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freethenipple

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By Shambhavi Saxena:  Anthropologist Katherine Dettwyler “told women in Mali that Americans think breasts are sexually arousing, they were horrified.” And amused, “‘You mean men act like babies,’ they shrieked, ...
come and see the blood on my skirt

By Shambhawi Vikram: As a twenty something, when one is taken in a corner and asked by an otherwise warm aunt as to why she was not informed about the ...
Asarambapu

While many of our ‘honourable’ politicians and public figures were too concerned with the fact that the documentary ‘India’s Daughter‘ is portraying the country in a bad light, these are some ...
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By Rahul Maganti: On a pleasant Saturday evening, more than 500 people in Colaba, an elitist part of South Bombay, had gathered at the Holy Name School Grounds, a missionary ...
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By Pranjal Rawat: A few days ago, many of us logged into Facebook only to find that our news feeds were in a fury that was rarely witnessed before. The ...
deepti

By Chapal Mehra: Deepti was 16 when she first started feeling sick. She could not stop coughing. At first she thought it was just normal viral cough, but despite medication, ...
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By Veda Nadendla: She is 13 and her parents have decided that it is time for her to be married. Her intended is a man in his 40s, addicted to ...
vogue (1)

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By Somrita Urni Ganguly: They’ve done it again! They’ve convinced you that they have honest intentions, earned some credibility, and sold what they wanted to sell. And you’ve bought it. And buying ...
rap

By Abhishek Jha: With close to half a million views, the video by the BomBaebs duo- Uppekha Jain and Pankhuri Awasthi- is a viral phenomenon. Instead of just highlighting rape ...
hashimapur riots

By Sushmita Sihwag: “Looking for the living among blood-bathed bodies strewn around a canal and between ravines near Makanpur village on the Delhi-Ghaziabad border in the dead of night – ...
monica lewinsky

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By Trishla Singh: Monica Lewinsky, who hit the headlines in 1998 for having a romantic relationship with Bill Clinton, instantly became a commodity to be sold in the ‘Marketplace of humiliation’. ...
my choice deepika

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By Akhil Kumar: ‘To have sex before marriage, to have sex outside of marriage, to not have sex. My choice. To love temporarily, or last forever. My choice. To love ...
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By Abhishek Jha: Instagram taking down Rupi Kaur’s photograph of a menstruating woman shows one thing clearly. It means that we, as a society, find a discussion on menstruation in the ...
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By Abhigya Pandey: When I tell people that by qualification I am an engineer, I am often met with the response, “Oh you must be great at Mathematics”. I do ...
anushkohli

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By Rajdeep Sardesai: Last night, prime time news television (or a section of it to be more accurate) found its villain of the day to explain India’s World Cup loss: ...
Bhadels of Goa.

By Sonia Filinto: The Bhadels of Goa are women porters who work in the south Goan city of Margao. The occupation has been handed down generations through women in the ...
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By Mehernaz Patel: Recently, DC comics released redesigns for their main trinity. This comes as no surprise since re-designs are fairly popular in the visual medium of comics. Yet, as ...
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By Devesh Narayanan: Have you ever felt as if your Union Ministers are turning their noses up at you? Well, now they literally might have a reason to do it. ...
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By Rupi Kaur: Thank you @instagram for providing me with the exact response my work was created to critique. You deleted a photo of a woman who is fully covered ...
deepika

By Soumya Raj: It’s not easy to battle with your own mind. It’s even tougher, when you emerge victorious and talk about it. As I watched Deepika Padukone talk about ...
free speech

By Karthik Shankar: A discussion with a classmate this morning yielded some interesting insights. She wasn’t happy that Section 66A of the IT Act had been struck down by the ...
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By Lamya Ibrahim: Post-independent India has had its share of medical achievements to boast of: it witnessed milestones ranging from a doubling of life expectancy to the eradication of Polio. ...

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