Monthly Archives: May 2016

Comfortable Silence

A very hot evening in India. I am in Jaipur with my colleagues and we are making collages with young boys and girls. The task is simple – “what do men and women do inside and outside the house”. We … Continue reading

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In whose interest does this lie?

I read an article in this morning’s newspaper. The title of the article states that a decorated Navy doctor gropes a junior in the Vice-Admiral’s home http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Decorated-Navy-doctor-accused-of-groping-junior-at-Vice-Admiral-home/articleshow/52440847.cms Someone once said that sexual harassment is inevitable in all places where men … Continue reading

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Feminism is Everywhere, It’s Just Harder to Spot

Lisa Hayden, an Indian model/actress recently expressed her views on feminism in an interview and sparked another debate on the term and its meaning. Many celebrities don’t want to associate with the word and almost run away from the “controversial … Continue reading

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The walk to work is harder for some

Sonia and I are walking down the narrow by lanes of her village to reach the nearest junction for an auto. It’s a long walk which seems longer on this summer day.  There are no autos in sight. So we … Continue reading

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Sexual Harassment is a labour issue

It is estimated that around 500,000 workers work in the garment industry in almost 1200 factories in and around Bengaluru. Most of the leading multinational brands like H&M, GAP, JC Penny, ZARA and Next source from this city. 90% of … Continue reading

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#Feminism in Everyday Life

When I was returning to my hotel in Raipur one night last week, I noticed that the security guard who opened the gate for the vehicle was a young woman. She was smartly dressed, behaved smartly and performed her job … Continue reading

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