Monday, 4 July, 2022
TopicSexual Assault

Topic: Sexual Assault

Talk Point: Levels of impunity enjoyed by perpetrators are alarming

No matter how good the law is, it is doomed to remain on paper if unaccompanied by public education, behavioural change and enforement of rule of law.

Talk Point: Committees instituted to help make us feel responsible for assault

The HRW report only goes to show how structures of “due process” often don’t work, especially for women at the intersections of multiple marginalisations.

Talk Point: Maharashtra rape survivor aid scheme lost in red tape

Maharashtra was one of the first states to roll out a landmark scheme for helping rape survivors and victims of child abuse following the outrage over the gang-rape of a photojournalist in a Mumbai mill in 2013.

Talk Point: Is crowdsourcing and publishing names of alleged sexual predators fair?

Recent social media lists on harassers in different institutions have become the buzz. We bring sharp perspectives on whether naming and shaming online is vigilantism or brings justice.

Talk Point: Is there a culture of silence on sexual harassment in Indian film industry?

As Harvey Weinstein case fuels a #MeToo campaign, is there a culture of silence surrounding sexual harassment in the Indian film industry?

Me too: Indian victims of sexual assault rally behind social media campaign

The 'Me too' campaign, started by actress Alyssa Milano in response to the Harvey Weinstein scandal, saw a large number of Indians narrate their experiences

On Camera


Ghouse Mohammed and Riyaz, arrested for the murder of Udaipur tailor Kanhaiya Lal Teli | ANI

Why we should know where Udaipur killers lie on the staircase of radicalisation pyramid

Udaipur’s violent executioners had reached the highest point of radicalisation where the only option left before them was to kill their innocent victim.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.