March 22, 2011

Daughters are not for killing

I MET A YOUNG WOMAN a few years ago. She had come to New Delhi and had found a job as an assistant in a small shop. She was also in love and her conservative family had come around to accepting her adult choice of a life partner. They were coming to Delhi the […]

March 12, 2011

Hits & Missus

SO. LOOKIT WHAT WE HAVE HERE. A telly serial about a man who a) goes bazaaring, b) dons an apron and cooks the produce he buys, and c) does it all with a big smug grin, thus calling for a neat cross through his “Mister” title and the bestowal of “Mrs.”

It […]

March 11, 2011

Courtney Martin on Reinventing Feminism

Sometimes the irony astounds me: I don’t dress up for business meetings, but I do dress up for 18-year-old girls who might be converted to feminism by my knee-high boots or my trendy dress — Courtney Martin

IN THIS VIDEO, Courtney Martin speaks passionately about the several concerns of young feminists anywhere in the world […]

March 08, 2011

Happy Women’s Day

Image: Portrait by Nathan Altman of Anna Akhmatova


AMID ALL THE free drinks, ladies ‘nites’, jewelery discounts and super celebrations, there’s also this on International Women’s Day: the Karnataka government has decided that people in factories, 90% of whom are women, will be working longer hours (10 instead of […]

March 06, 2011

The Fairness of Tanning

THERE WAS A TIME when all you’d use Fair&Lovely for was to get married. But Fair&Lovely grew with time; now you want to be fair not only to get married but also to get back at a boy who’s been ignoring you all this while (obviously because you were dark) and to get a […]

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