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Why Do Single, Independent Women Still Scare People So Much?

In our culture, it isn't just a piece of gossip for a young woman to be single into her late twenties; it is an act of defiance against the social order.

The Subaltern Speaks: Marginalised Communities Will Frame Their Narratives

When Savarna journalists, writers and academics study, report, document, analyse and hold forth on topics concerning the marginalised it benefits them and their peers the most. Wouldn't the best scenario be to let marginalised groups talk for themselves, frame the narratives, decide the pace and take it forward as they want? After all, don't they know what is best for them? Wouldn't it be good if privileged people curb their saviour complex a little, however well meaning it might be?
A Transactional, Pinkified Mother’s Day!

A Transactional, Pinkified Mother’s Day!

Today is Mother's Day, and woe betide you if you don't buy some absurdly expensive gift for her.
Motherhood As A Choice And Not An Inevitability

Motherhood As A Choice And Not An Inevitability

What if a woman just chooses non-motherhood as a lifestyle?
Bharat Mata and the Ideal Indian Woman

Bharat Mata and the Ideal Indian Woman

The popular, mainstream Indian discourse upholds the twin ideas of the saintly mother and the myth of Bharat Mata- both of whom are the objects of not just affection but also worship.

I Am An Anti-National And So Are You

To voice dissent towards the established status quo is anti-national. If you aren’t toeing the party line that claims everything is perfect, then you are anti-national. You are definitely anti-national if you criticize those who allow caste discrimination, gender discrimination, Islamophobia, homophobia and so much more atrocities to exist in plain sight.

Why Bajrang Dal Is Awesome For Wanting To Marry Couples Off

It’s Valentine’s Day and I am looking at my Facebook wall for juicy stories because my boyfriend is in Hyderabad. I am at home,...

How to Handle Sexist Jokes and Your Friends Who Find Them Funny

Sexist jokes are not funny and I’m not laughing “I don’t find this funny at all. In fact, it is offensive to women” A few months...
How Far Can We Go With Segregated Spaces For Women?

How Far Can We Go With Segregated Spaces For Women?

Should segregated spaces like women's-only liquor shop be celebrated?

Pressing The Panic Button On Women’s Autonomy

The Indian state has always been paternalistic in its attitude toward women, looking upon them as creatures needing protection, with no will of their own. The surveillance cameras and the panic buttons all fit in with this mindset of women being considered helpless creatures needing protection.

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The Paradox Of Hindu Goddess Worship And Feminism

The repeated use of goddess worship to symbolise an ‘Indian’ woman is problematic and brings forth several questions.
The Handmaid’s Tale Is No Dystopia | Feminism In India

The Handmaid’s Tale Is No Dystopia

The Handmaid's Tale is not Atwood’s dystopia. This was then, this is now.
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Diary Of A Muslim Transgender Girl

It is impossible to overstate what a difficult thing it is to be a transgender Muslim girl in a conservative rural village in West Bengal.