Activists of the Indian National Lok Dal protest against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi over the FDI issue in Gurgaon

Activists of the Indian National Lok Dal protest against Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi over the FDI issue in Gurgaon - PTI

Activists of the Indian National Lok Dal protest against Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi over the FDI issue in Gurgaon - PTI

The sanctioned violence and rape within marriage in many cultures limits the possibilities of consolidating a democratic society with just and egalitarian values.

Some years ago, I was invited to speak at a conference on education at the Bengaluru ashram of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.