Indian rapes and German rapes: a tale of Neo-Imperialism

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We have talked about the unethical ways of the documentary - India's Daughter - made about the Indian girl who was raped brutally in a moving bus.  All sane and normal policies of depiction of death and rape in Europe in general and in particular in UK were jettisoned!  Why was it necessary to provide voyeuristic details of how the entrails of the girl were taken out and then disposed off, for example?  Or how the unrepentant rapist-killer thought she brought it upon herself?  Also pertinent is h … [Read more...]

India’s Daughter: Unethical Journalism Breaching Voyeuristic Limits to “Shame a Nation”


Days after the launch of the movie "50 Shades of Grey" the world over, where BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Sadism and Masochism) erotic practices are shown - a movie and a story where women are depicted akin to sex slaves to a rich handsome guy, we have in India and the world, a controversy about a documentary "India's Daughter".  A documentary on a young girl who was brutally raped and left to die on the road along with her friend.  This documentary, which hinges on the testimony of one of the rap … [Read more...]

India’s Daughter: Ok, We are Outraged, Indian Men are Devils Incarnate with Medieval Mindset… now WHAT?!!


“A trial by press, electronic media or public agitation is the very antithesis of rule of law” stated India's Supreme Court in State of Maharashtra v. Rajendra J. Gandhi [(1997) 8 SCC 386]. This goes to the heart of a democratic society as opposed to a banana republic. The struggle between Freedom of Expression and Justice has been going on for a long time in the free socities of the world. English, United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and India have approached it very differently. Whi … [Read more...]

The Odd One Out – A liberal’s life in an orthodox society!

By Guest Blogger, MeeraImagine a girl who heads to the pooja room every day right after bath to pray; one who wouldn’t dare to go to her orthodox cousin’s place wearing a sleeveless top or without bangles; one who would follow all customs and traditions (aachara as they call it here) to the last point even though that meant extreme discomfort to her; one who would not daresay comment anything when people bash Indians who settle abroad; one who would always nod to comments like ‘Indian culture i … [Read more...]

Fall Of The Feminine

A few weeks back I had written a post about how the media has not kept pace with the changing role of women in society. Our movies relegate female characters to the sidelines as mere showpieces, simpering and sizzling, applauding the hero’s antics and ready to break into a song and dance at the drop of a hat. In the 21st century, women continue to be objectified.Someone put a very pertinent question through the debate that ensued – how did we manage to evolve from a Devi worshipping society to … [Read more...]

Why Is It So Difficult To Deal With Women?

Are you a woman, and have you ever thought like this? Why is it so difficult to deal with women? Have you ever experienced this? Have you ever felt that in personal relationships too being friends with boys, while in school or college or work place, was less complicated than girls?I think, that on professional front, surely, it is a lot more easier to deal and communicate with men than with women. You can be to the point with them, they don't mind if don't get into a polite talk before … [Read more...]

Eat Pray Love – A Book Review

The book, "Eat Pray Love" is a travelogue authored by Elizabeth Gilbert. The author (nicknamed as Liz) travels to Italy, India and Indonesia, to get over her depression, searching for peace, a meaning of her life and yes, happiness. It is a beautiful, a very honest, and very tender account of a 30 something woman, who writes with so much passion and with such simplicity (even in language), that you can not help falling in love with her writings. The story revolves around the experiences, … [Read more...]

Why Are YOU In Your Marriage?

Indian Marriages, all over the world, are seen with so much awe. Moreover, the rituals and ceremonies as shown in movies which are further popularized by celebrities have all created such a hype around Indian marriages.Indian marriages are like the perfect case studies, which are taught and sold throughout the world. People project marriages as something like a scratch-proof, metallic flower vase. Beautiful, complete, unshakable, unbreakable and always so alive as the flowers in it. Its … [Read more...]