Safety over Privacy? Lucknow Police Plan to "Track" Women in Distress with AI Cameras
When the system itself has consistently displayed insensitivity towards dealing with crimes related to women, the potential for technology of this kind to be misused for the purpose of harassment or quid-pro-quo is scary.Add to list
The Future is Female: The Ladies Who Took Centre Stage at Joe Biden's Presidential Inauguration
No matter where you look, there is no dearth of powerful women in and around the Biden administration. It's fitting that these capable women have come to the fore to clean up the mess of an outgoing government that will go down in history for its widespread incompetence.Add to list
Purr...suit of Happiness: It Took a Pet Cat to Change the Rules of Love in Our House
Tough love was the only love language that existed in our house until my brother got home a stray kitten. Very soon, my stoic father was suddenly brimming with kisses and mushy nicknames, and my mother started treating him like her third born – now she doesn’t eat until he does. Unbeknownst, the pet had opened the floodgates to our emotions and expressions.Add to list
Why is Everyone Talking about the Malayalam film The Great Indian Kitchen?
The Great Indian Kitchen delves into how patriarchy, tradition, and religion often intersect and strip away the agency of women after they get married. It’s yet another example of how regional cinema has succeeded in accurately portraying gender dynamics in our homes.Add to list
“Oh No, Ladki Hui!” Even India’s Rich & Educated Don’t Want a Girl Child
While I was working on my film on female infanticide, I learnt that those who need not worry about affording dowries, still abort foetuses. A woman said to me in a hushed tone, as she swirled a glass of some pricey white wine, “If I can choose the car I want, or a handbag then why not the sex of a child.”Add to list
Why Sudhir Mishra’s Inkaar is a Crash Course In Understanding Workplace Harassment
Sudhir Mishra’s Inkaar uncovers the complexity of workplace harassment. The 2013 film highlights a key feature of twisted power dynamic and gender politics: That while organisations may encourage women employees to speak up, when push comes to shove, people shall protect their own interests first and conveniently side with where the power lies.Add to list
I’mma Bounce Because Navika Kumar is Now Talking about Values and Journalism
Times Now’s Navika Kumar delivered an impassioned monologue recalling her former boss Arnab Goswami. “I wish he had not forgotten values in his quest for success,” she said. Right back at you, ma’am.Add to list
The Tale of the India-Australia Test Series Cannot Be Told in Statistics
The scorecard can never do justice to the historic India vs Australia Test series we just witnessed. This is not the story about great tons and wickets, it’s a story of heroics and emotions – of Cheteshwar Pujara’s bruises, Mohammad Siraj’s tears, Hanuma Vihari’s hamstring, and Ajinkya Rahane’s grit.Add to list
Now Jiah Khan’s Sister Says Sajid Khan Sexually Harassed the Actress. How Long Will Bollywood Continue to Shelter Predators?
After a year in which Bollywood was depicted in the Indian media as a bastion of drug abuse, nepotism, and “anti-national” attitudes, “Death in Bollywood” is a wake-up call that prompts a re-examination of a much more real problem in the film industry: sexism and abuse of power.Add to list
Reporting Against Mumbai Police in Sushant Case “Contemptuous”, Says HC. Don’t the Cops Deserve an Apology?
The Bombay High Court pulled up news channels over the media trial in the Sushant Singh Rajput case. It stated that parts of the coverage by Republic TV and Times Now in the case was “prima facie contemptuous” of the Mumbai Police.Add to list
Gender “Marry the Rapist”: Why India Desperately Needs More Women in the Judiciary During a recent hearing, CJI SA Bobde asked a rape accused if he would marry his victim. In the past, we have seen judges accused of sexual harassment presiding over their own cases. One of the many reasons women’s issues are not handled with sensitivity is because our courts are largely run by men. Add to list