Articles by Gita Aravamudan
Nov 05, 2018
As Sabarimala reopens doors, women journalists who were harassed for reporting from the scene, speak outWill media houses heed the veiled threats issued by the Sabarimala Karma Samithi, to not depute women journalists to cover the ongoing issue?
Oct 28, 2018
Chinmayi Sripaada's #MeToo allegations naming Vairamuthu have caused a schism in Tamil film industryThe allegations divided the Tamil film industry. Many of the younger artistes — particularly women — supported Chinmayi staunchly. But the old guard stood as solidly by Vairamuthu, whose illustrious career spans a quarter of a century, and who wields considerable clout.
Oct 14, 2018
#MeToo in India: After decades of silence, an unafraid generation of young women are opening the floodgate of revelationsIt took a couple of courageous young women to set off MeToo which opened the present floodgate of revelations that promises to develop into a regular tsunami.
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?