Society

caste census

By P.V. Durga:  As children, most of us have been told the story about the elephant and the blind men. They touch different parts of the elephant to try and ...
jasleen-sarvjeet case
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By Shruthi Venukumar:  One need not look much further than literature and the dramatic arts to be convinced of humankind’s fascination with the extreme. Our reactions to things in the pages ...
jasleen kaur

By Jasleen Kaur:  Editor’s note: On 23rd August 2015, Jasleen Kaur posted a photo of a man on social media stating that he had made “obscene comments at her near ...
moral policing

By Azra Qaisar:  Six years ago, this city was in news for assaulting women going to pubs. Time has passed by, but not much has changed for Mangalore. From attacking ...
mental health

By Anonymous:  I came across the word “schizophrenia” for the first time while watching Russell Crowe’s masterpiece, ‘A Beautiful Mind’. After watching the movie, I was baffled by the struggle ...
sewing machine

By Jay Sonavane:  On the morning of 15th August 2015, the whole atmosphere at Lal Qila was energetic when our Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi introduced a new slogan of ...
childmarriage

By Mahi Khakhar and Deepika Khatri:  The children who clean our homes, the ones who look after our children. The ones that walk the streets all day, waiting for the traffic ...
For representational purpose only

By Ravi Sahay:  This is a difficult topic – . Chetan Bhagat, in his column, ‘Let’s Talk About Sex’, cautioned Indians, “..Since we shun it so much we have two ...
PicMonkey Collage

By Ankita Ghosh: Did you know that the latex condom was invented in the 1920s, a good 3 decades ahead of the life-saving Polio vaccine? So we’ve practically had an ...
puppy

By Shambhavi Saxena:  . It’s sort of like a paw-shaped mark of approval – as if saying “this human is kind, this human is compassionate.” It’s something many pet owners, ...
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By Saumya Pandey: “What will you do with the information”, she looked at us intently and asked “Will you help us?” I didn’t have an answer to Lakshmi’s question. Honestly, ...
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By Aparna Komarla:  Eating disorders are conditions that negatively impact one’s health and emotions. They are characterized by serious disturbances in eating habits, emotional stability and weight regulation. Most eating ...
youth and elections

By Ravi Karkara: We must harness the potential of young people to promote, fulfill, and realize the fundamental rights of humanity. They need to be recognized as right holders in ...
discrimination films collage

By Pallavi Ghosh:  The moment we speak of independence, the following questions spring up almost naturally- independence from what or whom and for what? As we celebrate the 69th year ...
hollywood feminists
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By Akhila Nagar for Cake:  The “F-word” has been used with extreme care in Hollywood. After all, it was easier claiming you stood for “all of humanity” than a ‘singular’ section ...
indian languages collage

By Sanjana Chowdhury:  The patriotic fervour of 15th August was a little dampened by the #StopHindiImposition twitter campaign organised by Facebook advocacy group, Promote Linguistic Equality or PLE’s Bengaluru chapter. ...
subrahmanya

By Samar Halarnkar, IndiaSpend.com:  The suspension of two college girls in a prosperous, highly literate small town showcases India’s struggles with female independence and offers some clues to their low workplace presence. ...
breast reduction

By Anonymous: Note: Originally published on Empathize This and republished here with their permission. My experience starts now, but really I know the worst is yet to come. If I ...
uphaar cinema

By Asmita Sarkar:  “Rich people can kill anyone’s children and pay blood money and get away with it. This compensation money will go to the government. Essentially, you are paying ...
kiss_of_love_campaign

By Nitin K V:  I was just catching up on news one recent Sunday morning when I came across an article on Buzzfeed which talked about the public indecency suffered by women ...
#3 Blaming The Victim For Not Expecting The Crime (1)
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By Shreena Thakore:  No Country For Women recently launched a digital campaign called ‘What If We Treated All Crimes Like We Treat Sexual Assault?’ that uses humour to illustrate the problematic ...
baby-with mother

By Anjali Krishnan:  After Anne-Marie Slaughters widely shared and frankly titled article, “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All” and Sheryl Sandberg’s best-selling book and movement, Lean In, the conversation ...

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