articles by Namita Bhandare

India

India's sex ratio has widened in 8 states: National Family Health Survey also reports high level gender-based violence

NFHS is the government’s own data and if the figures are so high pre-pandemic, one shudders to think what it will be like post-pandemic, said Sohini Bhattacharya of Breakthrough India, a women’s rights organisation

India

Current outrage over #BoisLockerRoom tells us that nobody is counting on a systemic change

If you are as outraged as I am over the leaked screenshots of #BoisLockerRoom — an Instagram handle where teenage boys (and a few girls) shared obscene messages and screenshots of underage girls — but found any of the other instances above "ok" or "just harmless fun yaar", then, yes, you live in the locker room.