The nuns along with the survivor had written a letter to the Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan after they received reminder notices to comply with the transfer order.
Chengannur Bhagavathy’s ritual menstruation or 'tripputtarattu' is celebrated in Kerala to this day. Women (and men) who desire children, women who suffer from infertility, women seeking a good marriage all pray to Chengannur Bhagavathy.
For Periyar, stepping into the temple was taking a step towards the ideal of creating a casteless society. Likewise, demanding entry to the Sabarimala is a fight against gender discrimination and inequality.
A Bengali mother cannot witness her child’s first rice taking, or even her wedding due to the ritualistic prejudice that a mother’s sight could invoke the inauspicious.
A PIL has been filed in Delhi High Court against the notice outside the Nizamuddin Dargah which clearly states in English and in Hindi "Women are not allowed inside the shrine."
Muslim women should decide for themselves what feminism is and other men or women should not decide that for us.
In Mothering a Muslim, Nazia Erum brings in glaring example among the many subtle and not-so-subtle ways Islamophobia has developed in schools and colleges.
Smriti Irani’s analogy was weak and ineffective and goes a long way in creating further animosity about an already dividing issue.
If Durga symbolises a powerhouse, women’s empowerment, and victory over evil, then where are Avarna women in this celebration?
In this highly polarised world and with movements against sexual discrimination and oppression it is time to diversify the concept of Devi.