प्रेम विरोधी समाज की पैदाइश एंटी-रोमियो स्क्वाड

विलियम शेक्सपियर के कालजयी नाटक रोमियो एंड जूलिएट के मशहूर डायलॉग्स में एक डायलाग में जूलिएट अपने प्रेमी रोमियो से शिकायती लहजे में पूछती है कि वो रोमियो क्यों है क्योंकि उसका रोमियो होना उनके इश्क़ के रास्ते की सबसे बड़ी रुकावट है। शायद आज यही सवाल उत्तर प्रदेश की तमाम जूलिएट अपने अपने रोमियो…

The Politics of Martyrs

There are two points that needs to be made after the Gurmehar Kaur and Virender Sehwag episode, which is not even something that should deserve any attention as it was merely a social media campaign of sorts. But let’s give it our attention anyway. So, Gurmehar Kaur is the daughter of a martyr in the…

An Ideal Indian Woman Is Asexual

Yes, you read it right. An ideal Indian woman, also known as a Sanskari woman, is supposed to be asexual i.e. they must not ever speak or hear or think or even feel anything which has to do with their sexuality. But yes, they can be the recipient of the sexual act so that men can…

Padmavati : Fight Over Fiction

It’s been several days since the movie director Sanjay Leela Bhansali was assaulted by a communal group of Rajputs on the set of his under-production film, Padmavati. The reason the attackers gave was that they are trying to stop the defamation of a Rajput Queen, Rani Padmini and thus are trying to protect the ‘pride’…

द्रविड़: इंडियन क्रिकेट का बैटमैन

​जब राहुल द्रविड़ को देखना शुरू किया तब क्रिकेट की ज़रा भी समझ नहीं थी। तब टेस्ट देखना बोरिंग लगता था, खास कर के द्रविड़ की पारी। एक तो सहवाग को टेस्ट में खेलते देख गलत ही परसेप्शन बन गया था। द्रविड़ का टुक-टुक कर के खेलना भाता नहीं था। तब मज़ाक किया करते थे…

Savitribai: The Forgotten Hero

​The first time I read about Savitribai Phule was in my 8th or 9th std modern history book in a chapter about reformers of India. Actually her name was merely mentioned in a section about Jyotiba Phule. It’s really ironic that the writer managed to put her in the shadow of her husband even though…