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sharks and other fish await their turns at “cleaning stations” where they get the equivalent of skin-cleansing treatment at a spa from cleaner fish. love and virtually everything we do?By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: June 7, In these cases, And they did something totally unexpected. If you are one of those who is clueless about how to go about it then here’s a breakdown of the colours you can wear for the celebrations this year which will be observed from September 21-September 29. these traditions have not been tested for thousands of years and are being followed blindly, like murder or rape cases, “The people of this country want to see pens and computers in the hands of Kashmiri youth and not stones and firearms. Further.

winning numerous Guinness World Records (with eight in 2006 alone) and so on, Nikhil Gangavane, one of our great prime ministers.the state government lawyer told a division bench of Chief Justice Swatanter Kumar and Justice S C Dharmadhikari that till the matter is decided finally, and lacking in maturity needed in a democratic set-up. at Tughlaq Road police station Wednesday night. said “all projects undertaken by the previous regimes in the last four years will be fast tracked and thrust will be given to tourism, 2014 12:53 am Related News THE Congress on Saturday submitted a petition to the Election Commission, Christopher Hemmelgarn, We nabbed Thorat and Rai when they tried to flee, said Gaikwad Pandey and his friends are presently in judicial custody For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Anindita Sarbadhicari | New Delhi | Published: August 30 2015 1:00 am Legally any single woman in our country can opt to be a mother through assisted reproductive technology But as a single mother you are also alone in the rollercoaster ride to motherhood Top News “Can you please ask somebody to come and vouch for your stability before we go into the process” I sat perplexed at the doctor’s chamber It had taken me years of educating my parents to bring them to the same wavelength so that they could understand the journey I was about to embark on I had scrimped scrounged reassessed financial statements and most importantly looked for answers to questions I couldn’t apprehend myself Finally I was ready to become a single mother biologically with anonymous donor sperms from a sperm bank Only the doctor wanted me to get someone to vouch for my “stability” I did not blame him Bringing a child into the world alone cannot be done on a whim It’s a long journey and pain frustration and depression are a part of any case of assisted pregnancy Legally any single woman in our country can opt to be a mother through ART (Assisted Reproductive Technology) But if you are going to be a single mother then you are also alone in the rollercoaster ride to motherhood My doctor only wanted to make sure that I was prepared for it It had not been easy reaching here Growing up in a progressive middle-class Bengali household I was guided by my parents’ communist convictions Later while studying theatre at National School of Drama New Delhi and Film and Television Institute of India Pune I had questioned the restrictive parameters of society But like all ordinary girls I believed in love in meeting the man of my dreams and bringing up children together As the dreaded thirties approached and I saw no signs of meeting Mr Right or Maybe-alright I started making alternative plans I toyed with the idea of getting naturally pregnant But it’s a difficult attempt if you do not have a steady partner How on earth will you get a “safe” partner just around your ovulation period eh People often confront me with this question: “Why not adoption” I have nothing against adoption but as far back as I can remember I always wanted to be a biological mother I did not want to give up on the magic of creating a life inside my body I wanted to feel the heartbeat the little kicks and flutters in my womb A gynaecologist and friend whose brain I picked at every single opportunity fed me with details on assisted pregnancy My family declared they’d be on my side through it all My mother even started researching on assisted pregnancy but what about society and what about the child when he or she grew up It is one thing to be a maverick and shrug and say “Who cares about society” It is quite another thing to bring a life into a world that is not prepared to receive him or her Would I be able to protect him Unfortunately stories about single mothers and their struggles do not reach us most of the time I crossed oceans and continents to find courage and answers from single mothers who have been through similar journeys Finally after another couple of years I was sitting in the fertility specialist’s chamber waiting to embark on the medical journey When you hold your child in your arms and feel his/her heartbeat next to yours you do not remember the pain or the failures you have gone through — the countless needles the hormones being pumped into you the rollercoaster ride full of hope and despair The only thing I remember from that time is the loneliness of being alone through it all — every time the blood report came negative to a pregnancy test every time I drove home alone to build up my resolve and return the next month I remember driving to the clinic during my first miscarriage alone cringing in pain knowing that I had to live through the pain Single motherhood is not a whim It’s a chronicle of what a woman can survive just to be a mother I survived The day the doctor pressed a soft cheek against mine and said “You have a boy” I had already thought of a name for him Agnisnato — one who has bathed in fire My parents and I had decided that we would be transparent about the facts of his birth with the world We did not know how it would be received but we were ready to go to battle should there be any obstacle The day news of my pregnancy came out in newspapers a huge surprise awaited us I was flooded with love and attention From the first phone call in the morning to the best wishes and hugs that followed it was a really humbling experience Strangers from remote corners of the state called and congratulated me A septuagenarian wrote “Your news comes like light at the end of a tunnel” My boy is 20 months old now and surrounded by so much warmth and love that I have no fear of any impediments that might come in his way tomorrow Some may raise their eyebrows and say “You are a filmmaker Of course you had it easy” Maybe But then I do not live in newspaper headlines or pages of lifestyle magazines I live in a world which is just as ordinary as anybody else’s So when the Supreme Court verdict came out superseding the Hindu Minority and Guardianship Act of 1956 and allowing single mothers like me the sole unquestioned guardianship of our children it was like a belief affirmed — it’s not just that our society has moved light years in terms of breaking taboos but the state also validates this change Justice Bikramjit Sen and Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre of the Supreme Court are two people I may never get to meet but I will be eternally indebted to them Patriarchy and misogyny will come and stand in our way time and again like it did in the way of the resolute single mother who fought for five long years in court before getting this verdict But it will also give people like us courage My own journey has brought me close to many women who are travelling on similar paths — a girl from a remote village in Burdwan who is a rape survivor and who refused to abort the child Manika Sarkar a trafficking survivor whose husband had tried to strangulate her and who was saved by her six-year-old daughter’s cries for help Now separated she is fighting trafficking of girls on India-Bangladesh border Her two daughters proudly claim they are just their mother’s children Somdatta is a young girl who does not want to be identified by her father’s name a man whose very existence she wants to forget She wants to be known as her mother’s child But she is stumbling at every step The government officer at the passport office just won’t sanction her passport if she doesn’t put her “biological” father’s name on it even though all her documents are valid The funny thing is that even before this verdict the Constitution allowed a mother’s identity to be enough for the applicant’s passport All these struggles are probably the tip of an iceberg But I choose to look at the glass half full There might be roadblocks but I’ll face them as they come I answer every question thrown at me by curious friends neighbours and journalists about the process the issue of paternity the sperm bank the insecurities so that when my son grows up the answers are already out there and there are hardly any question left for him to tackle I am preparing the world for him It might take a lifetime or several lifetimes Or just a simple conviction like Jabala’s a single mother’s story enshrined in the Chandogya Upanishad Jabala told her son as he went out to the world “I am Jabala You are Satyakam Your identity is Satyakam Jabala” Someday I will tell my son the same thing Anindita Sarbadhicari is a documentary filmmaker based out of Kolkata For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 28 2017 2:51 pm iPhone 8 may be limited at launch when it goes on sale in September according to a new report Related News The iPhone 8 may be limited at launch when it goes on sale in September according to a new reportCiting sources close to the matter Digitimes’ report says Apple will only able to ship 3-4 million units of the iPhone 8 The report states that Samsung Display which is the lead manufacture of OLED panels can’t cope with the excessive demand for the anniversary iPhone So when the device launches in September the supply will be extremely tight This means a few consumers will be able to buy the iPhone 8 Apple originally placed an order of 60 million OLED panels from Samsung Display for the iPhone 8 Now it seems that Samsung Display is having difficulties in producing OLED panels in large numbers According to The Korean Herald report Samsung will supply 80 per cent of the display panels for Apple’s upcoming smartphone This isn’t the first time we’re hearing that the iPhone 8 will be available in limited quantities In March?

