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Protest against the killing of a Northeastern woman

Living In Delhi As A Northeastern Woman: Do My Small Eyes Make Me Less...

I'm a 21 year old Northeastern woman raised in Delhi. I've had to contend with racial slurs and stereotypes all my life.
Widows of Vrindavan play Holi

In Photos: The Widows Of Vrindavan Streaked With Colours Of Holi

Widows of Vrindavan are relegated to white saris and living on margins of social acceptance. Watch them play Holi in colour-splattered saris!

Bura Mano Holi Hain! The Blurring Of Consent On Holi

Holi has become a premier festival for socially sanctioned sexual harassment. It gives a free pass in the name of celebration to harass.
Stills from Holi songs

The Holi Grail – It’s Time To Stop Playing Holi Songs That Normalize Harassment

Holi songs reflect a disturbing rape culture where men are portrayed as deriving pleasure from harassment and women from being harassed.
The Burning Of Holika

Reading Caste In Holi: The Burning Of Holika, A Bahujan Woman

Every Holi, we burn Holika – a Bahujan woman. Our festivals are based on Vedic & Puranic stories which suppress stories of the lower castes.
Fatma Begum

Fatma Begum: India’s First Female Director | #IndianWomenInHistory

Fatma Begum broke into the heavily male-dominated film industry as a actress, director, scriptwriter and producer, in the early 20th century.
Aath March Saath March

In Photos: Aath March Saath March – International Women’s Day 2017

Photo essay from the Aath March Saath March parade held in Delhi for International Women's Day 2017 - a collectively organized march.
Still From Sita's Family

Sita’s Family: A Documentary On Public And Private Struggles For Independence

Sita's Family is a documentary of a daughter diving into the past of her mother Sita who was an activist in the struggle against colonialism.
Short Hair

Why I Dreaded Visits To The Barber: On Short Hair And Hair Politics

Patriarchy is afraid of a ‘little’ length. Whether it is short hair or short skirts, society always wants us women to keep it long. Too bad.
How I Became A Feminist In A Western Country

How I Became A Feminist In A Western Country After Having My Daughter

I realised while living abroad that feminism was not a white woman's privilege, and that is how I became a feminist.

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Silk Smitha

Silk Smitha: South India’s Ill-Fated Superstar | #IndianWomenInHistory

Silk Smitha's comfort in her own body and with her sexuality were a revolt against the sexist film industry that only saw women as objects.
The Finance Bill 2017: A Political Tool In The Hands Of The Powerful

The Finance Bill 2017: A Political Tool In The Hands Of The Powerful

The Finance Bill, 2017 which was passed on the 22nd of March by the Union Government is part of the plethora of problems that have begun to plague our political system in the past year.
Language Matters

“It’s Only A Joke!” Language Matters, So Be A Buzzkill!

Language matters. "Free speech" comes at the cost of those that are struggling for acceptance in a hostile society. So, yes, be a buzzkill!