Sharanya Manivannan

A poke at patriarchy through ‘Playboy’ cover

In France, the politician Marlene Schiappa has appeared on the cover of Playboy magazine — clothed, but in a suggestive pose and a revealing outfit.

10 Apr 2023

Women commercial pilots: Flying high, but still a long way to go

The global average percentage of women in a nation’s commercial pilot force stands at just 5%—and India currently has triple this statistic.

31 Mar 2023

Flying high, but still a long way to go

The strong presence of women in commercial piloting here is certainly to be lauded.

30 Mar 2023

The purpose of privacy beyond privilege

Moral policing where romance and sexuality are concerned is a major societal issue, one with deep cultural roots.

16 Mar 2023

Looking for legitimacy in laughter and life

I pointed out that while equality-oriented organisations don’t exist, misogynistic ones that call themselves men’s rights activists do, and provide helplines too.

13 Mar 2023

The thin line between harm and hurt

In 2022, when filmmaker Leena Manimekalai released a short documentary entitled Kaali, the poster for the film alone attracted a large controversy, resulting in FIRs against her across different state

26 Jan 2023

Of mid-air menace & misuse of privilege

They then let him disembark the plane as usual, without alerting the authorities about the incident.

17 Jan 2023

Courting colour-coded controversies

According to the lyric subtitles on YouTube, it is a song about female desires which always make some people uncomfortable.

02 Jan 2023

Enduring the loneliness epidemic

When announcing the new Ministry, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga commented that women were at higher risk.

25 Feb 2021

Ban condom ads, ban sex education!

From 6 am to 10 pm, Indian televisions will no longer broadcast condom ads.

13 Dec 2017

The theory of ‘belonging’ and the roots of origin

October 1 was the 10th anniversary of my move to Chennai.

12 Oct 2017

Co-existence of odds in nature

The holes didn’t make the leaves look any less beautiful, and that’s what caught my eye.

27 Sep 2017