Let’s not discount the rise of women through social change: Bachi Karkaria

Bachi Karkaria is one of the most respected and longest read columnists India has produced. Not only does one find humour and wit in most of her writing but few know that she is from that breed of journalists who wrote extensively on AIDS and Female foeticide. In fact the word foeticide may have been coined by her. In this conversation with Tara Khandelwal, Bachi speaks about how social change is driving a lot of new opportunities and a brand new voice for women.

Reflecting on the work done by change agents, female politicians (as examples by themselves for breaking glass ceilings and fighting patriarchy in politics) as well as empowering themselves with social networks that embrace them – as a journalist of many decades she believes today women are part of a rapidly changing environment, mostly for good.