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Special Guests

General H. S. Panag:

Harcharanjit Singh Panag, PVSM, AVSMis a retired Lieutenant General of the Indian Army. He is presently a defence analyst and commentator on strategic affairs. A proponent of use of robotics by Indian armed forces[1] he is very active on social media. He served in the army for 40 years and retired as 3 star Lieutenant General he was the GOC for the northern command and also the central command. He writes extensively on military and security affairs. Gul Panag, the Bollywood actress is his daughter.

Anand Giridharadas:

Anand Giridharadas is an American writer. He is a former columnist for The New York Times. He is the author of three books, India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nation's Remaking, The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas, and the New York Times best selling book, Winner takes All, he also wrote India Calling. He is Editor At Large, Time Magazine, and political commentator. Full disclosure, he is also my son-in-law

Vishal Talerja:

Vishal Talerja is a co-founder of Dream a Dream-along with 11 others. In 1999 they started volunteering with HIV+ and cancer affected children in care homes. Most of the founders left early, Vishal stayed on. Dream a Dream now reaches 3 million children from poorer communities in many states and is now in East Africa as well.

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Pew Social data: The biggest discrepancy in word association for men and women was the word powerful - 67% positive for men and 92% negative for women

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Pew Social data: In addition to viewing gender equality as important, most people are optimistic that women will eventually have the same rights as men in their country. Majorities in 30 of the 34 countries surveyed hold this view, including roughly 90% in the Netherlands, India, the Philippines and Mexico.

- In contrast, majorities in the African countries surveyed, as well as in India, the Philippines, Indonesia, Turkey and Lebanon, agree that men should have more right to a job than women when jobs are scarce. Roughly eight-in-ten say this in Tunisia and India.

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These were the findings behind the new Gender Social Norms Index released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today. This index measures how social beliefs obstruct gender equality in areas like politics, work, and education, and contains data from 75 countries, covering over 80 percent of the world’s population.

Found that almost 90% of men and women are bias against women

  1. According to the count index, only 14 percent of women and 10 percent of men worldwide have no gender social norm bias (figure 4.7).

  2. Numbers for India

  • Share of people with at least 1 biases = 98.28%

  • Share of peopled with at least 2 biases = 83.25%

  • Share of people with no Bias = 1.72%

  • Political bias = 64.10%

  • Economic bias = 69.91%