Author Archives: Dr. Rajesh Tandon

Taking Risks, Making a Difference

On April 7 2017, at Nehru Memorial Hall in Teen Murti Bhawan in Delhi, winners of first Martha Farrell Awards for Excellence in Women’s Empowerment were felicitated for their courage and commitment. Launching the Award ceremony, Nandita Bhatt, a long-time … Continue reading

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Playing Holi Without Fear, This Year!

गाने.नाचने के बहाने छेड़ते हैं…जयपुर “ I was groped and molested while playing Holi”…Haryana शरीर के किसी भी हिस्से पर बिना पूछे रंग मलते हैं… झाँसी “We are scared to go out of our homes because boys will forcibly colour … Continue reading

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Be My Valentine!

Love is in the air, it is said about this period as we approach February 14 each year. For a full week, red roses, heart-shaped gifts and chocolates are being sold on every street and mall. We are expected to … Continue reading

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Footprints, Steps Forward!

Youth-led Campaigns to Prevent Violence Against Women “We want the liquor shop to be moved away from our school”–Jaipur “A female staff should also be in the school bus”—Kalimpong “ Boys and girls in school should play sports together”—Banda Many … Continue reading

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Speak Up!

A week ago, during a conversation with journalist Rajeev Masand as part of a roundtable series, actress Sonam Kapoor spoke about being molested when she was younger (http://www.huffingtonpost.in/2016/12/13/sonam-kapoor-i-was-molested-when-i-was-younger-it-was-traumati/). In a debate on violence against women held in the UK parliament … Continue reading

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Feminists Care For Boys and Men…Not Necessarily Act Like Them!

Last Saturday, November 19, was International Men’s Day. I decided to wait a while before commenting on it. Because November 19 was also birthday of Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi (born 1828) who fought against the British empire bravely, and is … Continue reading

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Why only pitru-paksh? क्या महिलाएं हमारे पूर्वज नहीं थीं?

Let us start ‘matru-paksha’ today – the fortnight which is dedicated to paying respects to our ancestors. आज से ‘मात्रु-पक्ष’ शुरू हो गया. इस पखवारे हम अपने पूर्वजों को श्रधांजलि देते हैं. But, rest of India knows this fortnight as … Continue reading

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#FeminismInEverydayLife

“Men have greater power of decision-making (than women). “ Thus spoke Aristotle in 350 BC, and All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) yesterday. In its submission to the Supreme Court of India, the Board further stated that “men are … Continue reading

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Looking Good, Dressing Well Not OK?

When Britain’s Conservative Party elected Theresa May as its leader and next Prime Minister of UK following the Brexit Vote in end June, several media reports commented on her choice of fancy designer shoes. Such stories implied that wearing nice-looking … Continue reading

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SPEAK UP, NOW!

"We need to remember that only one in 10 survivors of sexualised violence will go to police— a statistic that leaves room for improvement….. Victims of sexual violence suffer intensely…from being violated, and they fear being victimized again by having … Continue reading

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