Women We Admire

This Women's Day we bring you a collage of video interviews with a number of women activists, academics, intellectuals, writers, musicians, teachers… talking about their work.  This is the first in a month-long series of video and text interviews, so stay tuned!



The above clips draw from essays and interviews published in ICF, Guftugu and Newsclick.in over the past year:

"When Women Play the Ghatam" by Sumana Chandrashekar – the essay is here, together with a video of the author practising with her guru Vidushi Sukkanya Ramgopal

बिखरते लोकतंत्र की गवाह: In Conversation with Soni Sorihere

"No, you don’t remember Kunan Poshpora, or rapes in Kashmir": Essar Batoolhere

"A dictatorship counts on the silence of those who disagree​…": Nayantara Sahgalhere

The Tall Claims of the Foreign Education Bill: Newsclick interviews Abha Dev Habibhere



An ICF series of interviews begun on International Working Women's Day:

PART 1  Baby Halder  PART 2  Sumana Chandrashekar, Vidushi Sukkanya Ramgopal, Soni Sori, Essar Batool, Nayantara Sahgal, Abha Dev Habib  PART 3  Gayeti Singh, Saba Hasan, Samina, Usha Kumar, Jyoti Bhalla, Megha Patnaik  PART 4  Francine Kay, Reena Devi Harnot, Nargis Vasundhara  PART 5  Anamika, Prerna Shrimali, Kusum Ansal, Mrinal Pande  PART 6  Maya Ghosh  PART 7  Lara Bhalla, Arundhathi Subramaniam, Neha Kumar, Madhur Kumar, Shweta Jain  PART 8  Mridula Koshy  PART 9  Shoili Kanungo, Sumana Chandrashekar, Aparna Wahi, Nandita  PART 10  Mirai Chatterjee, Rolee Srinath, Saba Sharma, Radhika, Shaminaj Khan  PART 11  Dalip Kaur Tiwana  PART 12  Shashi Deshpande