Inconvenient Martyr

Pramila N. Phatarphekar

That a headscarf can cost someone her life is disturbing enough. That the world media looked the other way is worse

Give My Body Back

A new mother recounts the invasion of her body, the birth of the stranger and how there seems to be no respect for her breasts anymore

In Black, Red and Green

The war-torn nation’s hopes, fears and nightmares before a national election

Talibanesque Code

A Ramakrishna Mission school in West Bengal and its outrageous attitude towards its lady teachers

Half Life

After two decades of bloody conflict in Kashmir, thousands of women are not sure whether they should call themselves married or widowed

The Bikini Virgins

Why Indian girls talk so much about bikinis but don’t wear them

What Men Want in the Morning

And why storytellers cannot tell the whole truth about men


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