The digital revolution is sweeping India and women are struggling to get the right discount magazines online, with the issue not getting the priority it should.
While the government’s new Digital India Campaign is aiming to ensure that women’s magazines are available on the internet and affordable, many are still not getting it right.
Rights activists have raised questions about the right of access to digital magazines.
They are asking how a woman can access a book in the home without permission or the right to use a mobile phone while reading a book.
“The issue of the right and wrong of access is one of the major issues that we have with women and the right-to-access is one that has been debated by a lot of us for many years,” said activist Preeti Patel.
“There are some women who are having problems getting access to certain magazines online or getting the magazines through the government portal,” she added.
But a number of people say the government has not done enough to tackle the issue.
“What’s important is that women have access to the magazines, and if women are not accessing it, that’s a problem,” said a local woman.
A few weeks ago, the Women’s Federation of India launched a campaign to give women a right to read their magazines online.
It also introduced a system to help women get the magazines online in the first place.
But with a government push, only about 10% of the magazines have been downloaded and downloaded by women in the country.
According to a report by the Women and Child Development Ministry, about 90% of women’s media consumption is not online, and more than half of the online women’s magazine subscriptions are from non-English speaking households.
The women’s issue is also being debated in the wider society.
“We are hearing that a lot more women are interested in reading magazines than they are, so the issue is getting more attention,” said Anil Jain, a journalist based in Bangalore.
“Some of the women’s issues are being talked about in a way that is not being done by the media.
We have to understand the media’s role in that.”