Sexual

  • India is changing and it's in the positive direction

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    A year can be almost an eternity in a country like India: last December, there was a sense of doom and gloom around us. Angry...

  • 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...

  • 'Her wishes don't count': troubling commentary on the Tarun Tejpal sexual assault case

    Neenaz's Space |  Neenaz Ichaporia
    The cacophony around the Tarun Tejpal sexual assault allegations has grown so loud that I feel we have missed the point of both the survivor's...

  • What did Tejpal mean by 'serious lapse of judgement'?

    Children Are Watching Us |  Valay Singhrai
    Now that Tarun Tejpal has been booked for sexual assault suo moto, those baying for his blood can rest for a while. But, there are...

  • The Tehelka tales: Whose privacy is it anyway?

    For crying out loud |  Sreemoyee Piu Kundu
    This blog is about Tehelka. And Tarun Tejpal. But it doesn't begin there. A few weeks ago at my urban, upmarket South Delhi gym one...

  • Workplace sex abuse: How to 'atone' for a 'lapse of judgement'

    Begging Your Pardon |  Rituparna Chatterjee
    When a media organisation that champions the cause of the underdog is caught in sexual assault allegations and its head tries to pass off what...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • International Women's Day and PEHEL

    Delhi Musings |  Shormishtha Panja
    Today is International Women's Day. In spite of being in the middle of a three-day international Shakespeare seminar, when CNN-IBN asked me to do a...

  • 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...

  • Addressing suppressed sexuality

    Common Sense Majority |  Dr Karan Thakur
    The ghastly and brutal gang-rape and murderous assault on a 23-year old by six men in New Delhi last month has shaken the national consciousness...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • Walking the parenting tightrope

    Mamma Mania |  Shabia Ravi Walia
    After the various horrific incidents of girls being molested in different parts of the country, I received a forwarded message which said, "Don't curb your...

  • 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...

  • Violence against women: A preview from dusk to dawn

    Transforming Bharat |  Anurodh Jain
    On Mother's Day, Forbes magazine published a list of world's most powerful moms, representing influential women, who are politicians, CEO's & billionaires. This list symbolized...

  • How grave a matter is child sexual abuse

    The Chastity Belt |  Madhuri Banerjee
    Child sexual abuse is a grave matter. Being a parent myself, I find that my one mission in life is to save my child from...

  • The Santos & Fernandes families - bravehearts left behind

    Dextra Aria |  Kajal Iyer
    How does one identify grief? Is it the number of cigarettes someone is smoking, the compulsive checking of messages on the phone? Is it the...

  • David his own Goliath

    Borgub's Lair |  Amrita Tripathi
    If you're not in the publishing world, you may or may not be aware of the massive tremors underfoot as David Davidar, a veritable giant...