Political parties are slowly realising that women constitute the largest vote-bank and they need to at least look concerned. But, dressed-up manifestos and sops like saris and pressure cookers won’t cut it any longer. Namita Bhandare writes.
Sexual harassment is an abuse of power, a betrayal of trust and one of India’s worst-kept secrets. But one thing has changed, and it is the refusal of an increasing number of women to remain silent, writes Namita Bhandare.
Caught in a shadowy time between tradition and globalisation, post liberalised India's fascination for godmen continues. Namita Bhandare writes.
The national conversation, dominated by temples, toilets, has no patience for stories of Dalit women who face humiliation daily. Given the measly media coverage, their stories cause no outrage. Namita Bhandare writes.
From smartphones to cars, GenX has everything but not a hero in sight. Namita Bhandare
Despite our connectivity, we are isolated in our personal interactions. Namita Bhandare writes.
The attack on an African student underlines our prejudice against 'outsiders'. Namita Bhandare writes.
Let the Guwahati molestation case be the tipping point for change. Namita Bhandare
For value education to succeed, the first lessons must begin at home. Namita Bhandare writes.
It isn't tough to instil civic sense. We just need political will and responsible people. Namita Bhandare writes.
Hosanagara Nagaraje Gowda Girisha is praying for gold in 2016. If you're asking, 'Hosanagara who?' then you're probably not alone. Namita Bhandare
Women want rape to be treated as an awful crime, minus the added sting of honour. Namita Bhandare
A spate of rapes is not the occasion to score political brownie points. Instead of blaming women for crimes against them, maybe it’s time to start putting blame where it belongs. Namita Bhandare
The problem is not that women have views. The problem is they don't find expression. Namita Bhandare
The sudden ban on the entry of women by the trustees at Haji Ali could set a very dangerous precedent. If women are excluded today, it could be non-Muslims tomorrow. Namita Bhandare