Gender

Lez-ploitation in Bollywood

A Review of Karan Razdan's Girlfriend

Kotis and Sexual Politics in Eastern India

"The males who take up the "Koti" identity are situated in a zone between mainstream masculinity and the highly marginalized Hijra identity, operating from the border of classes, communities and genders."

A 'Morning After' Prescription: Remember Abu Ghraib

The Perversions of US Foreign and Domestic Policy

IT, BT and Bangalore's Moral Economy

Police crackdowns on Bangalore's nightlife didn't bring solidarity between the upscale clubs and live show cabarets; in fact images of the woman as loose and mini-wearing in one and prostitutes in the other showed the deepening class divide.

Transnational Tensions

Intra-movement dynamics in the campaign against acid violence in Bangladesh

The Work of Domestic Work

Domestic workers' unions in India educate workers about their rights and advocate at the local, national, and international level for women pulled into this industry as a result of poverty, displacement or trafficking.

The Election of Homophobia and Misogyny

It is time to confront theocratic bigotry head on.

Hijras, a Police Crusade and an Action

Bangalore, the new global city, is 'cleaning up' and police justify their brutality saying that they are just following orders. India has reached new heights of physical and sexual abuse and arbitrary arrests of hijras. But recent events have inspired the launch of the National Campaign for Sexual Minorities' Rights.

The Survivors at Thikana Rehabilitation Home

A resilient five-year-old survivor named Babli personifies the hope that acid violence against girls and women in Bangladesh can end.

A Matter of Words

Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti's Bhezti causes an uproar in the Sikh community, pitting free speech against religious tolerance. But are blasphemy laws the answer?

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