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More about the Hijab

The hijab controversy has gripped the nation. Professionals from various religions speak to Monarose Sheila Pereira about thei...

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Women and Welfare

Humra Quraishi’s commentary today views welfarism and how it has gone wrong in India because it was applied only after p...

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Hijab: The divisive agenda 2022

Humra Quraishi looks closely at the systematic way in which the Right-wing groups are deepening divisions between the Hindu an...

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Signs of the times: Love, Hate and Saffron Flowers

I am wondering if a chief minister of a state has the right in a democracy to give shrouded threats to Muslim men suspected to be indulging in ...

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Can Grassroots Leaders bring the Change We Want?

It has become increasingly clear to every citizen that our elected officials are very good at rhetoric, at poin...

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"A New Barbie Collection to Inspire Women "

Every little girl’s favourite doll Barbie will now be seen in different avatars. Just prior to the 2018 International Women’s Day o...

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Three Lead Artists Break The 'Bro-Code' In Indian Comic Scene

Some middle-aged men ask them to ‘go more dirty’ with their jokes, some older uncles tell them ‘not to swear’. While men are found funny, women comi...

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Before Heena Sidhu’s Decision, These Haryana Women Were Already Fighting Purdah

Haryana shooter, Heena Sidhu, is not alone in her refusal to don a veil. The ace shooter bowed out of the Asian Airgun Shooting Championship in Iran which required female a...

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This App Is Helping Young Iranians Dodge the Morality Police

Anonymous developers in Iran are making people’s lives just a little bit easier with Gershad, an app that helps Iranians identify (and avoid) locations where officers...

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Iranian Women Protest Against Compulsory Hijabs on Facebook

Early last year Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad posted a picture online which showed her staring into a camera, the breeze visibly ruffling her hair. The public photo pro...

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