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In this series, we feature people and organisations who have done groundbreaking work in the field of gender, sexuality, women’s rights and the likes to get an insight into their lives and their work. More and more people are joining the feminist movement and working on gender and we wish to bring them in the limelight, one life at a time.

In Conversation With Adhunika Prakash: The Founder Of Breastfeeding Support For Indian Mothers

Breastfeeding Support for Indian Mothers founded by Adhunika Prakash and the #FreedomToNurse initiative has gained a lot of attention on the online forums. What is it?
Meet Ashwathi Rajappan: India's First Openly Intersex Person To Contest In The Lok Sabha Elections

Meet Ashwathi Rajappan: India’s First Openly Intersex Person To Contest In The Lok...

Ashwathi Rajappan has filed their nomination from Ernakulam constituency where a high profile contest between major parties, the Indian National Congress and Communist Party of India (Marxist), is underway.
'It Is A Matter Of Right And Not A Matter Of Favour': In Conversation With Dr. Ranjana Kumari On The Women's Reservation Bill

‘It Is A Matter Of Right And Not A Matter Of Favour’: In Conversation...

Dr. Ranjana Kumari, the woman who has been fighting for the passage of the Women's Reservation Bill for the past 23 years, shares her thoughts with FII.

Don’t Let Marriage Hold You Back: In Conversation With Anita Peter

Anita Peter is a Mohiniyattam performer and the founder of Lasya Drutha, Center for performing and fine arts foundation in Telangana. In May 2017, she did an 8000 km expedition from Kashmir to Kanyakumari riding her Harley Street 750 to carry her social initiative ‘I Pledge- Awareness for change’.
Meet Dr Aiswarya Rao: A Doctor And A Disability Rights Activist

Meet Dr. Aiswarya Rao: A Doctor And A Disability Rights Activist

Aiswarya Rao is a paediatrician, a disability rights activist and the founder of Better World Shelter a rehabilitation centre for disabled women in Chennai.
In Conversation With Maliha Abidi: The Author And Artist Of 'Pakistan for Women'

In Conversation With Maliha Abidi: The Author And Artist Of ‘Pakistan for Women’

Maliha Abidi is the creator of the non-fiction book Pakistan for Women which represents some bad-ass brown women.
In Conversation With Vettiver Collective: Environmental Justice And Human Rights Issues

In Conversation With Vettiver Collective: Environmental Justice And Human Rights Issues

The Vettiver Collective in an informal space for like-minded people, especially young people, to understand environmental justice, human rights, and cultural issues.

In Conversation With Malvika Raj: Dalit Madhubani Artist

Malvika Raj is an artist from Patna who is making waves in the Indian art scene through her innovative twist to the traditional Madhubani artform, which is centred around Hindu narratives.
In Conversation With Cynthia Stephen: Dalit Activist And Writer

In Conversation With Cynthia Stephen: Dalit Activist And Writer

Cynthia Stephen is a Dalit activist, writer, social policy researcher and an independent journalist, who works in the areas of Dalit studies, affirmative action and educational policy.
ख़ास बात : मानसिक स्वास्थ्य कार्यकर्ता रत्नाबोली रे के साथ

ख़ास बात : मानसिक स्वास्थ्य कार्यकर्ता रत्नाबोली रे के साथ

रत्नाबोली रे प्रसिद्ध मानसिक स्वास्थ्य कार्यकर्ता, प्रशिक्षित मनोवैज्ञानिक और मानसिक स्वास्थ्य अधिकार पर काम करने वाली संस्था ‘अंजली’ की संस्थापिका हैं|

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Majili Review: An Ideal Wife Is The One Who Suffers In Silence And Submission

Majili Review: Why Is An Ideal Wife She Who Suffers In Silence And Submission?

Majili is a recent Telugu release, directed by Shiva Nirvana that stars Samantha Akkineni, Divyansha Kaushik, and Naga Chaitanya.

Being 33 And Single Is Not A Crime: Unpacking Criticism Against Unmarried Women

What we need to understand before we start criticising unmarried women is that marriage is a conscious choice, not an expected natural act that must 'happen'.
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.