Dr Fazal Gafoor: The Good Doctor

Ullekh NP

Being Dr Fazal Gafoor, the president of the Muslim Educational Society that has banned burqas and veils in classes, isn’t just tough. It is dangerous

The Right to Desire

Women need to fulfill their sexuality and conservative societies must give them the space for it

Tamil Cinema: Independence Day

The female lead in Tamil cinema is finally moving beyond stereotypes

Didi & Didis

The new gender renaissance in Bengal politics has a rich backstory

Beastly Tales

A fascinating study of human and animal relationships in the foothills of India

Tough Girls

From Udaan to Delhi Crime, women police officers are on a roll. Less so in real life

Sabyn Javeri: Inside the Veil

The Pakistani author Sabyn Javeri talks about the politics of the hijab and the role of writers in divided societies in a conversation with Shikha Kumar

Opportunity Versus Outcome

Why 33 per cent reservation for women in government jobs is a problematic idea

The Gender Card

The outrage at the Pollachi sex abuse racket gives Opposition politicians a foothold in the battle to win the trust of women, a constituency methodically cultivated by MGR and Jayalalithaa

Smashing Stereotypes

The rise of the anti-everywoman


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