A stroll down the Lahore’s Abbot Road, lined by cinema houses, will reveal what vulgarity is. Vladimir Nabakov put it like this: nothing is more exhilarating than philistine vulgarity. Maybe this intellectual elitism was itself vulgar.
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While lending support to the One Billion Rising in India---a women rights mobilisation in reaction to the Delhi Gang Rape---, in this video-message Ms Shankar courageously admits that she as a child was sexually abused. ‘As child, I suffered sexual and emotional abuse for several years at the hands of a man my parents trusted implicitly,’ she says. ‘Growing up like most women I know I suffered various forms of groping, touching, verbal abuse and other things like I didn’t know how to deal with, I didn’t know I could change’, she adds. Reacting to Ms. Shankar’s message, Moeed Pirzada, a noted Pakistani TV anchor, posted the comment below on his Facebook...
As I sit in Hong Kong’s rapid transit railway to move from one island to another, I notice it has a lot of women. Most of them are white-collar workers, menial labourers and students. Like most developed countries, Hong Kong’s women population outnumbers men by a few per cent. And, therefore, you see a lot of them on the streets, working, walking and enjoying equality.
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