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maggi

By Shinjini Devbarman: Nothing can sum up an Indian childhood better than Maggi – India’s first instant noodle brand. Out of all the things that are quintessentially Indian, Maggi is ...
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By Sushant Sudhakaran:  In India, the Delhi High court on May 18th 2015 proclaimed that birds have the fundamental right to live with dignity, and that keeping them in cages ...
sexual abuse

By Smita Sharma:  Kamalika’s untimely death at the age of 17 was not a matter of chance. She committed suicide by jumping off the seventh story of a building. She ...
Photo Courtesy: Feminist Men Of New York/ Marcella Leininger Kocolatos

By Shambhavi Saxena: In feminist news this month, third-year NYU law student Marcella Leininger Kocolatos has created a kickstarter project to crowd-fund her “Feminist Men of New York Calendar” (FMNY2016), ...
sex tea

By Sanskriti Pandey: When you ask someone if they want a cup of tea and they say, “maybe”, what do you do? Make them a cup of tea and wait ...
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By Arati Nair: Another tumultuous session of the Indian parliament fuelled by histrionics and perpetual blame games has drawn to a close. After being gobsmacked by Rahul baba’s new found ...
sanitary pad taboo video

By Sanskriti Pandey: Carefully packaged and veiled in perfumed textures, sanitary pads are associated with the “worst kept secret in the world” – menstruation. On one hand, as pads began ...
grace mann (2)

By Gayle Sequeira:  Whether it’s Emma Watson, of whom online attackers threatened to release naked pictures following her iconic HeForShe speech at the UN or cultural critic Anita Sarkeesian whose ...
Graffitii Kashmir

By Malik Aabid: Art is a powerful expression, it helps people discover and express themselves realistically. It especially plays a significant role in an occupied territory, artistic and creative outlets ...
paikstann attack

By IndiaSpend Team: Pakistan’s rising graph of terrorism-related deaths shows no sign of slowing down, with 43 people dead and 20 injured when six motorcycle-borne terrorists raked a bus with ...
sexual abuse

By Susmita Abani: On Mother’s Day, May 2012, Jessica Silva, a 22 year old girl in Sydney, committed a crime that would change her life forever. Her ex-partner of 4 years, ...
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By Shehla Rashid Shora: I would like to congratulate Prime Minister Narendra Modi for completing one year in office. I would also like to thank him for resolving my complex identity ...
religion kids

By Sanskriti Pandey: “It’s something people believe so that they can make themselves less scared,” says a kid who looks no more than 12 years of age, when asked what religion ...
marijuana

By Lamya Ibrahim: Both can be exaggerated to the extent of being touted as saviors of the human race itself, or be disparaged as one of the worst occurrences of ...
peace auto

By Pooja Roy: In a hurry, you head off to the road, wave, and ask an auto driver “Bhaiyya, Sony World signal?” Pat comes back a straight faced reply, “50 ...
xenophobia in indiastaff pick

By Sanskriti Pandey: A woman trying to pacify her cranky child points to the African ‘monster’ walking behind them, warning that he’ll take her away. In the metro, someone turns ...
Marriage

By Jason ‘Jayology’ Jeremias, Edited by Aindrila Chaudhuri: There is another awful aspect to the anointing of rape that has not yet been discussed but has been carried out in all ...
spicy food

By Sarah Moses:  Why do some people love spicy food while others can’t bear the burn? It could be a question of testosterone for those men who like it hot. ...
arey baba TTT

By Sanskriti Pandey: ‘Arre Baba’ is a very short story that begins and ends on the kachcha road back home at the end of a day. Little Devika is upset ...
dtc

By Karthik Shankar: Delhi’s already overcrowded public transportation system took another hit with a strike by the DTC (Delhi Transport Corporation) union over the death of Ashok Kumar. While the ...
I am not that girl

By Sanskriti Pandey: I’ve never been ‘that girl’. How many women wake up every day and find themselves under pressure to head out, feel great, look great, and be admired, ...
mother's day video

By Sanskriti Pandey: It was quite an ingenious idea to put those good old lie detector machines to good use this Mother’s Day! Yes, that’s right – a bunch of ...

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