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Praatohkrityo: A Dance Theatre Led By Women

Praatohkrityo: A Dance Theatre Led By Women

Praatohkrityo - an urban ritual led by five women.
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Why I Decided To Shave My Head

Having my head shaven was an amazingly liberating feeling. It made me experience a high of being totally free in that moment.
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Chick Flicks And Our Love-Hate Relationship With Them

Chick flicks have created spaces for certain characters to exist, a space that has been denied to them both in literature and screen.
In Conversation With Penkoottu: A Media Collective Of Women's Trade Unions

In Conversation With Penkoottu: A Media Collective Of Women’s Trade Unions

Penkoottu is a women’s led trade union and its short history is bright with many instances of successful struggle.
Remembering Nutan's Contribution To Indian Cinema

Remembering Nutan’s Contribution To Indian Cinema

Nutan, one of the finest actresses in the history of Indian Cinema, is highly acclaimed for the versatility in her performances.
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Suchitra Sen: From Mahanayika To Recluse | #IndianWomenInHistory

Suchitra Sen was one of the stalwarts of India’s tinsel town and the queen of romance on the silver screen.
Women Of Colour And Their Treatment In Superhero Franchises

Women Of Colour And Their Treatment In Superhero Franchises

The superhero universe is heavily established on straight white male characters and there’s a glaring lack of women of colour.
Representation Of Lesbian, Bisexual And Trans Women In Popular Media

Representation Of Lesbian, Bisexual And Trans Women In Popular Media

How does popular media like cinema, advertisements represent lesbian, bisexual and trans women in India?
Frida Kahlo – The Woman, The Artist, The Feminist | Feminism In India

Frida Kahlo – The Woman, The Artist, The Feminist

“Feet, what do I want them for if I have wings to fly”, these magical words enunciated by Frida Kahlo define her in more ways than one.

Boys of Bangladesh launches first-ever Bangladeshi lesbian comic “Dhee”

Boys of Bangladesh launches Dhee, a lesbian comic character.

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10 Feminist Songs To Listen To When The Patriarchy Has Got You Down

Gather round, feminists! It's exhausting work raging against The Man, so how about you play these feminist songs for a musical pick-me-up?
Dear Straight People, Stop Teaching Me How To Be Queer

Dear Straight People, Stop Teaching Me How To Be Queer

There are several competent queer writers and it’s only logical that The Hindu invite and give a platform to them, instead of letting more straight people teach me how to be queer.
How Gillette Made Me Revisit The Toxic Masculinity In My Past

How Gillette Made Me Revisit The Toxic Masculinity In My Past

The content of the Gillette ad hit closer to home than I was comfortable with. My imagination drew parallels between the video and my own life, and I felt repressed old memories stirring in the darkness of my mind.