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An open letter to the teen survivor of the Bulandshahr rape: Be very angry, do not be ashamed

Aug 04, 2016

An open letter to the teen survivor of the Bulandshahr rape: Be very angry, do not be ashamed

Within few hours, television, newspaper and digital medai, all over the country flashed the headlines, ‘Mother daughter gang raped on NH 91 in Bulandshahr.’ #Uttar Pradesh #India #InMyOpinion #Society #Crimes against women #National Commission for Women #NCW #rapes #rape survivor #Sunitha Krishnan #Bulandshahr rape case
Kolkata's transgender women come together to organise special Durga puja

Oct 02, 2015

Kolkata's transgender women come together to organise special Durga puja

Transgender women here have come together this year to organise a special Durga puja in an "attempt to reclaim social space" in the face of "ostracism". #Kolkata #Gender #Durga Puja #Society #Shareworthy #Transgender woman
The big screen effect: How Bollywood's influencing love, sex and relationships

Aug 13, 2015

The big screen effect: How Bollywood's influencing love, sex and relationships

One of the major mainstays of cinema around the world, and probably even more so in Bollywood, is romance. The idea of love, romance and pursuit, the idea of finding the man or woman of your dreams are a standard feature of Indian cinema. #Bollywood #Life #Sex #Homosexuality #Cinema #Society #stereotypes #Romance #Morality #relationships #taboo #romantic films #love
India can set example by creating a peaceful society, says RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

Apr 06, 2015

India can set example by creating a peaceful society, says RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday said India can set an example to the world by creating a peaceful society “which takes everyone along”. #India #NewsTracker #RSS #Mohan Bhagwat #Society #Peaceful
Mizoram's new divorce law finally gives its women some hope

Dec 06, 2014

Mizoram's new divorce law finally gives its women some hope

Mizo women are well-educated compared to the rest of the country. But Mizoram's divorce and inheritance laws have remained stacked against them. Now there is a ray of hope. #ThisisNext #Marriage #Divorce #Society #States #Christianity #Church #Mizoram #All Mizoram Women Federation #Property inheritance
Honour killing in Delhi: What turns loving parents into cold-blooded murderers

Nov 23, 2014

Honour killing in Delhi: What turns loving parents into cold-blooded murderers

For those born and brought up in urban India, it’s difficult to grasp the power of the community beyond the urban space. This perhaps leads them to advocate simplistic legal solutions like banning the khaps and similar community bodies to stop cases of honour killings and similar obnoxious practices. #HowThisWorks #India #Supreme Court #Women #khap panchayat #Society #community #Patriarchy #Delhi honour killing
What Starbucks and Bru World Caf can learn from Toto's

Oct 09, 2014

What Starbucks and Bru World Caf can learn from Toto's

Toto’s Garage Pub is a watering hole that I have been frequenting since I moved to Mumbai in 1996. Those were the days; order a beer, and, as soon as the beer arrives, light up a cigarette. Till the evening is done, or till stocks and money last, repeat this cycle: drink some beer and light up a cigarette. #Tata #Starbucks #Beer #Smoking #Society #Drinking #Bru World cafe #Toto's Garage #smoking in public places
China creates its first cellphone-free sidewalk

Sep 15, 2014

China creates its first cellphone-free sidewalk

Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, seemingly offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going. #Life #China #smartphones #Technology #Beijing #Society #cellphones #cellphone free sidewalks
Society hasn't changed after Delhi gangrape: Meira Kumar

Dec 29, 2013

Society hasn't changed after Delhi gangrape: Meira Kumar

She was addressing the media on the sidelines of a seminar related to spirituality organised by SREI Foundation, a charitable fund, in Kolkata. #Meira Kumar #NewsTracker #Rape #Society #Delhi gangrape #Lok Sabha speak
14-year-old girl commits suicide, parents blame obscene FB posts

Nov 20, 2013

14-year-old girl commits suicide, parents blame obscene FB posts

The father of the girl said that they had gone to the police to file a complaint but had been turned away. #India #Mumbai #Mumbai Police #SocialMedia #Society #teenagers #Stalking #school girl #Kandivali