articles by Nilanjana Bhowmick

India

Deepak Kabir's wife says he was arrested for asking about missing anti-CAA protesters, claims activist is paying price for confronting injustice

Deepak Kabir was reportedly assaulted by half a dozen police officers who hit him with batons and rifle butts for trying to speak up for the arrested protesters.

India

MJ Akbar-Priya Ramani defamation case: Defense counsel team's conduct at recent hearing proves women battle patriarchy in courtrooms too

Geeta Luthra and her team, who are representing MJ Akbar in his defamation case against Priya Ramani, reportedly mocked Ghazala Wahab when she testified against Akbar and detailed the harassment she faced at his hands. Ironically, during the early days of the trial, Luthra had protested against murmurs or laughs that erupted when Akbar made his statement.

Life

#MeToo in India: Speaking up against non-sexual harassment should be the next logical step for the movement

Are women in India dropping off the workforce because of bullying and bias? Speaking up about non-sexual harassment at work should be the most logical next step for the MeToo movement in India, and all over the world.

Politics

In UP's Bundelkhand, caste politics over water could see Dalit anger translate into voting behaviour on Monday

In Bundelkhand, all villages are segregated into upper cast and lower caste sections

India

Lok Sabha polls: Patriarchy shrouds women's vote in Bundelkhand as men go all out to ensure status quo

The unpaved road leads to a haphazard colony of mostly makeshift and a few pucca houses in Uttar Pradesh’s Bundelkhand region.

India

In Uttar Pradesh's Jhansi, toilets built under Swachh Bharat Mission exist only on paper, open defecation continues

In the village of Deora in Jhansi district in Bundelkhand, Suman Devi’s family got money to build a toilet. But the money could not even cover the cost of a toilet pan