Laws regarding rape

Gender seggregation
Democracy
Women's rights

Sex, consent and the 50 shades of NO

A man who imposes sexual activity on a woman without any indication that she is attracted to him, in the face of blunt refusals or knowing that she definitely does not like him, is a rapist. But without this explicit clarity, there are a lot of grey areas where men and women can communicate very […]

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freedom of speech quote
Democracy

The politics of human rights

The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread. ~ Anatole France Rights, like laws are determined by the powerful to address problems they face or allow actions they prefer and apply “equally” to all. These also happen […]

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Corruption
Media

Open letter to Indian media about Lok Sabha Elections

Dear media, India is witnessing an unprecedented event. It is the largest election to date in the world. We have them every five years, but our population has grown since our own previous record. So has the reach of mass media and social media and mobile phones. Recent developments in the country have raised the […]

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Percentage of time devoted to rural news on TV
Media
Women's rights

Comments for Vrinda Grover and others about the Tejpal case

This is with regard to Vrinda Grover’s facebook post as well as assorted defenders of Tejpal’s poor, helpless victim, which I cannot comment on individually to engage in debate, so I am choosing to respond here. To clarify my stand with regard to this case, I do not know Tarun Tejpal personally, have never even […]

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General
National

Does our new rape law help women?

This is a response to Vrinda Grovers views on the new rape law as told to Priyadarshini Sen in the article “Look Before You Creep” published in Outlook Magazine. I want to state upfront that I have a deep respect for Vrinda Grover and her work for human rights, and the article merely shares my […]

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