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  • 05-Jun-2020 | Shuma Raha

    Covid's toll on women

    The lockdown has seen a sharp spike in the incidence of domestic violence, and Listen to Her, a crisp, seven-minute film, shot at Das's own home, mainly draws attention to it

  • 01-May-2020 | Shuma Raha

    Death, but not by Covid

    The death of two iconic actors in quick succession would have been a terrible tragedy at the best of times. But this is the worst of times

  • 10-Apr-2020 | Shuma Raha

    The writ of the RWAs

    Many RWAs and associations of urban dwellers across the country are assuming powers they do not possess and behaving like tinpot dictators

  • 27-Mar-2020 | Shuma Raha

    The world after Covid-19

    Can we beat this virus and reclaim our world?

  • 13-Mar-2020 | Shuma Raha

    The illiberal liberals

    Feminism is an offshoot of liberal values. Sadly, in the new climate of hyper wokeness, it is beginning to seem as rigid and intolerant as the illiberal social instincts it rose up against

  • 28-Feb-2020 | Shuma Raha

    A victory for #MeToo

    Harvey Weinstein's indictment is a landmark event for the #MeToo movement

  • 14-Feb-2020 | Shuma Raha

    Equality at home

    The march for the equality of the sexes seems to fall apart at the family hearth

  • 31-Jan-2020 | Shuma Raha

    Harmonies of Basant

    Sadly, there is no messiah of tolerance today who speaks the language of universal love

  • 17-Jan-2020 | Shuma Raha

    Deepika's acid test

    The vitriol against Padukone, who is a hugely popular star, will fade over time. But let's not forget what caused it

  • 03-Jan-2020 | Shuma Raha

    The audacity of hope

    The protests over citizenship will continue to reverberate, and they will likely change India in more ways than we can imagine today

  • 13-Dec-2019 | Shuma Raha

    Surviving rape

    The fight against sexual violence is also about supporting and enabling survivors so they can overcome their trauma

  • 06-Dec-2019 | Shuma Raha

    Eating one's way through Bologna, considered the gastronomic heart of Italy

    It's not just food wisdom that you'll pick up if you're visiting Bologna

  • 29-Nov-2019 | Shuma Raha

    Diss and be damned

    When a basic food item galvanised the masses to rise against an empire

  • 15-Nov-2019 | Shuma Raha

    Sabarimala once more

    Social justice and progressive social reforms are never a walk in the park

  • 01-Nov-2019 | Shuma Raha

    Tilting at Tipu

    The question is, does propaganda and distorted narratives about the nation serve the interests of the state?

  • 18-Oct-2019 | Shuma Raha

    Social networks are transforming the way we mourn our dead

    Facebook is best suited for memorialising a deceased person's virtual personality, says the author

  • 04-Oct-2019 | Shuma Raha

    When bags have wings

    There should be a name for this - the fear of losing one's bags on a flight

  • 20-Sep-2019 | Shuma Raha

    The greatness of Greta

    "I don't want you to listen to me, I want you to listen to the scientists," Thunberg told the US Congress this week, submitting what she called her

  • 06-Sep-2019 | Shuma Raha

    Free speech in the crosshairs

    The government of Uttar Pradesh has made it a habit of sorts to move against - or better still, lock up - mediapersons who give cause for displeasure

  • 23-Aug-2019 | Shuma Raha

    Decoding the bill on surrogacy

    There are no easy answers to whether outlawing commercial surrogacy is right or wrong in a country like India, where many impoverished women see it as a way to fulfil a financial goal

  • 09-Aug-2019 | Shuma Raha

    Eyeing the girls of J&K

    A BJP MLA from Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh, declared that party workers were feeling excited because they could go and marry Kashmiri girls

  • 27-Jul-2019 | Shuma Raha

    An ode to fried food

    I have the deepest respect for scientists and other smart folks who analyse which food does what to our bodies, which keeps us fighting fit and which could give us a heart attack

  • 12-Jul-2019 | Shuma Raha

    I spy - my kid

    How far can parental supervision go in the name of caring guardianship without violating a child's right to privacy?

  • 21-Jun-2019 | Shuma Raha

    Dystopia days

    At the frightening heart of every dystopia lies someone's disastrous idea of a utopia

  • 07-Jun-2019 | Shuma Raha

    Why paternity leave works

    When men share the responsibility of child care, women find it much easier to return to their jobs after a pregnancy