Articles by Monobina Gupta
Mar 08, 2017
Maneka Gandhi, instead of protecting 'hormonally challenged', focus on real women's issuesInstead of peddling a nonsensical argument about protecting "hormonally challenged" teenage girls, Maneka Gandhi should focus on real women issues.
Mar 06, 2017
Racist killings in US, RSS death threats form trend of hate presently characterising American, Indian politicsIn the span of under a month, three Indians have been attacked — two of them fatally — in different parts of the US
Feb 28, 2017
Gurmehar Kaur and Ramjas College row: Chaos at India's campuses are engineered by ABVP, indulged by govtBut these are not normal times. And that perhaps explains why Union minister Kiren Rijiju has obliquely chosen to defend those threatening Gurmehar Kaur, daughter of an Army Captain who died fighting militants in Jammu and Kashmir, after Kaur launched a social media campaign against the RSS-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) following last week’s violence in Delhi University’s Ramjas College.
Feb 22, 2017
Health ministry's new sex education manual enters as-yet untouched territory of sexuality and genderAt the end of the day, if the government is serious about acting on its own manual, it must immediately initiate legislative action in Parliament to decriminalise homosexuality.
Feb 14, 2017
AIADMK crisis: Culture of authoritarianism when unchecked can destabilise even formidable political forcesThe messy leadership transition on display within the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Khazagham (AIADMK) highlights the deeply flawed structure and functioning of the Indian political party system.
Feb 10, 2017
Budget Session of Parliament highlighted the shallowness of our MPs' political rhetoricWe have reached a situation when there’s little to distinguish in the tenor and content of speeches delivered in the heat of poll campaigns from speeches made in the sanitised houses of Parliament
Feb 07, 2017
Punjab Election 2017: How a potential victory for AAP will change national politicsAn electoral victory in Punjab could provide the AAP with an expedient political armour and facilitate its entry onto a larger stage nationally.
Feb 04, 2017
Nagaland unrest: Violent protests against women’s quota highlight dominance of patriarchy in the stateRecent spurts of violence to subvert the implementation of a quota for women in Nagaland’s urban civic bodies reflects the state’s gender insensitivity.
Feb 02, 2017
Donald Trump's presidency: Dissent and defiance gather steam, signal turbulent times aheadMany commentators in recent days have, for instance, drawn an analogy between Trump’s sacking of US attorney-general Sally Yates for refusing to execute the travel ban, and an event known as the "Saturday night massacre" which occurred during Richard Nixon’s presidency in 1973.
Jan 30, 2017
Sanjay Leela Bhansali-Padmavati row: Political failure to intervene boosts cultural censorshipThis pattern of silence or muted criticism — as seen most recently in the case of Sanjay Leela Bhansali being assaulted by the Karni Sena over objections to Padmavati — is what has made the Indian political class complicit with the mobs, in enforcing and promoting the rising cultural censorship across the country.