Bihar Mahila Samaj calls out Politician-Patriarchy nexus

Bihar Mahila Samaj calls out Politician-Patriarchy nexus

Is the present political scenario promoting regressive patriarchy under the guise of  pseudo ‘Nationalism’  ‘Religious sentiment’ ‘Hindutva’? To what extent are all politcal parties guilty of gender discrimination? These were some of the questions thrown up at an action packed gathering of women. On 27th February Bihar Mahila Samaj conducted its 10th State level meeting […]

Female Genital Mutilation and us

Female Genital Mutilation and us

Female genital mutilation (FGM) When I first came across this term “Female genital mutilation” I didn’t really know what it actually meant. But after reading about what it means and how it’s still being practised in India I had this immediate urge of writing my thoughts down and being a helping hand in spreading more […]

Sexual Harassment complaints force Governor to resign

Sexual Harassment complaints force Governor to resign

Shillong, Jan 26 :  A 67 year old Lech in the Shillong Raj Bhawan? Can it be true? The Governor of Meghalaya, in the face of vocal allegations of sexual misconduct, resigned on the night of Republic Day. He had spent the day in Arunachal Pradesh rather than in Shillong, probably wary of facing embarrassment. […]

The Constitution vs Five Metres of Cloth

The Constitution vs Five Metres of Cloth

Sir, India is a democratic land which allows freedom to every individual to live according to his wish and will, as said by our Constitution. And to let modern democracy function properly, altogether six basic fundamental rights were written down. It includes ‘right to equality, right to freedom, right against exploitation, right to freedom of […]

Elderly women in India: facing abuse?

Elderly women in India: facing abuse?

Today’s India offers a lot of opportunities to women, with women having a voice in everyday life, in the business world as well as in political life. They are the backbone of every family and society. Nevertheless India is still a male dominated society, where women are often seen as subordinate and inferior to men […]

Daughters’ Day: More hype and hulla?

Daughters’ Day: More hype and hulla?

Even as newspapers around India reported on various acts of violence meted out to girls and women, Thursday was ‘celebrated’ as daughters’ day. The Central government India has launched a social media campaign to celebrate daughters, daughters-in-law and granddaughters this week and observed a Daughter’s Day yesterday (August 11). The campaign is part of the […]

Don’t pad softly, Make a noise about the M Word!

Don’t pad softly, Make a noise about the M Word!

Last Saturday was International Menstrual Hygiene Day. How many of us would have thought there’s a whole international day to talk about something that guys would get real queasy about. Nothing much in the newspapers in Patna, we’re sure some women’s organisations somewhere in Bihar must have made a big deal about it. And they […]

I want to break free (from male domination!)

I am tired of this world created by men, ruined by men. I want a woman now to build the world or mess it up. I also realize that a woman is the Dalit in every case. Even when you look at savarnas [forward castes], the woman is secondary. Even a Dalit man would look […]

Father and Uncle kill girl, escape, in Madhya Pradesh

Father and Uncle kill girl, escape, in Madhya Pradesh

In yet another dastardly deed, a  girl was  stabbed to death by her father and uncle on Friday in a suspected case of “honour killing” in Gwalior in (Madhya Pradesh). Police said the victim,  ‘Seema’, was killed at a shelter for women in the Hazira area of the city, more than 400km from capital Bhopal. […]

Builder’s brag on Facebook foils oily alimony escape!

Builder’s brag on Facebook foils oily alimony escape!

Bragging on Facebook proved costly to an Ahmedabad builder named Mohammed Javed Shaikh. The man had told a family court that he was a mere supervisor with a building firm, earning a mere Rs 4,500 a month. But Shaikh’s posts on Facebook that showed him flaunting a Rado watch, an expensive sports-bike and his future […]

Dowry hungry Magistrate and Dad face jail term

Dowry hungry Magistrate and Dad face jail term

Agartala: A former judicial magistrate, and his dad, a former deputy registrar of the Gauhati High Court so badly wanted a car that they ended up being given two years rigorous imprisonment!. The district and sessions judge of Unakoti district, Sarabjeet Choudhury, sentenced former judicial magistrate Pathik Daschowdhury and his father Sandip, former deputy registrar […]

India’s shocking absence from Women, Youth summit

India’s shocking absence from Women, Youth summit

ANKARA: Where’s India? No women? No youth? Strange! India has gone unrepresented in the key engagement groups of G20 on women and youth. The host country Turkey is baffled. The efficient and in-your-face Narendra Modi government failing to provide names of delegates to champion the national cause in such an elite gathering- now isn’t that a telling […]