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Book Review: Vanmam – Vendetta By Bama

Book Review: Vanmam – Vendetta By Bama

Bama's Vanmam: Vendetta explores the intensity of the rivalry between two Dalit communities, the Pallars and the Parayars.
Zero Fails To Zero In On Any Real Issue Related To Disability

Zero Fails To Zero In On Any Real Issue Related To Disability

As the title 'Zero' suggests, disability here is taken as a deficit or shortcoming. With the same undercurrent it continues to perpetuate the age old stereotypes relating to disability.
5 Movies That Started A Conversation Around Positive Sexuality

5 Movies That Started A Conversation Around Positive Sexuality

These films ignited a healthy conversation around positive sexuality by exploring sexual desires of women and portraying refreshing takes on masculinity.
Book Excerpt: Barsa By Kadeeja Mumtas

Book Excerpt: Barsa By Kadeeja Mumtas

Barsa, written by Kadeeja Mumtas, is the first Malayalam novel to be set in Saudi Arabia and as its introduction states, is a record of "a woman’s scrutiny of Islamic scriptures and Muslim life".
Book Excerpt: Blood, Censored – When Kashmiris Become the 'Enemy'

Book Excerpt: Blood, Censored – When Kashmiris Become The ‘Enemy’

Blood, Censored – When Kashmiris Become the 'Enemy', authored by Dinesh Mohan, Harsh Mander, Navsharan Singh, Pamela Philipose, and Tapan Bose captures the essence of the conflict-ridden Kashmir.
How the Trans Rights Bill Only Makes My Life More Difficult

How The Transgender Rights Bill Only Makes My Life More Difficult

It is imperative that the state’s ID processes take into account our complex lived realities, and try to make things simpler for us, but the new Transgender Rights Bill only makes it further difficult.
Book Excerpt: First Hand – Graphic Non-Fiction from India By Vidyun Sabhaney

Book Excerpt: First Hand – Graphic Narratives From India: Volume 2 By Vidyun Sabhaney

First Hand is a grahic novel that contains an anthology of non-fiction stories that records the narratives of the often dismissed and the marginalised.
Book Review: The Red Tent By Anita Diamant

Book Review: The Red Tent By Anita Diamant

The Red Tent is a bold, rich, and brilliantly written fill-in-the-blanks exercise undertaken by Anita Diamant who is a modern Jewish woman re-reading the Bible.
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.
Book Review: ‘Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny’ by Kate Manne

Book Review: ‘Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny’ By Kate Manne

Kate Manne’s Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny is a must-read for anyone who is interested in gender-based violence, or in understanding how misogyny works in the public sphere.

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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.