Amma and her organization terrorize and intimidate people: Gail Tredwell

Gail Tredwell was an unknown name to a majority of Keralites till last week. That was when ‘Holy Hell’

You can’t have a second censor board

Bilal A Jan, who directed the documentary which reveals the untold story of mass rape by the Indian Army in Kunan Poshpora in Kupawara district

The Hindu taking a ‘right’ turn?

The recent changes at the helm of The Hindu newspaper which saw the stepping down of Siddharth Varadarajan

Muslim women question community leaders with a public protest

On Saturday, Kozhikode, Kerala witnessed a first of its kind protest with a group of Muslim women burning an effigy


Over the past several years ‘rape’ as a form of sexual violence and subjugation has undergone both cultural and political transformations in the ways in which it is used, understood and performed. The law, unfortunately, has remained woefully entrenched in colonial sexual morality that has grown more conservative with the Hindu Right’s impositions of nationalist codes of modesty and honour on women’s bodies. What has made ‘rape’ law reform both imperative and contentious