Profile of Debotri Dhar
Friendship as a framework in political and international relations theory entails an innovative paradigm shift and a transformative vision. While historically powerful Western nations often have, in a continuation of colonial tactics, played India and its neighbours against each other, or assumed a unilateral right to lecture, friendship involves building more equal ties, care, and mutual understanding, writes Debotri Dhar.
So the poem is still incomplete, though I did add some lines later. It is only February; there may be time yet to complete it by July. Meanwhile, if you miss talking to a friend on a non-friendship day during non-July – write again, for no reason at all – here is my unfinished poem.
Of all the Indian Ambassadors to the United States, only four have been women. Of all the US Ambassadors to India, including non-career appointees and interim Charge d’Affairs, only four have been women. The irony here is obvious. Given the cross-cultural stereotyping of women as peaceful and diplomatic, one would have expected to see many more women in diplomacy.
A long look at legal aspects of gender violence facilitated by digital communication technologies on Internet and social media
The Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation case and its verdict have been publicly presented as a resounding victory for Depp and confirmation of his 'objective' truth. In the process, the complex role of power in the legal process has largely been overlooked.
And that most niggling question of all, from young women: has the status of women in the workplace really improved, or will we still face gender barriers and glass ceilings?
Why does patriarchy, as upheld by men and women, insist that 'our' women must ultimately find their fulfilment through marriage and motherhood?