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The feminist movement will benefit by recognising the struggles of (at least some) men against patriarchy. Tej Pratap Yadav seems to be finally back in Patna for good, but with a new home. For most of November and December, he’s rarely been in Patna, and hasn’t stepped into the family home. He has spent most of this time going on religious pilgrimage in the Braj region in and around Mathura, and Varanasi, Bodh Gaya and other places. He has also made trips to the Birsa Munda jail in Ranchi, where his father Lalu Yadav is lodged. He has been steadfastly avoiding his mother Rabri Devi, his wife Aishwarya Rai, and his brother Tejashwi Yadav, who is three years his junior. Tej Pratap Yadav called up chief minister Nitish Kumar and demanded his right to separate accommodation as an elected member of the Bihar legislature. He had so far been living with his...
There’s something very unsettling about seeing Priyanka Chopra talk about choice and agency while wearing sindoor and choodas. Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’ extravagant Jodhpur wedding has been the talk of the town all week. The global diva is already out there talking about tech investments and women empowerment in TV interviews, without wasting any time. But there’s just something very unsettling about watching Priyanka Chopra talk about choice, agency and rights for Indian women, while wearing thick red sindoor (vermillion) and choodas (sacred Hindu bangles). "Don't focus your energy so much on what people think of you, or what society says. Focus more on what your loved ones think of you. If we lived more in reality, life is really fairly simple": @priyankachopra's advice on love. Watch now on https://t.co/hMlRpgrUU6 and NDTV 24x7 pic.twitter.com/i3sbshsMNx — NDTV (@ndtv) December 5, 2018 These accessories have heavy religious connotations, and through time have become important check-marks for Indian uncles...
Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal has found herself in the crosshairs of feminists too often of late.
In 'Muslim Women Speak: Of Dreams and Shackles', activist-scholar Jamil tries to find these women's real voices, instead of just presenting them as victims.
When Kangana Ranaut brushes away social discontent and trauma in India to win brownie points, she becomes complicit in the status quo.
How many friends would you have if you imposed the same standard of retrospective justice on them?
Ali Zafar’s dream of being in the Pakistani cinema’s hall of fame is now marred by the emerging #MeToo movement triggered by Meesha Shafi’s allegations.
The ad manages to package and sell the fickle and ephemeral idea of choice to women.
It is the duty of the liberals to warn people against the dangers of the politics of majoritarianism.
His comment comes at a time when the feminist movement in Pakistan has been gathering a lot of steam, and also ridicule from right-wing factions of society.