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Man Booker Prize nominated writer Lucy Ellmann: 'I don't consider originality such an outlandish aim for a novelist'
Life

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.

How the Indian classical dance industry created a troubling culture of dependency on marriage
Life

How the Indian classical dance industry created a troubling culture of dependency on marriage

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
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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.

Lack of gender diversity in Indian science and tech universities perpetrates a toxic bro-culture
India

Lack of gender diversity in Indian science and tech universities perpetrates a toxic bro-culture

A modern education institute is not truly revolutionary if it still supports and practices the regressive systemic inequalities.

Forced sex fantasies and rape culture: What does one have to do with the other?
Life

Forced sex fantasies and rape culture: What does one have to do with the other?

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?

On what it takes to puncture a manel and overcome internalised conditioning in a patriarchy
Life

On what it takes to puncture a manel and overcome internalised conditioning in a patriarchy

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
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.

Devdutt Pattanaik on his new book Faith: 'Myths are a necessary part of the human condition, not just ancient times'
Life

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
Politics

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
World

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
India

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

No Nation for Women: Journalist Priyanka Dubey on her searing reportage on rape in India
India

No Nation for Women: Journalist Priyanka Dubey on her searing reportage on rape in India

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
India

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.

Pakistani girl band Garam Anday on their irreverent critique of patriarchy, through music
Entertainment

Pakistani girl band Garam Anday on their irreverent critique of patriarchy, through music

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

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey trolled for promoting Myanmar as a tourist destination
News & Analysis

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey trolled for promoting Myanmar as a tourist destination

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
India

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
India

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.

The story of Jack (Dorsey) and the smashing (Brahmin) backlash, told in memes
India

The story of Jack (Dorsey) and the smashing (Brahmin) backlash, told in memes

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
India

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
India

'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.