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.

I Am An Anti-National And So Are You

To voice dissent towards the established status quo is anti-national. If you aren’t toeing the party line that claims everything is perfect, then you are anti-national. You are definitely anti-national if you criticize those who allow caste discrimination, gender discrimination, Islamophobia, homophobia and so much more atrocities to exist in plain sight.

Why Bajrang Dal Is Awesome For Wanting To Marry Couples Off

It’s Valentine’s Day and I am looking at my Facebook wall for juicy stories because my boyfriend is in Hyderabad. I am at home,...
How Far Can We Go With Segregated Spaces For Women?

How Far Can We Go With Segregated Spaces For Women?

Should segregated spaces like women's-only liquor shop be celebrated?

Pressing The Panic Button On Women’s Autonomy

The Indian state has always been paternalistic in its attitude toward women, looking upon them as creatures needing protection, with no will of their own. The surveillance cameras and the panic buttons all fit in with this mindset of women being considered helpless creatures needing protection.

Why Does The Government Need To Give Women Gold Under The ‘State Marriage Assistance...

The J&K State Cabinet recently accorded sanction to the adoption of the state sponsored social assistance scheme titled ‘State Marriage Assistance Scheme for Poor Girls’ (SMAS),...

Dear Kundan Srivastava, It’s My Bra, My Body, My Clothes

Recently self-proclaimed fighter of “women’s rights” Kundan Srivastava, decided to teach women a lesson or two in how they should dress while out in public. He posted pictures of two women wearing clothes (of course without their consent) that revealed their bras underneath and sternly told his forty eight thousand followers (bigotry attracts bigotry I suppose) that women shouldn’t dress in “such fashion”. He also proceeded to tell women that they need to have some dignity.

Ms. Maneka Gandhi – Raising a Child Is Not A Mother’s Job Alone!

A few days ago, the Facebook page of the Ministry of Women & Child Development, posted this particular news article. While at the face...

Examining India’s Porn Ban With Insights Into The Business

The latest in the slew of bans by the Modi government is India's porn ban – a hotly contested topic among feminist circles.

Making Up Your Mind About Make-Up And Feminism

What does feminism say about make-up?

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"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.
Why Are We Ignoring The Growing Case Of Rapes In Kashmir?

Why Are We Ignoring The Growing Case Of Rapes In Kashmir?

The belief that rapes in Kashmir is not a reality, or men thinking someone like them wouldn’t do it, puts all the onus on women and deludes the conversation about rapes and other forms of violence against women in Kashmir.
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!