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18// New Delhi, India
A literature student on the path of her identity. I like to reading, writing, and talking. A feminist through and through, with a soft spot for chocolate.
Did you cheer for the American students rallying against gun laws? Yes? When was the last time you did the same for student activism in your own nation?
A woman was beaten up in public for being 'characterless' on the orders of a Khap panchayat in Uttar Pradesh. Do you still doubt why we need feminism?
So our dearest ruling party has hired a committee to rewrite India's history. I don't know if I should laugh or cry about it incoherently for a long time.
Women's consent during Holi. It has become routine to openly disregard it, and perpetuate violence against women. It's high time we protest and end this toxic culture!
Bharatnatyam dancer Tirna Sengupta is reclaiming women's rights to male dominated public spaces through her dance forms. Read here about the initiative.
Naga men refuse to let women contest elections citing 'culture'. When will we stop giving the excuse of 'culture' and start treating women as equal humans?
The Second Wife restaurant understands that the wife's duty is to cook. It aims to cook like the wife or maybe, even 'better than her. Hail patriarchy!
From a a lawyer to a business writer and head of client services at a creative agency, Anusha Singh tells us about her shift in careers. Read here!
After being compared to Surpanakha for her laughter, Renuka Chowdhury speaks about women's agency and boldness and how no power can stop us anymore!
The notion of love in Indian society is also changing into something more practical and real. A quick recap of our #WomenOnTheMove chat with a very special guest.
This personal and witty conversation between Kangana Ranaut and Naseeruddin Shah shows us why they are indeed powerful change makers in Bollywood.
These four women collectors are a great motivation for Indian girls, and are giving us #goals for life! Read more here.
A practice in a Kerala temple called Chooral Muriyal is a gory violation of children's rights in the name of religion and that's why it needs your attention ASAP! Read more here.
While the Padman Challenge might have been commendable on a superficial level, this fundraiser is actually helping underprivileged women with access to menstrual pads.
V-Day is approaching and this post is for people out there who are struggling for ideas. Worry no more, we've got you covered!
Poet Harnidh Kaur has stood against her best friend Shamir Reuben, a popular Insta-Poet, accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women. It takes guts.
What is it with cultural and communal groups like the Khap Panchayat trying to drag around the authorities in accordance with their ridiculous demands?
AIB's scathingly critical video An Ode To Karni Sena expresses everything we felt as these barbaric 'defenders of culture' attacked a school bus with kids.
Bridget Jones' Diary was a big hit back when it came out in 1996. Does the resonance with the audience still hold? Here's what I found.
Amidst all the things happening in the country, News24 seems to be able to think only about Disha Patani's 'Ugly' photo from school. *FACEPALM*
NAKED: A short film featuring Kalki Koechlin and Ritabhari lays bare all that has gone wrong for women even today. Read more here!
Bollywood tries very hard to overcome its image as the regressively patriarchal movie making industry but the statements are almost always, hollow.
We've all heard of Marquez, Neruda, and even Laura Esquivel (author of Like Water For Elephants), but here are some budding women South American writers for you to explore.
The Jaipur Literature Festival is about to begin, and we have a list of 14 women speakers at the fest that you should totally go listen to!
In a recent development, the SC announced that Khap Panchayats no longer have the right to 'punish' adult couples in an inter-caste marriage. Read here.
It's 2018, and honestly, I don't think we need to inflict on ourselves all the BS products for women that are marketed as if we can't live without them.
From The Handmaid's Tale to Riverdale to Stranger Things, let's see how many TV Series from 2017 passed the Bechdel Test! Read here.
Human rights activist, Shehla Rashid wrote a killer post on Facebook about female leaders and true feminism from men, which is a must-read for everybody. Find out more here!
7 parenting tips from Bollywood - inspired straight from blockbuster movies we LOVE, which are clearly the best way to learn how to parent. Dig in!
War reporting is not easy, and even less so people doubt your abilities just because you're a woman. Here are 6 female journalists who went to the frontlines!
Yes, you read that right! The Supreme Court has allowed for the reconsideration of the notorious Section 377 law. Time to celebrate, even if just a little bit.
If you still haven't heard Oprah Winfrey's speech at the Golden Globes Award function yet, then hurry up and watch! If you have, hell, watch it again!
Urban Dictionary has some disturbing definitions of feminism and feminists, and they are bad enough to make any feminist's blood boil.
Society pushes on women the pressure to be thin...I asked my peers what they think of this complicated relationship between food and body image.
Journalist Priyanka Borpujari was arrested by the Mumbai Police for 'inciting violence' among a crowd, but journalists are actually stopped from covering news unpleasant to the authorities.
Here are 9 brilliant Pakistani women writers who need to be acknowledged for their work, adding significant value to contemporary literature.
Harassment at the workplace is horrible for anybody to go through, but what happens when this morphs into deadly stalking? Read here.
We asked our readers what would they like to invent to make life easier for women if they could on Facebook and there's a variety of answers! Check them out here.
