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Cultural Appropriation Of The Dongria Kondh By Amoh By Jade | #AdivasiLivesMatter

Cultural Appropriation Of The Dongria Kondh By Amoh By Jade

Amoh by Jade is being very problematic and insensitive with their new collection and showcasing their lack of awareness as to how the Dongria Kondh is treated in this country.

What Kathak Means To Me And My Struggle Against Misogyny

Kathak is one out of the ten major genres of Indian classical dance. The roots emerged from travelling sonneteers of northern India known as Kathakars.
Black Panther review

Black Panther Review: An Insight Into An Invincible Decolonial Utopia

From rewriting colonial narratives to envisioning egalitarian futures, Black Panther is definitely a pop culture moment to be celebrated.
Bharat Kaushik

In Conversation With Bharat Kaushik, Founder Of Transgender Model Magazine

One of Bharat Kaushik's initiatives is Transgender Model Magazine. It is an online magazine where he profiles talent from the trans community and displays them to the magazine's audience.

Why Is No One Talking About The Child Sexual Abuse In Chughtai’s Lihaaf?

We as readers forgot to understand an essential element in Lihaaf and acknowledge the child sexual abuse which occurred in it.
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2 Subversive Pre-Colonial Texts In Indian Fiction We Should Know About

The two pre-colonial texts - 'The Courtesan’s Keeper' by Kshemendra and 'The Appeasement of Radhika: Radhika Santawanam' by Muddupalani - added gender inclusivity to the skewed narrative balance in historical records.
Shrimaan Shrimati

Shrimaan Shrimati And Other TV Shows Enjoy Reducing Women To ‘Daal’ And ‘Murgi’

Shrimaan Shrimati is making a comeback, titled Shrimaan Shrimati Phir Se. This show tested a concept of couples living as neighbours, where the men hit on each other’s wives.
Bharatanatyam In The Wild

Bharatanatyam In The Wild: Claiming Our Bodies And Spaces Through Dance

Bharatnatyam In The Wild takes a classical Indian dance form to unconventional settings, and increasingly to more and more public spaces, including (but not limited to) streets.
Asma Jahangir

In Conversation With Asma Jahangir: An Insight Into The Great Mind

Asma Jahangir was a human rights lawyer and a social activist from Pakistan. She was the co-founder of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan.
PadMan Review: It Fails To Be The Poster Child Of Social Change | Feminism In India

PadMan Review: It Fails To Be The Poster Child Of Social Change

PadMan doesn’t initiate a conversation about menstruation related taboos, all it does is make good money at the box office by falsely claiming it’s the poster child of social change.

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It Took Me A While To Realise That I Was A Rape Survivor

To people out there who ask survivors to get over it: bodily memories are for real. Let us please respect the journey of a rape survivor towards healing.
पैड खरीदने में माँ को आज भी शर्म आती है

पैड खरीदने में माँ को आज भी शर्म आती है

मासिकधर्म और सैनिटरी पैड पर हमारे घरों में चर्चा करने की बेहद ज़रूरत है और जिसकी शुरुआत हम महिलाओं को ही करनी होगी।
Why We Celebrate Kashmiri Women's Resistance Day: A Statement

Why We Celebrate Kashmiri Women’s Resistance Day: A Statement

On this Kashmiri Women’s Resistance Day, we urge for broader conversation on questions of women’s bodies, impunity and erasure as processes, and militarism as an ideology, in which we are all implicated.