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Monday, December 06, 2021

Ritu Menon

The writer is with Women Unlimited, Delhi.

Anti-CAA protests by Muslim women are about where, how and why you belong
Tue, Feb 04, 2020

Three critical factors have coalesced to make, and mark, this moment as significant, three concerns that have particular and specific meaning for women: Religion/community; citizenship; and nation/homeland.

This India is unrecognisable from the one I grew up in
Wed, Aug 07, 2019

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
Tue, Oct 23, 2018

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

A Shameful Honour
Mon, Jan 29, 2018

The protests against ‘Padmaavat’ draw on a deep misogyny

New India, hypermasculine
Sat, Apr 08, 2017

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

Barking at the Sun
Sun, Jan 23, 2005

We have to shout and shriek to keep ourselves sane. Upper caste women keep it all suppressed, they can neither chew nor swallow.Bama’s ...

It’s a crying shame
Thu, May 20, 2004

Sonia Gandhi won fair and square, and in no time the knives were out. It’s all about blood and belonging. About old memories of foreign...

An empty euphoria
Fri, Jul 23, 1999

The aftermath of war in our times has generally been an elusive peace. ``Low-intensity conflict'' is almost insidious now in much of the ...

The fire within
Wed, Dec 09, 1998

A few days ago, a journalist friend of mine rang to inquire whether I had heard any ``unorthodox'' views on Deepa Mehta's Fire. What did ...