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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
mary kom

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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Darshan Ranganathan: Self-Made Pioneer In Organic Chemistry | #IndianWomenInHistory

Darshan Ranganathan: Self-Made Pioneer In Organic Chemistry | #IndianWomenInHistory

Darshan Ranganathan was the most distinguished organic chemist of her times in India, with multiple publications in The Journal of the American Chemical Society, Journal of Organic Chemistry and many notable others.
Ambedkar's Mahad Satyagraha

The Significance Of Mahad Satyagraha: Ambedkar’s Protest March To Claim Public Water

On 20th March 1927, Ambedkar led a procession of 2,500 “untouchables” through main streets of Mahad to drink from the public Chevdar tank.
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.