How Being Body-Shamed Left Me Traumatised

How Being Body-Shamed Left Me Traumatised

After being body-shamed to such an extent I grew so dejected and downcast, that I avoided interactions with my classmates, opting to spend my recess in the library after grabbing a quick bite. However, little did I imagine that body-shaming would continue to dog me even in adult life.
How I Overcame My Trauma And Found My Voice

How I Overcame My Trauma And Found My Voice

I earned my PhD in fame, founded the CMCS and now take pride in helping other women find a voice in the post-Weinstein era and leave behind their trauma.
How the Trans Rights Bill Only Makes My Life More Difficult

How The Transgender Rights Bill Only Makes My Life More Difficult

It is imperative that the state’s ID processes take into account our complex lived realities, and try to make things simpler for us, but the new Transgender Rights Bill only makes it further difficult.
Josh Ningthoujam, A Trans Man From Manipur, And His Story

Josh Ningthoujam, A Trans Man From Manipur, And His Story

"I was taunted for hanging out with boys and everyone made me feel miserable about the way I was", says Josh Ningthoujam.
It Is Not Easy Being Gay In A Christian State Like Nagaland: Iohborlang Keven Hanson's Story

It Is Not Easy Being Gay In A Christian State: Iohborlang Keven Hanson’s Story

"Being gay, the onus unfortunately falls on oneself entirely – to struggle and rise above social stigma and nonacceptance to find oneself", says Iohborlang Keven Hanson.
How The #MeToo Movement Finally Granted Objectivity To Women's Stories

How The #MeToo Movement Finally Granted Objectivity To Women’s Stories

What is radical about the #MeToo movement is that the long overdue objectivity is now being given to the lived experiences of women, specifically of sexual violence.
Meet Laishram Sopin, A Trans Man And His Community From Manipur

Meet Laishram Sopin, A Trans Man, And His Community From Manipur

The reality of the lives of Trans men in Manipur is indeed complex. "Many of us continue to live extremely hard lives and some even worse despite the presence of a community", says Laishram Sopin.
How My Boss Told Me I Wasn't Glamorous Enough To Be A Journalist

How My Boss Told Me I Wasn’t Glamorous Enough To Be A Journalist

My stylist told me later how my boss would force him to get short clothes for me. He threatened him that he will be chucked out of his job if he did not get revealing clothes for me.
How IIT Kanpur's Annual Fest Turned Into A Nightmare For Us

How IIT Kanpur’s Annual Fest Turned Into A Nightmare For Us

The incident that took place in IIT Kanpur was not regarding some drunken fight for slots or cheating, rather it was regarding something as basic as women's safety.
#MeTooIndia: How Toxic Masculinity And Misogyny Caused Me Trauma

#MeTooIndia: How Toxic Masculinity And Misogyny Caused Me Trauma

There is a wide spectrum of behaviours that manifests from the belief that men and masculinity are superior to women and femininity.

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Darshan Ranganathan was the most distinguished organic chemist of her times in India, with multiple publications in The Journal of the American Chemical Society, Journal of Organic Chemistry and many notable others.
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On 20th March 1927, Ambedkar led a procession of 2,500 “untouchables” through main streets of Mahad to drink from the public Chevdar tank.
Thoughts While Reclaiming The Ladies' Seat In Metro: Space, Accessibility, and Entitlement

Thoughts While Reclaiming The Ladies’ Seat In Metro: Space, Accessibility, and Entitlement

It doesn't matter if one is menstruating or not, that the ladies' seat is for women, and that alone is the criteria.