Bullying

Democracy
Women's rights

The gender war: To take sides or not?

Rape apologist is a term I have become very familiar with it. Every time there is an outrage on social media with accusations of rape or harassment made against a man, my refusal to join in or my questioning of the e-lynchings is interpreted as supporting crimes against women. Thankfully, I’m not particularly dependent on […]

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Indian regional languages distribution
Hindutva
National
Politics & Political Commentary

Open letter to BJP supporters

Dear bhakts, This letter is tough to write for me. Less because I was wrong and more because I really don’t like the Lok Sabha Election result and many of the methods that led to it either. That said, I was wrong. Completely. I thought at best it would be an NDA government. I had […]

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Domestic Emotional Abuse
Women's rights

What does domestic mental abuse sound like?

Psychological abuse is designed to strip a person of all self esteem. It is mental violence that may or may not be accompanied by physical violence. It erodes self-esteem, isolates its victim and prevents actions to seek help. Psychological domestic abuse usually happens as a constant corrosive factor in a relationship rather than the easier […]

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Women's rights

Jarawa re wah re wah!

So a video went viral. Guardian had published a video shot by a tourist where a policeman (off camera) is bullying the local tribal women to dance and even doing a carrot and stick routine with one that wouldn’t. Here, watch it and puke. IBNLive covers it as a big shocker. Absolutely scandalous. I suppose […]

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Women's rights

The Dark Side of Twitter

Twitter is well appreciated for the unprecedented freedom of interaction it provides, while at the same time allowing for security. Also, being directly able to hear candid talk of public figures, being able to engage them with questions is something that had been difficult for most people with questions or curiosity. Celebrity accounts interacting with fans […]

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