The following lines, towards the end, stand out for perhaps helping one understand modernity (and possibly feminism)
Modernity involves more than sin. It demands irreverence. How many urban young women chop off their hair, or choose not to procreate, or dine out alone? How many, despite their modern garnishes, believe in prospering alongside, and not through, a man?
He also mentions that India did not have a visible firebrand feminist movement. He is right and the most popular feminists that I remember in recent times is Arundhati Roy. But perhaps they have decided that it is better to focus on social work and broader social problems in India than feminism of the western variety.
Update: For an alternate/diametrically opposite view of this article, go to young feminists