All The Brown Women In Me Are Tired

All The Brown Women In Me Are Tired

All the brown women in me are tired. The one who is Indian, the fraud Indian, the never-good-enough Indian, the single Indian, the atheist traitor. I neither belong at home nor outside. I am tired of telling my stories again and again, not the stories about me but the ones about the Indian woman in me.
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How I Met a Lawyer Who Wanted To Piss On My PhD

A visit to a local court for an affidavit led to my PhD being 'pissed upon' - how sexism colors the navigation of bureaucratic offices.
Being An Indian Mother In A Western Country Is Hard Work

Being An Indian Mother In A Western Country Is Hard Work

"Negotiating culture, motherhood and my own identity in a Western country is blinking hard work," says an Indian mother of a white daughter.
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?
Being A Feminist Mother Is A Liberating Experience

Being A Feminist Mother Is A Liberating Experience

Feminist mothering is about recognising the barriers that women face such as gender assumptions, class and race issues.
Navigating And Re-writing The Gendered Space In A Haveli

Navigating And Re-writing The Gendered Space In A Haveli

How were women historically confined to the private, domestic space in a Haveli in an Indian cultural and sociological context?
The Right to Walk: Women in Public Spaces

The Right to Walk: Women in Public Spaces

The public space is for the public and that public consists of men and women; it is not a contested territory, affording more rights to one gender over another. When I walk in a city, I would like to walk with the knowledge that it is my own and that I can access any space I want. At the end of the day, I do not want to move around in circumscribed spaces, subjected to a spatial censorship.

Bullied, Stripped and Raped: What A Trans Woman Suffered At Her School

Vyjayanti, a trans woman, stepped into her school after 20 years as a speaker at the Hyderabad Literary Festival. She narrates how she was bullied, raped and tortured at school.
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Motherhood Goals In India As Experienced By A Single Woman Seeking A Groom

This is something that resonates in most Indian households where procreation is sadly a commitment, with very few women especially those like us who belong to a socio-economic privileged group having a say in what we want to do with our bodies.

Kairi’s Sixteenth: An Imaginary Story In Hindu Rashtra

A short story set in 2023 about the young Kairi, whose life and future are shaped by the social, political, and cultural forces of...

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6 Indian Muslim Feminists In History

These six Indian Muslim feminists believed in providing equal rights and representation to the women in India.