Special: International Women's Day

March 8, 2008

Hindu Woman through the Ages - from Warrior to Flag-bearer of Tradition  
Although the Hindu family has been a patriarchal one, equal or more importance has been given to the woman in the family. In order of preference, mothers should be worshipped first. The only words for strength and power are feminine. “Shakti” means power and “strength” and comes from Goddess Durga...by Anupama Prabhu - Manipal

Going Beyond the Veil – Face of the New Muslim Woman

She hides her face behind the veil. Her eyes speak of submission and power simultaneously intermingling with a sense of confidence in herself but at the same time fearful of the society. She has in her the meekness of a child and the inner strength of a super human being. She is the Muslim woman of the 21st century...by Anisa Fathima

Christian Woman - Making Strides in All Spheres, Always

She has been there, done that. The Christian woman has made her presence felt in every social environment. Drawing inspiration from the Bible where Mary, the Mother of Christ holds a prominent position, families continue to give women the respect that is due to them. More so in Mangalore, where Mother Mary is the role model in most families, women are considered on par with men..By Melisha Noronha - Bangalore

Daijiworld.com Special - Mangalore Team
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Comment on this article

  • Shankar Bhat, Manipal

    Mon, Mar 10 2008

    Excellent article. MANIPAL ARUNA KUMARI, the First Blind B-High Grade Veena Artist in the World, was awarded the prestigious INDIRAGANDHI MAHILA SHIROMANI AWARD by International Integrity Peace and Friendship Society at Hotel AJ International, Bangalore on 8.3.2008.

  • Mr Augustine Daniel D'Souza, Udupi Vasai Virar STATE OF KUWAIT

    Mon, Mar 10 2008

    Excellent article written on Women's day 8th March 2008.

  • Jossie Mendonca, Kinnigoli/Dubai

    Sun, Mar 09 2008

    Point well made by Alfred!

  • veena Lasrado, Mangalore/Ireland

    Sun, Mar 09 2008

    Very good article on women's day and my Mom's 50th Birthday.We Know that It's the man involved in upbring the family but It's the woman who keeps the family, society and the world united.

  • Hilda d silva, Kallianpur

    Sun, Mar 09 2008

    In Family life there are ups and downs and men do suffer. But replying to Mr.Alfreds question arent there atrocities against women in the form of rape, molestation, eve teasing harrassment from drunken husbands?May be womens day is just aan attempt to remind us to be aware of these problems if nothing else is achieved.a celebration of mens day too is welcome coz a father is also a very important link in the family unit

  • Alfred J. Rebello, Kundapur/Dubai

    Sat, Mar 08 2008

    When is International Men's day? If anyone knows, please let me know because so far I am not aware of it for which I apologize. If there is no such a day, then men also should have one no. In todays world man is suffering more than the woman therefore thay also deserve to have such a day for reminding the family man's contribution in upbringing the family.

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