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Two girls raped--so what?

It is not only about two little girls gangraped in Delhi. It is about the little girls, the older girls, the vulnerable boys, the women of all ages being raped everyday, every week all over the country. Raped or gangraped. Some with visible injuries...
by Tilling the Earthwoman on Oct 18, 2015

The Whole Woman Milestones

We women mark our milestones in terms of engagement, wedding, pregnancy and the various anniversaries. We may even mark it in terms of visible, tangible public or social accolades—like being awarded a Ph.D. degree or getting a terrific promotion or...
by Tilling the Earthwoman on May 13, 2015

The Dikus (Outsider)

In the recently published Kindle Single 13 Men by Sonia Faleiro on the Birbhum gangrape, the author notes how the victim in question had developed “dikus” (outsider) habits. She wore dangling oxidised jewellery, carried a mobile phone and after h...
by Tilling the Earthwoman on Mar 3, 2015

The School Principal Who Married At Twelve

I met her while travelling through a small town in South India. We were acquainted online. Some women like what I write because it intersects with their life journeys. Sometimes those intersections enrich the writer in return. This story is one such.
by Tilling the Earthwoman on Sep 5, 2014

The School Principal Who Married At Twelve

I met her while travelling through a small town in South India. We were acquainted online. Some women like what I write because it intersects with their life journeys. Sometimes those intersections enrich the writer in return. This story is … C...
by Tilling the Earthwoman on Sep 5, 2014

Home, Uprooted: A Book Review

This book unhomes you—from binary divisions, from boundaries, from regular history, from home itself. Uneasy it travels with you or rather you travel with each chapter.Homing on cross-generational oral histories of refugees of India’s Partition,...
by Tilling the Earthwoman on Jun 6, 2014

Home, Uprooted: A Book Review

This book unhomes you—from binary divisions, from boundaries, from regular history, from home itself. Uneasy it travels with you or rather you travel with each chapter. Homing on cross-generational oral histories of refugees of India’s Partition,...
by Tilling the Earthwoman on Jun 6, 2014

Whole Woman Anniversary

What is this and who can celebrate it? This anniversary marks a milestone in a woman’s life—a moment that led to a significant change in our journeys like the day you decided to go for higher education, or to take up a job, or start a business, o...
by Tilling the Earthwoman on May 13, 2014

Parking Lot Relationships (PLR)

Parking lot relationships are those where two humans drive in together as a couple but walk out of the lot as strangers. This post is not about the ethics of such relationships. This post engages with the realities of such relationships and the fallo...
by Tilling the Earthwoman on Apr 29, 2014

In defence of fire-bellowing feminists

There are many kinds of feminists. Some who came to be so because of abuse or because of economic/ political/social sufferings, some who are fake and use the ism to make a quick buck.  And then there are those who … Continue reading →...
by Tilling the Earthwoman on Feb 3, 2014

Painting A Suncatcher Together

Things have changed, at least for me. I know more women now who I can trust to stand by me than I did before. But in the corridors of pain, there are corridos of betrayal, of absence, of us, the … Continue reading →...
by Tilling the Earthwoman on Nov 25, 2013


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