Our attention and outlook to rape cases in India

Let’s put emotions aside and think rationally for a second.  Yesterday, the supreme court confirmed death sentence for 4 convicts in the Nirbhaya case. The SC says that the crime shook the conscience of the society. The case involved massive public attention and demonstration so, it can act as an example. Valid point. Now, just […]

Nirbhaya Rape Case and the Juvenile

This is getting disgusting now. The juvenile rapist is supposed to be released today and the country has no better work than to ensure he remains behind the bars. And then we say that Kangaroo courts and media trials are not good for our country? According to me, the problem is a lot deeper. This […]

17 things the Modi era has taught me

17 things the Modi era has taught me so far – 1. India’s flag should be Ashoka chakra on saffron. 2. It is against Indian culture for women to venture out after dark. 3. The most important issue that the adivasi children of Madhya Pradesh are facing today is the egg given with the mid-day […]

The Greater Bond

We are celebrating Raksha Bandhan today. I have a request from all the brothers and sisters who are so excited on this great occasion. Brothers, when she ties a rakhi on your hand, please don’t promise her security. Today, a girl/woman does not need security from you. She is more than capable of defending herself. […]

1+1=1

Scene 1 – In a school, all the students are attending the morning assembly in the school ground. The Head-Boy, along with his prefects, is given the task of searching the bags of the students in case some prohibited objects are found. This is a routine check and the Head-boy is trying to finish off […]

The Bleeding Mary

Jhanvi is an 11-year old girl, living in Chandigarh. Her mother passed away when she was six, leaving her with her father. Yesterday, she started to bleed “from there”. She cannot discuss this with her father (and we call India an open society??) and is too scared, confused and embarrassed. She does not know what […]