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‘Victim’ Need Not Always Be A Bad Word

Victim implies the presence of external perpetrators, an ineffective system, takes longer to heal and exposes the culpability of the culture.
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My Experience With Misogyny In The Mental Health Sector

This experience reflects a deep-seated misogyny in society, with clear gendered power relations at play within the mental health sector.
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The Pain Of Being An Indian ‘Bahu’

In-laws envisage the hapless bahu to behave like a robot, silently obey orders of elders, keep their mouths shut and give birth to sons.
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In Search Of The ‘Perfect’ Body

There is a dominating notion that there could be a perfect body where this perfection in question is quantifiable and definable.
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Gendering Quizzing: Perils Of Being A Woman Quizzer

I had the perception of knowledge as a neutral, accessible platform, and a year in quizzing shattered that assumption.
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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.
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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.
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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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The Western Cultural Pressure To ‘Let Go’ Of My Adult Daughter

Now the mother of an adult child, I have to learn new rules and reappraise my mothering as an Indian mother in a Western, White culture.
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Working My Way Through Loss And Grief

Grief, at least in my life, has not followed any logical path. The harder I try to put it away completely, the more savagely it returns.

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Standout films that tackled mainstream cinema’s casteism : for acknowledging caste; for giving voice to the experience of those caste groups.
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