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Dowry in India: Illegal but Thriving
Dowry in India: Illegal but Thriving

We all know that dowry is not just a criminal offence but an immoral act. However, even after more than 60 years of having an anti-dowry law, this abominable tradition is not just alive but has become an industry on its own. This despicable practice, masquerading in the garb of ‘tradition’, has become so powerful […]

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11 Rapist Murderers Released & Garlanded While No One Bats An Eyelid… Where Are We Going As A Nation?!

Have we really turned this apathetic towards the plight of women and minority groups in this country or is this who we were from the very beginning?

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women's ipl
Why Don’t We Have A Full-Fledged Women’s IPL Tournament As Yet?

The Indian women’s cricket team is full of talented player like Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur. It's about time we have a full-fledged Women’s IPL tournament!

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Women And Transgender People Don’t Have To Satisfy Your Need For Perfection

Why do we insist on women and transgender people conforming to a certain norm of appearance, to appreciate their value?

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Aanya Natesan
When Will We Start Treating Trans People Like Human Beings, Just Like You And Me?

Aanya Natesan was brutally raped and beaten up for being a trans woman, on the streets of Gurgaon, on 24th Nov 2019, when she was on her way to a Pride March - is this how we should treat fellow humans? 

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Amulya leona incident
The Amulya Leona Incident Shows How As A Society We Have Failed India’s Youth

The Amulya Leona saga shows how a large section of our society is apathetic and hostile towards, and is failing our youth - the teenagers and the young adults.

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Jabeda Begum’s Plight In Assam Shows How NRC Can Go Horribly Wrong For Minority Women

Assam resident Jabeda Begum has allegedly been unable to prove her citizenship despite having 15 'legal' documents. Has the Assam NRC gone horribly wrong, especially for women minorities? 

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Vedika Sharma
16-Yr-Old Vedika Sharma Shows Boys They Don’t Need To ‘Man Up’ To Fit Toxic Norms

Teenage author Vedika Sharma demolishes the toxic norm of 'boys will be boys' that prevents boys and men from being fully themselves, through her pathbreaking book Boys Will Be Better.

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Campuses A Soft Target Now With Drunken Men Molesting Gargi College Students?

Mobs of men allegedly broke security and molested students at Delhi University's all-women Gargi College during their annual fest 'Reverie', while police and college admin shrug off responsibility.

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Manoj Tiwari on #MeToo
MP Manoj Tiwari, Being Dismissive About The Trauma Of Sexual Assault Survivors Is Not Cool!

Aspirant for the Delhi CM post and MP Manoj Tiwari recently voiced his appalling and dismissive views in an interview, on the trauma that sexual assault survivors face.

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Panipat: A Sincere Yet Half-Hearted Attempt To Portray Women In A More Positive Light?

Movies based on historical wars are usually heavily male centric - Panipat tries to make a break from that mould but does not succeed as much as we would have wanted it to.

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Nithyananda Kailaasa
“Swami” Nithyananda Seems To Have Had The Last Laugh, For Now At Least!

"Swami" Nithyananda (as he is called) is reported to have fled the country and set up his own 'nation' that he calls 'Kailaasa', where he promises a lot to his followers..

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Kabir Singh Director: Fear The Only Deterrent To Rape. Hypocrisy Much, Mr. Vanga?

Celebrate misogyny, and then express outrage over rape. Really? Dear people, please don't teach us about rape when you earn crores by glorifying misogyny!

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Women MPs Talking Of Lynching Rapists Is Not OK, But It Underlines Our Messed Up Rape Culture

MP Jaya Bachchan mentioned lynching of rapists in Parliament. It just shows the urgent need for action against alleged and confirmed rapists, all over the country right now! 

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‘Despite Being Disabled…’ Stop Taking Away Their Dignity With Your Prejudiced Words!

Why does every person with disability (PWD) need to be a super-achiever to be able to gain our respect? Today on #WorldDisabiltyDay, let us look closely at this.

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Ostracising Anyone Infected With HIV Only Reveals Your Own Ignorance And Cruelty

1st December is World AIDS Day. Let's try and deconstruct our cruel and vindictive behaviour towards those who are infected by HIV and continue to suffer in silence.

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Savarkar promoted rape
Why Should We Honour Someone Who Publicly Condoned Rape As A Political Tool?

Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, or Veer Savarkar as he is often referred to, publicly promoted the use of rape of 'the women of the enemy' as a war or political strategy. Should we be honouring such a person?

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The Sarvjeet Singh Case Raises Troubling Questions On The Media’s Role In Reporting Crime Against Women

While there is no doubt that we should report on complaints of harassment or assault of women, it is not the job of the news media to pronounce judgement.

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Dear Husbands, Dial Down On Your Jealousy Or Kiss Your Relationship Goodbye

It’s time that we realize that being a possessive husband is a sure-shot way to sabotage your marriage.

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2019 McKinsey Report: ‘Broken Rung’ In Corporate Ladder Leading To Too Few Women At The Top

According to the fifth report on Women In the Workplace by McKinsey & Company and LeanIn.org, female representation at entry level positions is not encouraging enough

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Ageist Trolls Compel AB Junior To Take Down A Beautiful No Filters Pic Of Aishwarya

Incessant trolling on Instagram forced Abhishek Bachchan to remove an unedited no filter picture of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Isn't it time we stopped having such an ageist mindset?

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A Homophobic Indian Society That Expects A Gay Man To Marry A Woman Destroys Both Lives!

