Annie Zaidi
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English   |   Bangla

Annie Zaidi is known for her collection of essays, Known Turf: Bantering with Bandits and Other True Tales, which was short-listed for the Vodafone Crossword Book Award in 2010.

ART & CULTURE

 |   6-minute read

Tribute, inspiration, and theft: The curious case of Bollywood song lyrics

Filmy music often ‘borrows’ heavily from Urdu and Hindi classics, and folk music.

POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

VARIETY

 |   6-minute read

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

Triple talaq bill: Why AIMPLB is to blame for letting Modi government make a mess of gender equality

By refusing to take up the concerns of its own community seriously, it has ceded both moral and legal ground.

VOICES

 |   5-minute read

How India shows women her place

A person who does not get to choose her/his sexual mate is a slave.

VOICES

 |   4-minute read

We are all living inside a rape story

All these stories are told and retold, and enacted and reviewed every day, everywhere.

ART & CULTURE

 |   1-minute read

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

Tough questions to Arvind Kejriwal: Spell out your personal politics

I am judging you as I judge all politicians - through statements and silences, through action and inaction.

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

Dear Muslim women: Don't stop at triple talaq. Go beyond divorce

The real battle is to correct labour and wage imbalances. Fight for inheritance and your right to work.

LIFE

 |   8-minute read