In the latest development on this so-called love jihad case, Hadiya stated her wish to live with her husband and denies her conversion to Islam as forced.
Can a lingerie fashion show be empowering for women and express sexuality in positive ways? An unusual look at a recent fashion show!
Children's curiosity about bodies is entirely natural; If we don't respond well to this curiosity, they can act on it in destructive ways.
Tired of hearing about the shenanigans of Karni Sena regarding the release of Padmavati? Honestly, they need to get their priorities straight!
Goods like Bindi, kajal and sindoor have been made GST-Free, but sanitary napkins taxed 12% GST. Delhi HC asks the centre for reasons. Read here.
Nidhi Goyal, a visually challenged traveller was allegedly stranded at an airport lounge in Munich without food. Is the world still struggling to provide basic services to specially-abled people?
In response to Vidya Balan's recent statement about an army jawan ogling her breasts when she was in college, another jawan does something even more disgusting.
The recent actions taken against Kevin Spacey on the basis of the complaints of so many men has us wondering: would the same action have been taken if the accusers were women?
From sweeping floors to churning curd, the Rajasthan govt has a lot of suggestions for women to remain fit. Read on to find out!
Mirror Now's anchor Faye DSouza shuts down troll who tries to trash talk over an important campaign of making sanitary napkins tax free. Read here!
Releasing on 17th November 2017, the trailer for Vidya Balan's new movie Tumhari Sulu is here and we have a lot to say about it. Find out!
The whole world appreciated the Miss Peru Pageant 2017 participants sharing gender violence statistics. But is it all subversive or just skin-deep?
When was the last time a guy tried to tell you how something works just because you were a woman? Refresh your fond memories of mansplaining here!
Do you find yourself saying '...but #NotAllMen...' when a woman is talking about her uncomfortable experiences? This letter is for you.
Twinkle Khanna is not responsible for her husband Akshay Kumar's behaviour. But surely, she is responsible for her own words!
I talked to a few students from various colleges about the measures against sexual harassment on campus. Here's what they said.
The new Manyavar ad 'Naye Vaade' starring Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma might just be trending for all the right reasons! Here's why.
Check out this new Instagram handle, @sodonechilling, that is grabbing attention for its no BS approach to rape culture.
Where and when to invest? How to manage your money - whether you are earning or not? Here are some money twitter handles that decipher this for us!
We scrolled through the tag #SouthAsianArtists on twitter, and it seems we've struck gold! Check out some that caught our eye!
Want to know what goes on inside a woman's mind? Find out the toughest questions about women these people had!
We asked some college students what they think of different curfews for men and women; here's what they said!
How often are women in power introduced to us as people who are supposed to focus more on their 'homely' and 'feminine' side. Now if we applied this to famous men...
Queens of Comedy, the new show on TLC is grabbing attention, and here's why you should watch it too!
Think of something that you're afraid of the most and we'll show you something 10 times scary. Read on!
Professional interviews often seem to be the hub of all casually sexist questions that women face, and we're going to show you some of the wackiest ones!
The BHU protests show us that 50% of the population still faces a trade-off between their safety and education! Read on.
Women are judged for the most bizarre reasons! Here are 12 truly ridiculous examples from real life.
The newest addition to the cringe pop genre in music to social media 'Bol Naa Aunty Aau Kya', reeks of misogyny, rape culture and disregard for consent.
How many times have we seen 'romantic' Bollywood proposals where a guy articulates his passion to a woman while she is in a job interview or at work?
Apart from paying taxes for 'luxuries' like tampons and sanitary napkins, women are also compelled to pay a safety tax. Read and find out!
Patty Jenkins, director of Wonder Woman, might just be the highest paid female director ever. But something about this sentence is irksome. Read on!
Watch Kamla Bhasin, the well known Indian feminist activist, in conversation about feminism in India in this engaging video!
The Indian Navy just sent an all woman crew of 6 officers on an attempt circumnavigate the globe! We are excited for reasons more than one.
What is it about a man dressed like a woman that is supposed to make us go all haa-haa-hee-hee? We did some brainstorming, find out!
The number of female leaders in prominent Indian technology firms is still low! Let's have a look at 7 female leaders in the Indian technology landscape.
AIB released a sequel to their hilarious video, A Woman's Besties. Watch it ASAP and read on to find out why!
Out from under that rock you've been living in? Watch this video on women in tech, and don't forget to 'subscribe' to our Youtube channel for more!
Entrepreneur behind adult product store, itspleaZure.com, Divya Chauhan is trying to break open the strong taboos around sex in a country like India.
After being pronounced guilty on 26th August, the sentence for the Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is two jail terms of 10-years each for his offences.
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Is A Rapist, And His Followers? Couldn't Care Less.
From Hospitality to Insurance to Pharma, Kanchana TK, Director General of the Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India has not hesitated to make bold career moves. An interview with this inspiring woman.
