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What’s behind the Burqa?

  Waiting at a gas station in Bahrain, wearing little but my ripped jeans and raggedly camisole top, I saw a man and his burqa-clad wife. I felt sorry for her and angry with him. He’d managed to cage her in prison bars as light as cotton. And, poor woman! She had to hide herself each day, consensually, when all she may have wanted was to …

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 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, …

Pink reminded me how urban cities like Delhi browbeat working women

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I’d put off watching Pink but tonight I felt brave enough to go watch it. It’s not perfect, but it doesn’t need to be. It makes its point well enough. And for the first time, I do think we needed Amitabh Bachchan, known for ensuring his daughter-in-law was first married to a tree before she embraced the family name, whose presence on any kind of …

#GuestPost: The long and short of it

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I love my teeny tiny bought from Mango shorts. When I wear them, my male friends ask me whom I’m trying to entice? And my husband thinks they are skanky. But I don’t get it: how can denim be promiscuous? As someone I know to be very sensible (shout out to my friend Dolly) once said: “They are shorts, and shorts are meant to be …