Articles by Sharanya Gopinathan
May 30, 2018
Tarun Tejpal video: Times Now's use of material proof in an ongoing trial undermines law, ignores victim's rightsBack in 2016, Times Now lambasted “liberals” for viewing and basing their opinions about Tarun Tejpal case on a video, but now the channel is relying on the same dubious footage to make its arguments.
Mar 19, 2018
Indians most sexually satisfied in world yet rank among unhappiest nations; what explains this great disparity?The numbers are in, it seems Indians are somehow simultaneously the most sexually satisfied people in the world, but also among the unhappiest.
Jan 25, 2018
NFHS survey puts out shocking revelations: Few know about marital rape; female sterilisation rampant despite existence of condomsWhile 54 percent of rural and urban women are allowed to go to the market, 50 percent go to the health facility, and 48 percent to places outside the village or community.
Nov 10, 2017
Hadiya row: NCW, Kerala Women’s Commission squabbling takes political turn; both panels indulge in blame gameKerala, of course, currently presents a uniquely frustrating problem to the BJP-led Centre.
Sep 27, 2017
Mahmood Farooqui acquitted of rape: It's time courts in India shed male worldview, see things from women's perspectiveThe task of making the law speak to women’s needs and experiences is a difficult one because it involves deconstructing legal concepts that have been accepted as unbiased for decades.
Sep 07, 2017
Rape trials: Fast-track courts guarantee speed, not necessarily justice, finds studyThe PLD study points out that just recording a victim’s testimony can even take up to eight-and-a-half months.
Aug 29, 2017
Gurmeet Ram Rahim jailed: India's godman cult and the 'godliness' of sex, crimes and politicsGodmen in India exist at the intersection of religious fervour, political power, public support and often, massive wealth.
Jul 25, 2017
ICC Women's World Cup 2017: Mithali Raj and Co are due accolades, support despite deep-seated apathyWe should just take a leaf out of the book of the women's team, and no matter how people have been studiously ignoring us, just ignore them all and keep on watching, supporting and celebrating.
Jun 22, 2017
Sexual harassment onboard flights: Do airlines prioritise brand image over justice to crew, passengers?Protocol and laws are a massive pain if one has the bad luck of being sexually harassed in a flight.