Cerebral Shangrila

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Fighting Chance - From WSJ

WSJ has an interesting article on young muslim women from Kolkata who are learning boxing as a means to get out of poverty. The hurdles are quite huge - Religious conservatism & lack of recognition in a cricket crazy nation.

A sport like boxing can do many things for these women - Increase self-esteem, provide skills for self-protection, Create a gender equality , break down the tough rules of religion and (If lucky) potential to earn some money.

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