Men’s Rights, lies and persecution fantasies

As the voices protesting violence against women become louder, another kind of voice is rising. Save the Indian Family Foundation (SIFF) is an organization that does NOT aim to save Indian families, but to save families accused of domestic violence from going to jail. @vidyut Save Indian Family Foundation is a men’s rights NGO. It is not save the marriages. It is save the family(women or men) from JAIL. — HelplinesGuy (@helplines) January 21, 2013…

"Men’s Rights, lies and persecution fantasies"

The policewomen’s poem

Months ago, molested and forgotten were the policewomen of Mumbai. They did not even file FIRs against their molesters. At that time, it seemed a clear indictment of the police force and its humiliating view of the vulnerability of women that even police women could not seek justice from the police. All of a sudden, possibly bolstered by the tide of support for the plight of women in the aftermath of the Delhi gangrape, we…

"The policewomen’s poem"

Rahul Gandhi to lead brainstorming session on Social Media – a conversation

Realizing the power of Social Media, the Congress plans to fortify its virtual bastions. Unfortunately traditions die hard, and the person to lead this supposed revolutionary idea happens to be none other than Rahul Gandhi – who happens to have no known voice on Twitter, Facebook…

"Rahul Gandhi to lead brainstorming session on Social Media – a conversation"

The open letter initiative

I am inviting letters from people who understand the need for women’s rights in today’s India to India at large. Open letters. On the subject of women’s rights. Woman to man. Man to man. Woman to man. Man to woman. Explain to India why we need a gender revolution. These letters can be in any language, though a translation or at least brief description in English will help me. While many have been getting vocal…

"The open letter initiative"

When the place of work is a police station

When the public heard that the victim of the Delhi gangrape had wanted the accused to be burned alive, they understood. Many of the furious mob agreed and wanted her wish to come true. Others ignored. Even the vocal opponents of death penalty were subdued, out of understanding at the frustrated rage driving such emotion. Most certainly, no one blamed the victim for wanting such a thing. To file a court case against her over…

"When the place of work is a police station"

Attack on RTI Activist Sulaiman Bhimani’s office

Sunday, 13th Jan, Mumbai: Yesterday afternoon, at 3 pm, eight unknown men entered RTI Activist Sulaiman Bhimani’s office with sticks and swords, and smashed a laptop, printer-scanner and computer keyboard. The attack ended within 10 seconds as Bhimani’s neighbours raised an alarm. While retreating hastily, they slashed wildly at the nameplate with the swords, and kicked at the wooden doorframe, smashing it. Bhimani escaped with only an injury on his finger. Fortunately, this entire episode…

"Attack on RTI Activist Sulaiman Bhimani’s office"