August is Women In Translation month. We have here an extensive list of books by Indian women authors, translated, that you shouldn’t miss! Translated works are generally looked down upon, as compared to the original, but due to factors like not knowing multiple languages, these remain unknown gems, unless they are available to us as translations. […]
What is the worst that could happen at a 'bride seeing' meeting, all too common in India, when the prospective groom's family comes to see you for the first time? Let's find out!
You must have wondered at least at some point in your life: what is first time sex really like for most women? Quora has a lot of answers. Read on.
What would your favourite 90s female characters from TV be like had they been created now? Find out!
Periods being the biggest taboo, it is quite 'natural' we hear a variety of ridiculous period myths - watch, laugh and share!
Shwetha Samrat, an entrepreneur in the Digital Marketing space, shares how she is building her business by focusing on SMBs, an under-served segment.
While the country was busy celebrating 'Raksha' Bandhan, Varnika Kundu was being blamed for being stalked down the roads of Chandigarh.
Pooja Dhingra, the entrepreneur behind Le15 Patisserie, talks about her new cookbook, The Wholesome Kitchen, and making desserts without butter and sugar!
This tradition of 'honour revenge' is utter cruelty disguised in the garb of justice. How long will it ruin the lives of women?
Are you worried about never finding the ideal Indian bahu? Not anymore! Read on, you troubled soul, the solution to your problem lies ahead.
Today is Rowling's (and Harry's) birthday. On the 20th anniversary of the publication of the 1st book, let's look at 22 times when the women in Harry Potter rocked!
In today's highly busy schedules, it is essential that we take care of ourselves. What better way to ensure that than to eat more healthy?
For centuries we have been told what women can and what women can't. Let's take a reality check, shall we?
Meet Nimisha Bhanot, an Indo-Canadian artist who paints badass Indian woman with a dash of sanskaar.
Bollywood is a great teacher in terms of love, romance, wooing women, etc etc. Here are some first night lessons, from the very best. 10/10 recommended.
Do we need an immediate ban on regressive serials that promote outdated ideas about women? Or should we respect individual choices? Let us know in the comments.
A company has taken the initiative to give its female employees a day off on the first day of periods. We asked our readers what they thought about it.
Season 7 of Game of Thrones is only days away and we can't keep still in all the excitement. Looking back at Cersei Lannister, the new queen from last season.
Sony's new TV serial, namely, Pehredaar Piya Ki, is gaining attention for all the wrong reasons! Here's the how, what, and why.
There is sexism in the comedy industry - and plenty of it. Watch this video by Daniel Fernandes, in conversation with Aditi Mittal and Karunesh Talwar.
The safety of women has yet again been put in question after an acid attack victim went through another acid attack for the fourth time.
As Yogi Adityanath's Government completes 100 days, let's have a look at it's second most favourite thing after Gau-rakshaks, i.e. anti-romeo squads.
The 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book is here and what better way to begin the celebration than talking about its creator.
Watch this adorable video about a single father talking about *whispers* Menstruation with his daughter and making it clear why it isn't that big of a deal.
From facing infertility to becoming a proud mom and now helping other women with similar problems, Gitanjali Banerjee of Infertility Dost has come a long way. Have a look!
After its struggle with the nauseatingly patriarchal ideology of the censor board, the Lipstick Under My Burkha poster is a big slap in the face of....you-know-who.
Anuja Chauhan's new novel Baaz is a pageturner that does justice to her reputation as the "only Indian writer of commercial fiction really worth buying!"
Father's day is just a few days away and if you are in desperate need for a Father's Day gift for the main man in your life, have a look!
Get ready for Thunder Thighs by Miss Eaves, a new summer anthem which puts sundresses, chub rubs and body positivity in the same song. In times when body-shaming is rampant and widespread on social media and real life, Miss Eaves, a Brooklyn based rapper brings to us a music video which features everyday women flaunting […]
Illustrator Debasmita Dasgupta celebrates the father daughter relationship using her vibrant doodles. Here's a conversation with her on why chose to celebrate this bond.
To all those women who have facial hair and know exactly which 15 minutes I'm talking about.
The recent announcement by Army Chief General Rawat on inducting female jawans into the Indian army means a last hurdle for women may soon go!
When actor Priyanka Chopra met PM Narendra Modi, the only thing some people could think about are Priyanka’s, very visible, legs in front of the PM. Oh, what blasphemy! Recently, Actress Priyanka Chopra and PM Narendra Modi met in Berlin as a co-incidence. Priyanka is touring Berlin for the promotion of her Hollywood debut movie, Baywatch. While the […]
When you see the word selfie, one of the phrases that must cross your mind is 'Dhinchak Pooja', that is if you haven't been living under a rock since the past few days.
Take a look at these Granny videos. These women are amazing, spunky, and oh-so-not-your-average-grandma-like!
These Indian women actors have no 'filmy' background, and have made it to where they are on their own steam, in an industry famous for its nepotism.
The recent act of actor and MP Paresh Rawal, tweeting violently against writer Arundhati Roy, has made news and forced us think about the repercussions that such comments have.
The new Axe ad is an interesting attempt to move the brand away from its staple diet of hyper masculine 'real men' - watch and tell us what you think!
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