Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Kumari Puja In Nepal And India: A Dichotomy In Hinduism

Kumari Puja In Nepal And India: A Dichotomy In Hinduism

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The core belief behind Kumari Puja comes from a regressive and currently criticized narrative of Hinduism placing a higher value on a young girl who has not started menstruating yet.
Durga Puja And Dussehra Meet Each Other At Patriarchal Junctions

Durga Puja And Dussehra Meet Each Other At Their Patriarchal Best

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Durga Puja and Dussehra, festivals that define our identity as members of the Hindu community, that create a mood of joy and celebration also exposes the patriarchal underpinnings of society. Sniff the air…it’s unmistakably there.
Durga Puja And The Myth Of Worshipping "Nari Shakti"

Durga Puja And The Myth Of Worshipping “Nari Shakti”

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A contradictory festival in itself, Durga Puja is supposed to be that time of the year where the society embraces a daughter with open arms while also passing subtle derogatory comments when a girl is wearing shorts as a part of her festive apparel.

Hindutva Mobilisation Of Women —A Serious Concern For Women’s Movement

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Hindutva Mobilisation is a strategic manifestation of systematic and well thought out strategy by which thousands of women are trained every year.

Lajna Ima’illah: Educating And Empowering Ahmadi Women

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The main aim of the Lajna Ima'illah is well captured by its motto, "No nation can progress without educating their women". The Ahmadis worldwide insist on the need to educate their women.
Know Your Neighbour: A Team Committed To The Goal Of Communal Harmony

Know Your Neighbour: A Team Committed To The Goal Of Communal Harmony

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In the times when communal passions are being fanned continuously, Know Your Neighbour is a powerful, essential and momentous campaign trying to narrow gaps between communities through initiatives at the grassroots level.
Is The Muslim Women Act Just?: Voices From The Ground

Is The Muslim Women Act Just?: Voices From The Ground

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Being a son of a woman, who was a victim of Instant Triple Talaq (ITT), I am trying to understand the Muslim Women Act, in the context of ground reality.
Kerala Nun Rape Case And The Dismissal Of Sister Lucy Kalappura

Dissent Against Rape Prompted In The Expulsion Of Sister Lucy Kalappura

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Sister Lucy , one of the Kerala nuns who protested against the rape-accused bishop Franco Mulakkal last year, was on Monday expelled from the Franciscan Clarist Congregation (FCC), for her lifestyle which stood in violation with the church norms.

Discrimination Faced By Muslim JNU Professor Hints Rising Islamophobia

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Assistant professor at the JNU's Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy (CSSEIP), Rosina Nasir alleged that she has been facing harassment, mistreatment and discrimination because of her minority Muslim identity.

The Fallacy In Faith: Religious Leaders Propagating Misogyny

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Masses bestow allegiance and trust in the religious leaders that makes it easy for them to use their power to manipulate and abuse the trusting devotees who come to them for help or guidance.

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Why Do Men Like Daniel Shravan, Want Women To Be “Raped Without Violence”?

Why Do Men Like Daniel Shravan, Want Women To Be “Raped Without Violence”?

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Daniel Shravan, a Telugu Filmmaker, recently asserted, “Rape is not a serious thing, but murder is inexcusable. Avoid killing after rape.''
To Kill a Mockingbird

Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

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To Kill a Mockingbird covers several themes that are often uncomfortable to encounter and explore, such as racism and loss of innocence.

What Does Being An ‘Elite Dalit’ Woman Mean?

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The point that I am trying to make here is that 'elite Dalit' is an oxymoron. It is intrinsically and fundamentally against the notion of being a Dalit in an Indian society.