Riti

Riti

Bohemian.

Voice of Riti

An Indian Wife Is Expected To ‘Support’, But The Husband Gives Her ‘Permission’. Why?

Say it loud and clear, ladies, that what you need from your spouse is a partnership in making family decisions, and support in your personal decisions - not "permission". 

View Comments ( 0 )
New Movie Stree Is A Perfect Blend Of Horror And Comedy With A Strong Message

Hindi movie Stree, released recently, is a reminder for society to treat women well, else consequences are severe writes author Riti.

View Comments ( 0 )
army wife
I’m More Than Just An ‘Army Wife’; I’m A Woman Married To A Man I Love, Who Is In The Army!

Army wife or a woman married to a man who is in the army? The difference is nuanced, and I am more than just that 'wife' who will focus on her husband.

View Comments ( 2 )
This Independence Day, Let’s Encourage Children To Think Freely And Question The Norms

The ability to think rationally, form opinions and question the existing norms and traditions has to begin at a very tender age. Who better to help children with these than parents and teachers?  

View Comments ( 0 )
What Women Want Is Everybody’s Problem Because….It’s Our ‘Culture’!

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas seem to have sealed the deal with a ring, and annoyed some in the bargain. Why must a woman's choices be under this constant scrutiny and double standard?

View Comments ( 0 )
Don’t Expect Me To Call My MIL ‘Maa’, Because I Already Have One!

My mother-in-law cannot be my mother, who holds a special place in my life. But we can work towards a unique relationship if we recognise each other as individuals.

View Comments ( 0 )
Wild Wild Country – Catch It This Weekend If You Haven’t Already

Wild Wild Country, on the quest of 'Bhagwan' a.k.a Rajneesh a.k.a Osho offers interesting insights into what makes a cult tick - at least for some time!

View Comments ( 0 )
Hey, Would Be Moms, It’s Okay!

A mother reminisces her pregnancy days and urges every expectant mother to know that there is no such thing as a perfect pregnancy.

View Comments ( 0 )
Thank You Mom And Dad For Helping Me Hold On To My Freedom Of Choice!

A daughter expresses her gratitude to her parents for giving her an upbringing that made her realize the importance of equality and gave her the freedom of choice.

View Comments ( 0 )
The Picture She Painted

An evocative poem that delineates the inner turmoil of a woman.

View Comments ( 0 )
Are We Collectively Worried Enough To Initiate A Change?

The concern of every parent for the future of their child, in an India that seems to have normalised gender based and sectarian violence. Are we worried enough? 

View Comments ( 0 )
people of India
We, The People Of India, Beg To Differ!

We, the people of India, have a rich culture to fall back on, but have distorted everything to an extent where we need to rise up and fight against it.

View Comments ( 0 )
For The Rape Hasn’t Happened With Anyone We Know

Every day, the news speak of violence against girls, women, babies... how much do we really empathise with them, secure in our own lives?

View Comments ( 0 )
Shame!

I condemn the rape of any human being. If you choose to side with the culprits, you are also a rapist. 

View Comments ( 0 )
sexuality of a young girl
Hey Girl, You Can’t Do That!

The burgeoning sexuality of a young girl scares society so much that she is handed a bunch of do's and don'ts. Completely unfair!

View Comments ( 0 )
gratitude for
Those Unknown Good Samaritans Helped Save My Mother’s Life. Thank You!

They were just doing what good human beings do, but their help has kept my family intact today, and my deep gratitude for them!

View Comments ( 0 )
Seeking Pleasure In Another’s Pain: Criminalising Marital Rape Still A No-No!

Criminalising marital rape is a no-no for our governments, on dubious grounds. Unpacking the flimsy reasons that we use to justify this crime even today.

View Comments ( 1 )
independent women
Why Is Society And Its Custodians Of Tradition So Scared Of Independent Women?

Why do people think it is OK to police what women wear, the choices they make, the careers they want to follow? Why do independent women scare them so?

View Comments ( 0 )
Everyday Sexism Is Subtle, But Creates The Molesters And Rapists In Our Midst

It is everyday sexism that we take for granted that gets a vicious grip on mindsets and creates the molester among us. The onus is on us to change.

View Comments ( 0 )
Because Of My Gender [Poem]

Sexism is an everyday thing for most women. Yet, they live, love, and laugh, despite everything that they face just because of their gender. 

View Comments ( 0 )
Do Women Need To Bleed Free To Protest Against Menstrual Prejudices?

To protest against menstrual prejudices, there has been women who had decided to bleed free in the recent past. But is it okay to bleed free in public?

View Comments ( 1 )
Fardeen’s Question

The author, who works in a school, is left surprised by young Fardeen's question.

View Comments ( 0 )
Dil Dhadakne Do: A Movie That Urges You To Listen To Your Heart [Movie Review]

Dil Dhadakne Do, directed by Zoya Akhtar, inspires and encourages you to listen to your heart and hear the inner voice that we conveniently ignore.

View Comments ( 1 )
Dadi: The Bold and Beautiful Woman

We have all met a woman who left a lasting impression in our hearts. She could be your mother, sister, friend or aunt. Read on to know in whom the author met her bold and beautiful lady.

View Comments ( 3 )
50 Shades Of Delusion: Why This Movie’s Popularity Is Scary

Do you believe equality and individuality are critical to women's lives? You will find the popularity of 50 Shades Of Grey movie baffling.

View Comments ( 4 )
A Woman’s Worth [Poem]

What does it take for a woman to know herself and her potential? Here's a poem about a woman's worth

View Comments ( 0 )
Blaming The Victim, Paving The Way For The Next Victim

Blaming the victim in cases of molestation and sexual assault makes us feel smug, but is only paving the way for the next victim to be assaulted.

View Comments ( 2 )
I’m Fighting Each Day, Walk With Me

Being a woman means having to put up a fight each day - for safety, dignity, and respect. Here's a poem about the life and battles of a woman.

View Comments ( 1 )
Moral Policing : When Vulgar Minds Define Indian Culture

Moral policing has become increasingly common in India. Are we curbing individual rights in the name of Indian Culture? Why must we allow vulgar minds to define Indian culture, asks this post.

View Comments ( 0 )
Why Women Should Question Even Flattering Gender Stereotypes

As empowered women, it is time for us to introspect on whether we subscribe to any gender stereotypes ourselves, and if so, drop them.

View Comments ( 1 )
A Challenge You “Like” : Have You Given It Enough Thought?

The ALS Ice bucket challenge has taken social networks by storm. Are we participating for the cause, or for the fame? This post puts things in perspective.

View Comments ( 0 )
Are You Apologetic About Yourself? Don’t Be!

We're told often that we're not good enough. What does this do to our happiness? Are you apologetic about your imperfections? Don't be, says this post!

View Comments ( 4 )

Win exciting prizes!

shakeshake11

Stay updated with our Weekly Newsletter or Daily Summary - or both!

Build Your Writing Career