My Republica

Abha Lal



Moving beyond “kill all rapists”

August 9, 2018 01:30 AM

In a deeply hierarchical society where the most vulnerable rape victims are likely to face aggression from police officers, baying for blood diverts the attention from the real issue

Revisiting revisionist history

July 14, 2018 02:20 AM

Rajendra Rajya Lakshmi Devi Shah was the first queen of the newly-created Kingdom of Nepal with its capital in Kathmandu. She was married to Pratap Singh Shah, one of Prithvi Narayan Shah’s sons, and is believed to have played a large role in continuing her father-in-law’s conquests to give shape to the Nepal that we know now.

Gone girls

July 22, 2017 00:30 AM

Girls as young as 11 imagine that if they escape confines of their families, they will lead freer, happier lives

Hindu by default

June 28, 2017 00:25 AM

There cannot be Madhesi liberation if it is only for non-cow eating, pious, caste-rule abiding Hindus

Schools of schisms

May 18, 2017 00:35 AM

The thought seems to be that if difference is unaddressed, it will cease to exist and to shape people’s experiences. That is not so