Yoga-tta Be Kidding Me: Capitalism and Gaslighting in Modi’s India

Yoga-tta Be Kidding Me: Capitalism and Gaslighting in Modi’s India

Modi’s politics of yoga is a clear example of gaslighting, allowing him to invisibilise the functioning of oppressive structures in a way that calling yoga a form of cultural capital for the Hindutva movement seems like a “stretch.”
#TalkToAMuslim: Where Your Allyship Trumps Our Humanity

#TalkToAMuslim: Where Your Allyship Trumps Our Humanity

With #TalkToAMuslim, you get an easy way to prove your inclusion, regardless of how tired we may be of proving to you our humanity.
Why The Triple Talaq Bill Is Bad | Feminism In India

Why Are Muslim Men & Women Opposed To The Triple Talaq Bill?

The Triple Talaq bill to criminalise a patriarchal practice is waiting for Rajya Sabha’s approval. Even if passed, the questions of whether it guarantees protection to women remain up for debate.

What’s With Our Obsession With Male Genitalia Representation?

 The ubiquity of male genitalia in art and religion is one such process by which male superiority is normalised.

‘Hindutva Feminism’ And Its Rhetoric Of Hatred & Exclusion

Hindutva feminism is set up in a way to allow women to be a part of the Hindutva movement without posing any challenges or threat to its male counterpart and the leaders within it.
#MosqueMeToo: Muslim Women And The #MeToo Moment | Feminism In India

#MosqueMeToo: Muslim Women And The #MeToo Moment

Muslim women are sharing their experiences of sexual harassment incidents at religious places using the hashtag #MosqueMeToo.
What Do The Suicides of Female NEET Aspirants Tell Us About Our Education System?

What Do The Suicides of Female NEET Aspirants Tell Us About Our Education System?

The suicides of Anitha, Pradeepa and Subhashree – all NEET aspirants – reflect just how badly our education system has failed Dalit women.
देवी की माहवारी 'पवित्र’ और हमारी ‘अपवित्र?’ | Feminism In India

देवी की माहवारी ‘पवित्र’ और हमारी ‘अपवित्र?’

आषाढ़ के महीने में गुवाहाटी के कामाख्या मंदिर की देवी को माहवारी होती है। देवी को होने वाली इस सालाना माहवारी का भक्त पूरे साल इंतज़ार करते हैं।
Can we stop portraying Muslim women as hapless beings?

Can We Stop Stereotyping Muslim Women As Hapless Beings?

This oppressed typecasting of Muslim women, as the rest of society has made it out to be and accordingly judged us, can be repudiated.
honour killings

Of Honour Killings And Love Stories In An Era Ruled By Fear And Hate

Where families don’t impose restrictions and threaten their children for what think is a transgression of societal norms, other bodies such as caste panchayats jump in, turning honour killings into an episodic issue in the country.

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Made in Heaven Unpacks The Politics Behind Marriages In India

Made in Heaven Unpacks The Politics Behind Marriages In India

While the centre of the series remains the rich and elite class of Delhi, the focus of Made in Heaven remains to be the issues which are often swept under the carpet and closeted.
The Burning Of Holika

Reading Caste In Holi: The Burning Of Holika, A Bahujan Woman

Every Holi, we burn Holika – a Bahujan woman. Our festivals are based on Vedic & Puranic stories which suppress stories of the lower castes.
A Not-So-Patriot Act The Undue Outrage Over Hasan Minhaj’s Show

A Not-So-Patriot Act: The Unwarranted Outrage Over Hasan Minhaj’s Show

Predictably, in this hostile environment, the newest episode of Hasan Minhaj’s Patriot Act was met with over-the-top and ridiculous outrage, complete with nastiness online, calls to boycott Netflix, and a harsh critique of Minhaj