Interviews

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.

yourdost mental health professionals

Meet YourDOST: An Online Mental Health Counselling Service

YourDOST is an online emotional wellness platform where people can seek support from experts like psychologists, coaches, and psychiatrists.
icall helpline

An Introduction to iCall Helpline: A Counselling & Support Line for Mental Health

iCall helpline addresses some of the vast gaps that exist in the mental healthcare landscape in India via phone and email.
“Not Same-sex Sexuality But Modern Homophobia Is The Western Import”: Ruth Vanita

“Not Same-sex Sexuality But Modern Homophobia Is The Western Import”: Ruth Vanita

Ruth Vanita's books broke fresh ground in gender studies by showing that India has a long tradition of same-sex desire.
Sahiyo

Sahiyo: Empowering Dawoodi Bohra Communities & Putting An End to Female Genital Cutting

Interview with Sahiyo, an international organisation united against female genital cutting among the Dawoodi Bohra community in India.
yashica dutt

Meet Yashica Dutt: Dalit Writer & Founder of Documents of Dalit Discrimination

Ever since Yashica Dutt came out as Dalit, her inbox has been flooded with messages from other Dalit women.
her zimbabwe Fungai Machirori

Meet Fungai Machirori: The Woman Behind Her Zimbabwe

Her Twitter handle refers to her as @fungaijustbeing, which is what she likes to believe she is. Meet Fungai Machirori – a Zimbabwean blogger, journalist and photographer and founder of Her Zimbabwe.
Photo by Thenmozhi Soundararajan, #DalitWomenFight

Meet the Women Behind #DalitWomenFight Trying to Take Down ‘Caste Apartheid’

Asha Kowtal and the Dalit Women's Self-Respect March traveled across Northern India to document the ongoing violence against women who were once branded as "untouchable." Now, they're raising new leaders, and finding allies in Black Lives Matter.

“The degree of freedom a society enjoys is a result of constant negotiation”: Crocodile...

Crocodile in Water Tiger on Land: Monday mornings are the best time of the week for insults.

Smashing Patriarchy One Joke At A Time: Vasu Primlani Talks About Comedy & Perceptions

Meet Vasu Primlani, lean, green, queer and a comedian!

Meet Aarthi: The Woman Behind The Popular Comic Series Royal Existentials

Royal Existentials is a weekly webcomic series that uses Indian vintage art and imagery to tell stories of historical (and contemporary) angst.

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The Burning Of Holika

Reading Caste In Holi: The Burning Of Holika, A Bahujan Woman

Every Holi, we burn Holika – a Bahujan woman. Our festivals are based on Vedic & Puranic stories which suppress stories of the lower castes.
Stills from Holi songs

The Holi Grail – It’s Time To Stop Playing Holi Songs That Normalize Harassment

Holi songs reflect a disturbing rape culture where men are portrayed as deriving pleasure from harassment and women from being harassed.
Ambedkar's Mahad Satyagraha

The Significance Of Mahad Satyagraha: Ambedkar’s Protest March To Claim Public Water

On 20th March 1927, Ambedkar led a procession of 2,500 “untouchables” through main streets of Mahad to drink from the public Chevdar tank.