January 25, 2014

“Death is that stone inscription of which the thinker is always afraid.” Namdeo Dhasal, Ode to Dr. Ambedkar, translated by Dilip Chitre 

Namdeo Dhasal lived a life that cannot be contained in the polite language of obituaries, a life that revolted against hagiographies,...

December 12, 2013

In upholding the constitutionality of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, the Supreme Court of India has not only taken our society backwards in time, but  has also put its conservative and patriarchal mores into a basic misreading of the Indian Constitution itself....

January 14, 2013

The endless discourses of the elite point fingers everywhere: except at the real cause, which is the cultural sanction of rape in India. Arundhati Roy was brave to label it India’s rape culture. Rapes are not just numbers (24,206 in 2011), but categories: first, there...

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