Mira was married at the age of 18 to a handsome army officer. They made a picture-perfect couple to the world, but the reality of this marriage was...
10 years ago, the government enacted the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, but its implementation remains plagued by challenges.
Why did I choose Meera’s story for my first book? Her life, personality, sufferings, have something that every woman has faced, at least once.
I fear being in a relationship, where the woman may hold the power to accuse me of rape in case the companionship may not progress as she may have planned.
I was reading The Hindu at 10 p.m. one night and found the story of a woman who was brutally beaten and raped.
If we amend laws like section 375, 376 we are simultaneously breaking down stereotypes and providing deserved justice.
I had an over-romantic idea of love: the "I will tolerate anything for love" kind.
This relationship, although highly toxic, had become my life and I couldn’t picture my life in any other way.
Sometimes, it’s easier to discuss the deepest, darkest concerns with a stranger than turn to those around us.
The very approach of treating marriage and acts within marriage as sacred makes these visible atrocities invisible to law.
The real problem never lied in the fact that he was abused and neglected by his parents; rather, it was his inability to share these incidents with anyone.
Within seconds, she lashed back, eternally silencing her child’s father, a man who had tormented her mind and body for too long.
How 'sacred' is sexual abuse?
Most women claimed that while there were times when their husbands beat them physically, the real and the lasting pain came from mental torture.
Why is it so hard to see black and blue?
Sexual abuse that continued for 17 years, to eight members of a 13 member over-valued joint family, where none of the male members knew about it...
"For weeks, I could not walk properly. I have had my head banged on the wall so many times that I even fainted once."
“As I sat hunched over a stove in the kitchen, he came in from behind, splayed my back with kerosene oil, threw in a lighted match and ran away.”
"The most dangerous place for too many children around the world is their own home, where they should be safest”
here are few good men who say no to dowry in India, especially when it is an arranged marriage. This friend is one of them and may his tribe grow.
My husband went as far as threatening to kill me.
I have always felt a sense of unease when women are expected to share their most intimate and painful experiences of domestic violence.