Ritu Menon

The writer is with Women Unlimited, Delhi.

Articles By Ritu Menon

This India is unrecognisable from the one I grew up in

The country I woke up to this morning is unrecognisable as the one I was born in. It has such a diminished sense of itself that it has set the meanest limits to decide who belongs and who doesn’t.

From Akbar to Ayyappa

Reactions to both the #MeToo movement and the Sabarimala verdict signify profound contempt for — or fear of — the female body.

A Shameful Honour

The protests against ‘Padmaavat’ draw on a deep misogyny

New India, hypermasculine

Imagined hurt, a readiness for violence and the abjuring of difference and diversity are its attributes