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Dil Dhadakne Do: A Feminist Review

The masterstroke of Dil Dhadakne Do is that despite being a subtle commentary on such a plethora of social issues, it is actually a light-hearted entertainer.
Meet Taksh Sharma: A 23-Year-Old Trans Model Who’s Breaking Glass Ceilings

Meet Taksh Sharma: A 23-Year-Old Trans Model Who’s Breaking Glass Ceilings

Taksh Sharma has been making waves in the Indian fashion scene as well as on social media where she is popularly known as Kawaiibloggerchan.
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.
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Every Woman Is A Virago As She Exists [Poem]

Every woman is a virago as she exists. Could you accept two-thirds salary doing the same work?
Begum Jaan Review

Both Rajkahini And Begum Jaan Tell Us That Women’s Honour Is More Important Than...

Begum Jaan reinstates the fact that women are objects of desire and also commodities which can be utilised in accordance to the kind of need that arises, whether it's for entertainment, or sexual desire, or for independence and nationalistic honour.
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Pethavan And The Brahmanical Politics Of Hatred: Book Review

Imayam’s Pethavan is a novella that narrates a day in the life of Pazhani who has been ordered to kill his own daughter Bhakkiyam.
In Conversation With Virali Modi: Shattering Stereotypes On Disability

In Conversation With Virali Modi: Shattering Stereotypes Of Disability

From scuba diving to winning beauty pageants, motivating people and fighting for causes, Virali Modi shatters all stereotypes of disability.
Review: The World Before Her

Film Review: The World Before Her

The World Before Her: How easy is it to label something as ‘liberal’ or ‘regressive’? Most times, it isn’t clear as one would hope.
7 Progressive Women In The Stories Of Rabindranath Tagore

7 Progressive Women In ‘The Stories Of Rabindranath Tagore’

‘Stories by Rabindranath Tagore’ is a television series based on the novels and short stories of the Nobel Laureate, Rabindranath Tagore. All of the women created by Tagore have one thing in common – their rejection of the subordinate status of women in Bengali society.
Teeth Review: Female Sexual Appetite And The Myth Of Vagina Dentata

Teeth Review: Female Sexual Appetite And The Myth Of Vagina Dentata

Teeth is a Hollywood film which depicts and subverts the myth of vagina dentata.

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Surayya Tyabji: The Woman Who Designed Our National Flag | #IndianWomenInHistory

Despite the design of the national flag being popularly credited to Pingali Venkayyah, Surayya Tyabji was the one who came up the final design.
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.
Trans People Are Calling Out On Indian Transgender Bill | #RapeIsRape

Trans People Are Calling Out The Indian Transgender Bill | #RapeIsRape

The new Transgender bill makes sexual offence against a transgender person, punishable with as little as 6 months to a max 2 years in prison.