Women With Tattoos – Be A Part Of This Incredible Photography Project

The Woman with Tattoos - A photographic project to demystify her By Sanjukta Basu A search for the ‘self’ behind the tattoo, to demystify the identity of a woman with tattoos. To break the stereotypes against her. In July 2017 I toured five Indian Metro cities to find women with tattoos. I met around 15 women of … Continue reading Women With Tattoos – Be A Part Of This Incredible Photography Project

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Yashpal Saxena Lost His Son Ankit to Religious Hate – Wants to Spread Secularism Love and Peace

This piece was first published on Firstpost. All my articles on Firstpost here. After the publication of this photostory, Crowdnewsing team called me requesting to help them get in touch with Saxena family as they wanted to do a fundraiser. A crowdfunding campaign for parent's of Ankit Saxena was run through March-April which raised around three … Continue reading Yashpal Saxena Lost His Son Ankit to Religious Hate – Wants to Spread Secularism Love and Peace

Should RSS Decide Whether or Not To Spend Resources On Cervical Cancer Vaccine?

First published on Firstpost. All my previous Firstpost articles here. In the United States, January is the month of Cervical Cancer Awareness. Countrywide efforts are made to raise awareness about the disease which affects 13,000 American women each year. In comparison, approximately 365.71 million Indian women above 15 years of age, are at risk of … Continue reading Should RSS Decide Whether or Not To Spend Resources On Cervical Cancer Vaccine?

Kopardi Rape Case, Maratha Kranti Morcha, When Caste Subsumes Gender Identity Of A Rape Victim

The Session Court has found all three Dalit men accused in Kopardi rape case guilty. The quantum of punishment will be given on 21st Nov. In July 2016, a 15 year old girl in Kopardi village, distt Ahmadnagar, Maharashtra, was brutally gang raped and murdered. The rape and murder gave rise to statewide protests by … Continue reading Kopardi Rape Case, Maratha Kranti Morcha, When Caste Subsumes Gender Identity Of A Rape Victim

Kerala High Court Confirms Love Jihad Bogey But Where Are Women Bodies Located In The Nationalism Narrative

An edited version of this piece first appeared on The Wire The Kerala High Court in a recent judgement has stripped women of every last bit of agency, self-will, self-determination and reduced us to mere gendered bodies, incapable of taking our own decisions and therefore having absolutely no right to be independent. The judgement is … Continue reading Kerala High Court Confirms Love Jihad Bogey But Where Are Women Bodies Located In The Nationalism Narrative

FOP Leave Policy Introduced By Media Company Aiming Internet Entertainment But What About Standpoint Research?

Culture Machine, a young start up with a network of YouTubers connecting 22 million subscribers and an average of 0.5 billion views per month, creates video content for large corporate brands and helps them gain publicity through social media. The organization thus aptly wears the tag line, “Entertainment for Internet Generation.” What is entertainment for … Continue reading FOP Leave Policy Introduced By Media Company Aiming Internet Entertainment But What About Standpoint Research?

Government of India And Khadi Calendar Where Modi Replaced Gandhi: Feminist Understanding

First published on Firstpost where I have argued that the Khadi Calendar debate have to go beyond the phallocentrism, and we have to look at feminist interpretation. From Gandhi to Modi, its one man replacing another. The DAVP calendar shows a world in which Modi the cult is showering divinity on lesser mortals but where are … Continue reading Government of India And Khadi Calendar Where Modi Replaced Gandhi: Feminist Understanding

Flavia Agnes’s Position On Triple Talaq Sad For Indian Feminism

First published on Firstpost with different headline and slightly edited: A woman facing violence may take various roads to justice – legal-illegal, justified-unjustified, civil, criminal, constitutional. Shayara Bano decided to eliminate the root cause. Her writ petition before Supreme Court seeking a ban on triple talaq, nikah halal and polygamy poses a challenge to the … Continue reading Flavia Agnes’s Position On Triple Talaq Sad For Indian Feminism

Demontisation: Minor Inconvenience Are For Greater Good But Anyone Seen The Flow Chart?

Is there a flow chart that explains how notes tumbling out of corrupt homes enter poor households?

Dangal Trailer Review | Ode To Aamir Khan

A father training his daughters to win sports medals may not be a revolutionary idea everywhere, but it is one in a state like Haryana.

Photo story on Nizamuddin Basti Published in The Diplomat Magazine

I am very proud to share that two of my photos got published in The Diplomat magazine as part of a photo documentary, Finding Delhi’s Lost Monuments, on the conservation work done / in progress in Humayun Tomb and Nizamuddin Basti area, by Ratish Nanda of Aga Khan Trust For Culture (a part of the Aga Khan Development Network). The … Continue reading Photo story on Nizamuddin Basti Published in The Diplomat Magazine

Feminist film review Neerja by Sanjukta basu

Feminist Film Review – Neerja, not your predictable strong woman

There is no wronged woman here who wants to take a revenge, no mother who is struggling and fighting all odds to raise her children, no multi-tasking multi-talented woman who manages both work and family, no fierce police officer or successful film star. Neerja was not Jhansi ki Rani or Devi Durga, she was just Neerja and that made all the difference.