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Indian Feminist Fairy Tales: 'Unprincess' and 'Girls to the Rescue'

Indian Feminist Fairy Tales: ‘Unprincess’ and ‘Girls to the Rescue’

What were those stories/fairy-tales/fables we grew up reading? Those of the princesses as damsels in distress, waiting for the prince, or fairies, or frogs or whomsoever, but never having the agency to act on their own.
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My Experience With Misogyny In The Mental Health Sector

This experience reflects a deep-seated misogyny in society, with clear gendered power relations at play within the mental health sector.
ख़ास बात : "पीढ़ियाँ बदल जातीं हैं, स्त्री की दशा नहीं बदलती।" - कंचन सिंह चौहान

ख़ास बात : “पीढ़ियाँ बदल जातीं हैं, स्त्री की दशा नहीं बदलती।” – कंचन...

कंचन सिंह चौहान बहुमुखी प्रतिभा की धनी हैं। वे एक शायरा, कहानीकार और ब्लॉगर हैं। उनके भीतर एक पाठक और जहीन आलोचक भी सजग है।
Book Review: 'The Creation Of Patriarchy' By Historian Gerda Lerner

Book Review: ‘The Creation Of Patriarchy’ By Historian Gerda Lerner

"The Creation of Patriarchy" by historian Gerda Lerner is a work of scholarship which was eight years in the making. In the book, in order to explain women's subordination Gerda puts it in a historical context.
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Tracing The Origins Of Rape Culture In Mythology

There is a prominent presence of rape culture in some of the oldest and so called glorious civilisations of the past.
Kolkata Rainbow Pride

In Photos: The 16th Kolkata Rainbow Pride March

On Sunday, Kolkata witnessed queer rage and solidarity on the occasion of the 16th Kolkata Rainbow Pride March.
In Conversation with Zakia Soman, Co-Founder Of Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA)

In Conversation with Zakia Soman, Co-Founder Of Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA)

A conversation with Zakia Soman, who co-founded Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA) to empower Muslim women to eradicate their own poverty and marginalisation and to live a life of equality and dignity.
Persepolis Book Review: The Dilemma Of The Veil | Feminism In India

Persepolis Book Review: The Dilemma Of The Veil

The gender politics within the context of the warring ideologies of conservatism and progression is explored with nuance in Persepolis.
Being An Indian Mother In A Western Country Is Hard Work

Being An Indian Mother In A Western Country Is Hard Work

"Negotiating culture, motherhood and my own identity in a Western country is blinking hard work," says an Indian mother of a white daughter.
Book Excerpt: Open Couplets By Torsa Ghosal

Book Excerpt: Open Couplets By Torsa Ghosal

Open Couplets by Torsa Ghosal is novel revolving around the life of Ira Chatterjee, who goes on the quest to find the missing people whose absence no one else seem to be aware of – or even care about.

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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