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Toss and Talk: What you need to know to combat violence against women

Combat violence against women

Early this week, we heard Maneka Gandhi telling a group of journalists that India’s rape problem is an exaggeration fuelled by the media. She also claimed that back in 2014, India ranked among the lowest four nations in rape cases. Anyone who knows India in the least bit will know, her statement can be treated as wishful thinking at best — certainly not the reality. The …

Toss and Talk: What does our surprise at Trump’s victory in the United States say about us?

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Avantika: So, it’s been a helluva week, guys. All of us were following the US presidency for different reasons. And, none of us predicted this outcome. How does everyone feel about Trump 2016? Janani: Will kick off by saying that I was 100% sure that Trump wouldn’t win and then the margin with which he won left me reflecting a lot on my understanding of …

Of ‘hot’ chaiwalas and sexy security guards: is objectification of men a feminist issue?

The Pakistani chaiwala, the Singapore security guard and the Afghan girl.

Toss and talk is a slumber party game where a group of people toss around a bunch of questions and everyone has to speak their minds on the subject truthfully. In its second such session, Pyjama People discussed the ‘chaiwala’ trend that took social media by a storm this week. A good-looking man was photographed in Pakistan and his picture was shared on Instagram. Soon …

Toss and Talk 1: Oversimplification or Sensationalisation? Questions we have about the media coverage of Monika Ghudre’s murder and also a Hijabi ballerina

Monika Ghurude (left), the attack on Gigi Hadid (centre) & the hijabi ballerina (right).

Toss and talk is a slumber party game where a group of people toss around a bunch of questions and everyone has to speak their minds on the subject truthfully. This is a first of many discussion sessions, in which Pyjama People discusses topics and trends that have caught ours and your attention. This week, we’re discussing media standardised dialogues for women. Ladies have been in the news, …