Women and Power

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Helena Kennedy and Margaret Alva in conversation with Arati Jerath By Sonal Sharma, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   Against the backdrop of a world where women are actively coming out and fighting for their rights, it is imperative to discuss the growing need for women in power. A panel comprising of two parliamentarians… Read more »

For the Love of Books


Akshay Rautaray, Nikko Odiseos, Satabadi Mishra, Shruti Sharma and Tilak Sharma in conversation with Urvashi Butalia By Medhavi Dhyani, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2018 Blogger The opening panel discussion at Jaipur Bookmark saw a number of passionate individuals brought together by a common driving force: the zeal to make sources of knowledge more accessible…. Read more »


Sonal Sharma

they tell me to have shame run back to your mother no better hide shame too late now its that time of the month again shame don’t enter the kitchen or cook for yourself shame sleep on the floor so your husband doesn’t force himself on you because he is right but youre just not… Read more »

The Gender Identity Scrapbook

Noah Pelletier

It’s been interesting to look through these old photos this afternoon, as when I was a boy—I mean, a person with Binary Code 1 genitalia—things were totally different. Clothes for instance. My genetic benefactors dressed me in blue outfits so strangers in the grocery store wouldn’t ask “Is it a boy or a girl?” I… Read more »

Will the 21st century see the end of gender identity?

Niharika verma

For millennia, mankind has been fascinated by the duality of Mother Nature. For day, there is night; for dark, there is light. Up and down, good and evil, sadness and happiness, and so on. In short, humans have compartmentalized almost everything in the world into two neat little boxes and in the process, created a… Read more »

Will the 21st century see the end of gender identity?

Kaamna Jain

Gender identity is not going away anytime soon as we women struggle to match up to standards set by our mothers. Snaking my way through peak office-hour traffic at the end of a long, hard day at work, I reached the blissful confines of home. My 17 year old son hugs me and says, “Mom,… Read more »

Will the 21st century see the end of gender identity?

Bhavika Bhuwalka

This question amuses me. When did gender identity acquire a negative connotation? Perhaps, because gender identity is intimately related to gender roles and gender labels, it might have started to seem a confining concept to social media warriors. Gender identity is very sacrosanct to each individual. Regardless of whether a person actively realizes that or… Read more »

Gender – Will the 21st century see the end of gender identity?


ज़िन्दगी को अगर एक चलती हुई दो-पहिया वाहन की तरह समझा जाए, तो पुरुष और महिला इसके उन दो पहियों की तरह हैं जिन्हे एक-दूसरे से अलग कभी समझा ही नहीं जा सकता है और ना ही कभी किया जा सकता है | कहने का तात्पर्य यह है कि दोनों प्राणी एक दूसरे के पूरक… Read more »