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No one else gets to decide forgiveness on your behalf. No one else gets to tell you how to process your trauma. No one gets to police what you say or how you say it, or what you do.
Dalit Lekhika: Women’s Writings from Bengal by Stree-Samya bears witness to the lives of the oppressed women who write their own stories.
Mental health needs to be spoken about every single day. Medication is essential. Therapy is a boon. And there's no one way to deal with it. Let's talk.
A woman need not 'know' or 'enjoy' cooking just on account of her gender. It has to be a choice, that even men should get - if they like to cook, they should be able to.
Melinda Gates' book The Moment of Lift surprised me by showing myself a mirror, and inspiring a soul search about my privilege and what I can do.
Season 8 is finally here, and the women of the seven kingdoms are unfazed. In fact, they seem to have become stronger, cleverer, wittier, colder, and more ruthless than ever. Will the final winner of the throne be a woman?
Priyanka Dubey's new book No Nation for Women is extremely painful to read for anyone with any empathy. But why is it an essential read for all of us today?
Ganga: The Constant Goddess blends mythology with contemporary sensibilities to create a protagonist that feels very real to the reader.
Feminism is all too often blamed for 'girls behaving badly'. But - this allegation may reflect more on those making the accusation than on the members of Generation Z. Here's a rebuttal.
"I wrote The Queen of Jasmine Country in six weeks," says Sharanya Manivannan, "unlike the five years, nine years, a dozen years that I labour over a manuscript."
There will be many hurdles in your way, and trauma, gaslighting, and blame, as you grow up, but you'll still rise above that - so cherish yourself, says Anushree, to her younger self.
Turkish-French filmmaker Deniz Gamze Erguven's Mustang deals with young girl's quest for freedom in a patriarchal conservative Turkish society writes author Anushree.
Female sexuality is a taboo topic despite the century we live in, and very few books take us through the awakening sexuality of a woman. Sreemoyee Piu Kundu's book Sita's Curse is one such book.
Princesses and little girls are supposed to be sweet and nice. But these brilliant Netflix adaptations of Anne of Green Gables and a 'Princess' turn those stereotypes for women characters on their head.
Celebrating the SC judgement on decriminalizing same sex relationships? Spend the weekend immersing yourself in these two brilliant pieces of film celebrating a truly inclusive world.
Stree is more than what it seems on the surface. While falling off your sofa while laughing, you also realise some feminist truths that take patriarchy by the collar. Check it out this weekend.
The End Of The F***ing World promises wacky humour, highly believable teenage protagonists and great drama. Check out our picks for this weekend!
Even at 19, Rabia Kapoor has made a place for herself the hallowed space of poets, and keeping in sync with her generation, in spoken word poetry. Meet her at the #BangalorePoetryFestival.
Dhadak is a pale copy of the free-spirited Sairat, and misses the basic connections that made the original such a delight to watch. Watch it at your own risk, says our reviewer.
Hannah Gadsby and her revolutionary Nanette is re-writing the very history of comedy, says Anushree. Go ahead and get your hands on it. Somehow.
Shefali Tripathi Mehta's Stuck Like Lint could have been an ordinary anthology of stories, except it is not. It is also a story hidden inside the short stories.
Deepanjana Pal's Hush A Bye Baby is a thriller that takes the reader into the dark underpinnings of a celebrated gynaecologist's practice, delving into what goes on behind doors.
Misogyny is everywhere, but we can ensure that we do not allow it in our own homes, and make enough noise to make others around us aware of it.
If Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb speaks some more about Indian women and Hindu culture, I may probably roll my eyes so hard, I’d vanish in a different universe.
Parrots of Desire brings to us valuable sources, conversations, and insights into human sexuality as it is perceived and experienced by ancient and contemporary Indians.
Submission and tolerance in women is not inherent, as much as a feeling of supremacy in men is not. It is time we stopped defending these ignorant stereotypes!
It is at times like when I get misogynistic comments from those who I think are friends, that I tell myself why I am a feminist. A personal POV.
Women are under-represented in movies, and speak a lot less than men, as a study shows. Why, then, are men so agitated by this fact?
Meet these superheroes armed with words and books - Abhigya Shukla Akester & Jemimah Marak, who do their work in remote areas in India.
Rewriting Indian epics done by these women writers have brought to us the stories of women and other minor characters in these stories. A MONSTER list for you.
Perverts abound in this world. Bystanders need to keep their eyes and ears open to protect others from molestation. Bystander intervention is important.
Stress and suicidal tendencies in the youth. Maybe this happens because kids are pushed to be not themselves, especially introverts? Some musing on solitude.
Her Story is a web series completely written, acted and directed by transwomen. If you believe in inclusion, you should watch this and learn!
With its brutal portrayal of control over women's bodies, the movie 4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days is disgusting, creepy, hideous, dark and terrifyingly disturbing.
Are you ever told you are too touchy over (sexist) jokes and suffer from feminist paranoia? Here's how you counter all those telling you to "chill".
What a roar of a book! What a shattering, piercing, on-the-face memoir! Lindy West has tore apart every apologist notion to shreds, in her screaming memoir Shrill.
Is there any logic in banning books? What is 'offensive', and who decides it is? A look at The Adivasi Will Not Dance by Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar.
With a raccoon-ish love of books, complete with dark circles due to reading at all odd times, Tanu Shree Singh talks about the online reading groups she admins.
Want to know more about the feminist movement and what it means to be a feminist today? Check out these books on feminism that can unpack it all for you.
Difficult Women, a book by Roxanne Gay is a hard look at strong women who face tough challenges, and are found everywhere among us.
A woman faces a lifetime of an abusive marriage. Or does she? Find out in this gripping short story.
Urvashi Butalia, the founder of Kali and Zubaan Books is a feminist writer and publisher who is very clear what 'feminism' means in the Indian context.
So many things that a woman is 'not supposed to do'! It is time we stand up against this tyranny of men! I'm a woman, and unapologetically so!
How To Be A Bawse is YouTuber Lilly Singh's (better known to her fans as Superwoman) much awaited book that speaks to her teen and YA fans about life.
Destroying stereotypes to bring up a more gender equal generation is a slow process, but it can be achieved if every parent decides to do it in their homes.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Dear Ijeawele or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions is a must read for every parent. Here's why.
Bag It All, by Nina Lekhi, MD of Baggit, is the story of the woman who founded and grew the Indian handbag company to a the giant it is today.
How to define rape? Is it always only if there is vaginal penetration? What if a woman feels assaulted by less than that?
I am a free woman, but even if that freedom makes you uncomfortable, it does not make me a whore. And if you think I am, that is just your opinion!
The expectations about a bride are to be seen to be believed! A writer shares her personal experience of just such expectations.
We women have been pushed around too far for too long. Maybe it is time to rebel, to stand up for our right to dignity and a life on our terms! #PledgeToSurvive
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