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Does India really have gender equality? Story in numbers

Women still battle lower pay than men in various fields

HT48HRS_Special Updated: Apr 08, 2016 14:44 IST
Sarit Ray and Manali Shah
Man’s World was set in a parallel universe where gender roles are reversed
Man’s World was set in a parallel universe where gender roles are reversed

In recent times, there’s been a lot of talk about gender equality in India. Bollywood, web series, advertisements, online campaigns, all have sough to break stereotypes and highlight gender-related issues.

In Ki & Ka, which released last week, Arjun Kapoor played a house husband, while Kareena Kapoor played the role of a bread-winner. The web show, Man’s World (by Yash Raj Film’s youth division Y-Films), was set in a parallel universe where gender roles in the society are reversed.

So, while there’s a conversation about change happening, we look at how things stand in the real world.

Also read: Gender Bender: How India discovered role reversal through pop culture