Privilege

In this section, find articles, images, video and artwork on how caste, class, gender, body, religion and various other kinds of privilge works in oppressing the marginalized communities in India and South Asia.

The Problems With The Criticisms Of Four More Shots Please!

The Problems With The Criticisms Of Four More Shots Please!

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For Four More Shots Please!, the criticisms seem more of a grudge venting-out mechanism as the series doesn’t checklist the boxes of conventional notions of femininity as prescribed by society.
Covid-19: Grief Is A Thing Of Privilege

Covid-19: Grief Is A Thing Of Privilege

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Time to express grief over one loss at a time is only available to people encased in a physically pleasant social position which will allow them to feel, considered worth sympathizing and hence improve.
The Underlying Meaning Of Home Amidst A Pandemic

The Underlying Meaning Of Home Amidst A Pandemic

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Migrant labourers who lost jobs, food, dignity and roofs from above their heads due to the lockdown, have decided to go back. Now they are on their way back to their home, lost in their own country.
Bingo! Your Privilege Has Been Revealed

Bingo! Your Privilege Has Been Revealed

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Evident in both the Bingos are ample accounts of unpleasant experience in the savarna-dominated academia that is missing in both the JNU and the HCU counterparts; in HCU’s, academic engagement is summed up with ‘visited the reading room’ and ‘backlog’.
Amid COVID-19, India's Deep Rooted Exclusivity Becomes Evident

Amid Covid-19, India’s Deep Rooted Exclusivity Becomes Evident

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The COVID-19 pandemic is a very big issue in itself and needs to be solved as early as possible; but in India, that is not possible if we are not ready to finally acknowledge the flaws in our existing social system.
Privilege In The Time Of A Pandemic

Privilege In The Time Of A Pandemic

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I have the privilege of wondering when college will resume, when cafes will open, when Amazon will deliver again, and when travel will be allowed again.
Social Distancing For The Underprivileged: How Is Space A Resource?

Social Distancing For The Underprivileged: How Is Space A Resource?

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This is not and should not be social distancing to its full extent and we should probably stop calling it that. Keep the distancing physical, but let the social solidarity thrive.
Can The Powerful Be Held Accountable?: A Look Into Polanski And Beyond

Can The Powerful Be Held Accountable?: A Look Into Polanski And Beyond

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Roman Polanski is a controversial director who has been charged with multiple cases of sexual assault and rape over the past 40 or so years across both Europe, as well as the United States.
The Medaram Jana Jatara: India's Largest Tribal Festival

The Medaram Jana Jatara: India’s Largest Tribal Festival

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The Medaram Jana Jatara is slowly being threatened by the process of sanskritization by the Hindutva forces.
Unpeeling The Onion: Using Your Privilege To Empower

Unpeeling The Onion: Using Your Privilege To Empower

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The more privileged one is, the more access they have – to resources in general, but also the capacity they hold in society to do something.

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The Impact Of Covid-19 On Assam's Women Weavers

The Impact Of Covid-19 On Assam’s Women Weavers

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In a world that is marred with COVID-19, India has been in a lockdown and the practice of physical distancing is in practice. This has severely impacted these women weavers who have lost their livelihood and space of solidarity.
Scrapping For Glitter: The Dark Side Of The Cosmetic Industry

Scrapping For Glitter: The Dark Side Of The Cosmetic Industry

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Mica is used in eyeshades, lipsticks, mascara, nail polish, blush and many such cosmetic products. 60% of the high-quality mica that goes into the cosmetic industry is sourced from India and most of it comes from scrap mining.
Let's Talk About Sibling Abuse

Let’s Talk About Sibling Abuse

Sibling abuse is an elephant in the room in many families, and in the larger society as well, where it is more often than not shrugged off as ‘Sibling Rivalry’.