Defiance

Neda Ganji does’t quite understand the word “No“. Since she was a little girl and she started dreaming of being an air hostess one day, the one resounding word she got from her mother was “No“. She noticed that the boys in her family didn’t get to hear that word very often; in fact, they…

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The Destabilization of an Institution

“Sakshi’s getting married?” I asked, stunned. “Yes!” There was a squeal of pleasure from the other end. A friend had phoned me up with the good news. “Isn’t that wonderful?” I wasn’t so sure. Sakshi was not yet 18, and even though I was no older than she was, I suspected her marriage wasn’t entirely…

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