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.
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: 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
By Priyanka Kapoor | Image: India Today ** Recently, I booked a late night ticket for the Anushka Sharma starrer horror flick, Pari. Not to get scared out of my wits, but to get my share of laughs, having noticed that Indian audience often collectively laughs in horror movies. I entered the movie theater with skepticism and […]Read More Prosit Roy’s Pari and Sex Trafficking in India.
By Medusa | Image: The Lady of Shalott ** Ungrateful? Yes. Brat? Yes Am I sure? Yes Everyone agrees? Yes Including myself? Yes How, you ask? Let me tell you… I was allowed To skip cooking and cleaning at times Never a harsh word was uttered How accommodating, they said But I asked that […]Read More Ungrateful Brat
By Nazreen Fazal | Image: vanidad.es ** Me Too… That evening This morning Decades ago Just now Still fresh At home At School At Work In Sick Stuck in traffic Out partying Out for a walk On my own In an empty parking lot In a mall In broad daylight At the holiest of […]Read More Me Too…
Written by Manjusha Banerjee | Image credit: videoblocks.com ** You know what’s funny….? YOU have a problem with Sonam Kapoor being flat chested, but YOU also have problem with busty Ayesha Takia… YOU had problem when Rakhi complained ‘on the spot’ about Mika forcibly kissing her and YOU also have a problem when Tanushree brings […]Read More The Problem… is YOU.
Written by: Gargi Sengupta | Image: SMIW ** Stumbling upon Anarkali Of Aarah – on TV – just a day after watching Lipstick Under My Burkha at the plex, certainly made me think if we pass too many things off as ‘happenstance’. ** To be honest, had Lipstick not received the kind of attention it did, […]Read More Why Anarkali Shines Brighter than Lipstick.