Articles by Gita Aravamudan
Sep 02, 2018
Child trafficking in India: Over two lakh children missing, but who's counting the forgotten ones?The saga of children who are victims of trafficking very rarely has a happily-ever-after ending
Sep 01, 2018
Child trafficking in India: When children are bought and sold in the quest for a 'better life'Can trafficking ever be benign? Can a child be trafficked for his or her “own good”?
Aug 31, 2018
Child trafficking in India: What the Deoria, Muzzafarpur and Yadagirigutta cases highlight about the problemIt is in encountering the individual stories of trauma that one begins to comprehend what survivors of trafficking go through.
Jul 21, 2018
Mysskin's 'rape' remark about Mammootty shows film industry's insensitivity towards crimes against womenMysskin's audience burst into applause when he spoke about 'raping' Mammootty, thus acknowledging his remark as the ultimate compliment to the actor
Jul 10, 2018
Migrant wives: The harsh reality of Indian H4 visa holders, who must remain dependent on spouses or live illegallyMany H4 visa holders are women who are forced to remain in unhappy or abusive marriages because their visa does not allow them to work and live in the US
Jun 24, 2018
An NGO in Rajasthan is helping annul child marriages, but the practice is unlikely to die out soonChild marriage is a problem which has no easy solution. The Sharada Act, also known as the Child Marriage Restraint Act, was passed in 1929. Much water has flowed under the bridge since then. India got her independence. There have been amendments to the act and a new law itself was passed. Yet, 89 years later, underage children are still being married off in the name of tradition or “for their own safety and good”.
Jun 02, 2018
'Honour killing' in Kerala: Kevin-Neenu case indicative of a bigger, more frightening trendIs Kerala taking a step backwards by turning a blind eye to attacks on young couples like Kevin and Neenu?
May 11, 2018
What the 2018 Karnataka polls have to do with Kolar Gold Fields, a mining town that time forgotThe voters in Kolar Gold Fields (KGF), the once famous gold mining town, are a disillusioned lot. They have now come to terms with a bitter truth: No political leader has revived the defunct gold mines
May 08, 2018
Discovering Balinese Hinduism through its beach temples and multicultural customsOne can find traces of Hinduism with a distinctly unique Bali flavour, whether it is in the images from the Ramayana and Mahabharata, or the monotheistic version of the religion that has emerged
Apr 27, 2018
Misogyny and the media: What the Lakshmi Subramanian, Rana Ayyub incidents revealThe recent cases involving Rana Ayyub and Lakshmi Subramanian have shown that women journalists are subjected to trolling and harassment, apart from discrimination at the workplace | #FirstCulture