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Consent And Coercion

Five transgender women dressed in colourful sarees, standing in the middle of the street.

I Column: Shades of Grey

Introduction: As this first-person account of Anita, a Devadasi in Maharashtra, Western India illustrates, issues of consent and violence/coercion cannot always be clearly demarcated as black and white. Anita’s account shows that there were definite instances of coercion in her life and equally, there were spaces where she was able to exercise her choice and…
Picture of a man speaking on the phone, with the words 'obsessive', 'forceful', 'controlling' and 'angry' written beside him.

The Fine Line

What is care and what is control? What is right and what is wrong? There is a thin line between the two! Inspired by real life incidents, "The Line" is a way to look at things differently. There is a tendency in all of us to disassociate with violence because "it would never happen to…
An illustration of a boy facing a tiger, while they're both on a boat, with a quote from Life of Pi written above.

The Fearless Campaign

In India, we are constantly confronted by images of what Indian women should be. Goddess on walls portray the perfectly beautiful, extremely strong kind of woman. Then there’s the image that Bollywood projects; the coy sex-kitten who will act shy until you stalk the crap out of her, at which point she realizes she is…
Photo of a woman dressed in a red kurta, in the middle of a dance pose.

Movies, Music and Conversations on Consent

Recently, social media was abuzz with Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”, a song and video that sparked many discussions on the blurring of lines between violence and consent in popular culture narratives. The song sparked off many responses by groups that re-imagined and revamped it. The most interesting and bold according to me, was the one…