Becoming Archived: Feminist Resistance to Online Misogyny in India

Oeendrila L. Gerold and Sahana Udupa

In 2021, India saw a spate of online “auctions” on platforms such as YouTube, Twitter, GitHub and Clubhouse. Non-consensually sourced images, including morphed images, of hundreds of Muslim women were “rated” and “reviewed” for their “monetary and sexual worth” by … Continue reading “Becoming Archived: Feminist Resistance to Online Misogyny in India”

| Features

How Dare You?

Paromita Vohra

“How dare you?” These are almost the last words my friend Surekha said to me, in a text message. I had LOL’d. She said, “I’ll see you soon dude.” She had just moved to Bombay, from Delhi. That was on … Continue reading “How Dare You?”

| Features

Covid and Civil Solidarity

Ajay Gudavarthy

Civil solidarity, a necessary precondition for democratic systems, remains a governing mode for political formations seeking a hegemonic position within democracies. Civil solidarity is marked by claims to an inclusive, normative-universal idea of “we-ness.” As cultural sociologist Jeffrey C. Alexander … Continue reading “Covid and Civil Solidarity”

| Features

The Memory Keepers

Banu Subramaniam

Image: Leela Venugopal, We All Wait for the Rain   Drip, drip, drip. This is life now. The eerie stillness. The bottomless sorrow. The paralyzing numbness. The quiet acceptance. Time stills, life slows. This is how it is playing out. … Continue reading “The Memory Keepers”

| Features