Democracy

Issues related with various rights, resistance, justice movements, people’s struggles. Awareness mongering to the hilt. Giving voice to causes that need it, bringing to attention things that may be missed. Countering propaganda, undermining discrimination. This area tries to fix the world, one starfish at a time.

Politics & Political Commentary
Women's rights

Reply to the letter to me on Kone Nakshatra

Yesterday, I wrote a letter to the VHP. Taking up on that, a mother of two daughters wrote another to me expressing some concerns she has. I appreciate the efforts various people have made to bring it to your attention. Thank you. I would not have liked to miss it and the TL is a […]

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Politics & Political Commentary
Women's rights

No minorities in slutwalk committee

The critics seem obsessed with the political formula. The latest “big problem” with the slutwalk seems to be that there are no minorities in the committee. I see this as a spontaneously evolved action, planned by whoever was connected in the moment. It is ridiculous to criticize the message because the messengers aren’t structured like […]

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Politics & Political Commentary
Religion and Phiosophy
Women's rights

A Hindu writes to Hindu Organizations against Slutwalk

The below letter was originally addressed to the Vishwa Hindu Parishad for its threats against the Delhi Slutwalk. Now it is addressed to all Hindu entities opposing Slutwalk. Dear Whom-so-ever-it-may-concern, I was born a Hindu. Some say I still am, since there is pretty much nothing that disqualifies one as a Hindu, particularly after having […]

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Women's rights

Female foeticide – a different take

Arrest after man buries twins alive caught my eye as I read on in horror. While the issues raised by the selective abortion of female foetuses creates a great deal of social concern for the future of India, I think it is worse that newly borns are burried alive after birth. This makes me think […]

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Politics & Political Commentary
Women's rights

A Life in Clothes – Why now?

I don’t have secrets. They take up too much brain power. I just have so much vivid detail that everything seems like discovering a secret. At the same time, I had never bothered to lay it all out like this. Good choices, bad choices, suffering, glory, all. I did it now, because I realized that […]

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