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Nandini Rathi


Nandini Rathi is a Senior Sub-Editor with

Telangana govt’s diktat on ‘married women a distraction in colleges’ is squarely regressive
Thu, Mar 02, 2017

To begin with, it is squarely undemocratic, if not also constitutionally illegal, for state-run institutes to discriminate against a section of eligible students on the basis of their marital status.

Without any concept of right to offend, India cannot expect to become cultural capital of the world
Thu, Jun 18, 2020

It is easy to intimidate scholars, academicians and students engaged in discussions -- especially on any subjects related to India's fault lines along the lines of religion, caste, tribal groups and states with troubled histories.

Gurmehar Kaur’s old placard came in handy for trolls to slam her for SaveDU campaign
Tue, Feb 28, 2017

One placard, pulled out of context from a 10 month old anti-war video, stunningly and wholly hijacked the attention away from her cause of decrying ABVP violence in Ramjas. Suddenly the discourse became that of Kaur ‘supporting’ Pakistan.

Why body shaming Ayesha Takia is not acceptable
Sat, Feb 25, 2017

It is the system of unfair expectations that needs to be tackled -- not victims of it that need to broken.

Indians could easily be collateral damage within the jump in US hate crimes
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

According to a FBI report, 2015 – the year Trump began his heavy-on-immigrant-and-Muslim-bashing presidential campaign – saw a 67 per cent jump in hate crimes against Muslims.

Injured in Kansas race attack, Ian Grillot’s sisters set up GoFundMe campaign for treatment
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

The campaign has seen a huge outpouring of support from the community, including several Indian-Americans, who rightly see Grillot's actions as heroic and driven by the noble urge to stand up for the wronged victims.

Is Rangoon’s Miss Julia inspired by Fearless Nadia? Here’s the story of the stunt queen
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

Fearless Nadia became what no woman in Bombay cinema had ever been before -- the hero.

Attack on Malayalam actress: media didn’t cover up privacy, sought sensationalism in coverage
Tue, Feb 21, 2017

The ethics is knowing when to hold back and how to perform damage-control. In sexual violence cases, that should be done by strictly prioritising survivors over sensationalism.

At JNVU, an attempt to gag intellectual exercise through bullying
Sun, Feb 19, 2017

What Professor Ranavat set out to do was her job, because teachers are responsible for providing opportunities for students to open up their minds to all point of views -- even if some of them cause discomfort.

Delhi man run over multiple times: What has made bystanders in our cities so insensitive?
Sat, Feb 18, 2017

These incidents call into question how desensitised we as bystanders have become to ignore the dire need of victims of violence and accident.

Tamil Nadu ruckus: People might have not seen what happened inside House, but they know for sure
Sat, Feb 18, 2017

What was witnessed from afar on TV screens was in fact behavior befitting goons, rather than elected representatives of the people.

Attack on Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine was an attack on everything Sufism stands for
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

Sufi shrines are visited both by minority Shiite and Sunni Muslims, but radical militant groups like the Islamic State consider the practice to be against Islam