It was a special privilege to listen to three powerful and socially aware women of influence, former Congress MP Priya Dutt, Advocate Nandini Khaitan, and journalist and author, Anubha Bhonsle, discuss The Quest for Social Justice.
Priya, who has been relentless in her efforts to alleviate the circumstances of the socially downtrodden, believes not much has changed in the lives of women in rural India.
Anubha, till recently the Executive Editor of CNNIBN, has launched a digital news venture. She spoke about Irom Sharmila’s unique protest, the Me Too Movement in journalism and the lack of basic facilities for women all around the country even today.
Nandini is the first woman from the family in 90 years of Khaitan & Co’s history, to have joined the law firm. She said that even though equal number of boys and girls study law today, there are hardly over 10 women among the 420 senior counsels the Supreme Court.
The discussion ended on a hopeful note with Priya suggesting that more power in the hands of women would help bring about better social justice for them.