also about a small-town Indian woman's struggles to keep herself employed even if it means selling condoms. The film is drawing a questionable equivalence between using condoms and preventing abortion.

https://www.vervemagazine.in/fashion-and-beauty/at-the-end-of-the-journey-beyond-caste-gender-and-conflict-we-are-all-humans

Chamar - Elevating marginalised castes through fashion

TeamCitymapia | Aug 08, 2022

Chamar is a line of innovative gender-neutral handbags, backpacks, and belts introduced at the fourth edition of the Circular Design Challenge (CDC) at FDCI x Lakmé Fashion Week. They were handcrafted by Dharavi-based leatherworkers and cobblers using recycled rubber gathered from discarded tyres. Designer Sudheer Rajbhar chose them because they belong to a Dalit caste hit hard by the 2015 beef ban. The fashion line is to showcase their craft heritage and shed light on the social conditioning against the oppressed.

After the severe and just backlash advertisements by deodorant brand Layer’r received, the information and broadcasting ministry was quick to take action against it for encouraging rape culture.

Why the internet had to get rid of the offensive deo ad

TeamCitymapia | Jul 28, 2022

After the severe and just backlash advertisements by deodorant brand Layer’r received, the information and broadcasting ministry was quick to take action against it for encouraging rape culture. YouTube and Twitter were asked to take down the ads for 'detrimental portrayal' of women. The ads were illegal because they came under the category of content that people may host, display, upload, modify, publish, transmit, store, update or share to insult or harass someone on the basis of gender.

https://www.thebetterindia.com/287424/water-conservation-management-wells-empowerment-mannu-vaddars-bengaluru-puravankara/

A builder securing Bengaluru water sources through wells

TeamCitymapia | Jul 26, 2022

Bengaluru's water scarcity problem is not a secret. However, the other side of the coin - urban flooding - is not as commonly known. The Puravankara Group has been building homes for the past 47 years. It is now trying to secure water sources in the city using sustainable methods. The focus is replenishing groundwater levels and rainwater harvesting. The company has partnered with BIOME Environmental Trust for research and policy advocacy. The company is now constructing and rejuvenating various open wells.

https://scroll.in/article/978054/sixty-years-of-the-lady-chatterleys-lover-trial-a-court-case-that-defined-free-expression

How Lady Chatterley’s Lover defined free expression

TeamCitymapia | Jul 17, 2022

When Penguin Books published the novel 'Lady Chatterley's Lover', the publishing house was sued for obscenity. The famous novel by DH Lawrence holds great cultural significance because it was the centre of a test of Britain's new censorship law. Penguin called 35 witnesses including men and women to stand. After three hours of deliberation, a unanimous verdict acquitted the firm on account of freedom of expression. Since then, the copy carried by the judge has become historically important for the annotations.