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Meet The Woman Behind The Children’s Book ‘My Chacha Is Gay’

An exclusive interview with Eiynah, the woman behind the children's book 'My Chacha Is Gay'.

Can a girl rebel in India?

I am born. I hear cries of "it's a girl, it's a girl! Everyone is happy (I think...). I meet my mother. She looks...

Am I The Only One Who Finds Such ‘Jokes’ Offensive?

I often find 'Jokes' that are forwarded on Facebook, Whatsapp etc. offensive. Instead of making me laugh, like they are supposed to, they make...

Woman, thy name is Temptation! [Poem]

A sarcastic poem on patriarchy blaming woman for making a man losing his control.

A letter from the great Indian Men!

A person's personal account of what all she was expected to do and not do by the Indian men she met in the arranged marriage market.

A sinful brown, female NRI’s visit to India

A brown 18 year old NRI visits India after a long time where she is welcomed to street harassment and moral policing.

A Graphic Response To The ‘Women Against Feminism’ Movement

A graphic response to the Women Against Feminism movement and what feminism stands for.

सोये रहोगे कब तक [Poem]

कौन रोक पायेगा उस ज्वाला को जो शुरू हुई थी एक चिंगारी कि तरह पर चली है आज जलाने को यह दुनिया किये बिना किसी रीती रिवाज़ कि परवाह
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On the Mary Kom Biopic

This article goes on to explain the subtle and often hidden racist intents in mainstream Indian cinema which exoticises the Oriental.

Barbed Wire [Poem]

Woman, who are you to me?Has the barbed wire changed your face

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The AR Rahman Controversy And Hijab As A Political Symbol

The AR Rahman Controversy And Hijab As A Political Symbol

The legendary musician AR Rahman‘s daughter made a public appearance wearing hijab, bringing hijab into the limelight with a lot of discourse around it.
Valentine’s Day At DU: Worshipping A Virgin Tree And Objectifying Women

Valentine’s Day At DU: Worshipping A Virgin Tree And Objectifying Women

Hindu College boys’ hostel organises the ‘virgin tree puja’ and the male students belonging to the Anga wing of the hostel in St. Stephen’s take the Angha oath on the night of Valentine’s Day, every year.

Don’t Let Marriage Hold You Back: In Conversation With Anita Peter

Anita Peter is a Mohiniyattam performer and the founder of Lasya Drutha, Center for performing and fine arts foundation in Telangana. In May 2017, she did an 8000 km expedition from Kashmir to Kanyakumari riding her Harley Street 750 to carry her social initiative ‘I Pledge- Awareness for change’.