Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Canada for his three-day visit as he ends his three-nation trip. He met PM Stephen Harper on Wednesday morning and later attended a community reception in Toronto and Vancouver. Around 10,000 people are expected to attend the community reception at Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto. This momentous bilateral trip marks the visit by an Indian Prime Minister to Canada after nearly four decades, Indira Gandhi's visit to Canada in year 1973.
Swati is a passionate writer and editor. Since 2008, she has launched many sites creating a solid technical back end and even stronger editorial front end. With an expert grasp of lifestyle, fashion and style, Swati has her finger on the pulse. She is also interested in politics, human rights and social commentary. Swati was one of the youngest delegates to visit India for Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2011. She is actively involved with the Indo-Canadian community in Canada. Swati has published two books so far, she hopes to launch her third book soon. She enjoys gardening, painting and photography in her spare time.
Recently, the documentary "India's Daughter" by British filmmaker Leslee Udwin was banned in India as it was stated to be a "conspiracy to defame India." At its rotten heart, the country is more concerned about hiding the shame than protecting its women. Women like me -- irrespective of where they are located now -- who grew up in India, know this oh-so-well that India's pride lies in worshipping the mute goddesses rather than empowering the voices of the suppressed gender.
03/26/2015 05:30 EDT
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