Sometimes I Say I’m Married, Sometimes I Pretend I’m Not

This summer, I went on two very different reporting trips. One was to Austin, Texas, where I mostly hung out with conservative, Christian, stay-at-home PTA moms. Seemingly the only thing I, a 30-year-old lefty feminist from New York City, had in common with these women was the fact that we were married. One casual mention of my husband and they “got” me. In their eyes, … Continue reading Sometimes I Say I’m Married, Sometimes I Pretend I’m Not

Melting feminism, religion and revolution with folk music: Anusheh Anadil

Skeptic, rebel, mother, lover, dreamer, poet, designer, singer. Anusheh’s search for an understanding of the world has brought her close to the music, art, and philosophy that lie at the roots of her birthplace. Bangladesh’s powerful folks arts and spirituality have become the canvas for Anusheh’s musical and artistic journey. Vocal and guitar support: Palki Ahmad [This talk is recorded on September 21st 2013 at … Continue reading Melting feminism, religion and revolution with folk music: Anusheh Anadil

Judith Butler : Q & A with UBC Faculty

Published on Dec 20, 2012 Dr. Judith Butler has a follow-up discussion with UBC Faculty at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies at UBC after delivering the spring 2012 Wall Exchange lecture at the Vogue Theatre in downtown Vancouver on May 24, 2012. Watch highlights from the lecture here: Watch the full lecture here: The Wall Exchange is a community program created by the … Continue reading Judith Butler : Q & A with UBC Faculty

मैं 60 साल की उम्र में भी किसी के इश्‍क में पड़ सकती हूं – Manisha Pandey

मेरी वॉल पर आज सुबह किसी ने कमेंट किया कि “मनीषा रोज़ एक बॉयफ्रेंड को एक्सपोज़ कर रही हो! कितने और?” क्‍या हिम्‍मत है? इस बहादुरी पर तो क्राउन मिलना चाहिए। सवाल ये नहीं है कि उसने “मुझसे” ये सवाल पूछा, बल्कि सवाल ये है कि मर्द किसी भी स्‍त्री से इतने हक और अहंकार के साथ ऐसे सवाल कैसे पूछ लेते हैं? मैं अकसर … Continue reading मैं 60 साल की उम्र में भी किसी के इश्‍क में पड़ सकती हूं – Manisha Pandey

Petition to Withdraw the ‘Golden Mother’ Award by the University of Calicut

To Prof. M. Abdul Salam, Vice-Chancellor, University of Calicut Members of the Syndicate, University of Calicut The University of Calicut has recently announced the institution of a ‘Golden Mother Award,’ with the stated objective of highlighting “the contribution of mothers to societal development and nation building and to provide exemplary models to youngsters.” Mothers in the age group of 50+ and who are actively contributing … Continue reading Petition to Withdraw the ‘Golden Mother’ Award by the University of Calicut

तरूण तेजपाल मिलान कुंदेरा को पढ़ते थे – Manisha Pandey

इंडिया टुडे में तरूण तेजपाल पर कवर स्‍टोरी छपी है। कल ऑफिस में वो स्‍टोरी पढ़ रही थी। अचानक एक लाइन पर मेरी आंखें रुक गईं। स्‍टोरी बताती है उस जवान, टैलेंटेड, निहायत काबिल तरूण तेजपाल के बारे में जो एडिटिंग के कामों के बीच ऑफिस में बैठकर मिलान कुंदेरा को पढ़ता रहता था। मिलान कुंदेरा ? मिलान कुंदेरा मतलब कि द जोक? अनबिअरेबल लाइटनेस … Continue reading तरूण तेजपाल मिलान कुंदेरा को पढ़ते थे – Manisha Pandey

Press Statement of Former Journalist of Tehelka

I am heartened by the broad support I have received over the past fortnight. However, I am deeply concerned and very disturbed by insinuations that my complaint is part of a pre-election political conspiracy. I categorically refute such insinuations and put forward the following arguments: The struggle for women to assert control over their lives and their bodies is most certainly a political one, but … Continue reading Press Statement of Former Journalist of Tehelka