Society

sexual abuse

By Susmita Abani: On Mother’s Day, May 2012, Jessica Silva, a 22 year old girl in Sydney, committed a crime that would change her life forever. Her ex-partner of 4 years, ...
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By Shehla Rashid Shora: I would like to congratulate Prime Minister Narendra Modi for completing one year in office. I would also like to thank him for resolving my complex identity ...
religion kids

By Sanskriti Pandey: “It’s something people believe so that they can make themselves less scared,” says a kid who looks no more than 12 years of age, when asked what religion ...
marijuana

By Lamya Ibrahim: Both can be exaggerated to the extent of being touted as saviors of the human race itself, or be disparaged as one of the worst occurrences of ...
peace auto

By Pooja Roy: In a hurry, you head off to the road, wave, and ask an auto driver “Bhaiyya, Sony World signal?” Pat comes back a straight faced reply, “50 ...
xenophobia in indiastaff pick

By Sanskriti Pandey: A woman trying to pacify her cranky child points to the African ‘monster’ walking behind them, warning that he’ll take her away. In the metro, someone turns ...
Marriage

By Jason ‘Jayology’ Jeremias, Edited by Aindrila Chaudhuri: There is another awful aspect to the anointing of rape that has not yet been discussed but has been carried out in all ...
spicy food

By Sarah Moses:  Why do some people love spicy food while others can’t bear the burn? It could be a question of testosterone for those men who like it hot. ...
arey baba TTT

By Sanskriti Pandey: ‘Arre Baba’ is a very short story that begins and ends on the kachcha road back home at the end of a day. Little Devika is upset ...
dtc

By Karthik Shankar: Delhi’s already overcrowded public transportation system took another hit with a strike by the DTC (Delhi Transport Corporation) union over the death of Ashok Kumar. While the ...
I am not that girl

By Sanskriti Pandey: I’ve never been ‘that girl’. How many women wake up every day and find themselves under pressure to head out, feel great, look great, and be admired, ...
mother's day video

By Sanskriti Pandey: It was quite an ingenious idea to put those good old lie detector machines to good use this Mother’s Day! Yes, that’s right – a bunch of ...
video mothers day

By Sanskriti Pandey: Motherrrrrr, knows best! While the wicked ‘Tangled’ mother didn’t really know best, most likely, yours always has. She knows your favourite colour, she has danced with you ...
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By Lamya Ibrahim: In the aftermath of a calamity, we can only pick up what remains and move forward. Even with the best technology and our most ardent efforts, sometimes ...
dog video

By Sanskriti Pandey: 2,50,00 stray dogs on the streets of Mumbai, and there’s no dearth of inhumanity. If stray dog adoption didn’t seem an urgent enough need to you, watching ...
kerala

By Nishtha Relan: While we were celebrating Sania Mirza’s victory in the US Open – which is great in itself – by debating whether she is still ‘India’s daughter’ or ...
juvenile justice

By Child Rights and You: You know we read in the papers, And we hear on the air Of killing and stealing, And crime everywhere And we sigh and we ...
nagaraju koppula

By Shinjini Devbarman: Nagaraju Koppula was a journalist from a small village in Sarapaka, Telangana. He was probably the only Madiga Dalit journalist to work for The New Indian Express ...
Child-Marriage

By Bhanvi Satija: For some of us, the whole concept of child marriage exists only in TV shows, or in some faraway land. For us, ‘Balika Vadhu’ is just that – ...
EL EMPLEO

By Sanskriti Pandey: I’ll summon Voltaire to describe what I understood from this powerful short film: “The comfort of the rich depends upon an abundant supply of the poor.” On a dreary ...
women2

By P. Sainath: The woman rolling the lumps of fuel in Bihar is making an astonishing contribution to the national economy. One though, that will not figure in our GDP. ...
women

By Simrith Hundal: A few days ago, I met some of my friends for dinner. We were three guys and two girls, and it was arranged that the guys would ...

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