Voices

A For Apathy, B For Blabber And C For Cancer – Say Cancer, it will set you free

Cancer has made me realise every minute, every hour and every day that people who are fortunate to have access to treatment have so much to be thankful about.

Why opposing the 102-km elevated corridor in Bengaluru isn’t ‘anti-development’

Many cities across the world experienced exponential growth like Bengaluru, but they have also realised that the real solution isn’t in building expressways and flyovers, writes an activist.

What India could learn from Ethiopia about food security

Child undernourishment rates are now worse in India than in Ethiopia, This is despite the fact that Ethiopia has only a quarter of India’s per capita income and has suffered many famines in the 20th century.

'Me Too': Why we must shift focus from the survivor to society

Lend a ear, be supportive and let them know that they're not alone.

Rohith Vemula was the quintessence of 'million mutinies': Author Nikhila Henry to TNM

In this interview with TNM, journalist Nikhila Henry speaks about her book 'The Ferment: Youth Unrest in India' and how the discourse of youth politics in the country has changed in the last decade.

Sabarimala: BJP stirs religious cauldron while Congress stokes the fire

The BJP President Amit Shah's game is straightforward. He is eager to do a Tripura in Kerala.

Smriti Irani’s rhetoric is a reminder that women should raise our political standards

There’s never a good reason to strive for the lowest common denominator of freedom and dignity. We should always try to raise our political standards and demands to the highest that we possibly can.

How the Sabarimala issue has promoted period shaming among young girls

In our obsession with the Sabarimala issue, we are letting down an entire generation of young people. There is need for urgent action to counter all the misinformation being spread.

An open letter on MeToo: The arrival of a 'woke' collective conscience

This collective conscience is one that is #woke to gender inequity – a space that does not allow for sexual harassment of women, men, or children to be normalised.

Giving it back to sexual harassers: My moments of glory in 'Me Too'

Often, we're not in a position to retaliate but here are two instances when I was able to do it and it felt great.