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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 Rao Kusum 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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Ezhava And Proud – 23 Years After Hiding My Caste From The World

Ezhava And Proud—23 Years After Hiding My Caste From The World

I am writing this for the 8-year-old child feeling ashamed and for women like my mother who made her child understand the implications of belonging to an oppressed lower caste.
To Kill a Mockingbird

Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

To Kill a Mockingbird covers several themes that are often uncomfortable to encounter and explore, such as racism and loss of innocence.
5 Sikh Women In History You Should Know About

5 Sikh Women In History You Should Know About

Sikh women have a long history of fighting patriarchy, enacting radical change, and taking up leadership roles.