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School Closure Leading Students To Work As Labourers, Getting Married: Aurangabad MLC

School Closure Leading Students To Work As Labourers, Getting Married: Aurangabad MLC

When schools are closed, most recently due to rising Covid-19 cases, boys go to work as labourers and girls are hastily married off, an Aurangabad MLC writes to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.

17 January 2022
What to Expect When You Are A Single Parent In Academia

What to Expect When You Are A Single Parent In Academia

Parenting and academia — never easy bedfellows — are particularly difficult for single mothers balancing high teaching loads. As a divorced Indian-American...

16 January 2022

Remembering bell hooks: Political Commitment And The Feminist Movement

Born as Gloria Jean Watkins, she took her pen name as bell hooks and insisted on writing her name in lower case letters to emphasize, 'the substance of books'...

Pedagogy Of The Oppressed: When Caste, Gender, Women’s Movement Were All 'Out Of Syllabus'

Pedagogy Of The Oppressed: When Caste, Gender, Women’s Movement Were All 'Out Of Syllabus'

Draupadi’s tribe increases by the day. There are many injustices, a lot of pain and violence out there.

01 October 2021

Kerala’s Clubhouse Debut: Emancipatory Voices And Literalist Charlatans

The Club House debates, in general, throw up pictures of a Malayali society that is making giant strides towards a more emancipatory future. They also present...

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11 June 2021
She Opened The Sluices

She Opened The Sluices

Budhini Mejhan, a unique victim of the Nehruvian dream, stands for other unfortunates. This novel intensifies her story.


12 January 2021
Are Our Courts Upholding Constitutional Justice Or Justice Of Manusmriti? Asks Meena Kandasamy

Are Our Courts Upholding Constitutional Justice Or Justice Of Manusmriti? Asks Meena Kandasamy

While speaking to Outlook, writer-activist Meena Kandasamy talks about politics, literature, feminism, reservation, Periyarism and poses a few questions to the...


08 September 2020
Ahalya's Alternative Feminism: ‘Pleasure’ As A Slice Of Feminism

Ahalya's Alternative Feminism: ‘Pleasure’ As A Slice Of Feminism

I assess the fairplay of alternative-feminism in the subdued discourse of Koral Dasgupta in Ahalya when she talks with clarity, precision and balance about...


24 May 2020
The Sexual Harassment, Victim Blaming And Rape Culture -- I Remember It All

The Sexual Harassment, Victim Blaming And Rape Culture -- I Remember It All

It was not until when I tried to understand feminism that I fathomed that the casual acts of sexism are not so casual after all.


09 March 2019
Ethnicity, Race, Gender Should Not Be Barriers To Love: Dr. Anita Heiss

Ethnicity, Race, Gender Should Not Be Barriers To Love: Dr. Anita Heiss

An Australian author and poet, Dr. Anita Heiss has seeped conversations surrounding social justice and identity into popular fiction. ‘Growing Up Aboriginal...


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03 November 2018
#WeToo: In the Footprints of Bhanwari Devi

#WeToo: In the Footprints of Bhanwari Devi

It's a transformative moment, yet itself marked by gaps and gnawing absences. Can we integrate #MeToo and older feminist politics? Can we close the caste/class...


08 April 2018
Will Keep My Child's Surname 'Mirza Malik', Not Just 'Malik': Tennis Ace Sania Mirza

Will Keep My Child's Surname 'Mirza Malik', Not Just 'Malik': Tennis Ace Sania Mirza

"My husband and I have spoken about it and we have decided that whenever we have a child, the child will have Mirza Malik as a surname and not just Malik."


07 April 2018
Spar, But Don’t Sensationalise

Spar, But Don’t Sensationalise

Enraged you get. Yet, let the accused tell his side of the story.


07 April 2018
A Letter To My Daughters

A Letter To My Daughters

Feminism is definitely intersectional. Sometimes you need to move very slowly, sometimes quickly—and temper anger with clear-sightedness.


07 April 2018
The Chilly Justice Of The Gulag

The Chilly Justice Of The Gulag

Raya Sarkar’s letter reveals a feminism that seeks to fight patriarchy with Stalinist methods, discarding human warmth and personal engagement



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21 December 2017
'Cheap Feminist':  'Qarib Qarib Singlle' Actor Parvathy In The Eye Of Storm Over 'Misogynist' Remark

'Cheap Feminist': 'Qarib Qarib Singlle' Actor Parvathy In The Eye Of Storm Over 'Misogynist' Remark

Mammootty is yet to react on her comments as well as about the trolls.


10 December 2017
Feminism Is A Fight For Humanity: Hrithik Roshan On Human Rights Day

Feminism Is A Fight For Humanity: Hrithik Roshan On Human Rights Day

The 43-year-old actor took to Twitter to bat for feminism, saying the term is not one to be afraid of.


24 October 2017
It Was Feminism That Ran Deep In I.V. Sasi’s Work <em>Avalude Ravukal </em> (Her nights)

It Was Feminism That Ran Deep In I.V. Sasi’s Work Avalude Ravukal (Her nights)

I.V. Sasi always earned popularity as one of Malayalam’s most prolifically successful mainstream movie directors. That apart, some of his films did show...


27 August 2017
Triple Talaq Verdict Is Not The End But The Beginning Of A Debate

Triple Talaq Verdict Is Not The End But The Beginning Of A Debate

While appreciating the perseverance and strength of the five Muslim women who were instrumental in winning this landmark judgement, it is also imperative to...


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