‘Make Men Wear Veils and They will Understand our Difficulties’
In rural Uttar Pradesh, one woman challenges men to cover their faces and then successfully execute their work.
Questioning Gender Roles: Boys do the Bhangra and Girls Shake their Booty
Pink versus blue, pretty versus brave: the childhood landscape is mined with pernicious gender stereotypes that dictate how we behave as adults.
Meet Rohtak’s Only Woman Motorcycle Mechanic
In a state infamous for crimes against women, Mukesh Devi, the only woman automobile mechanic, is running her repairing business with aplomb.
Fasting for Spouse’s Long Life? It’s a Woman’s Duty!
The Hindu festival of Makar Sankranti sees women fast and pray for their husbands’ well-being. Why is there no similar ritual for men?
Dismantle Patriarchy: Years after Marriage, Women say their Husband’s Name for the First Time
Community Correspondent Rohini Pawar shares how women in Walhe village are breaking away from patriarchal cultural practices.
Ostracism in the Name of Respect
A woman is expelled from her marital home and shunned by her neighbours for addressing in-laws by their name.
Married at Thirteen: How the State Failed a Teenager in Rural Bengal
Conditional Cash Transfer schemes are not enough when powerful patriarchal norms make it acceptable to marry off a child instead of investing in her education