|   Long-form
Patriarchy, Women, Kerala

What non-Malayalis don't get about Kerala

[Book excerpt] It is indubitably a good aberration in modern India.


 |  4-minute read
Women, Feminism, Cornelia Sorabji

Behind India's first woman lawyer, Cornelia Sorabji

It is easy to co-opt her into the role of a committed feminist who changed women’s lives but to do so would likely be to flatten the many layers of her personality.


 |  Tarar Square  |  6-minute read
Men, Relationships, Women, Marriage

Letter from Lahore: Men and marriages and how women suffer

A relationship glued with an unprincipled compromise and broken promises works on a timer of destruction.


 |  5-minute read
Festivals, Women, Karva Chauth

Why I believe in Karva Chauth

I believe in this celebration because it contains key marketing lessons.


 |  5-minute read
Patriarchy, Materialism, Women, Karva Chauth

Why Karva Chauth has made a mockery of Indian women

Such traditions tie its women to their traditional roles of being mute passive bystanders in their own lives.


 |  Tarar Square  |  7-minute read
Women, Cinema, Bollywood heroines

Anushka Sharma, Alia Bhatt, Sridevi - Bollywood still failing women

Most films are reluctant to go beyond the love aspect of a woman's life.


 |  4-minute read
Working women, Architects, Women

An Indian woman architect on the gender stereotypes she faces

In this profession, nothing speaks as loudly as the work you do. The more you do it the less people doubt you.


 |  4-minute read
Women, Campus harassment, Feminism, BHU

I was molested at Banaras Hindu University: I thank students for protesting sexual assault on campus

The patriarchy-soaked Varanasi tried its best to convince me that I must internalise misogyny.


 |  4-minute read
Double roles, Bollywood, Women

Playmate to wife: The double lives of women, from ancient Tamil poetry to Bollywood

Unlike the male double role, it focuses on the threat of open female sexuality versus the traditional virtuous one.


 |  5-minute read
Shorts, Salwar kameez, Women, Saree

Sari, salwar kameez or shorts: What must a modern Indian woman wear?

Let’s look at them as a symbol of feminism, freedom, self-expression and more.