Friday, September 20, 2019
Bankshall Court

How I Met a Lawyer Who Wanted To Piss On My PhD

A visit to a local court for an affidavit led to my PhD being 'pissed upon' - how sexism colors the navigation of bureaucratic offices.
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.
Short Hair

Why I Dreaded Visits To The Barber: On Short Hair And Hair Politics

Patriarchy is afraid of a ‘little’ length. Whether it is short hair or short skirts, society always wants us women to keep it long. Too bad.
How IIT Kanpur's Annual Fest Turned Into A Nightmare For Us

How IIT Kanpur’s Annual Fest Turned Into A Nightmare For Us

The incident that took place in IIT Kanpur was not regarding some drunken fight for slots or cheating, rather it was regarding something as basic as women's safety.
Navigating And Re-writing The Gendered Space In A Haveli

Navigating And Re-writing The Gendered Space In A Haveli

How were women historically confined to the private, domestic space in a Haveli in an Indian cultural and sociological context?
Holi

Holi has Become Yet Another Normalised Tool Of Sexual Harassment

The festival of Holi has now snowballed into a site of commonplace harassment and street sexual harassment.
गर्व है मुझे कैरेक्टरलेस होने पर – मेरी कहानी | Feminism In India

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|’
All The Brown Women In Me Are Tired

All The Brown Women In Me Are Tired

All the brown women in me are tired. The one who is Indian, the fraud Indian, the never-good-enough Indian, the single Indian, the atheist traitor. I neither belong at home nor outside. I am tired of telling my stories again and again, not the stories about me but the ones about the Indian woman in me.
Understanding My Conflicting Advent Into Sustainability And Gender Equity

Reflecting On My Conflicting Advent Into Sustainability And Gender Equity

My love for sustainable ideas is at loggerheads with violations of women’s rights, and I hope that advocates for both launch a new revolution.
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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The Shortcomings Of Affirmative Action In India— A Chapter On Caste

The Shortcomings Of Affirmative Action In India— A Chapter On Caste

India boasts of the oldest and among the farthest-reaching set of affirmative action policies, enshrined within the constitution, created for the purpose of tackling caste-based discrimination and generations of injustice. Despite this, the goal of the annihilation of caste is far from being actualised.
Why Do Bollywood Movies About Women Have Male Protagonists?

Why Do Bollywood Movies About Women Have Male Protagonists?

Over the past two decades, many Bollywood films that have been hailed as women empowerment movies. But are these movies actually giving us powerful female protagonists, or just a reiteration of gender roles through male protagonists?
Can Marriage Truly Be A Feminist Institution?

The Futile Quest For A Feminist Marriage In Today’s World

The question, however, is that even after getting rid of sexist practices and beliefs, can there be a feminist marriage?