In a Civilized Society…

Until now, all my blog posts have been written with an excitement of either narrating a memorable experience; of giving my views on a latest movie, of just criticizing the mindset of certain individuals or of just speaking about movies. But today as I write this new post, I don’t feel any excitement and instead I feel it’s unfortunate that I have to write something on this. I say it’s unfortunate because of a terrible practice, which still continues in our so-called civilized and modern society.

A family which is quite close to mine is forcing me to write this post. Few years back, the daughter-in-law of the family gave birth to twin girls. Although everyone in their family was pleased, or at least they looked like, from inside they weren’t. There was disappointment written all over their hearts and minds. The reason: not getting a boy child.

And recently, the daughter-in-law has become pregnant again. No prizes for guessing why the family wants another child. What happens if she gives birth to a girl again? And above all, the family is not financially well off.

It’s sad to see this obsession with a boy child prevailing even in the 21st century. It’s even sadder to think there are lakhs and lakhs of families continuing such practice regularly. Such mentality not only hampers the already disturbed male-female ratio but also gives fuel to population explosion, which is killing the country since decades.

However, amidst these sick minded people, there is a large group of individuals who have committed themselves to stop this anti-female mentality. You can have a look at their efforts and be a part of their campaign. Just follow these links: –

Woman For a Change Website: –

Safe World for a Woman Website: –

Endorse Safe World for Woman Campaign by filling this form: –

Facebook group ‘I Support a Safe World for Women’ –

Facebook group ‘I Support Woman for a Change’-

Facebook group ‘FIGHT BACK- Engineering Gender Equality’-

8 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Manjusha M on December 7, 2009 at 9:13 am

    Dear Keyur,

    I very much agree with u & like to admire & congratulate u for such initiative to write on this topic.

    I suggest if you can write something on or opinion on caste discrimination.

    These two are the most important topics or rather fights in our society which needs to be improved.



    • Thank you so much Manju for being a regular visitor on my blog. And thanks again for the applause.
      I will surely write on caste discrimination. In fact, I hate caste discrimination so much that I consider the word caste as an abuse. I give you my word that I’ll write on it. Thanks for the suggestion.

      God bless,

      Keyur 🙂


  2. Posted by SHruti on December 11, 2009 at 11:13 am

    Thanks for the post Keyur. Just to update you… yesterday we had our first web conference and one of the topics discussed was female genocide in India. The issues were discussed and also the ways to tackle them. Once the recording of the conference is available to us, I’ll let you know.


  3. Posted by Natasha on August 29, 2010 at 7:17 am

    Hey its nice you decided to write about a topic that needs some serious attention.Keep up the good work:)


    • Thank you so much Tashu 🙂 And you are free to comment on any old post anytime. I wanted people to read and comment. That’s why I posted it again on Facebook yesterday 🙂

      Thanks again.


      Keyur 🙂


  4. Posted by Natasha on August 29, 2010 at 7:18 am

    I know its an old post but just felt like commenting after reading it.Better later than never na?


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