Romita Saluja

Romita Saluja

Romita Saluja is an independent journalist and writer in Delhi, India

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Women on Mumbai’s traffic lights: a sign of India’s long road to gender equality

The initiative is a bid to communicate that public places also belong to women, but critics and experts say that without structural and policy changes to address violence against women, it is merely a token gesture.

The initiative is a bid to communicate that public places also belong to women, but critics and experts say that without structural and policy changes to address violence against women, it is merely a token gesture.

Women on Mumbai’s traffic lights: a sign of India’s long road to gender equality
26 Aug 2020 - 8:42PM
India’s LGBTQ+ community face domestic violence and pressure to ‘convert’

Some gay and transgender Indians, forced to stay at home during the coronavirus lockdown, have struggled to hide their true selves from their loved ones.

Some gay and transgender Indians, forced to stay at home during the coronavirus lockdown, have struggled to hide their true selves from their loved ones.

India’s LGBTQ+ community face domestic violence and pressure to ‘convert’
28 Jun 2020 - 6:22PM
India’s resumption of alcohol sales during lockdown is fuelling a rise in domestic violence

Women’s groups say there has been a rise in reports of abuse, with several groups protesting outside liquor stores when they reopened.

Women’s groups say there has been a rise in reports of abuse, with several groups protesting outside liquor stores when they reopened.

India’s resumption of alcohol sales during lockdown is fuelling a rise in domestic violence
21 May 2020 - 1:16PM
Coronavirus: India’s lockdown sees strays starve as pets are abandoned

Across the country, activists are scraping together everything they can to keep animals from dying. But misinformation and police inaction aren’t helping.

Across the country, activists are scraping together everything they can to keep animals from dying. But misinformation and police inaction aren’t helping.

Coronavirus: India’s lockdown sees strays starve as pets are abandoned
28 Apr 2020 - 1:21PM
TikTok, the missing link between Hong Kong and Indian protesters?

Indians protesting against a new citizenship law have moved from messaging apps to the video-sharing platform TikTok to capture a wider audience.

Indians protesting against a new citizenship law have moved from messaging apps to the video-sharing platform TikTok to capture a wider audience.

TikTok, the missing link between Hong Kong and Indian protesters?
9 Feb 2020 - 10:14PM
The dancer breaking racial and gender stereotypes in India: a mixed-race man in an Indian woman’s world

He may look more Chinese, but Charles Ma doesn’t let tradition stop him from dancing Bharatanatyam, something usually performed by Indian women – even when his teacher asked him to wear pink lipstick and earrings.

He may look more Chinese, but Charles Ma doesn’t let tradition stop him from dancing Bharatanatyam, something usually performed by Indian women – even when his teacher asked him to wear pink lipstick and earrings.

The dancer breaking racial and gender stereotypes in India: a mixed-race man in an Indian woman’s world
17 Sep 2019 - 11:03AM