Society

gift short film

By Sanskriti Pandey:  We seek happiness. The quest for happiness leads us through many roads, and we often find it in loving – the act of giving love. But are ...
feminazi vs real women

By Shaheen Ahmed: Sundays are generally meant to be leisure days for me, a day when I can lounge around the house in pajamas reading inane news stories, watching films, or ...
is it true final

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By Abhishek Jha for Youth Ki Awaaz: What exactly does virginity mean, folks? Before the most sought after secret of the century is handed over to you, of course, you ...
AFSPA (1)

By Bikram Bora: Incident 1: In the 1890s, a British military expedition was sent into the Mishmi Hills (presently in Arunachal Pradesh) region, north of Assam. Allegedly, certain inhabitants from ...
dove choose beautiful campaign

By Sanskriti Pandey:  In this recent video, Dove has recorded a social experiment that lets women choose to walk through either of two doors labeled ‘Average’ and ‘Beautiful’. According to ...
surat-singh

By Simran Kaur: When food pipes are stitched into an 83-year-old grandfather’s forehead while pus collects around, indicating deep infection; visitors are intimated; his son is incarcerated – but public outrage remains ...
ramlal

By Bhasker Tripathi and Saumya Tewari: Rajwada (Uttar Pradesh)/ Mumbai: Lean, intense and troubled, pea-and-wheat farmer Ramlal is not supposed to be in crisis. At 35, Ramlal (he uses only ...
being gay in india

By Sanskriti Pandey: Her people are “carrying the burden of 200 years of colonial thinking.” Her people “have been turned into dirty animals, whose desires are carnal, unnatural, degenerate.” What ...
My choice third gender

By Sanskriti Pandey: “My gender is not between my legs. My gender is between my two ears. I’m a human being. Whether you like it, or you don’t. It’s my ...
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By Karthik Shankar: Despite all the hoopla about India’s rise as a world power, the country’s social indicators are at par with countries that have far lower GDPs or per ...
love and lust

By Akhil Kumar: Anthropologist Helen Fisher takes on a tricky topic – love – and explains its evolution, its biochemical foundations and its social importance. She, along with her colleagues, ...
Shobhaa de

By Sourabh Harihar: The recent hullabaloo around Shobhaa De’s comments about the mandatory screening of Marathi films at prime-time in multiplexes across Maharashtra has drawn a barrage of reactions from ...
dalit history month

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By Shambhavi Saxena: April is Dalit History Month. You may not have known about it, but your chance to get on board is NOW. Started as a hackathon organized by Dalit ...
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By Abhishek Jha: For a lot of people who flocked to watch the new Shahid Kapoor starrer last year, AFSPA was a new word. Even when a leaf from it ...
eve ensler

By Akhil Kumar: Eve Ensler is a globally renowned playwright who is best known for ‘The Vagina Monologues‘. The play recounts tender, funny, gripping and horrifying stories she gathered from ...
Come And See The Blood On My Skirt

By Sanskriti Pandey: “People need to be comfortable with the fact that as they walk down the streets, there are women walking around wearing sanitary napkins and tampons fixed firmly ...
protest rape

By Basile Roze: When Salma Rehman arrived in Paris last year, it was her first visit to France. The 24-year-old Indian journalism student was eager to discover the Pays des Droits ...
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By Karthik Shankar: Sexist trolls online may finally be getting their comeuppance. Users behind a Facebook page with the overly literal title ‘Sexually Frustrated Mallu’ are on a personal quest ...
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By Karthik Shankar: Vinita Devi, a ward member of the north Panchayat of Sitamarhi district, Bihar, comes from a humble background. She did not receive formal education and her husband ...
farmer suicides3

By Bhasker Tripathi and Saumya Tewari: Rajwada (Lalitpur district), Uttar Pradesh: When unseasonal downpour swept through his land last month, Kadore Kushwaha spent the night worrying. When the rain stopped ...
phulo devi

By Anju Anna John: Mamata Kumari had always dreamt of being a nurse when she grew up. But she was married off at the age of 17, and she knew ...
in the name of god

By Anshul Tewari: Just how wealthy India’s temples really are has been in the news more often than not. With Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala having a treasury of over Rs. ...

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