feminism

Taking the zenana to the streets

How the Aurat March is questioning motherhood and the private domain in Pakistan.

| Mar 08, 2020

Remaking #MeToo in Sri Lanka

A personal reflection on the limits and possibilities of the social-media phenomenon.

| Feb 25, 2020

A novel of thresholds

‘Basanti’ and writing the New Woman in Odia literary culture

| May 22, 2019

The audacity of ‘sitting improperly’

Navigating patriarchy on Karachi streets

| Apr 09, 2019

The crisis in Bangladeshi democracy

Podcast interview with activist Khushi Kabir on what the results of the 2018 polls mean for Bangladesh.

| Jan 17, 2019

Displaying defiance

Photo Kathmandu 2018 provided a much-needed snapshot of the history of feminist movement in Nepal.

| Dec 21, 2018

Playing your cards wrong

On Twitter’s tepid encounter with caste patriarchy.

| Nov 22, 2018

India’s #MeToo moment

Due process and the art of listening

| Nov 13, 2018

Pakistan’s ‘good’ and ‘bad’ feminisms

The changing – and competing – meanings of feminism in Pakistan.

| Oct 18, 2018

The making and unmaking of a star

On the life and times of Qandeel Baloch, Pakistan’s first social-media celebrity.

| Jul 26, 2018

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