The Right to Walk: Women in Public Spaces

The Right to Walk: Women in Public Spaces

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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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Where Was Your Pepper Spray? [Slam Poem]

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"Where Was Your Pepper Spray?" “You were even dressed decently!”
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Motherhood Goals In India As Experienced By A Single Woman Seeking A Groom

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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

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

Compartmentalization In Public Transport: Does It Really ‘Protect’ You?

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Discussing the taboos and stereotypical practices in an Indian society, the act of compartmentalization in public transport like trains and buses is quite common...

“A woman has no home, and no surname.” Forever in Exile: Women as Diaspora

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“A woman has no home, and no surname.” During my adolescence, anytime I came upon this miserable proverb, my cheeks reddened in anger. What utter...

Everyday Women Who Inspire You: Meet Kusum, A Child Bride & An Unsung Shero

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Posted by Nandini Rao Kusum was about 15 years old when she was married off. She came to live with her in-laws and an abusive,...

I Was Told To Be Like A Lady First For Wearing Jeans

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The thing about routine lawlessness is that over time the one trying to oblige appears to be an odd one out. At every time...

7 Reasons Why I Don’t Like Going To Family Weddings

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Firstly, I’d like to eliminate the possibilities of being called names by the ever well-meaning keepers of our beloved tradition. I am not against...

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Scrapping For Glitter: The Dark Side Of The Cosmetic Industry

Scrapping For Glitter: The Dark Side Of The Cosmetic Industry

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Mica is used in eyeshades, lipsticks, mascara, nail polish, blush and many such cosmetic products. 60% of the high-quality mica that goes into the cosmetic industry is sourced from India and most of it comes from scrap mining.
The Impact Of Covid-19 On Assam's Women Weavers

The Impact Of Covid-19 On Assam’s Women Weavers

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In a world that is marred with COVID-19, India has been in a lockdown and the practice of physical distancing is in practice. This has severely impacted these women weavers who have lost their livelihood and space of solidarity.
Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

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When the cluelessness of the man with respect to housework is normalised, the actual burden is thrust on the woman.