she's my originator
who mollified my words
gathered my fragmented thoughts
relieved my mental pain
supported my smitten phase
always measuring up to her
even when i try out her lipstick.
m fond of her
my first love
five minutes more with your love...
five minutes more to hug mom...
five minutes more for game...
Kitchen to cabinet? It's a long way
Two of most important player's in the country's politics even now are womenCongress president Sonia Gandhi and BSP leader Mayawati.But even that couldn't ensure smooth sailling for the women's reservation bill which was tabled after 12 yrs and a lot of drama.
On the other hand, Europe has seen a staedy rise in the number of women in position of political power over the last decade. There are currently seven female foreign affairs ministers and, since 2000, there have been no fewer than 16 women chancellors of the exchequer. Finland and Germany have female leaders- Tarja Halonen and Angela Merkel. Sewden has adopted the 'zipper system', where if a man tops the party list, the second positon must be occupied by women- in 2006, women took 164 parliamentary seats out of 349.
A change is noticeable even in nations that have traditionally prided themselves on their orthodox attitudes. In France, a country that denied women the vote until 1944, President Nicolas Sarkozy has fulfilled an election pledge for greater parity between men and women by appointing seven women in a 15-strong cabinet including Rachida Dati, minister for justice; Christine Lagarde, minister of finance and Michhle Alliot-Marie, ministre of the interior. In Italy, where the prime time TV Quiz shows are still presented by women wearing more than spangly bikini bottoms, the re-elected prime minister S Berlusconi has promised that at least a third of his ministers wiil be women. In 2006, Chile's president, Michelle Bachelet, had unvieled a cabinet made up of an equal number of men and women though, as of last January, 9 of 22 positions are held by women.
While some might call it a cosmetic change rather than a real shift in power,there's no denying that the sight of Spain's defence minister inspecting the troops is an image pregnant with meaning, in more ways than one.