Marital Rape

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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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Media

Thoughts on “Letter To Ms Tehelka-Assault-Victim” at @newslaundry

News Laundry published an aggressive, confrontational letter to the woman allegedly assaulted by Tarun Tejpal. Pandemonium ensued. Having written extensively about the other side of media reporting on the Tejpal case, I want to put my views on record, mostly to prevent defending them over and over in 140 letter tweets. Is it right to […]

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General

Supreme Court guidelines for natural sex

Considering today’s Supreme Court verdict on Section 377 that criminalizes “carnal acts against the order of nature”, there is a lot of confusion on what exactly is allowed and what is not. Here is a quick primer: You can still marry kids, as long as they are not of the same sex. Marital rape continues […]

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Director of CBI Ranjit Sinha
Women's rights

CBI Director Ranjit Sinha and the legalizing of rape?

Wise man, director of CBI Ranjit Sinha explained why betting must be legalized with this gem “If you can’t prevent rape, enjoy it”. Now, this is problematic on several levels. The most obvious one being the idea that rape can be enjoyed. The misogynist myth that women choose to make a fuss about rape rather […]

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