Girl

  • The closing of the Indian mind

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    The counter argument to narrow mindedness is missing From the Grand Mufti's fatwa against the all-girl band in Kashmir, to the now lifted ban ...

  • Making sense of sensationalist TV journalism

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    American pop art icon Andy Warhol was probably right: everyone is looking for their 15 minutes of fame; only the time has now been compressed...

  • Girl, don't be a woman soon

    Chiti chiti bang bang |  Lopamudra Ghatak
    Her hair bounced in the air as she took two sprightly steps at a time, climbing down the stairs of a dilapidated, dank building. Confidence...

  • From Mamma's girl to Daddy's girl!

    Mamma Mania |  Shabia Ravi Walia
    Ok, I have been missing for a long time. I have been busy getting my other baby on its feet! Not a baby literally, but...

  • 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...

  • Suckered by Jaswanti

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    In May 2008, when the economic slowdown was beginning to bite, I traveled to Rohtak for a feel-good TV story which I thought would go...

  • Of Satyamev Jayate and why we fail to address social issues

    Youth ki awaaz |  Anshul Tewari
    Last Sunday started in a rather unusual way. Aamir Khan, in his show Satyamev Jayate, exposed a grim reality of the world's largest democracy. His...

  • Keep the burqa, remove the veil

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    My first reaction on reading the news that St Aloysius College in Mangalore had restricted the use of burqa was that it was unnecessarily provocative....

  • I'm sorry Baby Falak, I failed you

    Begging Your Pardon |  Rituparna Chatterjee
    I'm always on Twitter, addicted to news. Tonight I lost interest in how many people retweet me. I do not care if you read this...

  • Incest in Indian films: 'Don't you see how sick this is?'

    Begging Your Pardon |  Rituparna Chatterjee
    "Don't you see how sick this is, don't you see what's wrong with this?" - That Girl In Yellow Boots This is a fairly ...

  • A girl too many?

    Westerlies |  Swati Vashishtha
    Could a family that dared to defy the widespread household practice of female infanticide in Jaisalmer thirty years back by raising a girl have killed...