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Jun 26, 2015

Who cares? Here’s what the post-Emergency generation thinks about its 40th anniversary

For a generation that didn't live the turmoil, the Emergency figured in their lives as dinner-time anecdotes at times, as sarcastic analogies at others. #Emergency #India #India's Emergency #Indira Gandhi #LK Advani #Narendra Modi

Jun 22, 2015

St Stephen’s sexual harassment case: Principal Thampu’s ‘defence’ reveals a callous institution hiding behind Vishakha

The St Stephen's incident and Thampu's critique of the complainant makes it clear that instituting a committee to probe incidents of sexual harassment in an organisation is not enough #Sexual harassment #Sexual harassment in India #Sexual harassment in St Stephen's #St Stephen's College #Valsan Thampu

Jun 15, 2015

Jurassic World review: Colin Trevorrow’s film brings you the most badass dinosaurs ever

Don't lose heart, the T-Rex is back and it's going to remind you that the world has witnessed greater atrocities than your boss or vegetarian sushi. #Chris Pratt #Colin Trevorrow #dinosaur movies #Dinosaurs #Jurassic Park #Jurassic world #Steven Spielberg #The Lost World

Jun 12, 2015

Nope, Vishakha Singh didn’t really punish her Facebook abuser, and for good reason

Women as we know, hardly venture out of social media to complain against such harassers to the police. And there's a good reason why they don't. #cyber abuse in India #Cyber abuse laws #Indian Police #Online sexual harassment #Online sexual harassment in India #Sexual violence in India #Vishakha Singh

Jun 10, 2015

Dil Dhadakne Do: Move over Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar is new queen of Richie Rich blues

Come on, post Dil Dhadakne Do, Zoya Akhtar has most definitely earned herself the right to acronym-cum-nickname. If you are not convinced, read on. #Bollywood films #Dil Dhadakne Do #Karan Johar #Karan Johar films #Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara #Zoya Akhtar #Zoya Akhtar films

Jun 8, 2015

#DespiteBeingAWoman: Why invoke Indira Gandhi to counter Modi’s ‘praise’ for Hasina?

Neither education, nor success, nor exposure to modern professional spaces can bust the many stereotypes that we nurse about women. #Bangladesh #DespiteBeingAWoman #Gender #India's sexist stereotypes #Narendra Modi #Sexism in India #Sheikh Hasina

Jun 4, 2015

Aaj Tak’s agnipariksha for Smriti Irani: ‘Filmi’ women need to prove their worth

For an average Indian misogynist, Union Minister Smriti Irani becomes easy to sexualise because of her age and her past as a model and television actor. #Aaj Tak #India #InMyOpinion #Journalism #Maneka Gandhi #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Politics #sushma swaraj #Uma Bharti

May 27, 2015

India’s first transgender college principal: Here’s why you should look up to Manabi Banerjee

Her appointment as the principal of Krishnanagar Women's College in West Bengal by the College Service Commission will be hailed all over the country as a triumph of liberalism. #Alternative sexuality India #Homosexuality #LGBT rights in India #Manabi Banerjee #Section 377 #transgender college principal in India #transgenders in India