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We need our cities to be planned in ways that promote safety, accessibility, mobility and inclusion.
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Information alone is not enough. Sexuality needs to be celebrated and spoken of without check-lists and certainly without shame.
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Babu, a 33-year-old fisherman told me that his sons feel fishing is a cursed trade in today’s world.
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How regressive are we as a society that women still celebrate when their husbands cook for them?
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In a country populated by 1.25 billion inhabitants, the very possibility of a woman committing rape is not acknowledged.
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We shouldn't eulogise folk traditions without a critical eye. Language is influential, it needs to be used and consumed with care.
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Before we can be totally optimistic about the role of education in a woman’s life, let us first inspect the nature of the schooling system in India.
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Why are we not seeing more people who look like us? Why are we being told we are too fat, too thin, too short or tall?
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We all recognise the bald and bespectacled “Common Man”, clothed in a checked coat and a lungi, appearing at different scenes of the Indian political underbelly.
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We need to be part of your planning and vision of making Delhi a world class city, as we understand our issues better.
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Education rates are tied to gender, class and caste; this ordinance will affect the already disadvantaged, allowing the elite to take over governance.
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The language of protection must be transformed into a language of rights.
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The hashtag then becomes a gentle reminder that feminists are people, with lives, emotions and relationships.
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We are supposed to look at the transgender character as an object of ridicule in the movie.
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“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame” - Oscar Wilde
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MSG, according to the Censor Board, falls into the ‘ridiculous self-advertising masquerading as a movie’ category
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“I didn’t go to school even one day"
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Let’s be clear: the actions we take in 2015 will decide which way the world turns for decades to come. Please take the right path.
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We need to talk about sex, sexuality, contraception, consent, sexual abuse and harassment, etc. out loud.
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This cannot be a welcome development, given that the focus of Modi’s Make in India programme is on employment.
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Till date I cannot put my finger on what exactly I felt that night. Shocked? Afraid? Angry?
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It is a terrifying mission for youngsters to form an understanding of sex and sexuality in such a multi-faceted environment with little assistance

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