Radhika is a Senior Sub Editor with the indianexpress.com She is an alumna of Columbia University. She tweets @radhika_iy
In this country, where conversations regarding women and their concerns are often eclipsed, there is alarming rise in the number of caesareans, feeding the healthcare industry's money-making agenda
Educational institutes in India have gained a notoriety for upholding and disseminating archaic ideologies pertaining to gender roles, relationships and gender identities. The Health Ministry's kit challenges these very social norms and taboos.
Last year, the debate of having a Mayoral committee entered public discourse, when Shashi Tharoor introduced it into the Parliament as a private member's bill.
There has been a surge of beautifully crafted, intelligently told Indian advertisements that either prod us to engage in sociopolitical issues with greater furor, or address issues pertaining to gender inequality and same-sex relationships
One could argue that this step would reflect better in population control. Would it though? Or would just make it far worse for pregnant women who desperately need financial assistance?
Perhaps, it's time that this country spawns a leader who is a vocal and fierce women's rights advocate.
While Irani's effort to drag Priyanka into a petty political battle may be deemed as petulant behavior, all eyes are currently on Priyanka who is campaigning in Raebareli
In the last two months, Tamil Nadu has dominated the media attention. In the last two months, there have been two swearing in ceremonies, a funeral and a prison sentence; there has been Cyclone Vardah and the Jallikattu fiasco. Perhaps it's time to finally move on.
The MNS nominates the wives of two party members who participated in wrecking havoc before the release of Ae Dil Hai Muskhil. In doing so, it conveys that those who participate in gunda-gardi will be rewarded, directly or indirectly.
Consider this to be a swift boost for the Indian morale to stratospheric levels. With its 35th successful PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle ) mission, this is a proud moment for India – its homegrown space agency has successfully transcended the records established by Russia and the United States.
Can we explicitly convey our sense of patriotism? Can we express how emotionally bound we are to our country?
Valentine's Day has the proclivity to be more awkward than romantic – most of the time. Everyone is running on high expectations. Everyone is high-strung. At the same time, they are squirming with anxiety, uncertain whether they can “deliver” in equal measure.
In a response to a petition backed by 82,000 supporters to improve the railway facilities for disabled people, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu asked the public for ideas. And we came up with a list.
Since the Indian railways aren't disabled-friendly, Virali Modi has been dependent on porters to board the train. She was manhandled by them on three separate occasions.
The party's Programme for Women Empowerment features a pledge that if voted to power the party would offer Rs. 2 lakhs to men who marry disabled or widowed women. It's an incentive to marry primarily for monetary reasons -- and that's a cause for concern
In most of the parties' proposed pledges, women's issues have been dwarfed in their importance and have barely received attention.
In the aftermath of Jayalalithaa's demise, in a matter of two months, Sasikala has not only inherited her position, party and power – but also inherited AIADMK's sycophancy.
If a girl is "ugly" her family pays a higher dowry -- a school textbook reads. There is no reference to the boy's physical appearance, however. By virtue of his gender, the boy is assured dowry, irrespective of his physical features, profession or nature.
It makes one question how warped we are as a people in our thinking, and in terms of treating others with basic respect and dignity.
If you pull back for a moment from the distracting cacophony engineered by Trump, you'll realize that there is a plan after all. The dots do connect.
While Jaitley mentioned the central government will commission railways lines of 3,500 kms this year, and even stressed on tiny details like certain trains would be dedicated for religious tourism -- there was no mention on how safety of women in these railways would be improved or looked into
Even if Sanjay Leela Bhansali did take a few dramatic liberties and 'meddled' with history, does it give a band of goons (or anyone else for that matter) the right to assault him?
To one's mind, for a Sports Minister to choose to play cricket while being blindfolded can only be described as highly insensitive.
From Apple's Steve Jobs and Google's Sundar Pichai to Joseph Pulitzer – America is a land of immigrants
Last week, reports surfaced stating that Republican legislators were teaming up to propose laws which would make peaceful protests illegal in Washington, Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota and North Dakota.
The moment we allow ourselves to bow to the fear of reprimand by a higher authority or bow to the exterior forces of hooliganism – the very idea of a democracy disintegrates.
Trump has reinstated the Global Gag Policy, but its on-ground impact will be damaging across the world. Women, as always, will be the victims.
Indians are known to protest. However, seldom has one seen nation-wide, women-led rallies that fight for empowering women.
In Tamil Nadu, admiration or respect for something – whether it's a centuries-old cultural practice, a cinematic demigod, or a political icon – has always been accompanied by heightened emotions. Be it Jallikattu, the conflict over the Cauvery river, the unbounded reverence for Tamil superstar Rajnikanth
Air India is notorious for throwing out its cabin crew for being overweight
Donald Trump is waging a war with the American press. He's confrontational, provocative, subversive and downright unapologetic. But on Wednesday, the US Press Corps. responded with a scathing letter, refusing to bend, break or bow.
There is this nagging sense of deja vu, but to be honest no one was surprised by Salman Khan’s acquittal in Arms Act case.
Since Jayalithaa's passing, Jayakumar’s voice has been drowned out by the news involving Sasikala's transcendence to AIADMK's political throne.
The moment Zaira posted the apology, she had conceded. The thing is, she didn't need to justify, clarify or apologize to anyone.
Never before was Putin's geopolitical ambitions looked at as a serious threat to the world than in the Fall of 2016, when Russia was blamed by the US for intervening in the latter's presidential elections
In 2016, a new phrase gained prominence in the lexicon of the internet: Fake News. During the US Presidential race, Facebook came under the spotlight, but not for the right reasons.