How a liberal learned to respect conservative thinking and accept the fact that, yes, the right is happier than the left By Catherine Caldwell-Harris Photo by Jessica Scranton What It Means When You Dye Your Hair Purple Should a something information technology specialist, by all accounts a competent employee, be able to dye her long, wavy brown hair purple without getting grief from management? That question was at the heart of the conversation at a recent dinner for a group of intelligent and age-diverse women. Download the complete MP3
One Woman's Fight Against Tradition Varsha hopes education will be her exit ticket from a life of service. The competition to get into college is fierce with many students hoping to escape poverty, and women are increasingly railing against societal expectations to join their ranks.
Here, Newsweek excerpts the story of Varsha, a high school student and daughter of a laundryman. The sky turns from blue to black, the burnt-toast smell of fireworks blows across the ravine, and tall, broad-shouldered Varsha hauls a hot-coal iron over the shimmering finery of others.
Quietly, quickly, she presses the wrinkles out of a brushed pink chiffon salwar-kameez, a traditional Indian outfit of loose trousers and a tunic top, followed by three button-up white dress shirts.
Send your driver in 10 minutes. Firecrackers begin to boom-snap in the distance. They will go on past midnight. And so she presses their clothes, places them on hangers, one after the other, racing against the clock. Left hand on cloth, right hand on iron, she removes every crease, every wrinkle.
If only she could press away her worries this way, I think. Varsha, at 17, every bit the dreamer. The advent of washing machines has tweaked the caste norms. Dhobis have become press-wallahs. They take rumpled piles of machine-washed clothes, press them, fold them and return them to their owners.
Varsha wants to rise. She aspires to go to college and to one day be financially independent. She dreams of being a cop, gold stars on her shoulders, capable of protecting herself from the louts out there who harass and abuse girls.
This desire becomes all the more urgent after her country is roiled by the gang rape of a young woman in late In her head, day and night, she hears a hot, impatient voice: I am not bound by my past. There is no chance of her becoming a cop, as far as he is concerned.
By the time she is 20, he intends to find her a husband—from a good family, of course from the same caste, with a capacity to earn and to protect his child.
Varsha regards her papa as her ally, but he is also her obstacle. He loves her, but he also sabotages her.
He too wants her to break free of her past—but not too much. She keeps pushing the bounds, and he has to figure out how far to let her go.The table below presents an abbreviated geologic time scale, with times and events germane to this essay. Please refer to a complete geologic time scale when this one seems inadequate.
I have long called myself a social conservative. I think it is very important to have standards for behaviour (etiquette) and defined roles. The problems with this system is not that it exists, but the lack of flexibility and the value placed on them.
MBAUniverse Read Content for Latest MBA News, Search B schools, MBA Entrance Exams, Search Top MBA Colleges in India & Entrance Exam Preparation. Paul Kingsnorth is a writer and poet living in Cumbria, England. He is the author of several books, including the poetry collection Kidland and his fictional debut The Wake, winner of the Gordon Burn Prize and the Bookseller Book of the Year Award.
Kingsnorth is the cofounder and director of the Dark Mountain Project, a network of writers, artists, and thinkers.
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The highly toxic substance made its. One evening over dinner, I began to joke, as I often had before, about writing an essay called “Men Explain Things to Me.” Every writer has a stable of ideas that never make it to the racetrack, and I’d been trotting this pony out recreationally every once in a while.