Namita Bhandare writes on gender and other social issues and has 25 years of experience in journalism. She has edited books and features in a documentary on sexual violence. She tweets as @namitabhandare
Articles by Namita Bhandare
The emergence of the woman voter has meant that there are new deals to be made between parties and potential voters
Nimisha Priya’s life and fate hang by a thread. But there are many who fall through the cracks, working in abysmal conditions with nobody to speak for them.
Morphing faces onto naked bodies is not new. Difference between then and now is the tech—faster, easier, cheaper and nearly impossible to tell fake from real
This culture of misogyny is all pervasive and knows no boundaries, sometimes even amongst judges.
Claudia Goldin's research on women's labor force participation challenges traditional economic assumptions
Women in India continue to be underrepresented in political and public spaces and the credit for the women’s reservation Bill goes solely to women
Pratham's Second Chance project helps women and girls who dropped out of school pass their board exams, offering them a new beginning
Having more women drivers on the road instils confidence amongst women, creates role models, normalises women's access to public spaces and transforms lives
The problem isn’t just words. It’s the mindset and thinking behind them
The Supreme Court's intervention and comments are seen as a positive step, but more needs to be done to address the malaise of sexual violence.
Despite the viral video, it is unclear whether justice will be served, as police complicity and a lack of protection for women are serious concerns.
Despite the BJP's push for UCC, for the uniform law to succeed, it must prioritize gender justice and Constitutional equality, rather than majoritarianism.
News of free bus rides in Karnataka, the latest state to join Delhi and Tamil Nadu, coincided with an increased scrutiny of women using public transport.
The question to ask five months after India’s most celebrated wrestlers began their unprecedented protest is: What does it take to ensure justice for women?
Can we reimagine ways in which the humble bicycle can improve mobility for older women?
In the patriarchal dustbowl of India, sport has been the key to transforming the lives of girls. Now, a generation of girls stands to lose what their predecessors laid out for them
At the heart of the Supreme Court marriage equality hearings lie a host of patriarchal anxieties over the challenge to the definition of family
A gender-neutral uniform of pants for all students is welcome. But the message must go beyond symbolism
There’s never been a better time for women athletes in India
There’s a unique opportunity for the five-judge bench that will start hearing arguments on same-sex marriage from April 18. What it will decide will send a signal to India and the world
he leadership of a new generation of Dalit women--articulate, clear about strategy and utterly fearless despite death threats and opposition from groups including the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and the Hindu American Foundation
Turning 60 is not like turning 50, when old age still seems a long way off. It’s not like turning 70, where the clock ticking to where we’re all headed must only get louder. It’s that muddled place of no longer middle age, but not quite old age
Karnataka had a head-start as one of the earliest states, along with Tamil Nadu and Kerala, to have a public libraries act. In 2019, it decentralised 5,623 rural libraries and handed them over to the panchayats
Trial by Fire quietly unpeels the dignity and grit of families who should never have had to be so brave, but were
A decade after a brutal gang-rape in Delhi led to our toughest laws, the National Crime Records Bureau continues to report an upward trend in crimes against women.
The demand for banning polygamy and halala remains. For how much longer will Muslim women be excluded from the gains won by other Indian women?
In the decade since, data has recorded a rise in numbers not just of rape but also of all crimes against women.
For as long as girls are taught that marriage is their only goal, they must compromise and a bad husband is better than no husband, they will continue to remain in abusive relationships.
For too long, too many of us have remained silent about just what it takes to be an employed mother, believing the lie that if we lean in enough, it will all magically work out. It won’t
I can’t help but wonder at the depths we have plumbed in the decade since the brutality of the December 16, 2012 gang-rape led an outraged nation to demand justice, compelling the then Congress-led government to tighten rape laws.