Is #HowIWillChange the right response to #MeToo?

Is #HowIWillChange the right response to #MeToo?

#MeToo took over the social media last couple of days, but the sad part was it took a social media hashtag to realize the widespread scale of the issue. The question we need to ask as men is that why did these stories and shares surprise us? What was about this trend that made us uncomfortable? Is it the fact that so many women we know have suffered the ordeal or is it that they…

Does the mantle of social reform only rest with judiciary?

Does the mantle of social reform only rest with judiciary?

Supreme Court of India a new paved way for social reform with two landmark judgements. First was declaring the practice of ‘triple-talaq’ unconstitutional and second ruled privacy as a fundamental right for every person in India including freedom of sexual orientation. We need to answer why we rely on judiciary to fix social issues plaguing the society? Triple-Talaq First in the matter of ‘triple-talaq’ or the practice where a Muslim man divorce his wife by…

Two hoots to gender equality and freedom of speech

Two hoots to gender equality and freedom of speech

              On the eve of international women’s day, I want to take a pause and reflect on the recent events in India that show that we still have long way to go when it comes to gender equality and freedom of speech. Anti-national branding and vilification of Gurmeher Kaur A lot has been said and published about how Gurmeher Kaur has got rape threats, mocked and vilified on social…