articles by V Geetha

Politics

Karunanidhi and 'Tamilness': Kalaignar’s literary, cultural legacy cannot be separated from his politics

Literature, rather Karunanidhi's reading of select Tamil texts, provided the rationale for his social justice and federal concerns

India

Women and their struggles: Excessive focus on sexual crimes ignores everyday iniquities and indignities they face

The latest National Crime Records Bureau statistics show an 83% increase in crimes against women, with as many as 39 cases reported every hour across the country. There are several thousand more instances that go unreported. And yet, such felonious acts represent only a limited view of the manner in which women in this country must face brutality. In this series of reported pieces, Firstpost examines those societal forces that, while beyond the ambit of law, have the same deleterious effect on women as criminal acts.

India

Raya Sarkar's list of sexual predators not the problem, allowing harassers the benefit of anonymity is

When looked into the context of 'the due process' that is followed after a woman complains of sexual harassment, the Raya Sarkar list appears as a vulnerable piece of testimony

long-reads

Living with patriarchy: A negotiation for equality and dignity

With a sense of the crisscrossing realities that we all endure and live with, the everyday ‘patriarchies’ that we encounter are bound to appear equally complex and diverse.