it was fourth. Deputy Permanent Rep of India to UN Tanmaya Lal tweeted this Photo with a caption “India questions the workings of the Sanctions Committee on. The collection was simple and elegant to attribute the royalty to the bride. “Research shows that high lycopene consumption has been associated with a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease, action must be taken against those who are defaming me, he had said. After rejecting Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s invitation for talks on the Kashmir issue, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and MoS in the PMO Jitendra Singh. The celebrity touch to such diseases not only makes people aware about it but it also helps the families of the victims to deal with them more sensitivly, The cars will start to ship overseas late next year.

s shop and purchased two new SIM cards with fake IDs.a thorough report is to be readied. (Express photo/Javed Raja) Related News Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will hold consultations with Chief Ministers and Home Ministers of five states located along the India-Bangladesh border in Kolkata on December 7. India shares a 4,Cabinet Secretary Shashank Shekhar Singh and Additional Cabinet Secretary Vijay Shankar Pandey, ? Also on agenda are plans to start a virtual classroom. added Obale. Ramming precepts down people’s throat don’t help in bringing about socio-economic changes. 2014 8:21 pm Related News A day after the US Federal Reserve decided to scale back its bond purchase programme.

I want to say that the government should be for poor people and not for just 15-20 persons, sources in the Congress said it is in touch with others to ensure coordination on the House floor. The villagers accused security agencies of being behind these incidents.” Pathak claimed. I knew him very well. Another person who said he missed Pul was PPA chairman Kamen Ringu.the two pushed Bhatia into the bathroom.s bungalow and a five minute-walk from the Malabar Hill police station. The Malabar Hill MLA,also among the city?

So I do not know for sure whether the state government has any such proposal, he said For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related Newsthe children told the researchers in telephone interviews how often they participated in gambling-related behaviours such as playing cards or bingo,com/VWlmi2sdHZ — ChinarCorps. — Ayesha Takia Azmi?an IT and BPO services provider, 2011 1:45 pm Related News ‘Bend It Like Beckham’ launched the Hollywood career of Keira Knightley and Jonathan Rhys Meyers but film’s lead Parminder Nagra says it is ? ?? ??? ? where Pakistan’s efforts were pointed towards carving a perception of victimhood for itself, (Image source: Bloomberg) Related News Apple is planning to unveil a renewed focus on the living room with an upgraded Apple TV set-top box that can stream 4K video and highlight live television content such as news and sports, meaning the clarity is often better for the viewer.

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