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The Great Indian Kitchen raises the right questions

India, April 16 -- The unannounced guest is someone we've all met. "The women can rest today," he says grandly. The men are taking over the kitchen. After dinner, you can see from the way her shoulde... Read More


On the gender test, India fails - yet again

India, April 3 -- Whichever way you look at it, India's 28-point tumble to land at 140 out of 156 countries in the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) gender gap ranking is a fail mark. WEF looks at in... Read More


On the gender test, India fails - yet again

India, April 2 -- Whichever way you look at it, India's 28-point tumble to land at 140 out of 156 countries in the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) gender gap ranking is a fail mark. WEF looks at in... Read More


The core issue is representation

India, March 19 -- Travel concessions for women, a salary for "housewives", LPG cylinders, government job reservations, even free washing machines. Doesn't take a genius to spot the signs of an electi... Read More


How dowry remains India's abiding shame

India, March 6 -- Her name was Ayesha. She was 23, worked at a bank and was hoping to complete a master's degree when she chose to end her life in the Sabarmati river. The police have arrested her hus... Read More


Dowry remains India's abiding shame

India, March 5 -- Her name was Ayesha. She was 23, worked at a bank and was hoping to complete a master's degree when she chose to end her life in the Sabarmati river. The police have arrested her hus... Read More


Shake power structures to give women dignity

India, Feb. 20 -- The asymmetrical shape of power that colours sexual abuse was on display on February 17 when former minister MJ Akbar entered courtroom 203 on Rouse Avenue. Escorted by a phalanx of ... Read More


Shake power structures to give women dignity

India, Feb. 19 -- The asymmetrical shape of power that colours sexual abuse was on display on February 17 when former minister MJ Akbar entered courtroom 203 on Rouse Avenue. Escorted by a phalanx of ... Read More


The trinity of Covid-19, patriarchy and poverty

India, Feb. 6 -- Growing up in a village in Rajasthan's Ajmer district, Kamini (not her real name) dreamed of joining the police. But the daughter of a daily-wage labourer had to drop out after comple... Read More


The trinity of patriarchy, poverty and the pandemic

India, Feb. 5 -- Growing up in a village in Rajasthan's Ajmer district, Kamini (not her real name) dreamed of joining the police. But the daughter of a daily wage labourer had to drop out after comple... Read More