No, My Abortion Was Neither Traumatic Nor Regrettable

No, My Abortion Was Neither Traumatic Nor Regrettable

When I think about the abortion I had, I remember feeling loved and cared for. I remember not feeling judged. It was emotionally liberating.
I Wish My Mother's House Had Taught Me Feminism

I Wish My Mother’s House Had Taught Me Feminism

The mother's house should be the place to teach daughters feminism so that daughters are not valued as a commodity for the marriage market.
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The Assigned “North-East” Identity: Why India Is Not My Cup Of Tea

I was really conscious of the ascribed North-East identity only when I left Shillong and arrived in Delhi.
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To Bleed Or Not To Bleed: The Culture Of Period-Shaming

Period-shaming women is a patriarchal sport, anything exclusive to women becomes gross and becomes another reason to oppress them.
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Gendering Quizzing: Perils Of Being A Woman Quizzer

I had the perception of knowledge as a neutral, accessible platform, and a year in quizzing shattered that assumption.
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गर्व है मुझे कैरेक्टरलेस होने पर – मेरी कहानी

अगर रिश्तेदारों के अनुसार लड़कों से दोस्ती करना, विरोध करना या अपनी बात कहना कैरेक्टरलेस होना है तो ‘मुझे गर्व है कि मैं कैरेक्टरलेस हूँ|’
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.
The Trauma Of Growing Up As A Trans Man In A Heteronormative, Casteist Society

The Trauma Of Growing Up As A Trans Man In A Heteronormative, Casteist Society

As a trans man, I had felt a constant discomfort with my body during my entire childhood as I faced discrimination at both my home and school.
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Somehow, My Dark Skin Determines My Entire Value As A Person

I understood that people who shamed my dark skin were also the people who were so unsure of their own mettle, unaware of their own prowess.
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In Search Of The ‘Perfect’ Body

There is a dominating notion that there could be a perfect body where this perfection in question is quantifiable and definable.

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"All Romantic Experiences Are Essentially Caste Experiences": In Conversation With Jyotsna Siddharth

“All Romantic Experiences Are Essentially Caste Experiences”: In Conversation With Jyotsna Siddharth

We interviewed Jyotsna Siddharth, an actor and a writer, who is also the founder of Project-Anti-Caste, Love and Dalit Feminism Archive.
Why Are We Ignoring The Growing Case Of Rapes In Kashmir?

Why Are We Ignoring The Growing Case Of Rapes In Kashmir?

The belief that rapes in Kashmir is not a reality, or men thinking someone like them wouldn’t do it, puts all the onus on women and deludes the conversation about rapes and other forms of violence against women in Kashmir.
Why Higher Cut-Offs For Girls In Bangalore Colleges Is Regressive

Why Higher Cut-Offs For Women In Bangalore Colleges Is Regressive

The decision to keep higher cut-offs for women than for men for admission into pre-University in Bangalore is discriminatory. Here's how!