Category Archive: People

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

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

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

AIDS PREVENTION: What’s Worked, What’s Not

2,100,000 people  are living with HIV in India, as per 2012 data.  Using infographics, we show our High Risk Groups by population numbers;  what’s worked and what’s not for the HIV and AIDS prevention/sensitization. … 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

“Give me the Prime Minister’s number”

      Amma is a 73-year old matriarch. A thorough dynamite, if there was ever one. “Why am I not getting the Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme? I am eligible… Continue reading

8 Words in Google Images

Last week’s campaign by ‘The Logical Indian’ against labelling women went viral on Facebook, and galloped my curiosity about the connotations words carry on their tiny poly-syllabic shoulders. Adjectives being ‘describing words’ were perfect… Continue reading

Don b angri sharon

Megha Singh writes about her experiences with domestic help in India and in Singapore. She further elaborates on the life of a maid in Singapore through a creative piece – an email a maid… Continue reading