This article has been written by Anonymous. This image is from Pass the Mic Youth (@passthemicyouth), a youth-led and youth-centered podcast and blog (info via Medium). The most defining event in my student life, before I entered college, was the institutional murder of Rohith Vemula. I was compelled to think about my caste/class privilege and read Ambedkar – which left me aghast by the level of apathy and downright hostility I saw everywhere, in my family and friend circles.
This piece has been written by Jyotsna Vilva (Batch of 2021). Artwork by Smriti Kalra (Batch of 2021). There goes a saying, “When hard work and intelligence work hand in hand, many things are possible”. Logically, that makes sense. However, its author has clearly never met the residents of the National Law School, who seem to be working tirelessly to debunk this myth – an assiduous quest to prove that yes, in law school, many things are indeed possible without hard work. Reme
This piece has been written by Shruti Kunisetty (Batch of 2022). To the uninitiated, PESIT idli [“Pesit”] refers to a famous idli stall on the Hosakerehalli Road (try pronouncing it) that sells idlis for 30 odd bucks. It’s open only between 4 and 6 am. To your average lawschoolite, it offers the perfect culmination to a long night of slogging. Here is what a typical Pesit plan for men looks like: Man 1: Bro, let’s go to Pesit!
Man 2: Yeah, let’s! Here is how women plan to go
Kavita Krishnan is the Secretary of the All India Progressive Women’s Association and a member of the CPI (ML) politburo. This interview was conducted by Mukta Joshi (Batch of 2019), Ashwin Pantula (Batch of 2019) and Nupur Raut (Batch of 2017). Q : How did you get into the feminist movement, especially in college? KK : I was in St. Xavier’s College, Bombay for my B.A. and I wasn’t really part of any organized movement at that point, but that was 1990-93, the time when the ri
This piece was written by Megha Mehta (Batch of 2019). Neither traditional culture nor the pop variety teaches women how to be alone. Most, if not all, organized religions are pretty explicit in their disapproval of single/widowed/divorced women (or women of any sort really, but that’s another discussion). Even in literary/cinematic imagination, the Sexy Lone Male WolfTM is a much more popular trope than the Batshit Cat LadyTM . To be a woman and to be alone is to be a failur
This article has been written by Mallika Sen (Batch of 2021) with input from Ashi Mehta (Batch of 2021). Disclaimer: This article has been written by two second floor girls. Any contrarian narratives from the first floor are welcome. Slightly secluded from the rest of the very ingeniously named Women’s Halls of Residence a.k.a. WHOR lies ‘Yamuna’, the home away from home for first year undergraduate women. As our time to leave this place has now come and gone, we’d like to re
Number of women in NLS at an all time low In continuation of the disturbing trend that Law School has witnessed in the recent years, there are only 25 women out of the 80 students who will be joining NLS this July. This number has consistently been on the decline with only 33 women joining in 2014 and 32 in 2015. The CLAT committee has decided to take a leaf out of the government’s book and introduce a “selfie with daughter” campaign for the parents of aspiring Law Students.