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Sabrimala Shrine and Women’s Entry | Ram Puniyani

October 14, 2018 - 1:22 pm in Faiths

We live in a democratic society where all of us supposed to be equal. In pre-industrial society the inequality was very much there and it was based on birth. In Indian society this inequality, the one based on birth, pertained to caste and gender. Leftovers…

Humanity Ashamed | Vidya Bhushan Rawat

April 14, 2018 - 12:24 pm in Society

Chilling details have emerged of the abduction, rape and murder of the tribal girl in Jammu by the goons affiliated to the right wing Hindu organisations.…

No Country for Women- Love and rights in troubled times | Neha Dabhade

December 18, 2017 - 5:12 pm in Rights

Recently in Rajsamand, Rajasthan, one Shambu lal Raigar brutally hacked Mohammad Afzarul, a migrant from Malda, West Bengal to death with his own tools…

Bengaluru disgraces New Year 2017

January 9, 2017 - 7:59 am in Reforms

The molestation, rape or any other similar offensive act is well rooted in the criminal mindset which prevails in every society or social setup notwithstanding other reasons. However, city like Mumbai is not largely witness to such devastating troublesome…

Uniform Civil Code- a Political Ruse

August 17, 2016 - 6:36 pm in Reforms

The government (Law ministry) recently referred the matter of Uniform Civil Code (UCC) to the Law Commission to seek its opinion. The UCC debate has been raging on since independence but has seen many ups and downs depending upon the political ideology at…

Perspectives on women in the discourse of nationalism

June 2, 2016 - 2:43 pm in Culture

The public discourse in India today is replete with discussions on nationalism. The actions of any individual and particularly of those who have a point of view that is different from that of the current political dispensation or establishment are termed as…

3 convicted in Jharkhand Dalit atrocity case after 15 yrs

April 7, 2016 - 8:24 pm in Society

Dalit the Black untouchable of this holy land, denied their basic human right. In rural  areas they are suffering from myriad of problems ill health , malnutrition, poverty, unemployment, migration and  blind faith etc. Dalit women are not twice but thrice…

God, holy temples and unholy women

February 29, 2016 - 3:36 pm in Culture

The news is abuzz with the protests led by women to enter holy shrines - be it the temple of Sabarimala, Shani Shingnapur or Haji Ali. These women have one very fundamental and seemingly simple demand – entry to the shrines. At the famous Sabarimala temple…

Should “Sex Work” be legalised?

August 7, 2015 - 5:34 pm in Rights

[yop_poll id="1"] A low key campaign for legalisation of prostitution is continuing. It seems to have tacit support of women's organisations evident from their deafening silence on an issue of such vital importance to women. Repotedly, it also has the support…

Is ‘India’s daughter’ a victim of corporate media war ?

March 8, 2015 - 5:36 am in Society

A few days ago our finance minister and the legal brain of the current government Mr Arun Jaitley spoke in a conference and said that ‘You cannot ban anything in the current age of information’. ‘How can any government ban anything when the flow of information…