What Do We Know Today About The Keezhvenmani Massacre?

What Do We Know Today About The Keezhvenmani Massacre?

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The Keezhvenmani massacre has been part of left and Dalit discourses but remain forgotten in many mainstream platforms.
How Is The Agrarian Distress In Maharashtra Affecting Women

How Is The Agrarian Distress In Maharashtra Affecting Women

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The plight of farm widows remains underreported due to lack of data, dearth of special focus on the gendered dimension of agrarian distress, policy paralysis and apathy of government.
Why Just A Bank Account Cannot Be The Financial Solution For Women

Why Just A Bank Account Cannot Be The Financial Solution For Women

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We can extend the gains of more women having a bank account, to more women meaningfully using important financial services like insurance, credit, and the next frontier of cashless and mobile financial services.
19 Year Old Mausam Kumari Busts Period Taboo In Rural Bihar

19 Year Old Mausam Kumari Busts Period Taboo In Rural Bihar

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Mausam Kumari of Rajauli Block village is one of many women who are busting period taboos and having difficult must-have conversations in villages of Bihar.
The Roads More Travelled: Excerpts From Everyday Expeditions

The Roads More Travelled: Excerpts From Everyday Expeditions

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Mala travels for water, without knowing that her life is a one-dimensional fodder for people she doesn’t know, and probably never will.
The Forgotten Female Farmers Of India: Narratives From Bihar

The Forgotten Female Farmers Of India: Narratives From Bihar

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From preparing the land, selecting seeds, transplanting the seedlings, applying manure/fertilisers/pesticides and then harvesting, winnowing and threshing, women work harder and longer than male farmers but are never recognised.

Gujarat’s Thakor Community Bans Inter-Caste Marriage And Cellphones For Unmarried Women

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It is a well established fact that India, as a country preaches and tries, in several ways to instill a sense of...
How These 5 Women Nurses From Rural Communities Are Challenging The Status Quo

How These 5 Women Nurses From Rural Communities Are Challenging The Status Quo

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The nurses are trying to address the issues we are facing because of the dearth of doctors and their unavailability in rural areas. They make primary healthcare services available as efficiently as doctors and are able to communicate more effectively in the local dialect as they belong to the same community.
Rural Education: Ensuring Power Stays Within The Community

For Rural Education To Work, Local Communities Must Be Actively Involved

It is time that we understood that rural education is about creating the right ecosystem for learning to happen, and that a village and its community are part of that process.

Why Social Changes Occur Only When Communities Have More Agency

If it didn’t become the communities’ own initiative using their own agency the work regarding their issues, it would never be sustainable.

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Ecofeminism And COVID-19: Prejudices Of A Hindu Brahminical Society

Ecofeminism And COVID-19: Prejudices Of A Hindu Brahminical Society

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The eco-conscious health responses to the COVID-19 outbreak in India have revealed the heterosexist, racial, ageist, casteist, and classist prejudices of an overt Hindu-Brahminical society. The idea of environmentalism driven by capitalism, nationalism, and cultural imperialism exploit marginalised humans, animals, and nature alike. Therefore, the discussions around epidemics, animal welfare, and climate change must be nothing but ecofeminist.
Islamophobia In The Times Of A Pandemic

Islamophobia In The Times Of A Pandemic

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The layer that covers the entire crisis looks a lot like communal hatred or Islamophobia which is something that has been used in a country like India, time and again, to cover up the failings of a government.
Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

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It has often been observed that there is lack of awareness not only with regard to ‘homosexuality’ but also ‘menstruation’. In spite of having discussions around teenage pregnancy, there is also a lack of awareness around safe sex.