July 17, 2008

Widening the Prism

A FEW DAYS AGO, when I thought about the conflict parents face when their daughters become “too liberal”, I was really thinking from my own perspective as an educated, young, urban professional. When a commenter mentioned that liberalism does not yet extend to accepting choices such as homosexuality, I was, at first, a bit startled. […]

July 10, 2008

Scavengers As Models: Exploitation Chic or Empowering?

I FOUND this news story about Indian “sanitation workers” (scavengers, if we avoid the euphemism) modelling in New York pretty bizarre. I do hope you’ll read the article before proceeding to comment, but in a nutshell: 36 Indian sanitation workers were invited to a conference as part of the UN’s International Year of Sanitation. […]

July 07, 2008

Feminism Remixed: An Article by Ammu Joseph

Ammu Joseph writes about contemporary feminism in India. Originally published in VERVE (http://www.verveonline.com/), Volume 16, Issue 6, June, 2008

“You wonder why I say I’m feminist

Don’t I know that’s out of style?

Don’t I see when people don’t challenge me

Just shake their heads and smile?

July 06, 2008

Women on the Move


“Yes! I also missed a lot of trains. But in those days I was a man. In fact, I’m still a man. But you are a girl. A girl alone is like an open locker.”

As I was watching the recent film Jab We Met on an international flight, the above dialogue resonated […]

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