As an intrinsically homophobic society, we think nothing of sacrificing the happiness of gay men, lesbian women, and bisexual persons (and their spouses) by forcing them into traditional marriages.

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If Nirbhaya’s Friend Was Reportedly Paid For Interviews, What Does It Say About Our Media?

Did Nirbhaya's friend sell his story to the highest media bidder? It does seem so, if some reports are to be believed. Unscrupulous media, of course, but insensitive society, too.

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Free Bus Rides For Women By DTC Can Help With Safety In Numbers, But Is This Move Enough?

Delhi government has decided to provide free bus rides for women commuters with the choice of using its public service buses for free starting from the 29th of October. 

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Ankita Mehra
Ankita Mehra, The Q-rious Roadie Who Came Out On The Show And Transformed Many Lives

Ankita Mehra is a strong woman who not only came out as a lesbian on the Roadies show to create awareness, but is also working actively to make workplaces more inclusive. 

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Indian writers of historical fiction
9 Indian Female Writers Who Enriched The World Of Historical Fiction

Which are the books by female historical fiction writers in India that are a must read? Here are 9 Indian writers of historical fiction you can explore.

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Female Doc Attacked Inside Her Hostel: Tell Us Again Where Women Are Safe?

An intruder broke into the girl's hostel of Gandhi Medical College in Bhopal and robbed and molested a student, and despite complaints, the authorities and police were slow to act, even blaming the victim for this.

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Even As A ‘Liberal’ Indian Man, My Journey To Become A Relatively ‘Woke’ Feminist Was Not Easy

A young man who identified as 'liberal' found out as he was called out, that he was actually more sexist than he thought. And then followed the journey of waking up to being a real feminist.

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Trust Yourself For Your Decisions…Take your time

It is important to trust yourself and take all the time you want to make an informed choice and not let outside pressure dictate your life.⁣

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Please Lift The Curfew Imposed On Kashmir

I wish there was some way that to justify this madness but there isn't. There is simply no pretext on which our Government could have let this happen to its own people.

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Was NRC In Assam An Exercise In Futility?

Couldn't the State have spent at least some of this money to seal the international borders all those years ago? What had stopped them from doing so?

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Fit India
A ‘Fit India’, Yes. But What About These 6 Ways We’re Still Mentally & Emotionally ‘Unfit’?

Intolerance to anyone perceived as the 'other' is growing by the day in our country. Are we really a 'fit nation' in these terms, if our emotional and metal fitness is questionable?

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The Caste System: Will We Ever Bridge The Gap?

Even after more than 70 years of independence, we still have a divide between the upper-castes and lower-castes. Why is there still the divide and will we ever go beyond it?

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dowry system
Ask Yourself What Is More Important – Dowry, Or Your Self-Respect

Despite awareness that demonises dowry and almost 60 years of now having an anti-dowry law, this tradition is still followed in very creative ways.

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Why I Choose Being Real Over Being Glamorous?

Can we really carry on living this spiced up lie for a long time? ⁣Will we be truly happy with who we are?⁣

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You Don’t Need To Change A Thing About People Who Keep Doubting You

Accept them for who they are which will allow you to ignore their opinions.

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A Hug That Healed The Wounds Of An Entire Nation

That hug sent a message that Mr Sivan need not be so harsh on himself.

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Nirmala Sitharaman Has The Opportunity Of Her Lifetime. Will She Seize It?

Given the poor state of the economy at the moment, if Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman manages to do a turnaround, she could see her career graph zoom up!

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Was Batla House An Exercise In Propaganda?

It is very hard to believe that any layperson in this country has the power to even attempt to misbehave with the police forces and face no consequence at all.

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Pragya Singh Thakur
The Curious Case Of Pragya Singh Thakur – How Does She Do This?

BJP member of Lok Sabha Pragya Singh Thakur, out on bail as a terror accused, has made a statement about 'marak shakti' (evil forces) killing off BJP bigwigs! How does she get away with all this?

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Manual Scavenging Won’t End Because No One Treats These Workers As Humans

Media doesn't care about them. Neither do we (at least most of us). But we want them to stay in those gutters. Or else our cities will be floating with the sewage water.⁣

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A State Torn Apart By Politics… Now Jammu & Kashmir Needs Justice

Kashmiris need justice and the more we deny them that, the more they will drift away from us.

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Women Are Still Shamed For Several Things: Is The Male Gaze To Blame?

Being a woman in India is still not the easiest task. We need to think before deciding what to wear, do or say. Do we ourselves think from the male perspective?

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“I Am A Person, Not A Number”, Do Not Judge Me!

Numbers will come and go like anything else but who you are as a person matters more than anything else. ⁣

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‘Happy Marriages’ In India That Factor In Some Marital Rape Too

While being 'happily married' is a concept we are familiar with, no one really talks about marital rape. Isn't that an important aspect of marriage too?

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Whether You Are For Or Against Removing Article 370, The Consequences Are Going To Be Challenging

Some us are cheering the removal of Article 370, while others are against it. The author says we will all have to live with the weighty consequences of the decision.

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8 Things It Says About Our Society When Misogyny Can Help You Earn Crores

Since when has 'true love' begun to mean you can push your loved one and torture them or keep them captive? Shame on Kabir Singh's makers.

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Ask Yourself 7 Questions If You Were Angry When The Indian Team Lost The World Cup Semis

Support someone unconditionally or don't support them at all - something that should be told to all 'fans' who vilified members of teams who lost in the cricket World Cup 2019.

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