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Tom Makes Breakfast: A Personal Narrative On Intimacy & Casual Relationships

Tom Makes Breakfast: A Personal Narrative On Intimacy & Casual Relationships

Why are casual relationships an unspeakable offense? Sex between consenting adults can be just as special as a monogamous relationship.
Baburao Bagul's 'Mother': A Story Of Dual Oppression

A Feminist Reading Of Baburao Bagul’s Mother: A Story Of Dual Oppression

Baburao Bagul illustrates the dilemmas of a mother stuck at the intersectionality of caste and patriarchy, bound by her motherly duties.
It's Time Films Began Portraying Mental Illness With Greater Sensitivity

It’s Time Films Began Portraying Mental Illness With Greater Sensitivity

Films have a huge impact on the way mental illness is understood in society. It's about time they begin depicting them with more sensitivity.
Comic: The Alternative Menstruation Superheroes | #ThePadEffect

Comic: The Alternative Menstruation Superheroes | #ThePadEffect

Alternative menstrual products like cloth pads and menstrual cups last for years. They don't require disposal, thus saving the word from tonnes of sanitary waste.
Infographic: 6 Things To Remember While Using Sustainable Menstrual Products | #ThePadEffect

Infographic: 6 Things To Remember While Using Sustainable Menstrual Products | #ThePadEffect

So what are these alternative sustainable menstrual products and what do we need to keep in mind while using them?
In Conversation With Xukia: A Queer Collective in Assam

In Conversation With Xukia: A Queer Collective in Assam

We interviewed Xukia – an LGBTQIA+ group in Assam that organises the Guwahati Pride March and is increasing LGBTQIA+ awareness and support.
Disney Princesses

How To Be A Damsel-In-Distress: A Lesson By Disney Princesses

Disney princesses teach us valuable lessons in patriarchy – how to be saved by men, how to follow instructions, and how to stay beautiful.
Mahanagar: A Sketch Of The Middle Class Morality Of The '60s

A Feminist Reading Of Mahanagar – Satyajit Ray’s Sketch Of Middle Class Morality

Mahanagar, a film by Satyajit Ray exhibits the middle class morality of the '60s and shows how development enforces change in gender roles.
Infographic: What Is #ThePadEffect?

Infographic: What Is #ThePadEffect?

#ThePadEffect is a campaign to examine the consequences of using disposable pads and why should you make the switch to eco-friendly products.
A Bakasura Thali of Indian food

What Does Food Have To Do With Gender?

Our gender defines our personal, political, commercial, socio-cultural and psychological relationship with food and how we see ourselves.

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A Feminist Reading Of Bol: Sexuality, Politics And Violence

A Feminist Reading Of Bol: Sexuality, Politics And Violence

Bol acts as a critique to patriarchy, raising questions on sexuality, power and violence, topics which are important for society to answer.
Tom Makes Breakfast: A Personal Narrative On Intimacy & Casual Relationships

Tom Makes Breakfast: A Personal Narrative On Intimacy & Casual Relationships

Why are casual relationships an unspeakable offense? Sex between consenting adults can be just as special as a monogamous relationship.
How To Bleed Sustainably – Anywhere And Everywhere

How To Bleed Sustainably – Anywhere And Everywhere | #ThePadEffect

Want to have a sustainable period, but are worried about your hectic schedule? Here's how you can bleed sustainably, no matter where you are.