Category Archive: Citizen Rights

The Truth About Women’s Safety

The increased spotlight on “women’s safety” is personally and intellectually very disturbing for me. I work on gender based violence prevention and I’m one of the creators of a technology for personal safety… Continue reading

Black & Blue – The Colours Of Childhood

On a recent school visit for the noble purpose of sensitizing children about child rights and empowering them with the knowledge of the responsibility they bear of fighting for themselves, I came across… Continue reading

The Other India: A Reality Check

Reality in India is a multi-faceted thing. There is the reality of what we read, watch or hear every day, from Indians scuffling in the heart of New York to ‘freshly minted campaigns’… Continue reading

A Place to Call home

Back in 2009, I wrote a romanticised take on the life under the flyovers in Mumbai. I wasn’t in the mood of making any social point then and was just curiously observing an… Continue reading

My War Diary: Gaza My Soul

This is a 51 day war account of the how daily lives during the third war on Gaza unfolded one day to the next for its devastated and grieving citizens. This is a… Continue reading

The Humiliation of Food Poverty: Waste and Want in a Developed Country

An estimated 842 Million people don’t have enough to eat. That is more than the entire population of Australia and Europe combined going to bed hungry on a given day. Food Poverty is… Continue reading

BAT WOMEN: Self Made Heroes

Women in Purulia, West Bengal, 2013, December Women keeping count of their money, and maintaining a close record of girls under 18 whose families are looking to get them married. They plan to… Continue reading

“Do I Dare, Disturb the universe?”

These posters have been created by Brazilian illustrator Carol Rossetti. When we saw these, our first thought was “Yes, Yes, Yes, it is okay, it really is okay for women to just be… Continue reading

Giving a Fresh Start to Their Lives

In Gujarat, 4,85,000 children work as child labourers. (Census 2001) As part of the UNICEF – IKEA Foundation partnership on child rights programmes, Child Protection Committees (CPCs) were set up in 3450 villages in Gujarat.… Continue reading

Child Labour: Does It Strike You?

Children working is a common sight in India – young girls carrying water and/or washing utensils, young boys working in the fields or indulging in activities not compatible with their age such as… Continue reading