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.
#MeTooIndia: How Toxic Masculinity And Misogyny Caused Me Trauma

#MeTooIndia: How Toxic Masculinity And Misogyny Caused Me Trauma

There is a wide spectrum of behaviours that manifests from the belief that men and masculinity are superior to women and femininity.
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.
The Time I Take To Report My Rapist Shouldn't Affect My Credibility

The Time I Take To Report My Rapist Shouldn’t Affect My Credibility

If I do decide to come out and talk about my rapist publicly, remember this is not an 8-year-old trauma, but 8 years of trauma.
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.
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From Terror To Acceptance: My Journey With Stuttering

Not only did I accept my stuttering, I also tried to win it over, making it acceptable for others to stutter too.
Adulthood: On Homelessness And My Blue Coffee Table

Adulthood: On Homelessness And My Blue Coffee Table

Homelessness has been an interesting experience so far. When I left my apartment last year in September I was not sad at all.
5 Things That Changed When I Moved Away From Home

5 Things That Changed When I Moved Away From Home

Once I moved away from home, my independent lifestyle gave me confidence and helped me grow as a person and as a feminist.
Exceptional Women: The Erasure Of Women From Public And Private Memory

Exceptional Women: The Erasure Of Women From Public And Private Memory

It is not simply the exceptional women whose stories need to be shared, but also the ordinary, the everyday of women.
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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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Atishi Marlena Vs Gautam Gambhir: The Misogyny That Plagues Indian Politics

Atishi Marlena Vs Gautam Gambhir: The Misogyny That Plagues Indian Politics

In the latest episode of ‘How Ugly Can Indian Politics Get?’ we saw Atishi Marlena, Delhi based politician, educator and activist, get viciously slandered as questions about her caste, identity, and character were raised.
How Tharoor's Bill On Women's Health Deals With Abortion

How Tharoor’s Bill On Women’s Health Deals With Abortion

Tharoor's Bill makes certain recommendations with a specific focus on issues of marital rape, reproductive agency and menstrual rights.
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