Bharatanatyam dancer barred from performing in Kerala temple as she is non-Hindu

“I got the call from an artist for the programme. Then fixed my programme and at least six times communicated for photographs and other things through an email before they printed the invite with my name and picture. They even congratulated me after going through my testimonials. If they had such a norm, they could … More Bharatanatyam dancer barred from performing in Kerala temple as she is non-Hindu

Should Women Fight?

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?

Not As a Daughter, Not As a Wife But As a Human Being

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

Are we equals?

Not too long ago, we went on a trip to Velankanni. The trip was great, but the weather was horrible, and it rained for 2 days out of 3. Post our trip we were invited to a village not far from Nagapattinam. The locals were very hospitable and welcomed us heartily. On the whole, we … More Are we equals?

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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

The Violent Materialization of Caste in Indian Matchmaking

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