How Women At India’s College Hostels Are Winning Freedom

Mumbai: The most visible sign of discrimination on campus was the “curtains” requirement: The windows of rooms occupied by women had to have curtains; there was no such requirement for men at the ...

Muslim Women Are 6.9% Of Population. In Lok Sabha, 0.7%

Nuh (Haryana), New Delhi, Mumbai: She may be the head of her village, but making rotis for her extended family of 22 is still her responsibility. Hunched over the small chulha (earthen stove) i...

When Rural Jobs Disappear, Women Are The First To Lose Out

Mumbai and Nashik: When Kamal Gangrude looks across at the fields beside her home on the valley floor, she sees swathes of farmland which this year will not be weeded, ploughed or planted. Sold to dev...

How A Tribal Village’s Digital Push Empowered Its Women

Mumbai: On January 31, 2019, at a joint sitting of both houses of parliament during the Interim Budget Session 2019, President Ram Nath Kovind noted that under the central government’s Digital India...

Record Women Voters’ Turnout But Few Women Contestants

New Delhi: To understand how some political parties seem to have woken up to the need for greater women’s political representation ahead of the general elections scheduled for April and May 2019, yo...

How Unpaid Work Keeps India’s Women Poor and Unequal

Mumbai: When her black feature-phone buzzed with news of a pregnant woman going into labour, Damsari Ozre rushed to finish as much housework as she could before leaving to attend to the birth. Th...

‘MeToo Is A Protest Movement, Doesn’t Always Lead To Action’

New Delhi: Before the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act of April 2013, there were the Vishaka guidelines passed by the Supreme Court in August 1997. V...

Why India Needs More Women To Contest 2019 Elections

Mumbai: India stood 149th in a 2019 list of 193 countries ranked by the percentage of elected women representatives in their national parliaments, trailing Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan and dro...

India’s Poorest Women Benefit Less From Public Health, Nutrition Services

New Delhi: Despite a four-fold increase in the number of women and children receiving supplementary nutrition under the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) programme in the 10 years to 2016, ...

The Story Of Trainee First Officer Garima Sheoran, And The Rise Of India’s Women

Mumbai: In 2016, when 17-year-old Garima Sheoran was admitted to the highly-competitive Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi (IGRUA), India’s national flying school at Fursatganj Airfield in Uttar P...