'Fat' & 'Curvy' are words which have been given a negative connotation. They are just the same terms as thin or tall, it's just a matter of perception.
We have been taught to cover our body and the idea has been drilled in our head so deep that it is hard to reflect on the idea.
Members of Koti, Hijra and other transgender women communities from across Kolkata have come together this year to organize a one-of-a-kind Durga Puja.
Do the development policies help mitigate the violence and the stigma that the community faces in their everyday lives?
Even though the Government sprung into action after the Diphtheria deaths, health workers are finding it difficult to battle the stubborn mindsets of people.
If you are a student in a women's institution, you have to maintain the 'reputation' of the institution, by not going out too often and no 'union-baazi'.
The Indian Penal Code is still bound in the shackles of some archaic laws, with its adultery law being the first in line.
Started two years ago, Sahyog aims to brighten the lives of the children living in surrounding slum areas through the torch of education.
I realised only today that I have never paid any attention to the International Day of the Girl Child before.
There is a stigma associated with seeking "medical help".
The conversation around mental health in India, in many other instances, gets buried into dark corners in the hope that it will go unnoticed and cure itself.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, commonly known as OCD, is a potentially disabling illness that traps people in endless cycles of repetitive thoughts.
Once I decided to work with it and not run away from it, I worked diligently on healing my anxiety using alternative therapies.
Aunty was aghast even when I stepped out of the bathroom and told me with her eyes, "I know what you’ve just done."
It’s a big, bad, heteronormative world and coming out as anything except straight can be a daunting process.
Almost killing the guy, the big bellied conductor asked him why he boarded the bus.
Beef is being used to divert people's attention from issues critical for India's development, at the same time generating a strategic divide & rule policy.
This way to cure a mental health pattern is slow and it will not give the instant relief a pill will. But it will get improvement on a daily basis.
Government figures claim that a whopping 53% of children become victims of sexual abuse in India.
It is a question of one's personal interest to consume any kind of food. How can the state interfere in one's personal affairs by passing a law?
In North India, the kanwar yatra in Shravan month is highly sacrosanct. Delhi to Haridwar is one of the most important routes for this journey of faith.
Suddenly I did not feel good, I did not know what was wrong. It felt like the floor was falling away beneath me and next it felt like I could not breathe.