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Bhalukhol

Bhalukhol is a modest little Munda village of roughly 30 families. In this interview, Mamata Patra describes the daunting distances she travelled & diffident women she encountered as she claimed ...
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By Bhanvi Satija: The National Law University of Delhi held its annual cultural fest – Kairos – from 20th to 22nd March 2015. On 22nd March Abish Matthew, the infamous ...
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By Abhishek Jha: My institute is blatantly sexist in at least one way. The girls on campus are compulsorily required to return to their hostels by 11 PM. This deadline ...
Padmakesarpur Village

As a tribal woman, Nitu Chakhia has spent far too many years of her life struggling for survival in the urban jungle of Bhubaneswar. Several years of working with her ...
RWA

By Sanjana Sanghi: Ayesha Christina, an animals’ rights activist and the founder of the NGO, Neighbourhood Woof, recently found herself amidst a rather complex controversy involving the Residents Welfare Association ...
rape case

By Maariyah Siddique: “I will give you a tight slap.” That was our beloved CM of Kolkata, Mamata Banerjee’s erudite response to a student who was asking her why no ...
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By Priyadeep: What is it like to be a female student in Delhi University? Are we given a level playing field? Are these essential formative years instilling a can-do spirit ...
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By Disha Pandey: In India, we love to stereotype everything. We put labels on men, women, colour, marriage, mothers-in-law, women who “drink,” women who do not “drink,” men who stare, ...
Herero and Namaqua Genocide

By Anisha Padma: “The horror! The horror!”, proclaims Kurtz as he draws upon his last breath in The Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. More than 75,000 Herero and Nama ...
we all need feminism

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By Karthik Shankar: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED talk is powerful for how simple it is. Rather than turn the discussion of feminism into concepts that might be esoteric for the ...
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By Sarada Lahangir: Kandhamal – Last year, Sujata Behera, 17, a Dalit girl from Dankeni, a remote village in Kandhamal district of Odisha, did the unthinkable. Just two weeks before ...
bihar

By Abhishek Jha: Filling my news feed and timeline for the past couple of days have been photos and videos of mass cheating during the tenth standard Bihar Board examinations. ...
youth

By Ravi Karkara: A deeper look at the global population brings out a striking image of the ever increasing gender disparities in the way societies treat young women and men. ...
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By Ajitha Menon: Kishanganj – Masooma Begum had her first child at 16. That was in early 2012. Even today, the horror of that experience is clearly etched in her ...
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By Sanjana Sanghi: “In paanchon ko riha karo,” shouted a group of protesters who assembled at Jantar Mantar yesterday. While a protest regarding a national or local issue is an everyday ...
Badlapur film poster

By Arastu Zakia: A couple of weeks ago, I happened to see ‘Badlapur’ – a film where Varun Dhawan’s character forces a woman to have sex with him, has deliberately ...
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By Abheet Singh Sethi: With controversy continuing over the ban on India’s Daughter, a documentary on the Delhi rape case of December 2012, what has not been discussed as much ...
Asexual India

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By Shambhavi Saxena: I was eleven when the first mention of the term ‘asexual‘ came up during my biology class. As expected, we were all tittering behind our books. The ...
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By Akhil Kumar: Delhi Slam poetry, a performance platform that brings together slam artists from South Asia and the world, recently released this satirical piece on the bizarre explanations we ...
menstrual taboo india

By Garima Kushwaha: A bleeding bride and a bleeding daughter-in-law is what everyone wants – a girl who has been bleeding month after month, for years. It is not uncommon ...
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By Aurighno Gupto: In a response to Eric Voeglin’s criticism of ‘The Origins of Totalitarianism’, Hannah Arendt made an astute observation on the lack of proper scholarship on anti-semitism. She ...
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By Shambhavi Saxena: The same year in which the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act (2006) surfaced, 14-year-old Roshan Bairwa outright refused to be given as a child bride. “If I married, ...

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