The red in the sea of black and white- Indira Jaisingh

As three judges of the Supreme Court – Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice AM Khanwilkar – sat motionless on November 27, a young woman dressed in red, with a red hijab wrapped around her head, approached them. All heads turned to look at the woman, who was followed by stern looking police women in uniform. Lawyers in black and … Continue reading The red in the sea of black and white- Indira Jaisingh

FREE HADIYA – Pinjda Tod

AN APPEAL TO THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF INDIA: In defense of the freedom and citizenship of women and a plea against Islamophobia #freehadiya   ​ Your Lordship, We write to you, to bring to your notice a recent judgement of the Kerala High Court which has annulled a consensual marriage of an adult Muslim woman. The judgement also makes many other remarks which can completely … Continue reading FREE HADIYA – Pinjda Tod

Cleaning up a house where a relationship died – Sehba Imam

It’s messy. And throws up many questions. Was it killed, murdered in cold blood? Culpable homicide or reciprocatory violence. Was it kidnapped and made to disappear? or was it a case of plain suicide in sheer desperation. Every corner has a story to tell, every chipped dish and decoration piece gathering dust is an eyewitness. The white blood of silences and the purple splashes of … Continue reading Cleaning up a house where a relationship died – Sehba Imam

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