In Kolar district of Karnataka, in another case of “honour killing”, a 17-year-old girl was killed by her father for being in love with a boy from a “lower” caste, and other such feminist news from last week.
A man stabs a woman, but the media and the police is more interested in casting aspersions about her character and employment status.
Section 144 is a piece of colonial-era legislation that was primarily used by the British to curb dissent, quite similar to how it is used by the Indian government today.
It is likely that the activists may never be convicted but the process of proving their innocence can take years, no thanks to the Supreme Court.
The Assam Registry is touted by some as a much-needed count of the refugees in the country, but is poorly veiled symbol of India's xenophobia.
The tribal representative bodies in Nagaland are protesting the State's decision to have 33% reservation of seats for women in local bodies.
Recently the Indian cricket team played an international match in which the players wore special jerseys with their mothers' names emblazoned on them. The gesture was variously described as "emotive" "never before" and "being used to power social change". For wearing their mothers' names THE ONE TIME.
ut keeping Sabyasachi Mukherjee's image in mind, as arguably the most beloved couturiers of India, and his trendsetting power among his peers, it becomes crucial to talk about these 'harmless' blunders, because these are the exact things which are creating the image of his brand, which is in-turn feeding into the notion of an "Ideal Indian Woman".
It is clearly visible that even if any programme is aimed at Dalit women, its approach and reach is unclear, simply because it is incorporated under initiatives meant for all Dalits or for all women. There exists a serious lack of understanding that women bearing the brunt of caste and patriarchy are a distinct category that requires specific structural interventions to set right the history of oppression that continues to push back any efforts to move ahead.
The Finance Bill, 2017 which was passed on the 22nd of March by the Union Government is part of the plethora of problems that have begun to plague our political system in the past year.