Category: Column

Dark and Dangerous

Written by: Chriselle Correia Sometimes all it takes is a motivational speech or a strong movie to shake you up. Truth be told, you suddenly feel awakened and self-righteous. But it’s just a matter of a few days until this feeling fades off, yet again. Today, it was one of those conventional Bollywood movies that really struck … Continued

D-I-Y Pepper Spray & Simple Self-Defense techniques

Written by G Anurag Rao With steady rise in sexual harassment cases over the nation, and with the number of rapes only increasing, it is prudent that the women of today are aware of certain basic self-defence tactics and also to make sure that basic defence equipment such as pepper-sprays are easily available. Of late, … Continued

Five Limericks for Young Ladies (a.k.a. Unimportant Stuff)

We love this poem because revolution can come in any form and how awe-inspiring  it can be. This is a  piece by Monidipa on the Indian Supreme Court’s verdict to re-criminalize homosexual acts among consenting adults and in favor of upholding archaic Section 377 of the Indian penal code that she wrote originally as a Facebook … Continued

Mumbai Shamed: Latest report proves

Latest research report published in Times of India today, i.e., 22nd November 2013 shows some startling crime facts of the city of Mumbai. The most startling ones: 1. Undeniably violence against women (VAW) has tremendously increased as shown by a 57% rise from 2011-12 levels. 2. In addition, 43% rise in cases of molestation have … Continued

Guest Post: Thank you, Mr. Anurag Kashyap! But here’s my problem.

Re-blogged from absolutelynothingspecial Dear Mr. Kashyap, I wanted to write a sincere note of thanks commending you on your recent efforts to give the women of India a quick fix to eve teasing. I recently came across your short film, ‘The day after everyday’ that went viral all over the internet. It was a very … Continued

That Day After Everyday

This short film portrays the unfortunate tolerance and acceptable that our society has developed against street harassment and abuse against women. Directed by Anurag Kashyap, this is a story of three women that decide to stand against their everyday harassment and call for change. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQR6cB1DXzY[/youtube]

A Dose of Inspiration – Kellerman

We have much to thank this suave lady for! Annette Marie Sarah Kellerman (6 July 1886 – 6 November 1975) was one of the first women to wear a one-piece bathing costume, instead of the then-accepted pantaloons, and inspired others to follow her example. Australian professional swimmer, vaudeville star, film actress and writer. She On … Continued

[Video-story] Jor se bol! Stop sexual harassment!

In 4 minutes, this video-story by Akshara clearly presents both sides of street harassment. While one one hand, women express their discomfort and humiliation at the hands of men. Men, on the other side, openly show how ‘casual’ and ‘enjoyable’ they find eve-teasing (street harassment). It’s difficult to watch but easily showcases how permeated a … Continued

Karva Chauth, living in patriarchy or symbolic devotion?

We have come to the dawn of 21st century, in a globalized world but its also a fact, that we still face a lot of patriarchal misogynist coercion.  Today was Karva Chauth which even though doesn’t mean anything to me personally but a chance (unfortunate) encounter with a blog post got me enraged and righteously so. This … Continued