CHILDHOOD

A Poem By Sahithi Divi ( image: an art installation at Burning Man)

Have you gone back to  childhood? 

To the days of dodging ideas ,

Far from today’s disgrace,

Pages full of glowing stories ,

To moral rhymes about twinkling stars,

When it was easier to say , “I miss you”

Years of memories come alive ,

Taking a walk with albums from the time ,

To see the same Friends today ,

Meet for living the times,  that never come,

Regrets seem like a lesson ,

Pain can withstand your past ,

Everything may not feel right ,

Glad you got the roughest ride ,

Nothing fades with time ,

It only heals and passes on,

Like solitude came a long way,

Changing forms of life stammer,

The time of war for limited snacks ,

Coding plans for creepy sneak outs ,

Those times of bringing back dust, home,

Remember trading your sport cards?

Posters that made you a leader,

Imagination you left to novel comics ,

The child in you is far no gone,

Go back to your childhood ,

Tell them all , you meant a lot.

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Written By Sahithi Divi ( source : http://www.impactscientist.com )

Finance Vs Women In Developing Nations

Written by Sahithi Divi

Financial management is a life skill. For most of the women, their spending is determined by the male counterparts or at least influenced on their spending behaviours. Absence of financial responsibility at young age leads to unsure horizons while taking major life decisions in personal or professional life. 

How far is a young girl considered equal to her male counterpart in terms of building financial management as a foundational skill ?

Society plays a large role in shifting the naturally formed equality towards gender biased classification

What could be the reasons ? 

Who plays the major game for women ?
  • Family and society looks at her as a future care provider. Women are given boundaries to imagine their spending. 
  • 80% of the consumer spending decisions are made by women still her spending dominantly inclines towards common benefits not personal benefits. 
  • Identity crisis is induced on unpredictable levels, about social etiquette and appearance classification which  destroys the equality factor in childhood. 
  • Reason for lesser women entrepreneurs is the lack of financial freedom of collateral, loans accessibility, capital investment in addition to the emotional responsibility of family members. 
  • Migration for work is primarily lead by the male member, this factor begins affecting while making attempts to establish strong career for a women. 
  • Dependability of spending details are entrusted on men compared to women who are naturally answerable to their spending as a luxury. Won’t this articulating confusion grow up into a less confident women who needs to rework on self empowerment? 
Consumer spending power which is said to be in the hands of women may not reflect on her professional growth in any way.

Due to factors like no compulsive paternal leave, children are more emotionally attached with the mother. This leads to her taking first impact of the child behaviour and needs ; leading to changes, that take place in interest to more than just herself.

Financial freedom can be achieved by women but when it is unable to function for her individual goals, that’s when we must realise somewhere that less women in leadership roles is a long term affect of how we see motherhood at homes. 

Society unknowingly distributes gender roles while growing up. I am sure each one of you reading this will reflect over the gender roles imposed on you objectively. Let us know what you feel …. 

Do share our article if you like it, social impact begins with creating awareness.

lET US USE OUR NETWORK AFFECT FOR CREATING A GENDER EQUAL SOCIETY

Written by Sahithi Divi ( source : http://www.impactscientist.com) ( consumer spending stat source : https://www.fortuneindia.com/opinion/the-evolution-of-indian-women-as-consumers/102823 )

Do You Have A Role In Equalizing Economy ?

Written by Sahithi Divi ( Intro)

While the end beneficiary of gender inequality could be either of the gender’s situationally; although women are the most fabricated in stigma. The whole other perspective of looking at gender inequality is analysing the economical areas of the country which are depleting due to ground level stereotyping. The few major economic drivers of our country are the following:

  • AgriculturE
  • Policy Making
  • Business ownership
  • Homemakers
  • RURAL ECONOMIC DRIVERS
  • Sports
  • Corporate 
  • Cultural
  • Research and Development
  • Foundational skill building

Independent of the sector, gender has crept into the root cause of driving imbalance. Our country is a mega diverse economy where gender is percieved in numerous ways. Gender inequality can cause a slump in GDP ? Women equal participation ? Categorising house hold ? Placing the priorities under social timelines is a challenging descision making scenario. If you are wondering that gender equality is not your area of action; probably we need to restructure every field and resource for equal distribution to gauge the power of balanced sex ratios.

I aim to explain the undervalued strength which lies in gender inequality that is contemplating on toxic levels with the existing opportunities. I hope this article does reflect that your role does exist in playing the gender equalizer.

Written by Sahithi Divi (source : http://www.impactscientist.com)