Monday, 8 August, 2022
TopicDraupadi

Topic: Draupadi

I taught Mahasweta Devi’s Draupadi in DU. Discomfort was at the core of the classroom

We must choose ‘discomfort’ over ignorance when it comes to narratives of violence against women. It is a catalyst for important conversations.

No domestic violence when brothers share ‘wife’ — book dwells on ‘Draupadi pratha’ bliss

‘Gender, Culture and Honour’ seeks to analyse daily life of women from various perspectives like caste, patriarchy, religion, age.

Deepika Padukone is set to play Draupadi, India’s first superwoman & #MeToo warrior

Deepika Padukone's Draupadi will be a two-part film and give women the Baahubali they want.

Our daughters will see Sita as a single mother and Draupadi as a #Metoo warrior

A new generation of women writers are retelling the stories of women in history and mythology.

We respect Sita and hate Draupadi for all the wrong reasons

People don't often take into account that Draupadi didn't want five husbands; she was forced into this arrangement by Kunti's declaration.

On Camera

YourTurn

Police detain Rahul Gandhi during a protest march from Parliament to Rashtrapati Bhawan against ED's interrogation of the party's interim President Sonia Gandhi in the National Herald case in New Delhi, on 26 July 2022 | PTI

Rahul Gandhi embraces his lineage as ‘family of sacrifice’, calls out obsessive Congress-haters

The two fake storylines of corruption and dynasty can now no longer be cloaked in the cruel realities of staggering inequality and charged communal relations. The gloves are off.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.

Defence

The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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