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Rimli Bhattacharya is a First class gold medalist in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, an MBA in supply chain management and is engaged with a corporate sector. Her essay in the anthology “Book of Light” a nonfiction genre was published with Speaking Tiger Publication which created a furor in the literature world. She writes for Several magazines, Times of India, Engineering Journals, Blogs and is also a trained Indian Classical Dancer.
She is based out of Mumbai, India.
Rimli has been awarded a Star Blogger by team Bonobology for her essay “Running a solo Marathon”
Rimli can also be contacted on twitter @rimli76
The author gives an honest personal account of being sexually abused in an unequal situation - something that happens more often than is reported.
Twenty year old Gayathri Subran becomes the first Dalit woman pilot. Her story teaches us that sky is the limit for those who dream big.
There is a lot of information on the net about menstruation, but here are 4 things that I think everyone, boy or girl, man or woman, should know.
Satyajit Ray was a visionary ahead of his times. His presentation of women feels very contemporary, whether they were single, homemakers, or working women.
Breasts of a woman are certainly the stuff of men's fantasies, but a woman cannot be equated to her breast size. A movie review that speaks of this.
Magnificent Manu Bhaker - at just 16, her immense confidence and calm in the face of extraordinary challenges, is inspiring.
“Due to depression I am killing myself.” Radhika wrote. Understanding depression is essential so we can be more supportive to people in its clutches.
I unwittingly watched porn on my 15th birthday, and I still remain the butt of jokes. Why are women judged for watching porn when men aren't?
Movies reflect life and life reflects movies. The movie Roja gave me the strength to follow my heart and do what I had to. I consider her a feminist icon.
Time to destroy the taboo against talking about mammography and mastectomy, which prevents early detection of a fatal and common disease in women.
First loves are special and always stay with us. Here is the story of my first love, which will always remain irreplaceable to me.
A personal account of an abusive marriage: "Just so you know times have changed. And I am no longer that timid woman whom you and your family treated like a slave."
Chak De! India might have the secret ingredient to women empowerment that we all might have been missing for so many years! Read here.
Women here, women there. Do you still know who she is? Can you bottle her in a definition? An attempt at containing what being a woman means.
Holi has become an excuse to harass and molest women and hence, I refuse to participate in this festival. Let's demand an end to this toxic culture.
This is a personal dance journey of the author. Though she is a qualified Engineer, she has found her calling in performing, and teaching dance to children.
Emilie du Chatelet lived in the pre-French Revolution France, and had to fight patriarchy to study science and maths, but today her contributions are recognised.
Besides her intense acting, Sridevi brought to many women a vicarious pleasure through the many 'tough women' roles she essayed - and enjoyed.
An extraordinary actor, Rekha has nevertheless battled a lot of personal demons and won, and is today undoubtedly a Diva to contend with.
Society truly progresses when women can freely express themselves, be it through a wink or a smile.This poem explores a woman's agency over her expressions.
As we mourn the loss of lawyer and activist, Asma Jahangir, let's look back at her life to derive inspiration from this feminist icon.
It was my dream job, but what happened was nothing short of a nightmare, from which, happily, I woke up unscathed. Yes, I was sexually harassed at work.
While male boxers stumbled, Mary Kom wins gold in the Indian Open Boxing Tournament proving that women in sports need to be taken more seriously!
Helen, a 20 year old aspiring model, had acute bipolar disorder - also called manic depressive psychosis. Was it her fault, or the result of something else?
Dolores O’Riordan, the lead singer of the noted Irish Rock Band The Cranberries passed away recently. Here is a heartfelt tribute.
The cult classic movie Arth was ahead of its time in the way it ended and the feminist message it sent to its viewers. Here is what I learnt from it.
In the male dominated scientific milieu of the 80s, Francoise Barre-Sinousi discovered the AIDS virus HIV, paving the way for treatment of millions suffering from this deadly disease.
I had just met this man and he seeks 'privacy', and I agreed! Maybe in my find I was thinking that this is the perfect man I am searching to end my loneliness? That I need a man else I am incomplete?
A single woman's sex life, whether it exists or not, seems to arouse curiosity in everybody else. Here's a personal experience.
Mental health issues are increasingly becoming more prominent in the society and yet we fail to take them seriously enough. Schizophrenia is one such problem that needs attention.
5 years after what came to be known as the Nirbhaya case shook the country, can women confidently say that they are safe?
I went back several times on the shore to see if the stranger was there, but he was not to be seen, he never came. I saw him in my dreams several times.
This is the story of Dipa Karmakar, who struggled against many odds to come up on top as the Olympic medal winner in the Rio Olympics in 2016
The gender bias in science fields still keeps women out of the STEM areas, even when they have historically been equal contributors when they have a chance.
Nafisa Joseph took her own life after a failure in love. Is it worth it to destroy yourself for an unworthy person? Introspect and find your strength.
Vijayalakshmi Vadlapati, better known as Silk Smitha, thought herself a badass woman, yet she chose death at the age of 35, leaving her dreams unfulfilled.
Jackie Collins is an unlikely hero in the world of writers - she is the queen of the erotica that speaks of sexual intrigue and forbidden relationships in Hollywood.
It was during a common friend’s wedding. I was with my friend when I felt a hand on my shoulder. I turned, it was him. His eyes glued on me as he pulled me away.
Menarche, or the beginning of periods in a girl can be a traumatic event, and understanding it goes a long way in making it easy for her.
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