The Subaltern Speaks: Marginalised Communities Will Frame Their Narratives

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?

Modesty of Dress And Indian Culture

Dear Sir/Madam,I write to complain about the abysmal standards of modesty I am noticing in Indian society. All bad things--sensationalist TV, obscene movies, diabetes...
70s feminists

With Gratitude To The 70s Feminists

The 70s feminists, my mother’s generation, gave me the gift of independence. They gave me the choice of not only cleaning my house but also of paying my mortgage.
Bharat Mata and the Ideal Indian Woman

Bharat Mata and the Ideal Indian Woman

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.

“Marital Rape Is NOT A Crime In India Because Marriage Is Sacred.” – GOI

The concept of marital rapes cannot be applied in India where marriage is 'sacred', govt said, adding there is no proposal to make it a criminal offence.

Endogamous Love: On Love Jihad & Marriages In India

"Love is profoundly political. Our deepest revolution will come when we understand this truth. Only love can give us the strength to go forward...
On Mob Lynchings, Silence And The State of India's Conscience

On Mob Lynchings, Silence And The State of India’s Conscience

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.
Motherhood As A Choice And Not An Inevitability

Motherhood As A Choice And Not An Inevitability

What if a woman just chooses non-motherhood as a lifestyle?

What Has The Current Government Done With Regard To Women Policies?

The current government launched the “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” campaign with much fanfare. Despite the campaign, products and publications that openly promote gender-biased sex...
ecological crisis

This Women’s Day, Will We Pay Heed To A Global Ecological Crisis?

This International Women's Day, as we struggle forward through the current economic and ecological crisis, our social frameworks crumble and fail the oppressed.

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Why Higher Cut-Offs For Girls In Bangalore Colleges Is Regressive

Why Higher Cut-Offs For Women In Bangalore Colleges Is Regressive

The decision to keep higher cut-offs for women than for men for admission into pre-University in Bangalore is discriminatory. Here's how!
"All Romantic Experiences Are Essentially Caste Experiences": In Conversation With Jyotsna Siddharth

“All Romantic Experiences Are Essentially Caste Experiences”: In Conversation With Jyotsna Siddharth

We interviewed Jyotsna Siddharth, an actor and a writer, who is also the founder of Project-Anti-Caste, Love and Dalit Feminism Archive.
To Kill a Mockingbird

Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

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