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IS PROSTITUTION A NON-PRODUCTIVE COMMODITY?

The Census of India seems to have issues about the distinction between “workers” and “non-workers.” It lists homemakers, beggars, prisoners and prostitutes as “non-workers” because they are “economica … Read More»

DON'T UTTER THE 'I' WORD

• On March 28, 1986, 14-year-old Noorjehan was choked to death by her father. Her mother was away at work and she was studying at home when her father tried to molest her. … Read More»

WHY SHOULD 'HOUSEWORK' BE NON-PRODUCTIVE

The Supreme Court has come down heavily on the Census of India while increasing the amount of compensation to the family of a housewife killed in a road accident. … Read More»

DANCE AS OUTREACH

DANCE AS OUTREACH KOLKATA SANVED TAKES ON AN ORIGINAL CAUSE Shoma A. Chatterji WORD-COUNT: 1000 … Read More»

THE NEW GIRL CHILD ON INDIAN TELEVISION

Soaps and serials are specifically tuned to inform an objectified general public rather than a multitude of subjective individuals. … Read More»

HOLDING HANDS, REACHING OUT, CRYING TOGETHER

"Holding Hands" is a metaphorical phrase though we usually take it in its literal sense. … Read More»

women and work in the informal sector in India

Women’s empowerment has become a buzzword in the lexicon of politicians and bureaucrats in India after the official pronouncements on the status of women and the enactment of the constitutional amendm … Read More»

TRAFFICKING BY SOCIAL SANCTION IN INDIA

The building of a wall of solidarity in resistance against trafficking of women and children across the world for prostitution and as sex slaves stands out as living irony when placed against the back … Read More»

VOF - WEEK SIX

It took me more than a week to get over the shock of not having made it to the chosen 20 list of columnists on Pulsewire. I am a very very bad loser and have been one since I was a little girl. … Read More»

VOF FANS - VOF FIVE

Why call the fan following a 'mourning' wall? … Read More»

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