Sunday, September 22, 2019

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.

Don’t Let Marriage Hold You Back: In Conversation With Anita Peter

Anita Peter is a Mohiniyattam performer and the founder of Lasya Drutha, Center for performing and fine arts foundation in Telangana. In May 2017, she did an 8000 km expedition from Kashmir to Kanyakumari riding her Harley Street 750 to carry her social initiative ‘I Pledge- Awareness for change’.
Meet Dr Aiswarya Rao: A Doctor And A Disability Rights Activist

Meet Dr. Aiswarya Rao: A Doctor And A Disability Rights Activist

Aiswarya Rao is a paediatrician, a disability rights activist and the founder of Better World Shelter a rehabilitation centre for disabled women in Chennai.
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.
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.

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Dear Tamil Cinema, Let Brown Women Play The Role Of Brown Women

Dear Tamil Cinema, Let Brown Women Play The Role Of Brown Women

More than half the Tamil movies I watched had extremely light-skinned women from the North playing the roles of 'typical' Tamil women.
Why Do We Need The Menstrual Leave Policy In India?

Why Do We Need The Menstrual Leave Policy In India?

The debate on the ‘Menstruation Benefit Bill’ tabled by Ninong Ering, a Member of Parliament in Lok Sabha representing Arunachal Pradesh in 2018, triggered widespread discussion on the need to have menstrual leave policy for working women every month.
18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

Here are 18 sportswomen in India whose achievements brought glory to our nation and we need to pay more attention to.