I am not a feminist anymore….

A stale debate! I am a female and I am not a feminist “There is really no such thing as the ‘voiceless’. There are only the deliberately silenced or the preferably unheard” claims Arundhati Roy. The discourse around the F-word has lost its essence off late. Basing my argument around the notion of Free-Will it is apparent that the reach whether of a man or a woman is/can be curtailed if he/she desires. In majority cases where a girl is […]


Son of a street hawker from New Delhi’s paharganj area,   Raj Kumar Tiwari won India’s first Ice skating gold medal in the Special Olympics last year. There are many stories of sportspersons struggling with their careers due to lackadaisical attitude of officials. In the process, the athlete concerned is often forced to sacrifice his/her career. Similar is the story of a certain Raj Kumar Tiwari, India’s first ice skater to win an international GOLD medal. Lack of FUNDS means Raj Kumar’s […]

Legal status for Transgenders

India Supreme Court recognizes legal status for transgender people The Supreme Court of India [official website] issued a ruling [opinion, PDF] on Tuesday recognizing the country’s large transgender population as a legal third gender. In so ruling, the court ordered that the government ensure that transgender people are not discriminated against and are eligible for government jobs and education in the same way as it does with other minority groups. It also ordered that the government take steps to promote […]

India and its incredible pollution problem

Incredible India! is the Indian government’s marketing slogan to attract tourism. And I agree. India is truly incredible in countless ways, both captivating and heartbreaking. Ten days ago I returned from my annual study tour with university students to India and my mind continues to sort memories, questions and concerns. Meeting families in the slums of Chennai, visiting Japanese companies and diplomats, staying at rural development projects and getting to know Indian law students through study, laughter and dance, each […]

India 3rd on black money

WASHINGTON: As India continues its pursuit of suspected black money stashed abroad, an international think-tank has ranked the country third globally with an estimated $94.76 billion (nearly Rs 6 lakh crore) illicit wealth outflows in 2012. As a result, the cumulative illicit money moving out of the country over a ten-year period from 2003 to 2012 has risen to $439.59 billion (Rs 28 lakh crore), as per the latest estimates released by the Global Financial Integrity (GFI). Russia is on […]

Uber Banned in Delhi as CEO Vows Justice for Rape Victim

The Delhi state government banned Uber Technologies Inc. immediately from operating in the Indian capital after a passenger accused one of its drivers of raping her two days ago. The company is also “blacklisted” from providing transport services in the future, according to a statement from Delhi’s Transport Department. Uber’s co-founder today joined Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh in vowing justice for the victim, 26, who told authorities that she fell asleep in the taxi and woke up to find […]