Who will she vote for today

Who Will She Vote For Today?

Revati Laul - The Indian elections have always been an exercise in chest-hair and machismo. In this post-Nirbhaya world though, the politician knows he can’t hope to win with the same old-same old but the atte…

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High And Dry in Srinagar

Omkar Khandekar - What could possibly drive addicts in the Kashmir valley to a de-addiction center …

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How does a first-time transgender candidate campaign for the Lok Sabha?

Dilip D’Souza - And what kind of reception can she expect?

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  • Better Than A Palace Is My Home
    Better Than A Palace Is My Home Grist Media - Mon 17 Mar, 2014
    Better Than A Palace Is My Home

    A decade ago in northeast Mumbai, 80,000 hutments were demolished in a bid to transform 'Mumbai to Shanghai'. The dissent born then is now the powerful Ghar Bachao, Ghar Banao movement active in around 35 slum colonies, involving 25,000 families. And this year Medha Patkar, the woman who spearheaded the movement, may be elected to Parliament. What does the community think of this development? …

  • Lift the Veil and Look
    Lift the Veil and Look Grist Media - Fri 14 Mar, 2014
    Lift the Veil and Look

    What happens when more than 20,000 students visit a local - and global - telescope near Pune? …

  • What You Didn't Know about Bengali Cinema's Resurgence
    What You Didn't Know about Bengali Cinema's Resurgence

    A cool new breed of filmmakers. The return of middle-class cinema. Bengali movies going abroad. Bengali actors being discovered by Bollywood. It all sounds great, but no one is talking about the precarious revenues or how this new cinema has deepened the class divide in Bengal. …

  • Is the Indian Policewoman A 'Showpiece?'
    Is the Indian Policewoman A 'Showpiece?' Grist Media - Wed 12 Mar, 2014
    Is the Indian Policewoman A 'Showpiece?'

    In the third and final part of her series on policewomen, our writer looks away from central India. Policewomen elsewhere in India too face danger in the shape of their peers and the mighty hydra called The Department. Is change possible? …

  • Ladies. Can They Do It? Can They Be Officers?
    Ladies. Can They Do It? Can They Be Officers? Grist Media - Tue 11 Mar, 2014
    Ladies. Can They Do It? Can They Be Officers?

    After meeting women constables in rural Jharkhand, our writer heads to the state capital Ranchi to meet the officers. Inspired by a television show, inspired by dreams of justice, inspired by the thought of a government job, recruited out of sports teams, women join the police force for different reasons and in different ways. But once they get there they hear the same message - that they are not quite good enough. …

  • Why No One Wants Policewomen In Latehar
    Why No One Wants Policewomen In Latehar Grist Media - Mon 10 Mar, 2014
    Why No One Wants Policewomen In Latehar

    Everyone in Latehar police station knows how constable Neetu Kumar was raped on the way to her sister's funeral. Even the ASI breaks into a grin when he says she did not resist her attackers. While the vitriol flows in Latehar on women's place in the police force and their supposed inability to handle work, no one is tackling the larger problem that should be most obvious - training, so crucial to the careers of their male peers, remains beyond the reach of women constables. …

  • Thanks Mr Moily, for Disregarding Science and Common Sense
    Thanks Mr Moily, for Disregarding Science and Common Sense

    For years the government has failed to convince the public or the Supreme Court’s expert panel about the safety of field trials for genetically modified crops. Regardless of that or his own ministry’s historic opposition, the Environment Minister, Veerappa Moily, has pushed through the controversial trials. As the Supreme Court hears a PIL on the issue, we need to remember the dangers of these trials and the increasing evidence that GM crops don’t yield more than conventional ones anyway. …