Rinku Ghosh

LGBTQ: Perceptions on discrimination

Saturday, 13 Jan 2018 | Rinku Ghosh | in Edit

Decriminalisation of the LGBTQ community would be just half the battle won. The real struggle is to stop discrimination against them and start mainstreaming them into the workforce While the Supreme Court reviews Section 377, two developments over the last few days seemed to drown the activism of semantics around it...

2017: When hashtag put on a thinking cap

Saturday, 30 Dec 2017 | Rinku Ghosh | in Edit

Hashtag activism was perhaps the most dominant component this year not only for women, who took to the social media in protest, but also for online conversation that is impacting thinking in the real world Now that the initiators of the #MeToo campaign have been named as “people of the year”...

Why metaphors become truths

Monday, 04 Dec 2017 | Rinku Ghosh | in Edit

Revisiting Padmavati’s story in contemporary cinema gives her an earthly persona and detailing that fall far short of the reverence she has commanded. Hence the row Years ago, on a visit to Fatehpur Sikri, an ASI guide had put things in perspective while pointing out to the Jodhabai Mahal or the...

Balancing valid concerns

Thursday, 30 Nov 2017 | Rinku Ghosh | in Oped

The Supreme Court has walked a fine line on the Hadiya case with a delicacy of logic and reasoning. It can be trusted to ensure our Constitutional rights Here is a 24-year-old educated woman, pursuing a degree in homeopathy, who says she has embraced Islam and married a Muslim man of...

‚ÄėChild sexual abuse is a national epidemic‚Äô

Monday, 11 Sep 2017 | Rinku Ghosh | in Oped

Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi is launching his Bharat Yatra today to galvanise the biggest ever social movement for tougher laws for protecting a generation against violence. Awareness, laws and a united sense of purpose are priority at a time where a child is not even safe in a school toilet While...


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