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
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
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
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.