July 21, 2010

Infantile Shortshrift

INDIA HAS NO law to criminalize child sexual abuse (CSA). The Prevention of Offences against Children Bill was drafted in 2005, but it has been in the cold storage despite the setting up of the Commission on the Protection of Child Rights in the same year. On a wave of moral panic after the […]

July 07, 2010

Wanting It

WERE I 17 AND A POT OF MUSH, “those three words” would mean something entirely different. But as an almost-32- year-old (ooh, how I love announcing an upcoming birthday ) who has seen a bit of life and the world, the three words that get a rise out […]

July 01, 2010

The Redemption of Elizabeth Gilbert

LIKE MANY WOMEN, my reaction — or shall we say relationship? — to Elizabeth Gilbert’s juggernaut bestseller Eat Pray Love (first published and 2006 and by 2008 a global sensation) was complicated. On the one hand, the book is mildly embarrassing; Eat Pray Love falls squarely in the chick lit category, a schmaltzy fairytale-like […]

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