Ask Someone: Heard about Typhoon Haiyan?

Two weeks ago, the answer to the question would have been: “My God, yes. How can you not know man! 10,000 dead! Climate change man..we’ve got to do something about this..:” Give it a few more weeks and the answer will be less encouraging. It’s the nature of the world we live in. Rather, it’s…

If Tarun Tejpal can’t keep it in his pants..

  I’m going to keep this short. It’s a simple thought. One that scares me and at the same time enlightens me. What do you do when Chief Editor and founder of a renowned, generally anti-establishment, pro-women publication is arrested on charges of rape? You sit dumbfounded. The anger seeps in and you unleash the…

Indian Women: The Ultimate Irony

“What is the difference between a respectable woman and a non-respectable woman?” – This was the question posed in the above documentary to a defence lawyer belonging to the ‘great’ city of New Delhi. He replies: “Respectable women are those who you feel are respectable, they are respected and others aren’t.” It’s one of those…

Somebody Save Syria

According to the Syrian Network of Human Rights and The Syrian Observatory of Human Rights, Targeting of women and children in any civil war is one of the international standard of identifying the percentage of targeting civilians in a civil war. This percentage should not exceed 2%. In Syria, it is 5.2%. More than two…