Spotlight

Making Textbooks Feminist

In 2005, a committee of teachers, academicians, NGOs and practitioners were invited by NCERT to write new textbooks for middle schools. Those Social Science textbooks have been in circulation and in classrooms for 15 years. In 2022, some of the work the committee did in chapters around caste was deleted.

Sex [Work] and the City

Kolkata, the city, has been shaped by its location, the wars that have been fought via its ports, the waves of migration from across the borders, and of course, the ubiquitous British presence and its shape shifting morality.

Challenging Coupledom and Creating a New Family

On Pandita Ramabai’s 164th birthday, we bring you a rare glimpse into her life as an image maker and archivist. During the 19th century widow reformation movement, Pandita Ramabai set up Mukti Mission. Here, she created photographs that only archive a precious moment in feminist history, but also challenge the ongoing conjugality project that offer up alternatives to coupledom and the traditional family set-up.

Volume 003 City

Our latest edition on the City is now live! This edition brings together those that dream of cities, those who live in cities, and those who build cities.

Black Box Ep 2: Pandita Ramabai

In this episode, Rizwana Fatima performs the story of Pandita Ramabai, who in her lifetime, saw waves of famine and the bubonic plague. This story encapsulates her life experiences during the calamity, where she witnessed tragedy in her family and yet, saved many lives through her relief work and writings.

Swasthya Se Yaad Aaya…

Women from grassroots collectives in Bihar met us on Zoom and talked to us about all things health. From hung servers to healthcare centres that could be mistaken for stables—seeking healthcare in rural India is often a thrilling ride.

Mann ke Mukhaute, Ep.02: Rahogi Tum Wahi.

As part of our series ‘Mann ke Mukhaute’ exploring mental landscapes from an experiential standpoint, the second episode features Sudha Arora’s story Rahogi Tum Wahi, an account of a woman at the other end of emotional violence.

Mann ke Mukhaute, Ep.01: Adiyal Dukh.

As part of our Public Health issue, we are turning an inward eye to look at our mental experiences, and how they intersect with the health and state systems. Our podcast series Mann Ke Makhaute interweaves fictional stories and experiential voice notes.

Indebted

The right to health is one of our fundamental rights. But even after 75 years of independence, are health services available equitably to all? The Covid 19 pandemic has laid bare the faults in India’s public health infrastructure.

The Third Eye: Public Health Edition, Ep. II

We feature conversations with Dr. Aqsa Shaikh (Nodal Officer, Vaccination Centre – Jamia Hamdard), Reetika Khera (Associate Professor, IIT Delhi), Sunita Rani (ASHA Worker, Haryana) and Rohin Garg (Associate Policy Counsel, Internet Freedom Foundation).

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