This International Women's Day, as we struggle forward through the current economic and ecological crisis, our social frameworks crumble and fail the oppressed.
Whether we call it an infringement of personal laws or otherwise, one needs to acknowledge that the practice of polygamy is resulting in injustice to many Muslim women today.
Rina and Rita are of the same age and are citizens of the same country but their rights and freedoms couldn’t be more different.
Statistics prepared by India Spend has revealed that in the last seven years, 28 people have died in mob lynchings, and of these 24 people lynched have been Muslims.
Women are most at risk with their own families. The safe haven that is the family, is certainly a mirage as far as countless married women are concerned.
In our culture, it isn't just a piece of gossip for a young woman to be single into her late twenties; it is an act of defiance against the social order.
When Savarna journalists, writers and academics study, report, document, analyse and hold forth on topics concerning the marginalised it benefits them and their peers the most. Wouldn't the best scenario be to let marginalised groups talk for themselves, frame the narratives, decide the pace and take it forward as they want? After all, don't they know what is best for them? Wouldn't it be good if privileged people curb their saviour complex a little, however well meaning it might be?
Today is Mother's Day, and woe betide you if you don't buy some absurdly expensive gift for her.
What if a woman just chooses non-motherhood as a lifestyle?
The popular, mainstream Indian discourse upholds the twin ideas of the saintly mother and the myth of Bharat Mata- both of whom are the objects of not just affection but also worship.