Shabana , Radha, food and desire on International Women’s Day – Rukmini Sen

There is something about the women domestic helpers in Mumbai. They don’t eat. They postpone eating . Till my father died …which was in 2016 …we had some people working for us. I used to commute long distances for work. My father was diabetic and not always mobile. So we had a system in place where my father felt functional and independent. We do all … Continue reading Shabana , Radha, food and desire on International Women’s Day – Rukmini Sen

तुम बचे रह गए पुरुष और मैं दूर होती गई- Ila Joshi

मैं औरत हूं और मुझे नहीं चाहिए पिता की संपत्ति में हिस्सा भाई से कोई तोहफ़ा पति से निजी खर्च और बेटे से बुढ़ापे का सहारा ये सब तुम रख लो और साथ में रख लो मेरा धर्म, जात और मेरा तुम्हारे साथ वो हर रिश्ता जो मेरे औरत बने रहने में मुझे तक़लीफ़ देते हैं इस असल के सूद में मैं दूंगी तुम्हें मेरा … Continue reading तुम बचे रह गए पुरुष और मैं दूर होती गई- Ila Joshi

Fahmida Riaz at IAWRT Seminar ‘Hum Gunahgaar Auratein’ on March 8

Tum bilkul hum jaisey nikley Aab tak Kahan chupay thay bhai Voh moorkhta, voh ghaamarpan jis mai hum nay sadian gawaeen Aakhir pahunchi dua tumhaari Aray badhai bahut badhai You turned out to be just like us; Similarly stupid, wallowing in the past, You’ve reached the same doorstep at last. Congratulations, many congratulations. Preyt dharm ka naach rahaa hai Qaim Hindu raj karo gay Saarey … Continue reading Fahmida Riaz at IAWRT Seminar ‘Hum Gunahgaar Auratein’ on March 8

Our world, Our story – Teesta Setalvad

Though I had promised readers the second part of the crucial tale on faltering India that needs to re-enforce inclusion and fairplay, I will take a break just this week to remember my inspirations, this Friday, March 8, Women’s Day. Often people ask, what use is March 8 or May 1? International Women’s Day or Labour Day? How is it relevant when women are seen … Continue reading Our world, Our story – Teesta Setalvad