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?
rss women's wing

RSS Women’s Wing Camp Teaches Girls To Be Good Mothers

RSS Women's Wing Camp taught young girls conflicting messages of empowerment with combat training and lessons on how to be a good mother.
The Misogyny Behind Political Protests

Of Bangles And Blouses – The Misogyny Behind Political Protests

A soldier's wife sent PM Modi a 56-inch blouse, a part of the trend of feminine symbols being used as "insults" in political protests.

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Padmavati: Attempts to Control A (Fake) Historical Woman

Padmavati must carry the insecurities of patriarchal and casteist fringe outfits and call it her 'honour'.

Rukhmabai: From Child Bride To India’s First Practising Female Doctor

Rukhmabai was the first practicing female doctor in colonial India. She is also renowned for contributing to the Age of Consent Act, 1891.
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Why Doesn’t Aishwarya Rai Get Enough Credit For Being A Domestic Violence Survivor?

We fail to give Aishwarya Rai her rightful credit as one of the first women from Bollywood to identify and oppose violence.