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 |  Letter from Kabul |  5-minute read
Afghanistan-US, Afghanistan terror attacks, Taliban, Afghanistan election 2018

Afghan elections 2018: Why the world must know what lies beyond violence in my country

Afghanistan has a way of bringing out the very best and the very worst in humanity.

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Pinarayi Vijayan, Kerala police, Supreme Court, Sabarimala protests

Sabarimala protests: Shame on you, Kerala police. You can't even protect on-duty women journalists

I was not there to climb up the temple. I was there to do my job. I was abused, heckled, threatened in front of police.

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 |  4-minute read
Violence, Kerala, Sabarimala temple verdict, Sabarimala protests

Sabarimala violence: How I got attacked by an angry mob of protestors in Kerala

Self-proclaimed messengers of god, unleashing evil and then calling it an act of god is religious fundamentalism at it ugliest.

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 |  6-minute read
Sexual harassment, MJ Akbar, Timesup, #MeToo

A former UPA minister tried to kiss me on the mouth each time we met

Today, MJ Akbar is in the eye of a harassment storm. But UPA ministers got away with the same. A survivor's personal account.

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 |  8-minute read
Sexual Harrassment, Timesup, Tanushree dutta, #MeToo

#MeToo: Why time's up for the slimy office Lothario

We are no longer hiding our filth under the carpet.

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 |  5-minute read
Rituals, 150th anniversary, Gandhi Jayanti, Mahatma Gandhi

The danger of anniversary: Why I hope the 150th anniversary of Mahatma won't be marred by insane ritual

We owe to his memory not rote repetition but inventiveness because Gandhi was one of the great inventors of the century.

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 |  Tarar Square |  9-minute read
Women Empowerment, Sexual harassment, Timesup, #MeToo

#MeToo is not a battle of the sexes. It's about agency of an individual

Women and men together will redraw the lines, remap the dynamics, and create a world that is safe, kind, attentive, responsive and empathetic.

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 |  8-minute read
Social Media, Sexual harassment, MJ Akbar, #MeToo

Our time is now: How MJ Akbar sexually harassed me when I was a teenage trainee in his newsroom

May there be many more who raise their voices in protest so that every last citadel of abuse men like you have built continues to fall.

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 |  3-minute read
Sexual harassment, Sex workers, Prostitution, Me too movement

Why India's #MeToo movement is silent about sex workers

Do sex workers not undergo sexual harassment — of a more horrendous kind?