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Assertion

Two poems by Jitendra Suna

jitendra suna

Jitendra Suna   Beauty Conundrum The beauty It lures me, So does the voice, Of Lata Mangeshkar, When I see & hear it, I desire it I seek it! But, then There is a silent revolt Against the beauty, The voice. It exasperates me It itches my mind For its perfection Its flawed existence The …

Gender

Beauty, like the economy, is determined by politics

dr amritpal kaur

Dr Amritpal Kaur Women have gained many legal and reproductive rights, as well as more freedom to pursue higher education and enter previously male dominated professions through a long, hard and honourable struggle. The more legal and material obstacles women have broken through, the more severe and heavy the backlash, in the form of detrimental …

Features

Caste and access to public spaces: A field study in Suburban Mumbai

vanshree vankar

  Vanshree Vankar In India, the historical context of oppression through occupation has given birth to social stratification via caste culture which includes notions of purity and impurity. This brutal history of thousands of years of discrimination restricts the utility of public space in ways both physical and psychological. In turn, these constraints on the …

Gender

Beauty, Femininity and the Politics of ‘Desire’

noel mariam

Noel Mariam George The recent crowning of a biracial black woman as Miss World made news as it made full circle with four other wins by biracial black and black women in the biggest beauty pageant. Not many understand beauty pageants as political; however what can be more political than a contest in which nations …