Soldiers, Soldiering, and Bigotry.

By Kedar Anil Gadgil Recently, there was a news item that mentioned a retired army Colonel evicting a tenant (a Muslim girl) from his house because she “could be a terrorist.” There was a lot of brouhaha over this item with old army hands (and some current ones) tut-tutting about Continue Reading

SPEAK: YOUR VOICE MATTERS

By Sudeepta Sarangi My friends keep asking me that why we see so much negativity on social media. Why don’t you share some positive news? Is nothing good happening in the country ? Well yes, I am sure that so many good things are definitely happening. But when in the Continue Reading

Rumana’s Pain…..

A short story translated from Bengali to English by Sharshina Swastyaneek The alarm was set at 6 am but Rumana woke up just one minute before the clock struck 6 am. She stopped the ringing alarm quickly lest it disturbed her one year old sleeping son. She caressed Sajjad’s forehead Continue Reading

HINDU PAKISTAN – IS SASHI THAROOR WRONG?

By Aditya Chaturvedi. Addressing a event in Thiruvananthapuram, Congress MP Sashi Tharoor said “If they (BJP) win a repeat in the Lok Sabha, our democratic constitution as we understand it, will not survive as they will have all the elements they need to tear apart the constitution of India and Continue Reading

India needs its women in the workplace

Girls outshines boys in 10th/12th results. The headline screams whenever the results are out. But where do all those girls end up. Why aren’t they visible in workplace? “India Has Second-Lowest Female Labour Force Participation Rate In South Asia.” Source: Business Standard “India’s urban female work-force participation rate (WPR) is Continue Reading

The smell of hot rice

By Aatreey Das What do I think about the country? The India? For me, country is all about its people. And some more. Just want to share an experience. Years ago during our field visit in a district of West Bengal, I with some of the other friends were in Continue Reading

“I can’t see anything except blood”

By Aatryee Das So, what do you need? We need some hockey stick, bamboo sticks, iron rods, iron chains, kerosene, matches…. Okay! And who are your targets? That’s a very important question. First and foremost, you need to remember, we have mostly nothing to do with rich and famous people. Continue Reading

Selfies with daughter/s

By Aatryee Das I wrote this on 1st July, 2015 when some rich (?) people were busy to click selfies with their daughters. Before and after that we lost many daughters, never mind dear people, you carry on and just adjust with this re-post. Selfies with daughter/s It’s a good Continue Reading

Brown: I am.

Article and artwork by – Akanksha Mishra (To every girl who wished she was fair, and to every woman and man who told her that she should be so.) Black or white, Fair or lovely- This is what I’m not. Wheatish, dusky, sulky-bulky, This is what I’m called. I’m brown. Continue Reading