Man Booker Prize nominated writer Lucy Ellmann: 'I don't consider originality such an outlandish aim for a novelist'
In an interview with Firstpost, Man Booker-nominated writer Lucy Ellmann talks about her latest book, Ducks, Newburyport, her need for a "second loo", and why she prefers Anne Elliot's story over Elizabeth Bennet's.
The unique relationship of the classical dance industry with marriage was born in mid-20th century India, when the Devadasi system was abolished and dance was appropriated into the upper caste.
In Georgian valley, war-scarred women battle tradition, fiercely patriarchal society to make a living
The Syrian war has directly affected at least one other woman in Georgian valley, who has also faced prejudice in trying to raise a family alone.
A modern education institute is not truly revolutionary if it still supports and practices the regressive systemic inequalities.
How can the many women who experience rape fantasies, but reject rape culture, reconcile their erogeny and ideology, especially in an era of heightened cultural scrutiny?
As a journalist, a writer, a poet or as someone invested in gender issues, if I am invited to speak publicly, there is often a pattern to the sequence of events that unfold. There are aspects of internalised conditioning that I have to work against to publicly be as full and true a version of myself as I want to be.
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.
Devdutt Pattanaik on his new book Faith: 'Myths are a necessary part of the human condition, not just ancient times'
In his latest book Faith, Devdutt Pattanaik attempts to meticulously explain the various aspects of Hinduism that might baffle the modern practitioner, even the most seemingly irrelevant ones
Abysmal women's representation in Lok Sabha election proof of failure to eliminate gender disparity from Rajasthan politics
Rajasthan must bring in more skilled and well-meaning women into public service and hand them actual power to work for change.
Lo Baith Gayi Theek Se isn't about 'womanspreading', it's a call to defy the policing of women's bodies
In early March, a pair of young Karachi feminists, Rumisa Lakhani and Rashida Shabbir Hussain, created a poster with the Lo Baith Gayi Theek Se (Here, I'm sitting properly) slogan juxtaposed with a cartoon of a girl holding her thighs apart like a wrestler. This is the poster they carried to the Aurat March on Women’s Day in their city, a march in which over 7,000 women participated.
In Kerala's Malappuram, underage girls brainwashed into marriage with promises of mobile phones, freedom to step out
Child marriage survivors in Kerala's Malappuram district say they agreed for early marriages to get access to mobile phones and the freedom to go out of the house
Journalist Priyanka Dubey spent six years travelling across India to document cases of rape and sexual assault. Her reportage, compiled in a book, presents a stark picture of the problem, and looks at the path ahead.
Key takeaways from Kerala Women's Wall: Burqa-clad ladies took part in the 'Vanitha Mathil'; Sister Lucy wore a churidar
If you're wondering why what women wore at the Kerala Women's Wall is important, you must know that what women wear is a major political attraction, regardless of the significance of the event.
Garam Anday's song and video embody the spirit of angry girl music with its visuals of women taking to task men who lech at and oppress them
Jack Dorsey is facing backlash for ignoring the plight of the Muslim Rohingya minority.
Brahmanical patriarchy is a term that opens up the world in a challenging, painful, but ultimately liberating way
The term 'Brahmanical patriarchy' describes how we live in societies that are shaped by gender, caste, and economic relationships, and in turn shape them through our decisions and actions.
Brahmanical patriarchy: Data on female literacy shows it's a grand narrative far removed from reality
The concatenation of the terms "Brahmanical" and "patriarchy" somehow implies that “upper-caste hegemony” is a cause or perpetuator of “patriarchy” — a very problematic notion, given the universal prevalence of the latter for much of human history even in societies that lack the kind of Varna Vyavastha, which loosely translates to caste hierarchy, that characterised India.
Once upon a time, Jack posed with a blue poster that said something very obvious: #SmashBrahminicalPariarchy
Twitter's 'Smash Brahminical Patriarchy’ fiasco: Sanghapali Aruna, Barkha Dutt, others give their account of events
On Sunday, a picture of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey posing with a placard (designed by artist Thenmozhi Soundararajan) reading 'Smash Brahminical Patriarchy’ went viral.
'Smash Brahmanical patriarchy' row: Twitter mess shows why Silicon Valley billionaires are clueless about real-world complexities
By issuing a number of apologies that appear even more clueless than the original mistake, Twitter has created a far bigger mess.