Rapes

  • Media and rape sensationalism

    The other India |  Debraj Bhattacharya
    On the morning of 10 September 2013 I saw a wonderful piece of news on the net - the four accused in the rape case...

  • A Conversation About Rape

    THE NEWSROOM BLOG |  H R Venkatesh
    As I waited at the Delhi-Noida toll booth on the drive to work on Friday, I rang a friend. Don't you know a woman ...

  • Mumbai gangrape: It could've been any of us

    Dextra Aria |  Kajal Iyer
    The minute I reached my apartment on Friday night after covering the aftermath of the horrific incident at Shakti Mills, my neighbor came running out...

  • The anti-neta neta

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    AAP is doing what politicians have forgotten to do As the summer kicks in, people's representatives are often seen scurrying for their cool drawing ...

  • Child sex abuse: The horror show stats and signs to watch out for

    Borgub's Lair |  Amrita Tripathi
    As the country reels under the sheer number of cases of child sexual abuse and brutal sexual attacks on little children, it bears repeating that...

  • Sexist is as sexist does

    Borgub's Lair |  Amrita Tripathi
    The MLA who told the national kabaddi women's team coach that she should wear appropriate clothes - that is, a sari instead of shirt and...

  • Death Penalty is no sign of an uncivilized society

    Kindred mind |  Ayushman Jamwal
    Morality and prudence are polar opposite virtues, which when hold hands deliver political master strokes to those who wield them. For the heinous crimes of...

  • #Suryanelli Trends on Junglebook

    Life As It Is |  Rajesh Kumar
    A rape that happened 17 years ago has animals of Junglistan up in arms. #Suryanelli is today the most trending topic. @ChikkuTheCricket Can ...

  • Marital Rape: Films like 'Akaash Vani' can be the agents of change

    Pentaprism |  Rohit Vats
    I had different expectations from Luv Ranjan's latest offering 'Akaash Vani', simply because Ranjan's previous film 'Pyaar Ka Punchnama' was a fun film. It became...

  • Time for India to join hands with Bharat to curb crimes against women

    Lost in 'Trance'lation |  Abid Soffi
    After the horrific Delhi gangrape incident which shook the nation to its foundation, people for the first time in one voice said 'No to crimes...

  • Is the Indian middle class becoming an active agent of change?

    The other India |  Debraj Bhattacharya
    The recent outcry of middle-class men and women, many of whom not associated with any political party or developmental organisation, is an important phenomenon that...

  • Road safety: Good Samaritans need fear no harassment

    Fresh air |  Vivek Sengupta
    The friend of the rape victim, who through her ordeal and death galvanised an entire nation, spoke out a few days ago. In his first...

  • Her death cannot go in vain

    Arunoday's Space |  Arunoday Mukharji
    As a crime reporter who started out at the age of 20, I was jolted to a different sort of reality fresh out of a...

  • An Open Letter to RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat

    The Other |  Nadim Asrar
    Dear Sir, You cannot be more 'right', pun vehemently intended. I am one of the many today outraged by your remarks that rapes happen ...

  • 10 points for Justice Verma to keep women safe

    The Chastity Belt |  Madhuri Banerjee
    Dear Justice Verma, The outrage will not stop until steps are taken. The politicians have failed. The justice system of India needs to take ...

  • Two cheers for the anti-rape movement

    The other India |  Debraj Bhattacharya
    Following the horrific assault and rape of a 23-year-old girl in Delhi there has been massive protests at Delhi, in other cities of India as...

  • Delhi gangrape: Third India wants justice

    Afsar's Take |  Afsar Ahmad
    Till now, we have known two kinds of India. One which supports the government and second that supports the Opposition. Post independence, these two types...

  • Not death but castration for rapists'

    Silent Stir |  Sahasranshu Mahapatra
    In May 2011 Additional Sessions Judge Kamini Lau had suggested to explore the option of 'chemical castration' as a punitive measure for the child rapists....

  • Delhi rape: I live in hope things will change, I die in fear they never may

    Un'news'ual |  Ruchira Singh
    Dear Delhi, I belong here. Please let me feel safe in my own home. Speaking strictly from whatever little experience of life I have ...

  • Innocence lost forever?

    In Sync |  Trupti Rane
    Last night I was reading an article on victims of child labour and child abuse. I went to sleep with a very disturbed mind. I...

  • Poverty and lack of privacy need not lead to rape

    Begging Your Pardon |  Rituparna Chatterjee
    Everyone has an opinion on rape - which isn't a bad thing unless the opinion is used to over-simplify a subject so contentious that it...

  • No country for rape victims

    Write Corner |  Anubha Bhonsle
    I had a friend, let's call her 'B'. She was assaulted outside her home. We were just out of college. Like most assaults, the perpetrators...

  • Rape story, the anatomy of reportage

    Accident Prone |  Seemi Pasha
    When I was asked to travel to Haryana for a ground report on the sudden spurt in the number of rape cases being reported from...

  • Open letter to men: Let's talk about rape

    Begging Your Pardon |  Rituparna Chatterjee
    'Rape is mostly consensual' - Haryana Congress leader 'Rape is just another method of conception' - Congressman Paul Ryan 'Some girls, they rape ...

  • India's Shame: Rape and its recurrence

    The Straight Drive |  Sriram Balasubramanian
    One of the most shambolic criminal acts off late has been the recent spate of rape's occurring in the country. In a country which prides...

  • A rape of the senses in Kolkata

    Kolkata Colloquies |  Priyanka Gupta
    'How can a mother of two leave behind her children and go to a bar to drink?' 'She is a divorcee, she drinks beer, ...

  • I am still naked

    Write Corner |  Anubha Bhonsle
    "I am still naked." She said it tonelessly, almost hopelessly; no anger, not even an eye-lid moved, and then she got up and left. ...