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stand-up

The F-word And Stand-Up Comedy

I am waiting for the day when a feminist stand-up comedian owns up to the tag, and makes money in the process. The laughs will follow.
mother

Caring For My Mother After She Had A Stroke

I remember looking into her eyes and realizing that my mother had been fighting far too many battles on her own.
The Handmaid’s Tale Is No Dystopia | Feminism In India

The Handmaid’s Tale Is No Dystopia

The Handmaid's Tale is not Atwood’s dystopia. This was then, this is now.
vigilantism

Female Vigilantism in Indian Cinema: A Review Of Films

At times, it brings relief to see women in Bollywood resort to vigilantism and take matters into their own hands, when all else fails them.
rebel girls

Book Review: Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls

Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls is about inspiring young girls to be their own knights in shining armour.
shave my head

Why I Decided To Shave My Head

Having my head shaven was an amazingly liberating feeling. It made me experience a high of being totally free in that moment.
goddess worship

The Paradox Of Hindu Goddess Worship And Feminism

The repeated use of goddess worship to symbolise an ‘Indian’ woman is problematic and brings forth several questions.
Naseem

‘Naseem’ Film Review: An Age That Had Passed

Mirza's 'Naseem' confronts us with a set of poignant images that seek to remember the days leading up to the demolition of the Babri Masjid.
Comic: Sexual Harassment In Beauty Parlours | #SalonSector

Comic: Sexual Harassment In Beauty Parlours | #SalonSector

This is the true story of three women (names changed) who applied to work at a unisex salon and were pressurised into performing sexual services.
North-East

The Assigned “North-East” Identity: Why India Is Not My Cup Of Tea

I was really conscious of the ascribed North-East identity only when I left Shillong and arrived in Delhi.

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stand-up

The F-word And Stand-Up Comedy

I am waiting for the day when a feminist stand-up comedian owns up to the tag, and makes money in the process. The laughs will follow.
mother

Caring For My Mother After She Had A Stroke

I remember looking into her eyes and realizing that my mother had been fighting far too many battles on her own.
demisexuality

How I Discovered I Am A Demisexual

Demisexual is the word for people who develop sexual attraction only with those with whom they share an emotional bond.