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In this series, we feature people and organisations who have done groundbreaking work in the field of gender, sexuality, women’s rights and the likes to get an insight into their lives and their work. More and more people are joining the feminist movement and working on gender and we wish to bring them in the limelight, one life at a time.

In Conversation With Maliha Abidi: The Author And Artist Of 'Pakistan for Women'

In Conversation With Maliha Abidi: The Author And Artist Of ‘Pakistan for Women’

Maliha Abidi is the creator of the non-fiction book Pakistan for Women which represents some bad-ass brown women.
In Conversation With Vettiver Collective: Environmental Justice And Human Rights Issues

In Conversation With Vettiver Collective: Environmental Justice And Human Rights Issues

The Vettiver Collective in an informal space for like-minded people, especially young people, to understand environmental justice, human rights, and cultural issues.

In Conversation With Malvika Raj: Dalit Madhubani Artist

Malvika Raj is an artist from Patna who is making waves in the Indian art scene through her innovative twist to the traditional Madhubani artform, which is centred around Hindu narratives.
In Conversation With Cynthia Stephen: Dalit Activist And Writer

In Conversation With Cynthia Stephen: Dalit Activist And Writer

Cynthia Stephen is a Dalit activist, writer, social policy researcher and an independent journalist, who works in the areas of Dalit studies, affirmative action and educational policy.
ख़ास बात : मानसिक स्वास्थ्य कार्यकर्ता रत्नाबोली रे के साथ

ख़ास बात : मानसिक स्वास्थ्य कार्यकर्ता रत्नाबोली रे के साथ

रत्नाबोली रे प्रसिद्ध मानसिक स्वास्थ्य कार्यकर्ता, प्रशिक्षित मनोवैज्ञानिक और मानसिक स्वास्थ्य अधिकार पर काम करने वाली संस्था ‘अंजली’ की संस्थापिका हैं|
Dr Seema Rao: India’s First And Only Woman Commando Trainer

Dr Seema Rao: India’s First And Only Woman Commando Trainer

Dr. Seema Rao has specialised in closed quarter battle (CBQ) and has trained various armed forces for 20 years. She is rightly known as India’s Wonder Woman.
In Conversation With Meghna Chaudhury: The Co-Founder Of The Irrelevant Project

In Conversation With Meghna Chaudhury: The Co-Founder Of The Irrelevant Project

The Irrelevant Project started by Alishya Almeida and Meghna Chaudhury, is a self driven initiative to reduce the negative stereotypes involving gender in the classroom.
Meet Xavier Dias: The Adivasi Rights Activist And His Journey

Meet Xavier Dias: The Adivasi Rights Activist And His Journey

Xavier Dias has spent most of his adult life working closely with Adivasis, helping them secure and safeguard their land, labour, and human rights, and raise their political consciousness. 
Meet Priyadharsini: Filmmaker and Founder of The Blue Club

Meet Priyadharsini: Filmmaker And Founder Of The Blue Club

Priyadharsini is an independent filmmaker. She runs The Blue Club, an organisation committed to magnifying Dalit women’s voices and provides filmmaking mentorship.
Meet Dr. Armida Fernandez: The Entrepreneur Who Helped Improve Public Health Services

Meet Dr. Armida Fernandez: The Entrepreneur Who Helped Improve Public Health Services

Dr. Armida Fernandez has been developing sustainable interventions that would go beyond providing stop-gap solutions for women and children.

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The Burning Of Holika

Reading Caste In Holi: The Burning Of Holika, A Bahujan Woman

Every Holi, we burn Holika – a Bahujan woman. Our festivals are based on Vedic & Puranic stories which suppress stories of the lower castes.
Stills from Holi songs

The Holi Grail – It’s Time To Stop Playing Holi Songs That Normalize Harassment

Holi songs reflect a disturbing rape culture where men are portrayed as deriving pleasure from harassment and women from being harassed.
Made in Heaven Unpacks The Politics Behind Marriages In India

Made in Heaven Unpacks The Politics Behind Marriages In India

While the centre of the series remains the rich and elite class of Delhi, the focus of Made in Heaven remains to be the issues which are often swept under the carpet and closeted.