My opinion

 

How much longer do we wait?

By the end of 2013, over half of the 3.7 million Bangladeshi women between 20 and 24 were married before they were 18 We have been talking about gender equality for decades, but even in 2014, women are subject to social, political, and economic inequalities that reinforce their [...]Read more
 

Don’t Blame It On Me

“You’re not allowed to leave the home after 8 p.m.” her father shouted the words at her. They hit her like a sharp blade. “But why?” she asked desperately, even though in her heart, she knew the answer. “Because you’re a girl and this city is unsafe for girls at night.” His [...]Read more
 

Parks

Parks are where butterflies flutter, flowers bloom, children play, runners sweat and elders take a stroll. Blue sky as a roof, green grass beneath, parks personify freedom. However what happens when in this space a girl child is gazed at, not for her innocence but for her raised [...]Read more
 

The night is not ours (yet)

The night. It is not ours, ladies, and it is not because of the lack of street lights. Rather, it is not ours because of the men who feel that they may call out to us on the streets, that our asses look nice or that our breasts look juicy. Only of course, in the […]Read more
 

Speak Up

Hey reader! Do me a favour and just shut your eyes for a moment. And think about how much has changed in the past fifty years in this country. From lungis to trousers, from ghagras to hot pants- there has been a huge transition, hasn’t there? Well. Allow me to burst your [...]Read more
 

Tom Boy

Taking the subject of genders (inequality/identity/bias/policing/crisis) further here’s a poem i wrote a few months ago. I know most girls will identify with it (irrespective of how girlie they are per societal definitions) and most boys will empathise to…because [...]Read more
 

Telling them

With all this talk day in and night out of god-like children getting torn to shreds in their formative years.   With all this hullabaloo in the media and on walls of public urinals those scavengers carefully wash their hands off the puke and virgin blood.   With all the [...]Read more
 

Within ME!

Few months back I participated in a candle light protest against the verdict of the Delhi Rape Case, in which one of guilty was proved juvenile and he was sentenced to 3 years in the Juvenile School. I am sure most of us do not agree to this verdict, but this is the irony of […]Read more
 

Freedom- freely doomed

Sitting down and wondering what my first thought this morning was and what followed, I realized I have an extensive mental checklist that can give a running to even the president’s checklist of scheduled meetings. As I begin my day, I am involuntarily ticking imaginary boxes. [...]Read more
 

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