Articles by Preethi Krishnan


Workplace Sexism: Call for Gender Justice in Calicut Bar Association

Preethi Krishnan, 15th January 2014, comments

A woman advocate makes a comment about sexism in the Calicut Bar Association on her Facebook wall. Instead of engaging in a dialogue about gender sensitivity, the Bar Association takes disciplinary action against her. Her male colleagues hurl abuses at the woman who complained of sexism. These events occur at the doorstep of the state institution which is supposed to uphold justice. The irony cannot be missed. >>


'Item' Numbers, Censor Board and us

Preethi Krishnan, 6th March 2013, comments

Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) reportedly intends to scrutinise "Item Number" songs in movies closely. Preethi Krishnan delicately explores numerous sides of this story. >>


Religion at the Cost of Life?

Preethi Krishnan, 20th November 2012, 2 comments

Savita Halappanavar lost her life on 28th October 2012, because her doctors in the Galaway Hospital refused her request for an abortion, stating that the fetus had a heartbeat. The "Pro-life" activists continue to blame it on the doctor’s individual judgment and refuse to see how religion and the church have influenced the medical community in their “judgment”. >>


Planned Parenthood – Why it’s about Women, Class and Race

Preethi Krishnan, 13th February 2012, 5 comments

Planned Parenthood is the largest provider of reproductive health services in the United States, which include contraceptives and abortions, among other services. Planned Parenthood was at the centre of a storm when a leading breast-cancer charity, Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation announced that they had decided to stop their partnership with Planned Parenthood under pressure from religious right-wing groups. Preethi Krishnan analyzes this issue from the triple lens of gender, class and race. >>


Madam Justice, Here’s My Character Certificate

Preethi Krishnan, 19th September 2011, 9 comments

Justice Sreedevi and people who hold positions as important as hers have a responsibility to the society. They are supposed to instil confidence in women to be able to register their complaints of harassment and violence. Imagine the kind of influence that she could have on young impressionable minds, through programs like these – after all, its an “honourable” judge. It was no wonder that the young girl said the things that she did. If Justice Sreedevi boosted the confidence of anyone, it was of all those eve teasers, paedophiles and rapists. Yes Madam, they were tempted and did the most natural thing ever possible. >>


Equal. Are We?

Preethi Krishnan, 10th June 2011, 43 comments

Gender equality today seems to be defined by the minimums rather than the optimums. Moreover, many men and women seem to be uncomfortable with any conversation that revolves around women’s rights in their rather perfect world where they think they are being equal. So, if a man does not beat his wife, or does not take dowry or does not expect her to cook and clean like his mother, or is flexible enough to “let” her take her decisions regarding her work life, he feels good about himself. As I said before, I am thankful to all the men, who do at least this much. But, is this enough? Are you truly treating your partner equally? >>

Outside Bodhi

nvdatabase: Bombay Textile Strike

The New Yorker: Unmournable Bodies

EFLU for Gender Justice: EFLU for Gender Justice

New Left Review: New Masses?

People's Democracy: The Indispensability of Marxism

The New York Times: The Drone That Killed My Grandson

The New Yorker: Requiem for a dream

The New York Times: Chasing the Higgs Boson

Climate & Capitalism: Hugo Chavez, undefeated

Monthly Review: The Planetary Emergency

Monthly Review: What is Socialist Feminism?

London Review of Books: Why Partition?

London Review of Books: Gandhi Centre Stage

The New York Review of Books: The Violent Visions of Slavoj Žižek

Jana Natya Manch: Safdar Hashmi on Ritwik Ghatak

Open Magazine: In Search of Modern Art

Common Dreams: Socialism Is Not Dead

Outlook Magazine: Capitalism: A Ghost Story

The New York Review of Books: Why the Global Warming Skeptics Are Wrong

Frontline: Shining Ecuador

Hindustan Times: No shortcuts, please

Monthly Review: Food as a commodity

Counter Currents: The Indian Land Grab In Africa

Frontline: Tyranny of finance

Brecht Forum: A New Economic Strategy

Hindustan Times: Shelter from the storm

Outlook Magazine: Putting Growth In Its Place

Hindustan Times: Das Capitalism

Open Magazine: Spiritual Bedfellows

The Caravan: Unnatural Selection

NewsClick: Swami and Foes


Personal Blog: In case you get raped...

The Fifth Estate: Standard Deviation

Open Magazine: Not as Old as You Think

Frontline: Agrarian distress

The Caravan: After the Fall

The Hindu: The Ambedkar Party

The Indian Express: The bribing game

Workers' Forum: ഊഴിയം വേല

Socialist Alternative: Libya and the left

The New Yorker: UNION BLUES

Monthly Review: Frenzy in Food Markets

The New York Times: Protests spread to Yemen

Frontline: Neoliberal illogic

The New York Times: An Assassination’s Long Shadow

The Hindu: The correct picture

കേരള ശാസ്ത്രസാഹിത്യ പരിഷത്ത്: Penpiravi - The journey of a Drama began

Monthly Review: The Ecology of Socialism

The New Yorker: The Truth Wears Off

The Economist: A village in a million

The Nation: The 'Giving' Season

Frontline: Battling On

Frontline: Road to rebellion

കേരള ശാസ്ത്രസാഹിത്യ പരിഷത്ത്: മാനവും മനുഷ്യനും

Science News Agencies: A kilogram is not a kilogram

Science News Agencies: Our solar system is not alone.

Socialist Alternative: Strike in France