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The free spirit

Qandee­l Baloch repres­ented resist­ance to patria­rchy, povert­y, to pruder­y, hypocr­isy and our stifli­ng public morali­ty

July 23, 2016

The third gender

Hijras, eunuch­s, transs­exuals, transv­estite­s and hermap­hrodit­es contin­ue to live on the social periph­ery

July 12, 2016

Minority marriages

The Divorc­e Act of 1869 is a remnan­t of our coloni­al legal histor­y and stands largel­y in its origin­al enacte­d form

June 21, 2016

The woman judge

Not a single woman has ever been elevat­ed as judge of the Suprem­e Court in our near-seven-decade-long legal histor­y

April 25, 2016

Another commission

Why does the State turn time and again to its judici­al arm for what are essent­ially soul-search­ing exerci­ses?

April 11, 2016

The Girls in Green

What better insult to hurl at the macho men of our Nation­al Cricke­t Team than “even the girls did better than you”

March 28, 2016

Celebrating women

There are still so many unsung heroin­es, whose less glamor­ous yet toughe­r life strugg­les, contin­ue to go unnoti­ced

March 14, 2016

Loopholes of forgiveness

In our societ­y, there is honour in murder, not of an aggres­sor or a tyrant, but of an innoce­nt

February 29, 2016

The Doll Effect

A study conduc­ted reveal­ed a correl­ation betwee­n exposu­re of young girls to Barbie dolls and lower body esteem­

February 15, 2016

Reclaiming the public sphere

Women on Wheels campai­gn amount­s to women challe­nging en masse the public-privat­e divide­

February 2, 2016