New writing

I’m asking friends, peers and others to contribute new writing. Some themes include: Shadowboxing: the struggle with language How to write about violence / writing about violence The minotaur in the maze : looking inside the law The feminists go swimming: notes on living politics On masculinities. Watch this space! And let me know if […]

Counting change

numbers of small car sales, and profiles of buyers numbers of new private taxi companies in the city and data about their customer profiles numbers of mapping projects for women to record where they experienced violence pepper spray sales numbers of people on different streets across Delhi who can remember the police emergency helpline number […]

Going global

Facebook tells me an old acquaintance, an actress, is in London as part of the cast of Nirbhaya, a play written by South African playwright, Yael Farber, about the Delhi gang-rape and other stories of sexual violence. A common friend leaves a comment on the post about the performance, something like: “I have witnessed and […]


A lot has been said about, and since, the rape and consequent death of a woman in Delhi, India in December 2012. The incident sparked protests, hashtags, inquiries, welfare schemes, even names of trains in memoriam. I believe it is responsible for generating online conversations about gender based violence in India, and further afield.  It […]