Image: The Hindu ** The 2019 Lok Sabha Elections are on in full swing and all parties are trying their best to woo voters with their promises, manifestos and as is always the case, lot of rhetoric. Most parties are also putting a focus on young voters. More than 600 Million young Indians aged 25 […]Read More Malfunctioning EVM in Pune? Threatening Ballot Officer Denies Woman the Right to Vote.
Written by: SMIW Editorial A fashion show called Tarz-e-Libas organized by the students of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) and slated to take place on March 30, was cancelled due to opposition from a group of 12 students who called it “unislamic”, “immoral” and “against Jamia’s ethos”. According to reports, […]Read More Jamia Fashion Show Row: Religious Patriarchy Meets ABVP Culture
Written by: SMIW editorial | Image: Greater Kashmir / Outlook India ** Well, well! It’s that time again when it’s easier to find a Ranbir Kapoor film with good acting than a conversation which doesn’t end in discussing the upcoming election! Starting April 11, more than 1,800 parties and hundreds of Independent candidates from across […]Read More Modi Sarkar vs. Women of India: Vol.1 – Women’s Safety
Transcribed by: SMIW Editorial | Image by: Wande Magazine This International Women’s Day, we had the opportunity to dialogue with one of our favourite feminists, Kavita Krishnan. In our conversation with Kavita, she spoke about the feminist movement in India, intersectionality, men’s rights activists, the “feminism vs equalism” debate, brahminical patriarchy, Indian rape laws, triple talaq, Donald […]Read More An Interview with Kavita Krishnan on International Women’s Day
Image: indianexpress.com The following review was written by SMIW’s Bruce Vain. Well, well, well. What do you know? A Sultan film review on this website? That can’t go so well, can it? Especially since we ripped bhaijaan a new one merely days ago – when he made that by-now-hall-of-shame-worthy remark? But here’s the thing, we can’t make […]Read More The Unapologetic Shit Guy: Sultan Film Review.
Image: DNA India I cannot and WILL NOT tolerate sexism on my timeline. If you make jokes like this which you refer to as ‘harmless’, you are nothing but privileged and sexist. This guy’s response when I pulled him up for this post was: “They are not meant to be sexist in anyway apart from a light hearted angle […]Read More Down with Casual Sexism!
Written by: Sumbul Mashhadi | Image: Economic Times Until recently, I would chuckle at my mother bargaining with vegetable vendors for a mere ten Rupees on the price of a kilo of Tomatoes, but of late, I often find myself doing the same – only to chuckle again, but this time at the irony of it all. What […]Read More Why are Indian Farmers Committing Suicides and Does a Sustainable Solution Exist?
Image: Millennium Post As the Supreme Court of India readies to hear a petition challenging the constitutionality of the electoral bonds scheme today, Sunaina Mathur takes a look at India’s opaque political funding and the loopholes within our legal and institutional framework which contribute to making the current electoral process so non-transparent. The 2014 Lok Sabha […]Read More Election Funding: Who Pays for Our Political Parties?
Written by: Anonymous | Image by: ibtimes.co.uk ** A believer’s definition of God is something supreme that is omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent and omni benevolent. The irony here is that you don’t ever get to see God who actually is a stalker and is stalking you even when you are taking a dump. But, what do you when you […]Read More The Aftermath of Being Stalked by My Own Boyfriend for Three Years
Written by: Pseudo Sickular | Image by: Business Standard ** These are some strange times we live in. Just yesterday, this beautiful, beautiful ad film by Surf Exel was being targeted by the Indian right wing with calls for boycott. Here is the film in question: Any guesses about the reason behind this displeasure? It was, wait for […]Read More Here’s Why the Calls to Boycott Surf Exel Should Have You Worried
Written by: Sudha Shashwati | Image: Scroll.in ** I am my mother, my grandmother, and my great-grandmother I am all the women that came before me Don’t urge me to lower my voice Ask me not why I am angry You do not see what I see, you do not feel what I feel What […]Read More Let Me Have My Anger, My Sadness.
Author: Himika Chakraborty | Image: pintofscience.co.uk ** Every time I read some mind-numbingly stupid comment about women and science on the Internet, I always end up feeling justifiably angry and indignant. But also, somehow a little guilty. I didn’t have science in higher secondary school myself and by some twisted sense of self blame, I […]Read More She’s Just Not that Into it: Women’s Difficult Relationship with Science