Gita Aravamudan
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Gita Aravamudan is an award-winning author and journalist. She has worked with and written for most of the top publications in the country. Her has authored bestselling books including ‘Disappearing Daughters: The Tragedy of Female Foeticide’, ‘Unbound: Indian Women @ Work’, and ‘Voices in My Blood’.

LIFE

 |   5-minute read

The Right to Reproduce: In New India, women must have full legal rights on their own wombs and how they procreate

A court recently allowed a woman to have a child by the very man she was divorcing. The case also spotlights other crucial reproductive issues in India including infertility, ART, surrogacy and abortion.

POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

Emergency in Kerala: The trains ran on time, young students like P Rajan were killed

The Emergency meant a surface of tranquility in Union-ridden Kerala. But under the surface, tremendous brutality simmered, which burst forth in the P Rajan case that rocked the state.

VARIETY

 |   4-minute read

The Freedom to Mock: This controversial Bishop Franco cartoon mirrors an urgent need to protect freedom of speech

Cartoons are a way to laugh even in dark times. As the Church objects to an award-winning cartoon showing a rape-accused Bishop, will the Kerala govt protect our freedom to mock?

ART & CULTURE

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Goodbye Crazy Mohan: The loved linguistic genius is the reason Tamil cinema got Kamal Haasan, the great comic actor

Crazy Mohan was adored for his sparklingly funny comedies, his brilliant wordplay and his marvellous ability to make absolutely clean jokes.

VOICES

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Anti-Hindi Imposition: Why South India can never accept Hindi as the link language

As a govt proposal to introduce Hindi learning to the South stokes up decades-old resistance, it is clear the opposition to Hindi has gone nowhere. That's despite several Hindi-speakers working in the South.

VOICES

 |   6-minute read

Murder most everyday: The missing girls of southern India

The southern states had a place of pride in maintaining a healthy sex ratio, even as some of the north Indian states were faring abjectly. So, how did the tables turn?