Overlooking adult decisions about their lives & Treating daughters as repositories of your “honour” – Zeba Imam

A horrific daylight murder on a busy roadside, a few days back continues to trouble me as I hope it does many others. I need to write this in an effort to ease my own rage and sadness. Ankit, the 23 year old, seems so full of youthful energy that it makes you wince at the thought that this young man is no more, every … Continue reading Overlooking adult decisions about their lives & Treating daughters as repositories of your “honour” – Zeba Imam

हमारा चयन, हमारी प्राथमिकताएं और हमारी राजनीति – रुक्मिणी सेन

दुर्गा वाहिनी की रजनी ठुकराल कहती हैं, कि गलत परम्पराएं डाल रही महिलाओं का बहिष्कार होना चाहिए। रजनी के मुताबिक, दीपिका पादुकोण ने, वोग के वीडियो में अपनी यौनिकता के बारे में बात करते हुए (जिसे केरसी खम्भाटा ने लिखा), एक गलत परम्परा की शुरुआत की है। महिलाओं के सशक्तिकरण और उनके चुनाव (choice) पर गंभीर बहस करना असम्भव है, जब दुर्गा वाहिनी इसी प्रकार … Continue reading हमारा चयन, हमारी प्राथमिकताएं और हमारी राजनीति – रुक्मिणी सेन

Our Choice, Our Privileges and Our Politics – Rukmini Sen

Rajini Thukral of Durga Vahini says women setting wrong trends should be declared outcast. According to Rajni Deepika Padukone has set a wrong standard by talking about her sexual choice (written by Kersi Khambatta,) in the Vogue Empower video. It is difficult to have a nuanced dialogue on Women empowerment and a Woman’s choices when Durga Vahini starts with another Khap Panchayat like statement. But then … Continue reading Our Choice, Our Privileges and Our Politics – Rukmini Sen

Childhood Memories, Garba and Bitty Mausi – Zeba Imam

September 28, 2014 at 2:09pm It was a newspaper story this morning that brought back memories of Bitty Mausi, and almost brought tears to my eyes Bitty Mausi was the younger sister of Ek Number Wali Aunty, so referred to by us because of our system of referring to our friends’ moms by their house numbers. My mom was Saat Number Wali Aunty. And we … Continue reading Childhood Memories, Garba and Bitty Mausi – Zeba Imam

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