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Varsha Pillai has over 16 years of experience in the communication space, a bulk of which was spent as a TV news journalist at reputed news organizations like CNN-IBN and ANI-Reuters. A research addict, she has been an NFAI (National Film Archives of India) research fellow in 2009 and a NUFFIC Fellow (Netherlands Fellowship) in 2017.Last year she was one of the 10 young leaders selected globally to attend the Winterschool for Thinktankers in Geneva in Jan-Feb 2019 under the On Think Tanks and Think Tank Initiative Fellowship.

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Genda Phool: Misogyny In Songs Continue Despite #MeToo Along With Plagiarism

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All of them have a certain degree of sexism and misogyny reflected in their lyrics and portrayed in their videos. Badshah’s (or is it?) Genda Phool is no exception.
COVID-19: A Feminist Killjoy’s Rant On Toxic Productivity In The Academy

COVID-19: A Feminist Killjoy’s Rant On Toxic Productivity In The Academy

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The constant demand and supply of ‘productivity’ in academia, the thumb rule of survival: “publish or perish” is not only problematic but dangerously harmful.
Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

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It has often been observed that there is lack of awareness not only with regard to ‘homosexuality’ but also ‘menstruation’. In spite of having discussions around teenage pregnancy, there is also a lack of awareness around safe sex.