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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 Shivangi Singh: Gender, Patriarchy And Social Entrepreneurship

In Conversation With Shivangi Singh: Gender, Patriarchy And Social Entrepreneurship

No stranger to patriarchy, having faced sexism and steep patriarchy growing up from her relatives, Shivangi Singh started a social initiative focused on women empowerment and gender education called Drishtikona.
In Conversation With Ammu Joseph: The #MeToo In Media Moment

In Conversation With Ammu Joseph: The #MeToo In Media Moment

Ammu Joseph is a senior Indian journalist who has dedicated her career to gender issues. She is the founder-member of Network of Women in Media, India or NWMI.
In Conversation With Srishti Pandey: The Gendered Aspects Of Disbility

In Conversation With Srishti Pandey: The Gendered Aspects Of Disability

Srishti Pandey, a student at LSR and a disability rights activist talks about the dual challenges she faces because she is disabled and she is a girl.
In Conversation With Dr Vandana Shiva: Chipko Taught Me Humility

In Conversation With Dr Vandana Shiva: Chipko Taught Me Humility

World-renowned scientist and biodiversity expert Dr Vandana Shiva shares invaluable wisdom on the overlaps between indigenous and scientific knowledge, and how both can shape national and global policy.

In Conversation With Patruni Chidananda Sastry: Exploring Dance And Sexuality

When words do not do justice to his cause, Patruni Chidananda Sastry takes up his favourite art form—dance, to speak volumes about sexual and gender orientation, the boundaries of labels, and sex education.

In Conversation With Supriya Joshi: The Supaarwoman We Deserve

A stand-up comedian, actor and writer (also an amazing singer, just FYI), Supriya Joshi was one of the finalists of Comicstaan 2, a stand-up comedy competition.
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In Conversation With Anju Gupta: IPS Officer Fighting Violence Against Women

How can the state address violence against women? How can you transform cultures and subcultures within an institution? IPS Officer Anju Gupta shares insights from three decades of working in the civil services.
In Conversation With Smriti Bhoker— Women's World Of Urdu Writing

In Conversation With Smriti Bhoker— Women’s World Of Urdu Writing

Smriti Bhoker is an Urdu poet who is currently pursuing a masters degree in sociology from Delhi. Urdu, as Smriti herself calls, is a "dying language".
Kashmir, My Home: In Conversation With Ahmed

Kashmir, My Home: In Conversation With Ahmed Dar

As media fills up with political debates, we continue to silence the voices of those directly affected who grieve for their home. FII talks to Ahmed Dar to learn about Kashmir—his home.
In Conversation With Abirami Jotheeswaran: Dalit Human Rights Activist

In Conversation With Abirami Jotheeswaran: Dalit Human Rights Activist

Abirami Jotheeswaran is a human rights defender and the National Program Coordinator of the National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights NCDHR.

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Flying Solo: 5 Female Masturbation Techniques Worth Exploring

Flying Solo: 5 Female Masturbation Techniques Worth Exploring

Get to know the bumps and curves of your one unique body and see how she rewards you in return. Here are some masturbation techniques to help you along your journey.
The ‘Unlikeable’ Millennial Woman In Fleabag And Who Gets To Be Her

The ‘Unlikeable’ Millennial Woman In Fleabag And Who Gets To Be Her

Boo’s death replays a familiar trope on television that Angelica Bastién describes as “women in refrigerators”—in which female characters are killed to push the plot forward and fuel the angst of male characters. Fleabag takes this trope and puts a feminist spin on it.

Mahasweta Devi’s Draupadi As A Symbol Of Subaltern Defiance

In Draupadi, Devi presents a strong woman who despite being marginalised and exploited, transgresses conventional sexual and societal standards.