Why Should Boys Have All The Fun?

by Shweta Kabra and Mona Nooreyezdan So for those of you who don’t know why “random” and “insignificant” emails regarding sports events which no one cares about were being sent to the common IDs last week, here’s what happened (Or at least how we see it; feel free to disagree): “Let us know when five…

A portrait of the Woman as a cabinet minister

As 7, Racecourse Road ushers in a new Prime Minister after a decade of incumbency, all eyes to lead to his cabinet. The PM’s choice of his cabinet reflects his mood – an attitude to carve out the path his government would take for the next five years. But beyond the permutations and combinations of…

Persepolis: A Book Review

I know that most of you will know this as the film, but true to my pseudo-intellectual bourgeois-ness, I will tell you that it was a book first. A graphic novel, actually, written by Marjane Satrapi. At the outset, I want to say two things: first, that in the light of the recent awareness of…

Move over, Ranjit Udeshi: The SC on Obscenity

The case of Aveek Sarkar v. State of West Bengal, decided on February 3, 2014, is a (liberal) step ahead by the Indian higher judiciary in interpreting obscenity. The criminal case, filed under sections 292 of the IPC and 4 of the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986, was filed by a Kolkata-based advocate…