Sarpanch Pati: The Roadblock To Women’s Political Participation

Sarpanch Pati: The Roadblock To Women’s Political Participation

25 years after women were given 33% reservation in local self-governance bodies, many women sarpanchs remain faceless wives and daughters-in-law.
Ghashiram Kotwal

Ghashiram Kotwal: Interrogating The Rise Of The Shiv Sena

The relevance of Ghashriam Kotwal’s critique of a totalitarian right-wing assumes a significant relevance at this political juncture.

How I Became An Activist: My Story Of Political Awakening

When I became an activist with Students For Free Tibet, I realized even my citizenship was a privilege which I had to use to help those without.
Nirmala Sitharaman

Nirmala Sitharaman’s Appointment Does Not Equal Women’s Empowerment

Should we celebrate Nirmala Sitharaman’s victory as a sign of women’s “empowerment”? Having women visible in politics isn't enough to encourage equitable outcomes for women.
Women's Groups Protest For 33% Reservation In The Parliament

Women’s Groups Protest For 33% Reservation In The Parliament

Hundreds of women assembled to demand passage of the long awaited 33% Reservation Bill in the monsoon session of the Lok Sabha​.
army tank

What Does An Army Tank In JNU Mean For University Spaces?

Installing a army tank as a reminder of patriotism in university spaces doesn’t speak of the professed ‘sacrifice of soldiers at the borders’, but of the military culture of suppressing dissent.

We Need To Stop Viewing Women As The Flag-Bearers Of Nationalism

The new President tweeted his notion of the ideal Indian woman, and it is fraught with harmful notions of honour, labour and nationalism.
ram nath kovind with amit shah and narendra modi

Ram Nath Kovind And The Anti-Caste Posturings Of The BJP

Ram Nath Kovind's election is significant as he is India's 2nd Dalit president. However, BJP's concern with anti-caste politics is dubious.
Manel At Lokmat Parliamentary Awards

The Lokmat Parliamentary Awards And The Manel That Judges Them

By the reckoning of the Lokmat Parliamentary Awards, men are non-gender specific MPs, women supposedly need their own award category.
What Have We Gained From #NotInMyName | Feminism in India

What Have We Gained From #NotInMyName

Now that the #NotInMyName protest is over, the unrest has settled, similar questions have been lingering in our minds- is it going to die out like every other time?

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Swathi Vadlamudi

The FIR Against Cartoonist Swathi Vadlamudi Should Make Us All Angry

Swathi Vadlamudi is a senior journalist based in Hyderabad who has an FIR lodged against her for posting a satirical image of Ram and Sita highlighting the era of rampant sexual violence that we live in.