Brothers of the Gun

Molly Crabapple in conversation with William Sieghart “There’s always been a part of me that has wanted to draw the hidden things in the world”, shared artist, writer and journalist Molly Crabapple in a candid conversation with publisher and chairman of Somerset House Trust William Sieghart,about her new book Brothers Of The Gun.The book was… Read more »

“Can women be fully empowered without partly disempowering men?”

Rukhmabai Raut,1864-1955, was the first woman to practice medicine in British India. She was also the first woman to oppose the institution of child marriage, herself having been married off to a nineteen-year-old Dadaji Bhikaji at the age of eleven. When taken to court, Rautdeclared that she preferred to stay in jail for six months… Read more »

Waiting for her Knight: Gender Stereotypes in Fairytales

Our childhoods are drenched in pretty princesses, courageous knights, evil witches and magical creatures. Fairytales are oftenthe very first kind of literature that young readers are acquainted with, andas such, the first place where children first encounter the differences between “male” and “female”. Why do we give books to children? Common answers to that question… Read more »

What is the role of the worker when their work is done by AI

Probably we are tapping the zeitgeist when it comes to comfort and convenience that isdata driven and analytical. Probably intelligence will cease to be a characterizing and distinguished human trait. Probably intelligence itself will convert most human beings into artificial existence. Probably in no time our limbs will become useless beyond fingers. One thing for sure,… Read more »


I will be convinced that technology is a Frankenstein’s monster the day I send a kiss to a loved one through a rubber pad, as the Kissenger promises to facilitate. But I will perhaps also be a grateful user of this technology, which adds a tactile element to the aural communication of the telephone, and… Read more »

Can women be fully empowered without disempowering men?

This topic brought to my mind two opposing pieces of literature that I had recently read – a book called Princess about life of a Saudi princess, another an article on the domestic life of boxing champion Mary Kom. They could not be more poles apart. I will primarily be talking about the book and… Read more »