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.

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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.
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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.
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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.

“Maybe There Were Some Pads Lying Around”: Meet The Woman Behind The Comic Sanitary...

"What is the idea behind the name 'Sanitary Panels'?" "Maybe there were some pads lying around."

Kanika Mishra: Spearheading India’s First Cartoon Woman Karnika Kahen

Karnika Kahen, a cartoon character by cartoonist Kanika Mishra, is outspken, speaks her mind and isn't afraid, says Kanika in her candid interview.

Meet The Woman Behind The Children’s Book ‘My Chacha Is Gay’

An exclusive interview with Eiynah, the woman behind the children's book 'My Chacha Is Gay'.

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10 Feminist Songs To Listen To When The Patriarchy Has Got You Down

Gather round, feminists! It's exhausting work raging against The Man, so how about you play these feminist songs for a musical pick-me-up?
Dear Straight People, Stop Teaching Me How To Be Queer

Dear Straight People, Stop Teaching Me How To Be Queer

There are several competent queer writers and it’s only logical that The Hindu invite and give a platform to them, instead of letting more straight people teach me how to be queer.
How Gillette Made Me Revisit The Toxic Masculinity In My Past

How Gillette Made Me Revisit The Toxic Masculinity In My Past

The content of the Gillette ad hit closer to home than I was comfortable with. My imagination drew parallels between the video and my own life, and I felt repressed old memories stirring in the darkness of my mind.