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This Is India
Dial P for patriarchy

Dial P for patriarchy

Nandita Sengupta | July 21, 2012
A village in UP bans cellphone use for women, while another in Haryana takes a positive step forward and gives women a voice at khap meetings. But…
Beyond Borders
Is oil a women's issue? And what about war?

Is oil a women's issue? And what about war?

Nandita Sengupta | May 26, 2012
Arab writers mine memory, exile, and a lifetime of suffering to humanise their conflict-ridden homelands.
gender perspective
The F-Word lives

The F-Word lives

Nandita Sengupta | March 3, 2012
Women are now exploring feminism in a more personalised way.
Their Experiments With Poverty
Living on Rs 32 a day: The buck swaps here

Living on Rs 32 a day: The buck swaps here

Nandita Sengupta | October 29, 2011
How difficult is it to live on the sarkari figure of Rs 32? Two young professionals try it out and find out they're skinnier and the wiser for…
Brave World
Islam's tradition of free thinking

Islam's tradition of free thinking

Nandita Sengupta | September 3, 2011
New Yorker Irshad Manji has been called Bin Laden's worst nightmare. TOI-Crest talks to her about the politics of denial among moderate Muslims.
Did you say WTF?

Did you say WTF?

Nandita Sengupta | August 27, 2011
Scissors split apart never looked so glamorous. Neither did zippers or cigarette lighters.
The right to dress
From bra-burning to bra-branding

From bra-burning to bra-branding

Nandita Sengupta | August 6, 2011
The right to dress as you please is actually the most fundamental of individual rights.
The tragedy of the commons

The tragedy of the commons

Nandita Sengupta | July 16, 2011
Village commons play an integral role in India's rural communities, but builders have encroached on them. A small Punjab village's fight to…
'We want to ensure every law is drafted with gender sensitivity'

'We want to ensure every law is drafted with gender sensitivity'

Nandita Sengupta | July 9, 2011
Nepal is in the process of creating a new constitution. It is only the second among South Asian countries to have criminalized marital rape.
Jail Reforms
'Now I am a Tihari'

'Now I am a Tihari'

Nandita Sengupta | May 14, 2011
A civil services aspirant, this 25-year-old is doing time for eloping with a minor.
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