Voices

Has your Dudebro suddenly woken up to the viral fever of sexism? Time to buy him a mirror

Of course, Dudebro is a good man who believes in feminism, just as long as you don’t question his methods for ‘getting some’.

The TVF allegations: Why powerful men must speak when peers are accused of sexual harassment

Everyone has a right to fair investigation but let's not forget that in most cases, the accused has more power than the victim.

Injustice of Viva Voce: Dalit JNU scholar’s death and the undemocratic selection process

Muthukrishanan’s death must bring attention to the systemic discrimination against students from marginalized communities.

Why Narendra Modi won: Indians have stopped living in the past, and he is about the future

Their razamandi scores heads and shoulders over all other ‘bandis’ and bandits.

What Suchi Leaks really exposed: Our discomfort with women and their sexuality

What is wrong is the breach of trust when people leak these images without consent.

A retreat to the British Raj: Why we need to fight against strengthening sedition laws

Provisions like Sections 124A and 505 of IPC, which relate to the state, rest on high public sensitivity and mandate utmost caution.

Why India needs a feminist approach to mental health activism

Encouraging such a medley is not to give birth to a new kind of activism. Collaboration is the key.

Dear Mira Rajput, a baby is not a puppy, a feminist is not a dragon

Mira feels the ‘two sexes’ should not try to take the place of each other - but what does that mean?

Dinamalar needs a refresher course in laws against identifying sexual assault survivors

They even mixed up sex and rape, and the headline in one of their editions was appalling.

This Women’s Day, break the gender binary just a little bit more

What does it mean to be a man or a woman? And are you always one or the other?

'Suchi Leaks' and other celeb controversies: Entertaining for us but what about those involved?

Chinmayi's husband and Swarnamalya speak up about the character assassination that female celebrities undergo when a controversy breaks out.

Good news in an era of fake news: the public is becoming wiser about how the media works

'Fake news' isn't new. What arguably is new is its scale, and participatory nature.

When the 'object' has fantasies: Why a woman who is open about her desires scares us

When stalking and abuse are normalised by cinema, pretending that women don’t have sexual desires or fantasies only catalyses the problem.

In places where it's legal, how many people are ending their lives using euthanasia?

What is clear is that euthanasia is by no means a leading cause of death in countries where it is legal

Srinivas Kuchibhotla’s shooting in US has raised questions which point back at us, Indians

No dream comes without risks.

Equality and tradition clash as Naga women in India's northeast fight for political representation

Some fear the electoral situation will lead to more impositions by India’s central government, which the Nagas see as arrogant and dangerous.

Focus more on rooftop solar units than on centralised parks for power generation

A one-stop shop is needed that allows consumers to accurately assess the techno-economic potential and facilitate turnkey implementation.

I am a man, and the hashtag NotAllMen disgusts me. Here’s why

In the rising cacophony, the depressing reality that women seek to raise a mirror to has completely been drowned out.

Goons to the left, goons to the right, circus in between, no governance in sight

Nine words to perfidy

Silent daughters, proud papa: Why the new Aamir Khan ad on gender equality doesn't impress

Aamir does all the talking and the girls get a mere eight seconds as screen time.

Who are the Sufis and why does ISIS see them as threatening?

The popularity among Muslims and non-Muslims of tomb veneration alarms many conservative Muslims.