Category Archives: Rights

Essay on “Not Rape”

*trigger – Warning – if you’re not in the right frame of mind to read about sexual assault, don’t read further* Moving essay. But more than moving, it is shockingly articulate. The idea of a “Not Rape” … What we … Continue reading

Posted in Borrowed Words, Culture, Rights | 5 Comments

All this joy about 49-O and Elections

Elections are expensive. If you have friends, you would by now have received some ten thousand forwards on this elusive little section in the People’s Representation Act – a fabled 49-O. Here’s what it says. 49-O. Elector deciding not to … Continue reading

Posted in Governance, India, Politics, Rants and Rambles, Rights | 12 Comments

Journalist “picked up” in Bangladesh

Meanwhile, in Bangladesh, the military backed interim government isn’t exactly fond of judicial processes or the free press. Bangladeshi journalist and blogger Tasneem Khalil was arrested yesterday. Since the state of emergency curtails rights of the citizens, it doesn’t look … Continue reading

Posted in Global Voices, Governance, Media, Rights, South Asia

In which the Indian Cops trace your IP

In some supremely air-conditioned room, cops will sit on their computers, logging into Orkut. They will then meticulously wade through all the offers of “fraandship”, “oye, sexy pic you got” and what not to track down the very bored people … Continue reading

Posted in Governance, India, Marketplace and All Things Current, Rights, Social Software, Technology and Internet

Women, veils, religion and the bravest 13 year old in the world

Vidya sent me a link to a fabulous video at YouTube. It’s a part of a documentary called “A stranger in her city” by Khadija Al-Salami. al-Salami’s documentary follows a fabulous, spunky 13 year old girl – Najmia in Yemen. … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Culture, Gender, Politics, Rights

Of animals, fear and the mob

If something makes me sad today, it’s the news of two leopards being killed. One in J&K and the other in Nashik. The leopard being hounded in Nashik was broadcast on TV and the poor creature was attempting to just … Continue reading

Posted in India, Marketplace and All Things Current, Rights

24 hour online demo against Internet Censorship at RSF

From RSF: Reporters without borders organises 24-hour online demo against Internet censorship How to take part in the 24-hour online demo against censorship: The Reporters Without Borders website will be given over to this protest from 11 a.m. on 7 … Continue reading

Posted in Online Projects, Rights, Social Software, Technology and Internet