articles by Maya Palit

India

It's time to relieve women of 'home manager' role, even as debate rages over men's share in household chores

A discussion on Quora seems to have made many men in the country vocal about the skewed participation of men and women in household chores

India

Maharashtra may make sex determination mandatory: Plan could go horribly wrong; move undermines years of hard work

The plan to track parents during the pregnancy, to make sure they come in for tests and check-ups after being told the sex of foetus, leaves a lot of room for abuse by those intent on sex-selective abortions.

Life

Book review: Pallavi Aiyar's 'Choked' exposes how India inhales polluted air at home

Aiyar remembers the sense of anxiety, bordering on hysteria, about environmental pollution during her time as a reporter in Beijing, and is understandably peeved and mystified by what she sees as "typical, blinkered, elite" apathy among Delhi's middle classes.