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The ultimate Travelettes Packing List for India

Before my recent 10-day trip to India there were a lot of questions to be asked. Why would you go there? Is it safe? Why are you taking that risk? - those were the questions my mum was asking. Which vaccinations should I get? How to avoid biting monkeys? What will I eat that is not too spicy? -

What to Wear in India: Fashion Tips for Female Tourists

Deciding what to wear is one of the first issues that women face when planning a trip to India. This is probably the first country that I really made an effort to plan what I needed to bring for the trip since I didn't want to be disrespectful during my visit. I recently got back from a month in India and would love to share to fellow female travellers some useful advice. If you're planning to visit India, here are some travel tips on what to wear in India

Indian women live in fear of violence as gang-rape of 23-year-old student on a bus sparks protests

I was just talking about this with my mother. We, sadly, live in a society that blames the victim. She let herself get too drunk. If she dresses like that she was "asking for it". It's her fault for walking alone at night in THAT neighborhood. It makes me sick as a person.

According to a TrustLaw Women poll of 213 gender experts from five continents, being a woman in Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Pakistan, I

According to a TrustLaw Women poll of 213 gender experts from five continents, being a woman in Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Pakistan, I

The 75 Greatest Women of All Time

Indira Gandhi. "Even if I died in the service of the nation, I would be proud of it. Every drop of my blood... will contribute to the growth of this nation and to make it strong and dynamic."

The World Before Her (2012)

"The World Before Her" (2012). Two young women follow completely divergent paths in the new, modernizing India--one wants to become Miss India, the other is a fierce Hindu nationalist prepared to kill and die for her beliefs. What a fascinating documentary! Well worth seeing.

A dakini (Sanskrit: "sky dancer") is a Tantric priestess of ancient India who "carried the souls of the dead to the sky". This Buddhist figure is particularly upheld in Tibetan Buddhism. The dakini is a female being of generally volatile temperament, who acts as a muse for spiritual practice.

A picture of the Chipko movement in the early 70's in the Garhwal Hills of India. The village woman were stopping trees from being cut down