Articles by: Dr Ishani Chakrabartty

Hum Do – Humare ??

Hum Do – Humare ??

The year was 1954 – on a windy, wet evening of February, a male child was born – the youngest sword bearer of the Brahmin clan residing in Bamunpara, Bilasipara (Dhubri district). He is the 8th child of his parents – the youngest maternal uncle or “mama” of the 3 kids born to his eldest ‘didi’. The entire Bamunpara rejoiced[Read More…]

by 23/06/2021 0 comments India
If only I were a pregnant animal….

If only I were a pregnant animal….

Though I personally never had a chance to meet Safoora Zargar, Devangana Kalita or Natasha Narwal, I feel this thought might have come across their minds, even in the feeblest possible way. Jamia student, Safoora, who is 21 weeks pregnant, has been denied bail and shifted to Tihar jail. A would-be mother has been sentenced to share a crowded jail[Read More…]

Always A Tone Of Surprise!!!

Always A Tone Of Surprise!!!

I am a 29 year old professional who has been staying away from home from the last 11 years. Being very much conscious about academics, studies, grades and future, I had always focused on my education and knowledge gaining. Even now, when we are all in the lockdown phase, I keep myself more engrossed in publication works, blog/article writing, reading[Read More…]

by 12/04/2020 1 comment Patriarchy
Am I not good enough?

Am I not good enough?

Being a 90s kid was way different than being a kid of today; I mean when I see my 4-year old niece, I feel like how the definition of fun and games have evolved and changed over the years for kids – we used to be the ones playing in the mud, climbing trees, fighting for our turns on the[Read More…]

Why Women Always Prefer To Take A Backseat?

Why Women Always Prefer To Take A Backseat?

It is a general observation that I am having over the past few days as an individual and as a woman in general. Women, I had observed over the years (with my mother and aunts), never really wish or thrive to take the front seat for anything, how much educated they may be! Women tend to be satisfied with the[Read More…]

by 22/12/2019 0 comments Patriarchy
JNU Protests: The Truth And The Outrage

JNU Protests: The Truth And The Outrage

The protests in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) have been going on for quite some time now. Though the media is coming up with a number of stories and facts regarding JNU, there is one facet of JNU protests that only very few news pages are talking about. While students are protesting against the sudden hike in fees, news channels are[Read More…]

by 06/12/2019 0 comments India