Madhu Purnima Kishwar

The writer is founder-editor, ‘Manushi’, and professor, CSDS, Delhi

Articles By Madhu Purnima Kishwar

Clutching at Kanhaiya

That he is projected as a saviour of the Left and Congress shows the deep morass they have sunk into.

The selective outrage over bans

Communities are deprived of livelihood by bans on their traditional arts. Has the elite ever protested?

Suspicion and separatism

Fear of being ‘bumped off’ is uniting divided, mutually suspicious groups in Kashmir.

The foreign threat

Government has merely called to account those NGOs that have violated Indian law.

Death by Breath: And malice towards the non-polluter

Municipal policies keep street vendors and cycle rickshaws trapped in a web of illegality.

A real threat, a phobic fantasy

We need to rise above the left-right divide to investigate the menace of ‘love jihad’ with thorough precision.

Reservation for women, not this way

The present version of the bill is deeply flawed

My neighbourhood’s right not to have a dance bar

The livelihood rights of bar dancers are pitched against society’s right to exercise moral pressure on individuals to observe social decorum

Why tar all politicians with the same brush?

We need to reboot corrupt systems,instead of demonising our political class.

Unsettling politics

For a long time,any legislation which claimed to be pro-women,no matter how stupid and harmful in substance,sailed through...

Can’t afford it

Are we really too poor to control carbon emissions?