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Gender Politics
India  /  Published 15.12.19

DCW chief hospitalised during hunger strike

Delhi Commission For Women (DCW) chairperson Swati Maliwal, who was on a hunger strike to demand capital punishment for rapists within six months of their conviction, was taken to a hospital after she...
By The Telegraph and PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 20.11.19

Gendered crime is a comment on Indian society

Love can be painful. The Crime in India Report, 2017 published by the National Crime Records Bureau leaves no doubt about the tragic consequences of love. Although there are fewer murders overall, tho...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 26.09.19

Relief camps and the hidden catastrophe

Carsten Meiner and Kristin Veel wrote that crises and catastrophes have a cultural life for they expose covert wounds and emplaced hierarchies that are otherwise accepted. This kept ringing in my he...
By Bhargabi Das in

Opinion  /  Published 25.09.19

Donald Trump: Just the facts

Sometimes it’s worth stepping back to look at the full picture.President Donald Trump has pressured a foreign leader to interfere in the 2020 U.S. presidential election.He urged a foreign country to...
By David Leonhardt / New York Times News Service in

Opinion  /  Published 02.09.19

Indian nationhood: a masculine fantasy

A nation is not conquered until the hearts of its women are on the ground. Only then is it done, no matter how brave its warriors nor how strong its weapons — A saying among the Cheyenne, an indigen...
By Nissim Mannathukkaren in

Opinion  /  Published 15.07.19

The perfect pronoun: singular ‘they’

I am your stereotypical, cisgender, middle-aged suburban dad. I dabble in woodworking, I take out the garbage and I covet my neighbor’s Porsche. Though I do think men should wear makeup (it looks ni...
By Farhad Manjoo / New York Times News Service in

Opinion  /  Published 12.04.19

Ironic lack of women candidates in NE India

‘My vote matters’. This is how the Election Commission is exhorting the electorate “in our ageless democracy,” in a poster depicting two tribal women from Sikkim. “The lines on my face do no...
By Sudipta Bhattacharjee in

Opinion  /  Published 08.04.19

Where are the women candidates?

Words and promises only hold meaning if they are backed by concrete action. That, unfortunately, rarely happens in the case of Indian politicians, as is evident in the paltry number of women candidate...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 15.03.19

Seats and jobs for women are not enough

A small step may have a much greater symbolic importance. The chief minister of Odisha and leader of the Biju Janata Dal, Naveen Patnaik, is reserving 33 per cent of his party’s tickets for the Lok ...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 31.01.19

The triple talaq bill ill serves Muslim women

In On Liberty (1859), John Stuart Mill argued that the only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised by the State over any member of a civilized society is to prevent harm to others (known ...
By Shilpa Goel in


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