Interviews

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 Supriya Joshi: The Supaarwoman We Deserve

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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.
Anju Gupta

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

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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

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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

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Abirami Jotheeswaran is a human rights defender and the National Program Coordinator of the National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights NCDHR.
In Conversation With Merlin Heintzman Hope: Young Father And Artist of ‘Arrangements’

In Conversation With Merlin Heintzman Hope: Young Father And Artist of ‘Arrangements’

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This is an interview of Merlin Heintzman Hope, a young father and an upcoming artist on paternity, masculinity, fatherhood and who performs and makes art with his son, Gael.

In Conversation With TARSHI: On Reproductive And Sexual Health Issues

TARSHI (Talking about Reproductive and Sexual Health Issues) works towards expanding sexual and reproductive choices in people's lives.
In Conversation With Shantha Sinha: The Anti-Child Labour Activist

In Conversation With Shantha Sinha: The Anti-Child Labour Activist

Professor Shantha Sinha has been an anti-child labour activist for the past 35 years, and was among the earliest voices in the country fighting for the rights of children to attain a formal education.
Caste And Human Rights: In Conversation with Judith Anne Lal

Caste And Human Rights: In Conversation with Judith Anne Lal

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Judith Anne Lal is a human rights activist and researcher working with National Campaign On Dalit Human Rights.
In Conversation With Lalsu Nogoti: An Adivasi lawyer And Social Activist

In Conversation With Lalsu Nogoti: An Adivasi Lawyer And Social Activist

Lalsu Nogoti is an independent elected member of the Zila Parishad and is the first lawyer from the Madia Gond Adivasi community in that district.

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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.
Conversations With A Therapist On Mental Health During Lockdown

Conversations With A Therapist On Mental Health During Lockdown

While it seems like this lockdown seems to have offered us time, we perhaps need restructure our perspective; and try to look at the bigger picture.
Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

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It has often been observed that there is lack of awareness not only with regard to ‘homosexuality’ but also ‘menstruation’. In spite of having discussions around teenage pregnancy, there is also a lack of awareness around safe sex.