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In this section, find articles, book and film reviews, poems, photo-essays and art activism on Culture by Feminism in India.

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“Dear Indian Feminists, Kashmir Is Occupied. Period”: Essar Batool

Japleen interviews Essar Batool on her work, her book, the PIL, Kunan Poshpora and feminism in Kashmir.
udta punjab

Udta Punjab: The Problem Isn’t the Drugs, It’s the Patriarchy

Udta Punjab is many things, and it manages to mostly balance all of them. It's a PSA on drugs. It's an indictment of corruption and greed. It's the exploration of a hypermasculine, violent, misogynistic culture.
solo travelling

My Experiences of Solo Travelling: Why I Travel Solo And Why Should You Too

Personally, I find solo travelling very empowering. However, one should also be prepared for the low points.
Do You Remember Kunan Poshpora

Book Review: Do You Remember Kunan Poshpora?

Published as a part of Zubaan’s series on ‘Sexual Violence and Impunity in South Asia’, the book takes the reader through the events of the night when the incident occurred and the aftermath of events that followed.
White Swan Foundation

White Swan Foundation – An NGO Helping People With Mental Health Issues

White Swan Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that offers knowledge services in the area of mental health.They aim to provide patients, caregivers and others with content to help with decisions related to mental health.
rhea mahanta pepper spray

Where Was Your Pepper Spray? [Slam Poem]

"Where Was Your Pepper Spray?" “You were even dressed decently!”
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Book Review: The Awakening, A Quintessence Of Early Feminist Fiction

I would give up the unessential; I would give up my money, I would give my life for my children; but I wouldn’t give myself. I can’t make it more clear; it’s only something which I am beginning to comprehend, which is revealing itself to me.
books on muslim women

8 Books That Capture The Essence of Muslim Women

Read more and more literature written by women of colour, especially Muslim women living in conflict areas.
yourdost mental health professionals

Meet YourDOST: An Online Mental Health Counselling Service

YourDOST is an online emotional wellness platform where people can seek support from experts like psychologists, coaches, and psychiatrists.
bigotry poem

Bigotry [Poem]

People are so used to bigotry, sigh!

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Priyanka Chopra And The Problems With Gaslighting Women

Gaslighting: Priyanka Chopra And Her Not So Good Will

While the words and language used may vary, the goal of gaslighting is to undermine the target by portraying her as unreasonable, unreliable and inherently defective in mind as well as character/morality.
My Experience On Matrimonial Sites —The Cesspits Of Humanity

My Experience On Matrimonial Sites —The Cesspits Of Humanity

Now, as I fight a daily battle in the war against arranged marriage, I have realised that my parents’ standards for a husband for me are so much worse than mine. As a method of finding a life partner, I believe matrimonial sites are the cesspit of humanity.
My Reflections On The Freedom To Travel As A Queer Couple

My Reflections On The Freedom To Travel As A Queer Couple

And as a queer couple, we were engulfed by the fear of being met with displeasure or perhaps, even violence, if we were to be seen indulging in any form of physical affection.