Decades of struggle and innumerable sacrifices are involved in the long history of women's movement in India. Deepti Priya Mehrotra speaks to some of the exemplary leaders who recall the history of women’s movement and their role in it.
Will the Aam Aadmi Party deliver true 'swaraj'? The initial euphoria over its emphatic electoral win over, the focus is now on realities within which the AAP will have to deliver on its promises. T R Raghunandan explores if the party can realise its vision of ‘swaraj,’ living up to the true ideals of decentralisation.
Why an abused employee feels let down by the judiciary A recent HC ruling on the powers of the National Commission for Women, in regard to a case involving sexual harassment at the workplace, could have significant implications for gender justice in the long term. Revathi Siva Kumar looks at the facts of the case and the debate that it has stirred up.
Women MPs: At par, but rare still Mainstream political parties do not give sufficient opportunity to women so that their representation has remained poor even in states with higher literacy rates. The electorate, however views them as equal performers as men, as the recent Daksh-ADR survey has shown. Prabhu Mallikarjunan presents some interesting findings on the issue.
Awakening the somnolent state
The common thread between our external and internal security predicaments is our approach to time. Most security issues are long-standing
and seemingly interminable. If we understood why this is so, we can change it, writes
The dull days of White Gold
Across India, cotton growers make up the largest group of the over 180,000 farmers who committed suicide between 1997 and 2007.
There's nothing like an election to spur policy change, though, notes
Darwin in India
The 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of his most famous book is an occasion to ask:
"how should Indian intellectuals engage with thinkers from outside our shores?", writes
Moving beyond symbols
The question before us women is whether Pratibha Patil's imminent election as President has any meaning for us, whether it will make any difference to
women in India, and whether we should welcome such a symbolic gesture on the part of the ruling alliance, writes