Namita Bhandare

OPEN TO OPINION

Namita Bhandare is an independent writer who writes on social and gender issues and was involved in an award-winning documentary on the December 2012 gang-rape and murder of a young medical student.

POLITICS

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No bleeding hearts for bleeding feet of Indian farmers

Those protesting farmers just gave us a lesson in how to be good citizens. Patronise them at your peril.

VOICES

 |   6-minute read

9 thoughts on creating a gender equal world

Changing the world sometimes is not about the big revolutions or the grand ideas, it begins by the tiny steps you and I can take.

VOICES

 |   7-minute read

If men are not entitled to sex, then women are not entitled to victimhood

It's time to ask why fundamental signals between men and women are being misread and, more dangerously, not being received.

VARIETY

 |   4-minute read

VOICES

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Gauri Lankesh's murder marks the end of an era of Indian journalism

Assaults have almost become a part of the job, but murder is a new and more worrying trend.

VOICES

 |   4-minute read

A tribute to Aunty Leila Seth

For her wisdom, patience and sharp intelligence, I will always be grateful. I find that in this gratitude, I am not alone.

POLITICS

 |   3-minute read

How to unleash a hate campaign, Ram Madhav style

The tweet against vice-president Hamid Ansari was put out by BJP general secretary who is the RSS' nominee to the party.