19 Women Journalists Who Made News In 2018

19 Women Journalists Who Made News In 2018

At the end of another year, it’s time to shine the spotlight on some gutsy women journalists.
Padmavati

Padmavati: Attempts to Control A (Fake) Historical Woman

Padmavati must carry the insecurities of patriarchal and casteist fringe outfits and call it her 'honour'.
#ViolenceOfSilence: Chennai Protests The Murder of Rajalakshmi, A Dalit Girl From Salem

#ViolenceOfSilence: Chennai Protests The Murder of Rajalakshmi, A Dalit Girl From Salem

Rajalakshmi was killed because she had spurned his advances; because she spoke about it. It is both a caste-based crime and a sexual offence that needs to be addressed at both levels.
What The New Supreme Court Ruling On 498A Means For Domestic Violence Victims In India

What The New Supreme Court Ruling On 498A Means For Domestic Violence Victims In...

The Supreme Court has given a verdict that prohibits immediate arrest under Section 498A to prevent misuse of the law. But what does this mean for domestic violence victims?
Shefali Vaidya

Shefali Vaidya Can Take A Masterclass On Hurt Hindu Sentiments

Shefali Vaidya, empowered by victory over spineless companies like Amazon, somehow manages to make Hindus feel like victims because the rape-accused are Hindus.
Kareena Kapoor Khan

If Kareena Kapoor Khan Says She’s Not A Feminist, Maybe She’s Not

Kareena Kapoor Khan was asked whether she is feminist. In a tiresome and clichéd routine, she explained how she believes in equal rights but is not a feminist.
Gauri Lankesh

Remembering Gauri Lankesh: 8 Instances Of Her Exemplary Journalism

With her strong, courageous writing, Gauri Lankesh always told it like it is. Here are 8 pieces of her writing, traversing a variety of themes.
Tamil Nadu's Plan To Make Registration Of Pregnancy Compulsory Will Only Hurt Women

Tamil Nadu’s Plan To Make Registration Of Pregnancy Compulsory Will Only Hurt Women

To ensure that pregnancy and childbirth happen safely, Tamil Nadu state government has come up with a brilliant new scheme — put pregnant women under surveillance.
rupan deol bajaj and KPS GIll

KPS Gill – The Sexual Harasser Remembered As A Supercop

Rupan Deol Bajaj, a senior IAS officer, took KPS Gill to court over a case of sexual harassment and won it – the first woman to do so.
The Global Gender Gap Report 2017 And India's Worrying Performance

The Global Gender Gap Report 2017 And India’s Worrying Performance

The World Economic Forum's annual global gender gap report says it will take 100 years before women achieve equality.

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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.
Stills from Holi songs

The Holi Grail – It’s Time To Stop Playing Holi Songs That Normalize Harassment

Holi songs reflect a disturbing rape culture where men are portrayed as deriving pleasure from harassment and women from being harassed.
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.