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Gender Question

Gender Question

Hindustan Times - HT Smartcast


Gender Question is a weekly podcast in which Associate Editor Dhamini Ratnam addresses blindspots around gender and sexuality, by taking an issue that's in the news, and looking at it differently, with the help of experts. This is a Hindustan Times production brought to you by HT Smartcast.

Gender Question
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Available Episodes

24:05
Two Muslim Women Tell Us What The Hijab Means To Them
EPISODE 43
18 Apr 2022

On March 15, the Karnataka high court held that the hijab – or the headscarf worn by many Muslim women and girls – was not essential to Islam, and so educational institutions h ... Read more

18 Apr24 MINS
24:34
Shelter in Mumbai
EPISODE 42
25 Feb 2022

In this episode, Dhamini Ratnam is being joined by a trans man - Rohan and deconstructs his past experiences, how the "Maya Nagari" Mumbai gets very conservative to provide shelte ... Read more

25 Feb25 MINS
23:05
Same sex marriage: In conversation with a petitioner
EPISODE 41
21 Sep 2021

One such question pertains to ‘same-sex marriages’. India does not recognise same-sex marriages. None of the marital laws expressly recognise same-sex marriages. One of the p ... Read more

21 Sep23 MINS
29:18
Being a woman artist under Taliban rule
EPISODE 40
26 Aug 2021

After 20 years, the Taliban have swept to victory in Afghanistan. Since then the questions were being asked about how this group will govern the country, and what their rule would ... Read more

26 Aug29 MINS
29:18
Being a woman artist under Taliban rule
EPISODE 39
25 Aug 2021

After 20 years, the Taliban have swept to victory in Afghanistan. Since then the questions were being asked about how this group will govern the country, and what their rule would ... Read more

25 Aug29 MINS
09:26
5: On the frontline of the pandemic
EPISODE 38
03 Aug 2021

A year on, as Covid 19 continues to spread widely in the second wave, we speak to social workers tasked by the government to track the pandemic. The all-women workforce called ASHA ... Read more

03 Aug9 MINS
29:45
4: How a judge learnt about queer lives
EPISODE 37
16 Jun 2021

In this episode, host Dhamini Ratnam talks about how a high court judge made an effort to learn about queer lives. What he learnt, speaking to a counsellor and members of the LGBTQ ... Read more

16 Jun30 MINS
18:04
3: ME TOO: What a court case said about women's testimonies
EPISODE 36
15 Mar 2021

The defamation case against journalist Priya Ramani has been one of the most high-profile Me Too cases in court. What was the case about? And what does it hold out for women's test ... Read more

15 Mar18 MINS
20:09
2: What are women farmers really protesting?
EPISODE 35
05 Feb 2021

Women’s participation and role in the agriculture sector is one that has historically been overlooked. With issues ranging from lack of recognition to absence of land rights, the ... Read more

05 Feb20 MINS
18:51
1: Look who lost their jobs, and didn’t get it back
EPISODE 34
19 Jan 2021

Work, unemployment and economic recovery are gender issues. And there’s data to prove it. The new season of Gender Question kicks off by talking to women about their experience o ... Read more

19 Jan19 MINS
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