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When Children ‘Perform’ Gender

In rural Uttar Pradesh children exaggerate ‘femininity’ and ‘masculinity’ when performing gendered actions. But are things as black and white as they seem?

12% GST On Sanitary Napkins: Rural Women Speak Out

Caught between the expense of sanitary napkins and the stigma of menstrual blood, rural women are left without viable, hygienic options and those suffering from reproductive tract infections are often led to believe that hysterectomy is their only option.
‘Make Men Wear Veils and They will Understand our Difficulties’

‘Make Men Wear Veils And They Will Understand Our Difficulties’

In rural Uttar Pradesh, one woman challenges men to cover their faces with veils and then successfully execute their work.
Questioning Gender Roles: Boys Do Bhangra While Girls Shake Their Bootyvideo

Questioning Gender Roles: Boys Do Bhangra While Girls Shake Their Booty

Pink versus blue, pretty versus brave: the childhood landscape is mined with pernicious gender roles and stereotypes that dictate how we behave as adults.
Meet Mukesh Devi – Rohtak’s Only Woman Motorcycle Mechanic

Meet Mukesh Devi – Rohtak’s Only Woman Motorcycle Mechanic

In a state infamous for crimes against women, Mukesh Devi, the only woman motorcycle mechanic, is running her repairing business with aplomb
Another Domestic Violence Story; Yes, Dowry Is Still Rampant In India

Another Domestic Violence Story; Yes, Dowry Is Still Rampant In India

Man attacked his wife with an axe, severing her larynx and leaving her voiceless, over dowry demands in a horrific case of domestic violence.
working mother

What Does It Mean To Be A Working Mother In A Rural Community?

We must unpack what it means to be a working mother rather than celebrating the double burden of labour that such women are subjected to.
We Talked To Rukmini Rao About The National Convention Of Women Farmers

We Talked To Rukmini Rao About The National Convention Of Women Farmers

Women farmers are officially unrecognised even though they do 70% of the work on every acre of land.

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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.
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.
A Not-So-Patriot Act The Undue Outrage Over Hasan Minhaj’s Show

A Not-So-Patriot Act: The Unwarranted Outrage Over Hasan Minhaj’s Show

Predictably, in this hostile environment, the newest episode of Hasan Minhaj’s Patriot Act was met with over-the-top and ridiculous outrage, complete with nastiness online, calls to boycott Netflix, and a harsh critique of Minhaj