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Saturday, Aug 17, 2019
Namita Bhandare

Namita Bhandare

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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 (272 results)
Aug 09, 2019 19:37
From Unnao to Wayanad, the lesson is clear. Women who speak up against sexual assault are sought to be silenced by men who are backed by institutional support read more
Jul 26, 2019 19:41
Most Indian women athletes face hurdles — from gender bias (girls can’t play; it’s unseemly; they will become dark) to lack of opportunity. In many cases, they must also grapple with poverty read more
Jul 12, 2019 18:11
In a country where 52% of women believe it is okay to be beaten by their husbands, the views of Sandeep Reddy Vanga, director Kabir Singh, apparently endorsing physical violence as a sign of love, are deeply disturbing. read more
Jun 28, 2019 19:04
Girls are keen to study engineering. So why do their numbers fall when it comes to the country’s most prestigious institute? read more
Jun 14, 2019 20:19
When the religion of the perpetrators becomes more important than the crime, you are witnessing a civilisational breakdown read more
May 31, 2019 18:12
Why this daughter of impoverished parents is a global role model read more
May 17, 2019 18:29
Personal attacks targeting women candidates diminish women’s opportunities in participating fully in public life read more
May 03, 2019 18:20
“I was not likely to get justice,” reads the press statement by the Supreme Court employee who has alleged sexual harassment by the chief justice. The Supreme Court remains every citizen’s last hope. For now, India’s women are watching developments there... read more
Apr 19, 2019 19:41
There are many words — cheat, lowlife, scoundrel — that describe men who lie to women just in order to have sex with them. Rapist is not one of them read more
Mar 22, 2019 17:06
In panchayats, women now average 46% in leadership posts, above the legally mandated 33%, with states like Bihar and Odisha bumping up the quota to 50%. There is growing evidence to show that nearly a quarter century of reservations has led to the creation... read more
Mar 08, 2019 18:34
These girls are our future citizens. Amongst them are leaders, heads of corporations, Members of Parliament, innovators, change makers. All we need to do is leave them alone and let them find their voice. read more
Feb 22, 2019 18:15
The world’s largest march of rape survivors seeks to change the way you see victims of rape and sexual assault. read more
Feb 09, 2019 15:26
Social assumptions about Noble Mothers who sacrifice careers for their children are deeply ingrained read more
Jan 25, 2019 19:04
Women and politics are no longer strangers. Not only are women exercising their franchise in larger numbers, but over the past 25 years, an estimated one million women have been elected at the village, block and district level in panchayati raj institutions... read more
Jan 13, 2019 15:25
It’s crucial to remember where we come from, who we are as a people and what we stand for. Our historical and cultural heritage includes not just powerful men in public life but also the women who, despite all the odds, managed to surge forward, make... read more