Deepa Ranganathan

Deepa Ranganathan

Deepa Ranganathan is a part-time writer, full-time reader, rumoured activist and an unabashed feminist. She likes coffee, white chocolate and books, but not necessarily in that order. Her areas of interest include gender sensitization, rights for sexual minorities and gender and media.
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Will a porn ban leave us with no shade of grey?

Is the line differentiating erotic art and literature and pornography too thin that a blanket ban would threaten freedom of expression?
on May 2, 2013

Unlearning safe touch with children

Catching them young, Mumbai based NGO Arpan runs personal safety education classes in schools to identify and prevent child sexual abuse.
on Apr 9, 2013

Of feminism and being called a ‘feminist’

On International Women's Day, understanding what it means to be called a feminist and what it really means.
on Mar 8, 2013

Confessions of a bisexual, a man and a woman

[Voices Against Violence] On International Human Rights Day, Deepa examines society's stereotypes of identities that perpetrate prejudice and discrimi...
on Dec 10, 2012

It’s Eight O’ Clock

'Aath baj gaye!' (It’s Eight O’ Clock!), a one-act play by DR Dramatis Personae
on Dec 5, 2012

Navratri Narratives: Pati’s Bommai Golu R...

As a Tamilian living in North India, Deepa Ranganathan has celebrated all forms of Dussehra - Ramlila, Durga Puja, Garba. But the Bommai Golu will alw...
on Oct 17, 2012

Agri-Tourism helping bridge metros to farms

[Photo Story] SagunaBaug in the district of Neral, Maharashtra promotes, encourages agri-tourism in India.
on Oct 11, 2012

Boys don’t cry

Even as awareness about Child Sex Abuse grows, male child abuse is still seen as non-existent. It defies the patriarchal logic of Indian society.
on Sep 16, 2012

RAHI: A place to go when home is out of bounds

"We provide a safe space for survivors to come and talk about their abuse and heal from its trauma." A chat with Anuja Gupta, founder of RAHI Foundati...
on May 22, 2012

CSA and the forbidden S word

There are so many Baby Falaks in our midst. But media has been very helpful in taking one such case and creating a sensation out of it. It definitely ...
on May 22, 2012