Category Archive: Sharmila

Honey I shrunk my dreams

One of my American friends was recently telling me about the difficulties and frustrations young Americans have had to face after the 2008 crisis. The crisis continues to shrink the job market in… 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

“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

Without Make-Up: The RTE Act

Institutional capacity and commitment to meaningfully implement social schemes in India have been patchy at best, and effete at worst. This blog-post looks at the state of implementation  of the Right To Education Act;… Continue reading