Crime

  • 1971 wounds: Bangladesh needs a healing touch

    Smita's Space |  Smita Sharma
    Last February of last year, thousands of young people flocked to Dhaka's Shahbag Square, seeking justice. Like Lucy Akhtar, the 23-year-old protest organiser everyone called...

  • Abstention louder than any vote

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    With India's abstention vote, it would seem that South Block is wresting back control of its decision-making authority from that domestic sphere that has ridden...

  • CCTVs and the move to make Indian cities safer across states

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    The arrest of Indian Mujahideen founder Yasin Bhatkal has served to highlight the increasing role played by CCTV footage in terror investigations. Not only has...

  • The Fringe Character

    Sougata's Blog |  Sougata Mukhopadhyay
    We had it all on camera The wailing woman, wide shots of her sitting on the ground, her legs spread. Tight frames of her ...

  • Safe media workplaces are no concession to women; they are essential for productive work

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    Workplaces free of sexual harassment are not just meant to uphold constitutional rights; they a necessary condition of service or employment to enable women to...

  • 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...

  • In Which A Cuckoo Comes Calling

    Read Only |  Arunava Sinha
    Everyone knows that most of us read - or will read - The Cuckoo's Calling because it was written by J.K. Rowling. And not all...

  • 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...

  • International Women's Day: 'Badi aayi Kareena Kapoor!'

    For crying out loud |  Sreemoyee Piu Kundu
    It's weird being a woman. Today. It's odd to have to constantly defend what you stand for - to have to play the part -...

  • #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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • Why Christian Basti is not Guwahati's shame alone

    Chiti chiti bang bang |  Lopamudra Ghatak
    At 17, life is about chocolates, crushes and (sometimes) career choices. Not in that order, though! It is about getting ready to break out of...

  • Crime master Gogo - uncut

    Sushi's Blog |  Sushant Mehta
    'Aaya hoon kuch to leke jaunga', maybe this quote from Andaz Apna Apna's 'Crime Master Gogo' was at the back of my head while I...

  • 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...

  • Nothing 'slutty' about Delhi's first SlutWalk

    Un'news'ual |  Ruchira Singh
    After a lot of anticipation and speculation, Delhi finally got its first edition of the SlutWalk. The capital's version of the protest was much tamer...

  • Jyotirmoy Dey's work reflected the man he was

    The Chastity Belt |  Madhuri Banerjee
    I did not know Jyotirmoy Dey. In fact, I didn't recollect any of his stories until I re-read them in the papers a few days...