Valentine’s Day At DU: Worshipping A Virgin Tree And Objectifying Women

Valentine’s Day At DU: Worshipping A Virgin Tree And Objectifying Women

Hindu College boys’ hostel organises the ‘virgin tree puja’ and the male students belonging to the Anga wing of the hostel in St. Stephen’s take the Angha oath on the night of Valentine’s Day, every year.
A. Mani Lays Down How To Fight Sexism And Queerphobia In STEM | #DesiSTEMinist

A. Mani Lays Down How To Fight Sexism And Queerphobia In STEM | #DesiSTEMinist

A. Mani is a researcher in algebra, logic, rough sets, vagueness, mereology and foundations of Mathematics. She is a leading researcher on the foundations of rough sets and has published over 1050 pages in international peer-reviewed journals. An out and proud lesbian, and a feminist, she has also published on gender issues.
What Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad Teaches Us About Due Process in the #MeToo Era

What Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad Teaches Us About Due Process in the #MeToo Era

A case in point as to why due process not only fails women, but suppresses and intimidates them, is that of Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad (SLS-H).
The Anti-Trafficking Bill Puts The Lives Of Sex Workers At Risk. Here's Why.

The Anti-Trafficking Bill Puts The Lives Of Sex Workers At Risk. Here’s Why.

The Anti-Trafficking Bill conflates voluntary sex work with sex trafficking, putting the lives and livelihoods of many sex workers at risk.
How 7 Women Mayors Transformed Their Cities

How 7 Women Mayors Transformed Their Cities

The contributions of the women and trans women mayors who have transformed their cities is even more remarkable due to additional struggles.
Rural Women In Karnataka March To Bengaluru Calling For Alcohol Prohibition

Rural Women In Karnataka March To Bengaluru Calling For Alcohol Prohibition

Rural women are fighting for alcohol prohibition as it is them who bear the brunt of alcohol addiction and daily violence from the drunkard husbands, partners, and sons.
Circumventing Merit: What We Do To Priyanka Gandhi And Kamala Harris 

Circumventing Merit: What We Do To Priyanka Gandhi And Kamala Harris 

Both Priyanka Gandhi And Kamala Harris have faced some of the most trenchant opposition not based on their merit, but on everything else.
Did The Cheque Bounce For Dalit Women In The Interim Union Budget 2019?

Did The Cheque Bounce For Dalit Women In The Interim Union Budget 2019?

It is clearly visible that even if any programme is aimed at Dalit women, its approach and reach is unclear, simply because it is incorporated under initiatives meant for all Dalits or for all women. There exists a serious lack of understanding that women bearing the brunt of caste and patriarchy are a distinct category that requires specific structural interventions to set right the history of oppression that continues to push back any efforts to move ahead.
Meet Shubhanshi Gaudani: The Robotics Champion| #DesiSTEMinist

Meet Shubhanshi Gaudani: The Robotics Champion| #DesiSTEMinist

Shubhanshi Gaudani is a 17-year-old from Rajkot, Gujarat, who is very passionate about girls getting represented in STEM, robotics, researching nanoparticles, and is a full-time STEMinist.
How I Learnt To Not Be Flattered By Objectification

How I Learnt To Not Be Flattered By Objectification

I began to wonder whether Bollywood had gotten it all wrong – was objectification really a compliment? Weren’t there more respectful ways to appreciate someone’s appearance?

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The AR Rahman Controversy And Hijab As A Political Symbol

The AR Rahman Controversy And Hijab As A Political Symbol

The legendary musician AR Rahman‘s daughter made a public appearance wearing hijab, bringing hijab into the limelight with a lot of discourse around it.
Valentine’s Day At DU: Worshipping A Virgin Tree And Objectifying Women

Valentine’s Day At DU: Worshipping A Virgin Tree And Objectifying Women

Hindu College boys’ hostel organises the ‘virgin tree puja’ and the male students belonging to the Anga wing of the hostel in St. Stephen’s take the Angha oath on the night of Valentine’s Day, every year.

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’.