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Hailing woman power in politics!

It is not Woman’s Day nor is it the day against gender discrimination or superiority but I am merely giving a high-five to all the girl friends and re-telling them the events happening in our country with a pinch of womanhood in them.
In the wake of women empowerment in our country, many women have misunderstood the difference between being bold and being stupid. A typical example of this misunderstanding is Poonam Pandey, who goes ‘way beyond’ her roles to appear “more bold” and then we have Playboy star Sherlyn Chopra who doesn’t go ‘way beyond’ her roles but still has managed to get that bold tag on her. The difference comes with the attitude about how to do it, not with what you do. Another example is from the dirtier part – politics. We heard from Sushma Swaraj who made a ‘bold’ statement that she will go bald if Sonia Gandhi becomes the Prime Minister of this country. Following her statement, many “fans” uploaded Photoshop pictures of Sushma Swaraj with bald head. But after protest, that photo was taken down by the fan. Recently, Mamata has alleged that CPI(M) is strategising to kill her, CPI(M) is behind the rapes in West Bengal and of-course for attempting to close down Ponzi scam businesses. She has a valid point; however, alleging CPI(M) behind everything may or may not be true. On the other hand, Marxists had a greater chance of proving their abilities in ‘developing’ a state rather than just ruling the state. Jayalalithaa has a good story to share, when it comes to her struggle in winning over the state of Tamil Nadu, from an actress who appeared in few movies to the politician who is currently ruling the state. This is her third term as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

One lady has dared to rule the state and administer it towards growth and globalisation. Women safety has been an issue in our country since the beginning of Mughal era but the safety of women has always been under question in our country. India had great women rulers who ruled their kingdom with all their might without any complaints from the citizens under that reign. But on some occasions, I would definitely blame the internet for having provoked men with ideas to storm up the assault. What Mamata Banerjee said might be correct; people who talk a lot about rape are somewhere associated with pornography. It is the nature of humans to be violent and angry, the act of survival. She also pointed that ‘eminent’ people who dress up and appear on the talk shows are somewhere related to pornography. Well, that would not be the right statement but from what I understand, she means to condemn the mention of rapes and gang-rapes in talk shows because, they are discussing gang-rapes and rapes in a wrong way. Channels are getting TRP’s for that but they are not spreading awareness. She said, it is not the talk show but it is money show. Somewhere, she is right but her acquisitions were not correct. She also mentioned that people are talking freely about the unfortunate event because they are members of CPI (M). She thinks, they are insulting mothers, sisters and brothers of the state. As mentioned earlier, a good chief minister is the one who thinks well about the state and the welfare of people. Good CM brings up solutions to their daily problems and wins their heart. Jayalalithaa addressed smaller issue of drinking water and she has introduced Rs. 10 Amma Mineral Water, after her Rs. 1 idli. What else does the people of her state need? Pure water is a problem everywhere; gone are the days when tap water via filter was enough to prevent health issues. Keeping up with trend, she has taken a good step ahead but then again, isn’t fresh water already a necessity which government should consider?

The ‘Time’ magazine tells and endorses the most influential people. Just like Forbes, the Time magazine has got their reviews high publicly for endorsing people who have done good work for the society or someone who is influential to a greater lot of people. In recent articles, I saw that ‘Time’ did not dare to cut Putin’s face with their logo; the Soviet epic leader too was listed. Anyway, the list of influential people even mentioned Mamata Banerjee. Mamata is the woman power of India followed by Sushma Swaraj, Sonia Gandhi, Sheila Dixit and Jayalalithaa. I would like to rephrase it by saying Sushma Swaraj, Sonia Gandhi and Jayalalithaa, considering that we are talking about women who actually tried to (or actually) made a great difference. Mamata is on the roll, the founder of Trinamool Congress who once acquired the state’s rule by ruling out 37 year old rule of left. She struggled in public and she is the woman who walked in simple clothes with the highest attitude. She has been on the drive of proving her ‘awesomeness’ by slamming the critics and especially the CPI (M). The West Bengal Chief Minister might have been into controversies lately but, that has only strengthened her position in front of her people. The Chief Minister of West Bengal might not have delivered the economical results as the yet another no-nonsense chief minister of Gujarat did but she has certainly won the hearts of her people irrespective of the results she has come up with.

Follow me on Twitter @vaidehisachin and let us discuss about power, politics, presence of mind and women in power in our country.

Dr. Vaidehi Taman
Dr. Vaidehi is an Investigative Journalist, Editor, Ethical Hacker, Philanthropist, and an Author. She is Editor-in-Chief of Newsmakers Broadcasting and Communications Pvt. Ltd. Since 11 years, which features an English daily tabloid – Afternoon Voice, a Marathi web portal – Mumbai Manoos, monthly magazines like Hackers5, Beyond the news (international) and Maritime Bridges. She is also an EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Security Analyst and is also a Licensed Penetration Tester which she caters for her sister-concern Kaizen-India Infosec Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

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