Women

  • The politics of women's empowerment

    Women at work |  Nirupama Subramanian
    The greatest exercise of adult franchise in the world is currently underway in our country. The 2014 Lok Sabha elections have eclipsed cricket results and...

  • Of Modi, Rahul, Ambedkar and women

    The Mysore Post |  Kiran Batni
    Last week, Narendra Modi, just like Rahul Gandhi some weeks ago, was all over the media assuring people that his party will make India safer...

  • 'Sita' - Inherent to Indian women?

    Just Asking |  S K Srivastava
    Jasodabehn who lived for decades in anonymity is in the news. Not as 62 years old retired school teacher, which has been her identity for...

  • Power of 49: The power and its mystique

    The Straight Drive |  Sriram Balasubramanian
    The world's largest democracy is bracing itself for the most anticipated event every 5 years. To keep things in perspective, almost 1 in 6 on...

  • Power of 49: The power & its mystique

    The Straight Drive |  Sriram Balasubramanian
    The world's largest democracy is bracing itself for the most anticipated event every 5 years. To keep things in perspective, almost 1 in 6 on...

  • Birds of a feather sit together

    Strictly non-bureaucratic |  Shailaja Chandra
    Unless women show confidence no one will show respect. On International women's Day I write this to encourage women professionals to show solidarity -by ...

  • Freedom from enforced sexuality: Why the 'aam aurat' loves the tent-like nightie, the life partner of the 'lungi'

    A-Musing |  Purba Ray
    It's time aam aurats of India conveyed their heartfelt gratitude to the lady who was too lazy to change out of her nightdress and ended...

  • 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 ...

  • The working women

    Just Asking |  S K Srivastava
    The women across the world manage home, family food and rearing of children. It is a full time, not-so-easy job. The lioness kill to feed...

  • 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...

  • The Weight Loss Club: The lives of the women of Nancy charted with gentle humour and a keen eye

    Women at work |  Nirupama Subramanian
    Novels about women and their lives, usually tend to be worthy tomes, the narratives laced with suffering and struggle. Most of the men are weak...

  • The breast brouhaha

    Write Corner |  Anubha Bhonsle
    As a woman and of course, it runs true for men too - I am the sum of all my parts. We are all the...

  • 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...

  • 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 -...

  • International Women's Day: Subcontinent's women writers in English

    Hindustani awaaz |  Rakhshanda Jalil
    Published in 1895, Saguna is said to be the first autobiographical novel in English written by an Indian woman; its author was Krupabai Satthianadhan (1862-1894),...

  • #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...

  • At war with the wrong enemy

    Grumble with Gaurav |  Gaurav Kalra
    Waqar Younis told the story with relish of a one-day game in 1989 when he dismissed Kris Srikkanth twice in two balls. First an lbw...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • Trapped in a sieve

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    It's open season on 'modern' women A fashionable cultural conservatism dominates a land in the throes of the seismic shocks of liberalisation and westernisation. ...

  • 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...

  • On the compulsions of being Gloria Steinem

    Hindustani awaaz |  Rakhshanda Jalil
    'If the shoe doesn't fit, must we change the foot?' --Gloria Steinem Gloria Steinem, feminist writer and editor, is a most uncommon woman. ...