Shalini Nair

Articles By Shalini Nair

Congress’ SC/ST MLAs set to double in three states

Of the total 181 seats reserved for candidates from the SC and ST communities in the three states, the Congress has a lead in 108, greatly increasing its count from the existing 42 SC/ST seats.

Prasar Bharati report insult to victims: AIR casual staffers

The letter also points out that not one of the several women casual comperes/announcers who were sacked for speaking out against sexual harassment have been reinstated by AIR/Prasar Bharati, neither have any of them received compensation for the 'agony and loss they have suffered'.

Upper-caste share is down, more marginal groups enter campuses

New education report: Muslims, disabled most under-represented.

Farmers’ protest in Delhi: Modi govt has lied through its teeth on MSP, says P. Sainath

Founder-Editor of the People's Archive of Rural India and agrarian expert P. Sainath talks to Shalini Nair on the aim of the two-day long Kisan Mukti March in Delhi to bring the various aspects of farm distress into the national discourse.

Seeking end to crisis in the farms, thousands march through Delhi’s streets

The march was held under the banner of the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC), a coalition of 200-plus organisations formed in the wake of the Mandsaur firing that killed six farmers in June 2017.

Women with disabilities come together: Dependence makes it harder to speak up

A study, in 12 districts of Odisha covering a sample of 729 women with disabilities, showed that 12.6 per cent of the physically disabled respondents reported to having been raped

Brahminical Patriachy post row: ‘Faux outrage to distract, deflect, and deny…no one is buying this act’

'As a Dalit artist I am always trying to create work that brings forward the struggles, voices, and dreams of caste oppressed people. This poster series was co-created with another United States-based artist Shrummi8 with colour assist from Mon Mohapatra.'

Upper-caste backlash makes Twitter cut sorry figure

Twitter regrets after photo of Dorsey holding placard that says ‘Smash Brahminical Patriarchy’; US-based poster designer says I have nothing but empathy for Jack.

Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan record worst rates of crimes against SCs

Crimes against women, including assault, rape and sexual harassment form a major chunk of the overall reported crimes against Dalits and tribals — such cases form 35 and 40 per cent of the total crimes against Dalits and tribals.

NCW wants separate law to address gender bias at workplace

The decision was taken following a day-long consultative meeting to review the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013, at the NCW’s office in New Delhi in the wake of the #MeToo movement that has swept the country since October.

Sexual harassment in AIR: Will set up inquiry panel, says NCW chief

Sharma said the review of past cases and discussions with officials in the matter shows that the Air has been a “hub of sexual harassment at workplace”.

#MeToo hits All India Radio stations, Maneka calls for probe

The Indian Express spoke to women who have alleged sexual or mental harassment in AIR stations in Shahdol and Sagar in Madhya Pradesh, Obra in Uttar Pradesh, Kurukshetra in Haryana, and Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh.

‘Journalists are for the first time talking about what behaviours have to change’

How American media is trying to detoxify newsrooms in the light of the #MeToo revelations.

All member posts vacant, National Commission for Women only has chairperson

All five member positions in NCW are currently vacant. The only person holding office at the moment is its Chairperson Rekha Sharma.

Maneka Gandhi slams killing of tigress Avni, targets Maharashtra minister

Maneka said that she would pursue the issue “legally, criminally as well as politically”. “I will be writing to CM Maharashtra to take strong action in this matter,” she said.

M J Akbar raped me, says US journalist; he says relationship was consensual

Over a dozen women have accused the editor-turned-politician and Rajya Sabha MP of sexual harassment but Gogoi’s account, published in the Washington Post Thursday, is the first to level serious allegations of rape against him.

#MeToo | Day after, Tata Group says: We hear Pandit, opportunity to raise the bar

Tata Group was responding to a report in The Indian Express on former staffer Anjuli Pandit’s allegations of sexual harassment against former Taj Hotels CEO and MD Rakesh Sarna and that she knocked on many doors but few heard.

#MeToo in India Inc: Former Taj Hotels staffer speaks out, names then CEO

“In December we had an uncomfortable phone call to discuss my salary and when I wasn’t happy with his offer, Sarna said ‘I think you are beautiful enough to pay you a crore but I don’t have that kind of money honey," Pandit said about Sarna.

Harassment at workplace: NCW to hold stakeholder consultations to review law

NCW officials admit that the present law is flawed and not equipped to deal with the nature of sexual harassment complaints that have come to the fore recently, in most cases after a considerable time lapse.

Probe Vinta Nanda case against Alok Nath quickly: NCW to Maharashtra DGP

On October 8, Nanda, in a Facebook post, had detailed her ordeal of being allegedly sexually violated by Alok Nath of the popular 1990s TV show Tara, which she was producing and writing at the time.