To Pakistani journalists

To all of you anonymous, known, yet to be known harbringers of truth. India Pakistan anything is not easy. Be it praise, care or even blame. So here I am, an Indian, telling you in this moment at least that I care. Not my place to recommend anything. Not qualified. Not as journalist, neither as someone who has seen so much danger. Never seen blast or touched gun. I almost feel guilty writing this. So…

"To Pakistani journalists"

Woman takes attacker's penis to cop

An article made headlines yesterday. Woman takes attacker’s penis to cop Apparently some woman in Bangladesh was molested by a man, and she cut off his penis and took it to the cops. Naturally, this caught the imagination of many people. Also many felt vindicated about what she did. It is only too common to feel helpless rage around rapes. It is rare to hear about something like this. The post got tweeted a lot…

"Woman takes attacker's penis to cop"

Women and Power : The Gender Battle

Patterns of assumptions and stereotypes manipulate collective responses. Patterns based on things we refuse to acknowledge or even are aware of. “Strong man”, “Caring mother”, “damsel in distress”, “hen pecked”, “old coot”, “shrew” and more aren’t just common terms, they are common ways in which we see people and there are patterns. There are scales of gender, power and fear for everyone. To see the astonishing impact for yourselves, observe a group discussion in any group –…

"Women and Power : The Gender Battle"

On making India safer

We are hearing storied of police brutalities all the time. Human rights abuses by armed forces. Hideous crimes against women by their own families or random society. Abuses, murders and what nots. Journalists and activists being killed. We analyze fault lines, debate solutions, apply some, and invariably all fails to create change. One reason that comes to my mind is that we are always thinking in fragments. As though each problem area is an island…

"On making India safer"

A Tribute to a Stranger

Exactly one week ago, the 20th of May was a bad, bad day. My hosting providers were giving me trouble. Within a year, I had upgraded through two plans, I was on a VPS, and still they wanted me to upgrade to a dedicated server. There was a lot of harassment. They would suspend my account and tell me they couldn’t unsuspend it unless I fixed the problem. And how does one fix something they…

"A Tribute to a Stranger"

The role of women beside men : Afghan Life

Gity Yousafi speaks about the right of women to work as they wish, like men. Women and men both of them have a special role in the society. Both of them have right to have their jobs that they want. It is their right no body can’t take it. But unfortunately in our society men took all the right from women they don’t let their girls and women work out side. Today it is the…

"The role of women beside men : Afghan Life"