March 30, 2012

Bangalore Launch: ‘Our Pictures, Our Words: A Visual Journey through the Women’s Movement’

Interesting event in Bangalore with some great speakers. Check it out if you’re in the city. Via Ammu Joseph and Padmalatha Ravi on Facebook.

March 26, 2012

Unfriendly Bodies, Unfriendly Cities: Reflections on Loitering and Gendered Public Space

From the Facebook event page here.

You are invited to the Eighth Professor L. B. Kenny Endowment Lecture to be given by Shilpa Phadke at 6 pm on the 28th of March 2012. Tea is at 5.30 pm at the Durbar Hall, Asiatic Society of Mumbai, Horniman Circle, Mumbai.


March 17, 2012

On being misquoted in The Times of India

A week back, I was interviewed for this article in The Times of India, Crest edition. The article has misquoted me and I want to make a point of it here. It ascribes this quote to me:

The Pink Chaddi campaign talked of an issue that affected women in cities. Who has the time to […]

March 13, 2012

This poem is a cow


Stalking trash trucks on weekends, she waits by signals. Men reading their morning paper or men midstride their morning jog or men trailing a corpse in their mourning white lift her skirt, slide a pointed finger in between her cheeks, then out, then kiss it reverently. In bars and coffee shops, she has heard: […]

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