I was skeptical of the protests at Marina, it all changed when I witnessed it

People finally have become bulls to reaffirm their self-respect, determination and identity. I, too, could not escape becoming a bull.

Does the solution to the jallikattu legal tangle lie with UNESCO?

An international treaty ratified by India in 2005 may hold the key.

Feminists should check their privilege too, gender doesn't exist in a social vacuum

As we go through our personal and political journeys, it’s important to recognise our privileges, and be mindful of them.

Jallikattu: Why the campaign must appeal to Indian govt and judiciary, not just attack PETA

Even going after OPS may not be entirely fruitful.

If IITs had more Dalit professors, would Aniket Ambhore be alive today?

On Sep 4, 2014, Aniket fell to his death from the sixth floor of an IIT-B hostel. It isn't clear if it was an accident or he jumped.

India’s animal rights morality and the eroding authority of the judiciary

From jallikattu in Tamil Nadu to cockfights in Andhra, the intentional and open flouting of the Supreme Court and Hyderabad High Court orders respectively show animal rights laws, and its critics, are failing.

Coming Trump world order: Western intelligence at sixes and sevens

Trump is quite clear: seek Russian cooperation to defeat terrorism.

Dear Bollywood, lungi and veshti are two different things

If you're going to stereotype the South, at least get your cultural references right.

Jallikattu issue turns ugly, misogynistic attack on actor Trisha tells you just how much

Trisha has had a long association with PETA and is known to support animal rights.

Do people who want jallikattu banned not care about our indigenous cattle?

There were 130 or so cattle breeds in India 100 years ago and now there are only 37.

Chhattisgarh police’s arrest of 7 Telangana activists a reminder of its license to destroy lives

The situation is worsening with impunity resulting from complete lack of accountability.

Safety and women in India: Aren’t we a bunch of hypocrites?

Kakistocracy cannot heal itself. It has to be shred at the very roots.

What India can learn from Meryl Streep’s brilliant speech at the Golden Globes

Meryl Streep spoke about xenophobia and the anti-migrant wave in the United States.

Dhoni made players feel they can be world-beaters

There have also been captains who led the side by personal example but never looked like leaders of champions.

Bengaluru molestation: When will the commodification of women end?

Earlier there were no efficient CCTV cameras to record this outrage, so it was easy to sweep it under the carpet.

Why citizen activism must be the 5th pillar of Indian democracy, and how it can save Bengaluru

To scale that ultimate mountain, none of these four-Ps – protests, petitions, process and policy - can be abandoned at any time.

If you know what Donald Trump’s plans are then tell us what you are smoking

Never since the fall of the Berlin Wall has such uncertainty prevailed.

Bengaluru New Year horror: Can we stop asking misogynists like Abu Azmi for their views on gender violence?

Propping up scapegoats like Abu Azmi lets the rest of us avoid our responsibility for continuing gender violence in society.

Why the molestation in Bengaluru shouldn't come as a surprise even if it outrages you

India's party city has only shown up the same ugliness that women wake up to every day, in most parts of the world.

A man who forcibly chops his daughter's hair: Is 'Dangal' feminist or patriarchal?

'Dangal' is primarily a sports movie and I can count on my fingers the number of times I've seen the female body portrayed so beautifully and powerfully.

Savitribai Phule, crusader against caste and patriarchy, deserves a higher pedestal in Indian history

Unfortunately, Dalit women did not figure either in women studies or caste studies in the academic paraphernalia.