On Murthal

by Meha Khanduri This article nearly never got written because as I start to write on the issue I start seeing red. When India was raptly watching students of a prestigious university go through a long drama of whether slogan shouting students had committed sedition or not…rampaging mobs were burning, looting, and ransacking the cities…

Because Teju Can

[Pic Credit: Amisha Desai]   by Sunayana Kachroo Nakamiyon ko dil se lagaya hee nahi Aisa jeena hame raas aaya hee nahi Meri raftaar ka andaza tumhe kya hoga Maine pairon ko zamin pe lagaya hee nahi I saw her struggle from the balcony of the 2nd floor of my college hostel. She was striving…

Imagined Sisterhoods

Perhaps because I am an optimist, I think of transcending those boundaries. I tell myself: She is the breadwinner of her family and I take care of myself. We both value honesty and human life. We both value peace. We have a bond of caring. So can’t we imagine a sisterhood beyond the structures?

Fashion And Feminism

If we owe the Suffragettes our right to vote, then we owe Mary Phelps Jacob our gratitude for giving us the freedom and luxury of never having to be trapped in a garment that is not only uncomfortable but also claustrophobic!