It’s been a tumultuous year in more ways that one, and the articles we published on LiveWire reflect that churn. Day after day, our contributors submitted stories and poems about sensitive topics and how it affected them, be it gender, caste, mental health, education, politics or health.
Right from the Delhi riots and the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests at the beginning of 2020, to the start of the global shutdowns over the COVID-19 pandemic, education shifting online, the impact of a suicide in Bollywood and a world dealing with cancel culture, here’s a list of the most popular stories on the site and our Instagram page this year.
On how a sexist system is maintained, and why women need to create a support system for each other and abandon the misogynistic language that we have inherited from society.
The screenshots of the Instagram chat group leaked early this year weren’t all that surprising. We need more and better ways to tackle the sexual miseducation of young men.
For the first time in my life, I have seen my mother question herself and her teaching.
Wash your hands before we start, this is about to get dirty.
I witnessed the consequences of hatred; how hatred can overpower love between two religions.
I have not worn a bra for three years now. Here’s a little story about how I got here.
Think Darwin, but Marie Curie. Shakespeare, but Arundhati Roy. Federer, but Serena Williams.
With the mainstream media painting the central university in a bad light over the past few years, members of my family believe falsities like “Hindu girls at Jamia are asked to wear a hijab on the campus”.
‘Yes, it’s easy when you are SC – to internalise all the hate you receive.’
When you play ‘devil’s advocate’, you minimise the problem.
Drawing a direct line of causation between Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide and the way Bollywood treats outsiders does incredible injustice to his struggles with mental health, as well as the struggles of millions others.
Misogyny is entrenched in many parts of Kerala, despite the staggering female male sex ratio and the 100% literacy rate.
The deep-rooted mindful mindset of yesterday that helps me make more eco-conscious choices today.
Who is the man who will give Lata the “space to grow”?