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VOICES

 |  7-minute read
Sexuality, Patriarchy, Caste violence, Caste bias

Sakshi Mishra hounded: How the society controls a woman’s sexual, matrimonial and reproductive choices

The episode goes beyond just caste conflict. It speaks of the deep-rooted insecurity in men and their urge to control a woman's womb.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Rajesh mishra, Honour Killing, Sakshi mishra, Bjp mla's daughter

Why Yogi Adityanath's silence on BJP MLA hounding his daughter reflects double standards

Despite the UP govt's efforts to garner Dalit votes ahead of the elections, the BJP MLA's daughter being hounded for marrying a Dalit man seems to evoke only silence from the CM.

LIFE

 |  4-minute read
Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, Rajesh mishra, Honour Killing, Sakshi mishra

Sakshi Mishra is just one of the many daughters 'owned' by Indian families

Families decide marriages for adults, grown-up enough to decide which government should be in power. Daughters who protest often end up paying with their lives.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Honour Killing, Caste violence, Violence, Lathicharge

Why no political party talks about putting an end to violence

First, we allow our families to perpetrate violence. Then, the impunity is extended to the community and the state.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Hadiya, Honour Killing, Hindu marriage act, Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu telling bride and groom to bring parents to register marriage sets a dangerous precedent

The new rule upholds regressive paternalistic notions, denies adults autonomy.

ART & CULTURE

 |  3-minute read
Honour Killing, Jauhar, Padmaavat

Padmaavat producer defends deadly jauhar sequence

Viacom 18 COO Ajit Andhare tells Suhani Singh about the trials and tribulations faced during the making of the film.

POLITICS

 |  1.6 minutes watch-minute read
BJP, Communal politics, Honour Killing, Ankit Saxena murder case

Ankit Saxena's murder is honour killing, but bigger issues need to be addressed

The murderers need to be punished, yes. But are we willing to learn from this incident?

VOICES

 |  5-minute read
Sexual violence, Honour Killing, Misogyny, Patriarchy

It's sad a woman’s honour is still defined by a man’s hold over her

The definition of rape reasserts the idea of dominance by holding that men contain the power to violate women.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Honour Killing, Ankit Saxena murder case

Ankit Saxena murder case: Do not ignore Shehzadi

That no one is talking about what happens to her shows how little of the society’s mind space women and their rights occupy.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Murder, Delhi crime, Right-wing, Muslims

Shameful to use Ankit Saxena's murder to stoke Hindu-Muslim tensions

Killing a son or daughter for defying family members over choice of life partners is not unique to any community. It is a larger malaise in our part of the world.