Bharat Mata and the Ideal Indian Woman

Bharat Mata and the Ideal Indian Woman

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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

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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 Far Can We Go With Segregated Spaces For Women?

How Far Can We Go With Segregated Spaces For Women?

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

Pressing The Panic Button On Women’s Autonomy

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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.

Why Does The Government Need To Give Women Gold Under The ‘State Marriage Assistance...

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The J&K State Cabinet recently accorded sanction to the adoption of the state sponsored social assistance scheme titled ‘State Marriage Assistance Scheme for Poor Girls’ (SMAS),...

Dear Kundan Srivastava, It’s My Bra, My Body, My Clothes

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Recently self-proclaimed fighter of “women’s rights” Kundan Srivastava, decided to teach women a lesson or two in how they should dress while out in public. He posted pictures of two women wearing clothes (of course without their consent) that revealed their bras underneath and sternly told his forty eight thousand followers (bigotry attracts bigotry I suppose) that women shouldn’t dress in “such fashion”. He also proceeded to tell women that they need to have some dignity.

Ms. Maneka Gandhi – Raising a Child Is Not A Mother’s Job Alone!

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A few days ago, the Facebook page of the Ministry of Women & Child Development, posted this particular news article. While at the face...

Examining India’s Porn Ban With Insights Into The Business

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The latest in the slew of bans by the Modi government is India's porn ban – a hotly contested topic among feminist circles.

Making Up Your Mind About Make-Up And Feminism

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What does feminism say about make-up?

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The Impact Of Covid-19 On Assam's Women Weavers

The Impact Of Covid-19 On Assam’s Women Weavers

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In a world that is marred with COVID-19, India has been in a lockdown and the practice of physical distancing is in practice. This has severely impacted these women weavers who have lost their livelihood and space of solidarity.
Scrapping For Glitter: The Dark Side Of The Cosmetic Industry

Scrapping For Glitter: The Dark Side Of The Cosmetic Industry

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Mica is used in eyeshades, lipsticks, mascara, nail polish, blush and many such cosmetic products. 60% of the high-quality mica that goes into the cosmetic industry is sourced from India and most of it comes from scrap mining.
Let's Talk About Sibling Abuse

Let’s Talk About Sibling Abuse

Sibling abuse is an elephant in the room in many families, and in the larger society as well, where it is more often than not shrugged off as ‘Sibling Rivalry’.