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By Devesh Narayanan: “What are you working on?” “I’m writing about homosexual acceptance.” “Couldn’t you find anything nicer to write about?” Apparently, I barely have to look beyond my own ...
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By Najeeb Abdulrahiman: India’s Daughter is a terribly disturbing film. Yet, it is a story that must be told. After the protests that embraced the nation following the rape and ...
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By Akhila Nagar: The recent documentary on the December 16 rape case has created gasps and scowls. As if the rapist’s comments, calling for women to silently endure rape, weren’t ...
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By Shambhavi Saxena: How likely would you be to sign a contract that demanded you be on-call doing physically intensive work 24×7, all seven days of the week for an ...
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Video via Video Volunteers: An Anganwadi centre in Bihar has been running in a dilapidated state for 7 years. Everyday, children sit besides crumbling walls and under a makeshift roof. ...
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By Paavani Sachdeva: Remember the movie Anjali? It revolved around a middle class family, where a man hides the existence of his new born “mentally retarded” daughter from his wife. The ...
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By Abhishek Jha: (On a cold winter morning, a ruminating cow suddenly finds itself surrounded by a chicken, a pig, a goat, and a buffalo at a tea-stall) Cow: Holi ...
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By Shivani Nag: I finally got around to watch the much talked about documentary ‘India’s Daughter‘, and have been mighty troubled since. A few days back, a video had gone ...
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By Archeeta Pujari: Why are we so scared of talking about sex? What kind of twisted logic drives some of our parents, teachers, and education ministers to protect children from sex ...
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By Karthik Shankar: It’s the death of free speech alright. When the government banned British filmmaker Leslee Udwin’s documentary on the Nirbhaya case, it was made very clear where we stand ...
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By Prerna Grewal: The self-assertive move of Indhuja Pillai to create a matrimonial website describing herself the way she wanted, rather than simply accepting her minimalistic, approval oriented depiction as ...
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By Parth M.N: Under normal circumstances, someone who has endured the trauma of displacement twice would shudder to think of another such prospect. Not if you are a resident of ...
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By Mehernaz Patel: There was much trepidation on a late weeknight when I realized that the guilty pleasure of watching my cooking show had been compromised. Not because of the ...
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By Video Volunteers: An Anganwadi centre in Bihar has been running in a dilapidated state for 7 years. Every day, children sit beside crumbling walls, under a makeshift roof. The ...
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By Susmita Abani: So much blood, everywhere. It’s like the vivid red at the centre of our flag has seeped through to its four green corners representing what once was ...
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By Akhila Nagar: A famous anonymous quote often makes rounds whenever the issue of how children are placed in the ‘adult scheme of things’ comes up – “We do not ...
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By Utsarjana Mutsuddi: This is for: The 14-year-old boy who made me help him masturbate, when I was 6, because apparently there was no harm in it and I would forget ...
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By Lipi Mehta: On September 17, 2014, I read something that filled me with hope. A tweet from the Press Information Bureau of India stating that Maneka Gandhi, Minister of ...
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By Karthik Shankar: When Arun Jaitley gave his budget speech in the parliament, he brought a whole lot of cheer to the industry. The government’s budget has a host of ...
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By Reetika Subramanian: On a casual evening in Mankhurd’s Lallubhai Compound, the pavement separating the set of 65 buildings serves as a market for the residents and the tenants of ...
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By Jayaprakash Mishra: Why do we need LGBT support groups in educational institutions? In an anonymous letter published in The 5th Estate, a student from IIT Madras recounting his tale ...
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By Akhil Kumar: India is home to 1 in 3 child brides across the globe, and has the 3rd highest number of women married under 15 years of age! Many ...

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