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Motherhood Goals In India As Experienced By A Single Woman Seeking A Groom

This is something that resonates in most Indian households where procreation is sadly a commitment, with very few women especially those like us who belong to a socio-economic privileged group having a say in what we want to do with our bodies.

Kairi’s Sixteenth: An Imaginary Story In Hindu Rashtra

A short story set in 2023 about the young Kairi, whose life and future are shaped by the social, political, and cultural forces of...

Compartmentalization In Public Transport: Does It Really ‘Protect’ You?

Discussing the taboos and stereotypical practices in an Indian society, the act of compartmentalization in public transport like trains and buses is quite common...

“A woman has no home, and no surname.” Forever in Exile: Women as Diaspora

“A woman has no home, and no surname.”During my adolescence, anytime I came upon this miserable proverb, my cheeks reddened in anger. What utter...

Everyday Women Who Inspire You: Meet Kusum, A Child Bride & An Unsung Shero

Posted by Nandini RaoKusum was about 15 years old when she was married off. She came to live with her in-laws and an abusive,...

I Was Told To Be Like A Lady First For Wearing Jeans

The thing about routine lawlessness is that over time the one trying to oblige appears to be an odd one out. At every time...

7 Reasons Why I Don’t Like Going To Family Weddings

Firstly, I’d like to eliminate the possibilities of being called names by the ever well-meaning keepers of our beloved tradition. I am not against...

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...

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.

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Film Review: Section 375 Maintains The Narrative Of Disbelief In Survivor Stories

Film Review: Section 375 Maintains The Narrative Of Disbelief In Survivor Stories

If you want to see what that looks like on screen, you should watch Section 375, a courtroom thriller about sexual assault in the #MeToo era, a film that supposedly presents a “balanced” perspective, but ultimately sides with the accused.
What People Don't Tell You About Stretch Marks And PCOS

What People Don’t Tell You About Stretch Marks And PCOS

While people were quick to point out that stretch marks look ugly, or to ask how did I get them at such a young age in the first place, they never told me that stretch marks can be a symptom of PCOS.
St. Francis College, Hyderabad Takes Body Policing To A New Level

St Francis College, Hyderabad Takes Body Policing To A New Level

Recently, there has been a recorded incident about how the principal of St Francis College, Hyderabad, where girls have been asked to come to college only wearing kurtis “below” their knees in length.