As declared by the Indian Finance Minister, P. Chidambaram, a women’s only bank is to be formed exclusively for the ladies, manned and managed entirely by themselves. Looks ideal and in tune with every now and then raised voice for some special status to women folk, but how effectively it may prove to work will be known only after it starts working. In a way, it looks like isolating the women from the main stream. It sounds like creating an isolated compartment for the ladies where they may have no chance to inter act with their male counterparts. It’s not that the ladies don’t want to mix up with the men, this is rather some thing which they want, and need too, very much from the social point of view. This is no doubt being done solely from security for women angle, but can they be segregated in a manner which distances them from the men. Security is a big area of menace for the women, true, but it’s like being chased away outside the main arena of the people. This is not the logical way of approach, as better it is for the government to take effective measures in the matters of security, obviously more so in the case of the ladies, in general. Banking is somewhat a remote area so far as the activities in general day today routine are concerned, rather it is one of the hundreds of routine activities concerning the women as they are required to move outside their house hold for shopping, education, services varying from one organisation to another, travelling, and what not. For every thing there can’t be a separate compartment sort of thing for them, or for any other category of people in the society. The remedy actually lies more in providing adequate security measures in general, and isolating ladies, or any other category for that purpose, is no effective a step.