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Friday, Aug 23, 2019
Lalita Panicker

Lalita Panicker


Lalita Panicker leads the opinion section at Hindustan Times. Over a 33-year career, she has specialised in gender issues, reproductive health, child rights, politics and social engineering.

articles by Lalita Panicker (273 results)
Aug 04, 2019 19:35
This lack of safety in public spaces is one reason why women are not joining the workforce in greater numbers, why girls drop out of schools, why women cannot enjoy the recreational spaces in urban areas, and why they find taking public transport di... read more
Jul 20, 2019 21:11
We have very few domestic abuse counsellors in India and the police who are the first port of call for a victim often do little more than warn the husband and then send the woman back to the abusive home. read more
Jul 07, 2019 07:40
The difference in thinking among Muslim women’s groups unlike many of their male counterparts is the realism with which they approach their struggle read more
Jun 08, 2019 18:06
Women, especially those who are empowered, cannot have it both ways. They cannot be victims, however hurtful it may be to realise that the men they invested in are cads read more
May 11, 2019 21:25
It is not enough to just sensitise men, this goes beyond that. If powerful male politicians were serious about gender equality, they would push for a more egalitarian system and allow women to share the political spaces that they so zealously guard read more
Apr 28, 2019 16:05
This feminist Hindutva, for want of a better expression, does nothing to promote women’s rights. In fact, the women of the Hindu right themselves are against what they call modern women who are shunning traditional roles and daring to seek out their... read more
Apr 13, 2019 20:35
There are far too many extraneous considerations in giving out tickets ranging from caste to dynastic considerations. Why add gender to the mix? read more
Mar 16, 2019 20:51
Greater participation of women in the political process, apart from as voters, is not even being talked about except for the tired old shibboleths of the reservation which as we know is not going to happen in hurry read more
Mar 02, 2019 18:07
The effects of these traumas will live far beyond the Kashmir conflict even it is resolved. The government which says it cares deeply about the people of Kashmir must look at this issue far more seriously read more
Feb 16, 2019 19:22
It is assumed that the woman will take leave to attend to her children and that her mind will not be fully on the job. An enlightened employer would see it differently read more
Jan 06, 2019 16:41
I hope it will, and women politicians committing themself to public life does not mean that they give up on their personal life altogether read more
Dec 22, 2018 18:52
Abuses of all forms will not go away. But for years, this was seen as a woman’s battle. Men stayed away or were kept out of the domain of gender rights read more
Nov 24, 2018 15:07
With more women dropping out of the workforce, it becomes vital for Indian workplaces to rebalance their structures and eliminate biases from the recruitment stage read more
Nov 11, 2018 12:57
Maybe this is too much to hope for, but what a mighty leap it would be for India both economically and socially to invest in capacity and skill building for women to combat climate change read more
Oct 27, 2018 17:40
The strong foundations laid by a matrilineal society got a further push from progressive social movements and sound health and education policies , all of which benefited women. Yet, little of this has actually translated into real power for women or... read more