Pubs, Liquor Shops and Women Empowerment

Original Author – ANIL CHAWLA Maidservants working in our locality live in a slum called S. Farm. The slum had a country liquor shop. As is usual in many such shops, the shop also had an ‘ahaataa’ (courtyard). The ahaataa is an open area with bare minimum crude furniture. Customers who buy a bottle from

The Best Things in Life Aren't Things

I’m really growing tired of all the advertisements. They are everywhere – TV, movies, radio, billboards, magazines, and now the Internet. Madison Avenue seems to be coming at us from every direction. Western culture is obsessed with acquiring stuff, lots and lots of stuff. The advertising messages are subtle but filled with promises of happiness,