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Rapes Happen Accidentally?

Public officials made ridiculous remarks about the recent spate of rapes: "rape happens accidentally"; rapes are “sometimes right, sometimes wrong"; "boys make mistakes". Public outcry, street protests and images of mutilated human beings who happen to be female don't seem to be stemming the tide of violence against women.

SHINE for Girls program combines dance lessons and math

In middle school, many girls show a notable drop in confidence in their math skills. That’s why MIT senior Kirin Sinha developed the SHINE for Girls program for seventh-grade girls, a free eight-week program that combines dance lessons and math.

Kirin Sinha noticed that when she tutored students, there was a clear gender difference: Boys say they don’t understand fractions. Girls say they can’t. And this begins a life long trend in which girls shy away from math and science.

First Tech de-addiction clinic opens in Bangalore

Society is finally starting to acknowledge what mental health professionals having been saying for a while; Technology dependence is an addiction, just like alcohol, cigarettes and drugs.

What are we doing to our kids? After all, adults are the ones creating the technologies that make social media and games addictive.

And what are going to do to fix it? Taking away the electronics from our kids is not the solution. What is?

Indian Summer!

It must be sizzling HOT in India, if this picture is anything to go by!

Another horrific gang rape

Are we redefining the lowest we can get; can we as a society tolerate such mindless violence? Not only were these kids gang raped but they were hung and their families treated with utter disregard.

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/gangrape-case-two-con...

Image credit PTI

Maya Angelou - Phenomenal Woman & Poet Dies at 86.

She wrote this phenomenal poem about what it means to be a real woman

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I'm telling lies.
I say,
It's in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I'm a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

13 year old Malavath Purna becomes youngest woman to scale Mount Everest

In a historic feat for Indian mountaineering, 13-year-old Malavath Purna on Sunday became the youngest female climber to scale Mount Everest.

Purna is the daughter of Laxmi and Devidas, agricultural labourers in Kaliveri village, Sirikonda mandal, Nizamabad.

She was selected from about 150 children who were initially chosen for adventure sports as part of an initiative to promote excellence.

An economical and green desk for children in rural schools in India

Aarambh, an educational NGO in India came up with a brilliant idea. Children in rural schools spend most of the day hunched over their book on the floor, leading to bad eyesight and posture.

Check out this 2 minute video for their solution. It will open your eyes to the endless possibilities to our everyday solutions.

Best of all, it costs less than Rs. 10 and it is Ecological, Economical, Portable and most of all, incredibly Helpful.

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