Women in India’s Armed Forces Delivering his Independence Day address in 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced opening the gates of Sainik Schools in every state for girls. Sainik Schools are like regular schools preparing students for their school-leaving exams except that there is a lot of emphasis on sports, physical fitness, and the cultivation … More Should Women Fight?
“We have the best culture. In our culture there is no place for a woman,” says the Defendant lawyer of Nirbhaya’s case. 1 in 3 women globally is beaten, forced into sex or abused. 1 in 5 will become a victim of rape or attempted rape. Sexual violence is in some way ubiquitous. It is … More Not just charity, justice begins at home
This incident occurred about 40 years ago. I was in the first year of college. It was in the afternoon of the last day of class before it closed for Holi, the festival of colors. Our college was on a street which had two schools for the boys and two for the girls, located at … More Helpless victims or bystanders?
POV: I’m at your home, and I look around. Everything seems great; surrounded by loved ones, easy access to things I need, comfortable in my space, unbothered and content. POV: I step outside, within my block. Pleased with my neighborhood, friends like family, amicable acquaintances, weather seems perfect and no qualms, whatsoever. POV: I have … More Not As a Daughter, Not As a Wife But As a Human Being
This art work was the result of an online art residency that was conducted in collaboration with ADF under their initiative called save_our_vanishinggirls Art created by Bernard Cargay cargayb The message of my artwork is focused on countering ‘Fear’ with ‘Love’. When our hearts and minds are ruled with ‘Fear’ the outcome always results in an ‘Oppressive … More Embrace. Admire. Preserve
Victims do not stay in a relationship of domestic violence because they want to or choose to. Statistics say that 95% women experience domestic violence. The severity and frequency of this abuse or the trauma caused by the attacker very often increases and suicide could become the potential outcome in such situations. The trauma affects … More Home
Sometime in the middle of 2020 the Netflix show Indian Matchmaking became a social phenomenon taking the internet by storm, and rightfully so for all the wrong reasons. It should not be difficult for a viewer to notice dominant-caste and upper-class people on the show legitimating themselves by promoting beliefs and values congenial to them. … More The Violent Materialization of Caste in Indian Matchmaking
The issue of Gender discrimination is something that haunts our communities. National Crime Records inform us that in the year 2006 two women were reported as being raped every hour, of course we are well aware of the number of cases that do not go reported and the number of cases that cannot be reported. … More Dismantling Patriarchy
Whose side are you on? The recent story of Pen Farthing made me think and ask an uncomfortable question. Now you may be asking just who exactly is Pen Farthing. He is a former British Marine , who after his stint was over started a charity. The charity was based out of Afghanistan which by … More Human Rights or Animal Rights?
“Shhh! Keep quiet”, said her mother. “Shhh! Keep it low”, said her teacher. “Shhh! Women don’t need to speak for such matters”, said her husband. No one listened. No one heard. No one knew her resounding word. It rang in her head over and over again. She tried to say it, she tried to string … More When a woman is told “No”