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On Our Radar

Welcome to the inaugural installment of On Our Radar, your trusty guide to the best the blogosphere has to offer. We'll be rounding up the posts that intrigued us at the end of every week. Thea Lim at Racialicious... Read more »

A New D

Shobhaa Dé came to the Indian publishing scene in the late-1980s like a South Asian Jackie Collins and has been credited with paving... Read more »

The Transcontinental Disability Choir: Art Imitating Life Imitating Art

Whenever someone starts talking about “crip-drag” - the slang term that basically means “currently non-disabled actor playing a disabled character” - the conversation tends to eventually (usually sooner, rather than later) turn to this: But but but! We shouldn’t accept a less-than-stellar... Read more »

On The Map: Something Special for the Ladies

The New York Times and BBC report that eight women-only trains were recently introduced in urban Indian cities. Some may question this form of sex-... Read more »

On the Map: Fashion and Fundraising with The Uniform Project

In Mumbai and Delhi, several fashion designers are making their radical politics known on the runway, and in fashion capital New York City, one Indian woman is drawing attention to the need... Read more »

The Power and Protest of Public Sexuality in India

Trouble, thy name is woman. India is a country in the throes of a sexual revolution, and young women are firmly planted at the center of the controversy. In some of the world's most populous cities, generational and ideological divides have become starkly visible. Saris, salwaar kameez, and... Read more »

Blank Noise Project - I Never Asked For It

Blank Noise Project works to end eve teasing (street harassment) in India by reclaiming public space for women through direct action and artistic projects intended to raise awareness. Sign Location: Joggers Park in Mumbai (Photograph by Manu) Read more »

Desiring Poetry in the Afterlife: Goodbye Kamala Das

The late Kamala Das' poetic words of female sexuality and desire stirred the world. Read more »

Who is Bula-Di?

Who knew a puppet could be so effective in spreading HIV awareness in India? Read more »

Women, Whiteness, and Indian Cricket

Women are making their entrance into cricket as players, team owners, and purveyors of sexism and White privilege? Read more »

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