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Sunday, Nov 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 (277 results)
Nov 15, 2019 18:23
India has the largest number of underage brides in the world and 26.8% of girls marry before they are 18 . This is the age of consent under a 2012 amendment, which makes even those under 18, in consensual relationships, vulnerable to parental backlash,... read more
Oct 04, 2019 18:54
Perhaps the biggest transformation has taken place in rural India where in 2016, 70% of 18-year-olds were already in college. But do they want daughters to pursue careers? That’s another story. read more
Sep 20, 2019 20:24
A conversation that began post the December 16 Delhi gangrape has grown louder. We may be miles away from a world free of sexual assault, but we are certainly a few notches closer read more
Sep 06, 2019 22:57
Concerns about a national law on population revolve around two questions. Will it be coercive and will it further skew our already precarious sex ratio? read more
Aug 23, 2019 19:14
Despite the hardships they face, teenage girls are pushing back for change read more
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