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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.
4 Feminist Authors Who Subverted The Fairytale Narrative

4 Feminist Authors Who Subverted The Fairytale Narrative

Contesting the fairytale narrative makes for the weakening of claims to truth and in the process, allow for different possibilities to exist, especially those that are not heteronormative or patriarchal.
Tumhari Sulu

Tumhari Sulu Film Review: Always Somebody’s Sulu

Tumhari Sulu leaves one with a lot of unanswered questions. Is this movie feminist at all? Is it pandering too much to sanskari motherhood?
F.R.I.E.N.D.S

Why I Am Not So Fond Of F.R.I.E.N.D.S Anymore

F.R.I.E.N.D.S is homophobic, sexist, racist, transphobic and a show full of gender stereotypes like any other sitcom.
In Photos: Mumbai Queer Azaadi March 2017

In Photos: Mumbai Queer Azaadi March 2017

The Mumbai Queer Azaadi march took place on the 28th of January, 2017. There were people dressed up all fabulous and those in pajamas and sweatshirts. Some were dancing, because pride is a celebration. And then were those who were sloganeering and singing alternatively, because pride started as a protest, as resistance.
Problems With Fetishizing Bengali Women

Problems With Fetishizing Bengali Women

The issue is why are Bengali women’s eyes being exotified to sell their value to men so that they date us or find us sexy?
Priyasha Deochake

Meet Priyasha Deochake: Biotechnology Student Turned Belly Dancer

Priyasha Deochake is a Biotechnology student turned dancer. She sheds light on her dancing career that began after quitting a job in the health sector.
Book Review: Rage Becomes Her: The Power Of Women’s Anger By Soraya Chemaly

Book Review: Rage Becomes Her: The Power Of Women’s Anger By Soraya Chemaly

Rage Becomes Her: The Power Of Women’s Anger, is aimed at comprehending the emotion and experience of anger in women and men; though both the genders feel anger similarly, the way it is received, responded to, and acknowledged, are noticeably distinct.

In Photos: Sanghi Gunde Hoshiyar, Tere Saamne Karenge Pyaar #KissOfLove Delhi

Here are some glimpses from the #KissOfLove Delhi chapter. We will just let the pictures speak for themselves: Read our opinion piece on #KissOfDelhi protests...
Meet Kanchan Chander: The Artist Who Forces Her Audience To Shed The Male Gaze

Meet Kanchan Chander: The Artist Who Forces Her Audience To Shed The Male Gaze

Kanchan Chander through her work dismantles the idea of male gaze and creates a representative space for women and their experiences.

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These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution/इन 15 महिलाओं ने भारतीय संविधान बनाने में दिया था अपना योगदान

These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution

On this Republic Day, let us take a look at the fifteen powerful women who helped draft the Indian Constitution.
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5 Dalit Women Poets Who Remind Us That Caste And Patriarchy Are Not Exclusive

Let us read about some Dalit women poets whose poetry challenged dominant caste norms and take us to the lives of their community.
15 Books By Indian Women Writers That You Loved In 2018

15 Books By Indian Women Writers That You Loved In 2018

2018 was a bang on year as Indian women writers wrote fabulous and daring works ranging from science fiction to subversive historical narratives.