Articles by Laxmi Murthy
Net nanny meets muscular law
India’s new human-trafficking bill could criminalise sex workers and curtail free speech.
The making and unmaking of a star
On the life and times of Qandeel Baloch, Pakistan’s first social-media celebrity.
The ‘i’ of the storm
The Bollywood hit ‘Padmaavat’, India’s anti-sati laws and the failure to confront misogyny.
On the first feminist science fiction in the Subcontinent.
Obsessive male pursuit of women is commonplace in Indian cinema, reflecting deep-seated and worrying social norms.
Violence, voices and visibility
What are the ethical implications surrounding graphic depictions of sexual violence in the media?
A flaming hope
Is there a sporting chance that the Olympic torch will one day be held aloft by a transsexual sportsperson?
The Birangana and the birth of Bangladesh
Women and wombs during, and following, the Liberation War.