Sunday January 26, 2020

Karan Johar: I Am Proud to be a Part of the Brilliant #LightUpHerLife Campaign

Women's safety is a social responsibility, says Karan Johar

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Karan Johar is currently working on a short film about women's safety in India. Wikimedia Commons

Filmmaker Karan Johar has teamed up with actress Mithila Palkar for a short film which puts the spotlight on how women feel unsafe in public spaces in India, and says it is high time people started taking the responsibility for the safety of women seriously.

“The girls of our country are extremely talented and are recognised for it across all professional fields. But there is one more field that they are unfortunately ‘talented’ in – and that is managing their own safety. While we salute them for this, we must acknowledge that safety isn’t a talent, it’s a social responsibility. And it’s high time that we all take this responsibility for the safety of women,” Karan said.

The short film titled “Girl’s Got Talent” is presented by Save the Children and created by Yuvaa as part of their #LightUpHerLife campaign. Karan has lent his voice and makes an appearance along with Mithila, who plays the lead, in the film. It is about how one of the ‘talents’ that girls need to have in India is the ability to navigate unlit, dark and unsafe streets.

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Karan Johar says it is high time people start taking the responsibility for the safety of women seriously. Wikimedia Commons

“I am proud to be a part of the brilliant #LightUpHerLife campaign by Save the Children and Yuvaa to not only raise awareness about this issue but also to identify areas that can be made secure for our girls,” added Karan, who has a daughter and a son.

Through the film, Karan Johar has urged people across India to join the movement to take steps to change the landscape of the cities and neighbourhoods by identifying unlit places and sharing them on social media using the hashtag #LightUpHerLife. He also calls upon people to move away from being bystanders and become changemakers to ensure that women feel safe.

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Talking about the movie, Mithila said: “As a woman, shooting for this film was an extremely surreal and personal experience. I felt the palpable fear women universally feel walking down an unlit street or taking public transport. I’d really like to request everyone to join this amazing initiative by Save the Children and Yuvaa to #LightUpHerLife and urge the government to make public spaces safer for women so we can reclaim our right to safety and freedom.” (IANS)

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Women Tend to Get Better Sleep Than Men: Report

19% of Indian women have menstrual problems says a new lifestyle report

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A new fitness report suggests that women have a better sleep than men. Pixabay

A new fitness report has suggested that close to 19 per cent of women suffer from some kind of menstrual issues which is one of the lifestyle diseases.

The GOQii India Fit Report 2020, that was recently launched had reported an uptick in lifestyle diseases like thyroid and diabetes in India. Specifically for women’s health, it revealed that women walk less than men, with an average of 7,117 steps a day, whereas the average man walks 7416 daily steps – almost 300 steps more.

Speaking of sleeptime, Indians get 6 hours and 52 minutes of overall sleep on average per day, with 4 hrs and 53 mins hours of sound sleep. However, as per the report, women tend to get better sleep than men.

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The report also suggests that men stay more hydrated than women. Pixabay

On the other hand, men are more hydrated than women. The report also suggests top ways to maintain feminine hygiene:

Keep the vagina clean by washing regularly with a gentle, mild soap and warm water.

Never use scented soaps and feminine products or douche. Also, avoid feminine sprays and bubble baths.

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After going to the bathroom, always wipe from front to back to prevent bacteria from getting into the vagina and causing an infection.

Wear 100 percent cotton underpants, and avoid overly tight clothing. (IANS)