US President Barack Obama shakes hands with supporters during a campaign rally—AP

US President Barack Obama shakes hands with supporters during a campaign rally—AP

US President Barack Obama shakes hands with supporters during a campaign rally—AP

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.