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

Sharmila Rege (1964 – 2013): A tribute

Sharmila Rege, an extremely popular teacher and warm fellow traveler in the women’s studies movement, will always be with us through her writings on caste, gender and feminism and compassion she has shown for activists and researchers By Vibhuti Patel I was shocked and saddened to learn about the untimely death of Sharmila rege, on 13 July, 2013, due to cancer of colon, at the … Continue reading Sharmila Rege (1964 – 2013): A tribute

My Peeve with heels – Dr Zeba Imam

I can run in them, dance in them, walk for miles in them! It’s a matter of pride for many women that they can carry themselves in heels with poise and ease. An epitome of glamour, Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City advocates heels as an accessory no woman can do without. Heels, she conveys to us through various episodes, are essential for women … Continue reading My Peeve with heels – Dr Zeba Imam