Archanaa Seker

Universality of motherhood

Mother’s Day started as it always does for me.

16 May 2019

Serial killer turned into web series hero

A millennial I am, at least by the vague birth year categorisation, but contrary to media reports I certainly am not one that grew up knowing about ‘Auto Shankar’.

02 May 2019

Expect justice to be served

The immediate response of the Bar Council of India was to issue a statement backing the CJI.

25 Apr 2019

Women’s double burden in politics

Don’t be fooled that equality has been achieved because some women made it to the top of male bastions.

17 Apr 2019

When will the Tamil film industry get its ICC?

The patriarchy protects itself’ it is said and the Tamil film industry has shown this to be true time and again.

28 Mar 2019

Work on your wishes for International Working Women’s Day

The International Working Womens’ Day, more popularly known as ‘March 8th’ or ‘Women’s Day’, has just passed.

14 Mar 2019

Time to look at the clock differently

Every time I travel in empty early morning or late night local train women’s coaches, I am reminded that ‘Time is gendered’!” read a friend’s social media status.

27 Feb 2019

The disparity in wealth, caste and creed widens

Public Good or Private Wealth” is the title of the Oxfam report released ahead of the World Economic Forum (WEF) summit held annually in Davos.

23 Jan 2019

The Gilette ad: Good, bad and ugly

This week I’ve been pointed towards by not less than ten friends, well-wishers, or controversy diggers if I may, to the new Gilette advertisement that is drawing both praise and criticism worldwide.

19 Jan 2019

A slice of the Sabarimala spectacle is in my home

I belong to a large family with a complicated web of extended relations, most of whom are staunch believers of the Hindu faith.

08 Jan 2019

The Agenda for 2019

It’s a new year and the time to begin on a clean slate albeit one with scratches from learnings of the past. Brimming with promise, there is hope, there is want, and there is a wish list.

05 Jan 2019

Social media is not the solution

Lesser Less than a week after writing about International Men’s day, I am wondering if these days serve a purpose behind the capitalist sales tool that they have mostly come to be.

27 Nov 2018

Thank men who try to make the world better

There are far too many days in the calendar set aside for an ‘International Day’ to raise awareness of some sort and it’s becoming difficult to keep track of them.

25 Nov 2018

Thanking men who consciously try to make the world better

There are far too many days in the calendar set aside for an ‘International Day’ to raise awareness of some sort and it’s becoming difficult to keep track of them.

20 Nov 2018

Dependency and crying is for all

This another friend is one that is as ‘independent’ and ‘strong’ as they get, a person moving mountains each day through the work she is doing.

14 Nov 2018