Chaitanya Srishti

Mostly writing, other times painting. Here to celebrate little wins. I am on the same page as you, just a different book - you read mine, I'll read yours.

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A Pregnant Rihanna Stands Up For New Moms At Her Super Bowl Performance

Industries invest less in women's health. Companies invest less in female employees and pay gaps and unpaid maternity leaves are just tools to discriminate.

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Aftab’s Parents Allegedly Supported His Violent Behaviour—Question Them Instead Of Victim Blaming Shraddha!

From all news reports, clearly, Aftab Poonawalla seems to be a psychopath, and It was a well-strategized story of domestic violence, abuse, subjugation, and a well-planned murder.

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Can’t Women In Office Like The Finland PM, Have A Private Life? ‘Sanna Marin, Please Party Harder!’ ~ An Indian Woman

Sanna Marin, a 36 year old woman, enjoys herself in "a private party with friends, on a Sunday when nothing official was scheduled", and is trolled only because she's Finland PM?

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Leeza Mangaldas Wants Us To Imagine A World Where All Sexual Experiences Are Consensual, Safe & Pleasurable

Leeza Mangaldas talks about sex, female pleasure, consent, safety and more - a refreshing breath of air in a society that still views talking about sex as taboo.

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Reshma Saujani Is So Right About Masculine Work Cultures Punishing Working Moms!

Here's why I agree with Reshma Saujani's views about hustle culture and working mothers not being prioritised at workplaces.

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How Rapper Sidhu Moosewala’s Death & Texas Shooting Are Both Tragically Rooted In Toxic Masculinity

The long eulogies, the abject misery and the grief that follows the trails of violence could be avoided. Most gun violence can be avoided. The man who shot at kids, or the singer who was shot at, all of it could have been avoided.

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Neetu Kapoor’s Face Doesn’t Show Grief… Is It Easier For Rich People, Beta?

I should have a long time ago. I must now. I'll tell her – ‘bahu, ab tu busy ho ja!’ (Now you get busy). Besides, you'll be here to take care of me."

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“His Ex Wife Is Rich ‘Coz Of Divorce Settlement” Negates All Her Invisible Labour Supporting His Career

To think that money can buy you anything is as wrong as singling a woman out after her divorce because the world feels she got overcompensated. 

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The Exceptionally Curious Case Of Marital Rape Where Trauma Is Considered ‘Sacred’

Women in India enter into the institution of marriage not with any guarantee but just some faith, and any man who has a healthy and safe relationship with his wife would understand the gravity of the situation and welcome such a law.

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Not Every Angry Woman Is PMSing, Just As Not Every Cranky Man Is IMSing. Want To Know More?

Women will also get angry when they are overworked and under or unpaid. When there are unfair social structures and hierarchies. When there are unrealistic expectations.

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Women Are Seen As Mere ‘Value Additions’ To A Man’s Family And Vilified If They’re Not Perfectly ‘Good Girls’

A good girl is soft spoken, gets along well with the new family and friends, respects elders and traditions, comes from a respected family, is beautiful, and would pass on those great genes to their children.

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Madam Chief Minister, You’ve Done Irreparable Damage With Your Words On The Nadia Rape Case!

Trigger Warning: This deals with rape /gang rape/ sexual assault/ victim blaming/ victim shaming/ assault of minors and may be triggering for survivors. Was she actually raped? Was she pregnant? Was there some other reason? Did someone slap her? Was she sick? These were the statements, rather the counter questions, of West Bengal’s CM when […]

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What Makes Sony TV’s Show On Lives Of Doctors, Dhadkan Zindaggi Kii, ‘Revolutionary’?

What happens to all those women who study medicine? Where are their clinics? Where are the surgeons? Where are these doctors? Where do they go when it’s time to be practising as senior doctors at hospitals?

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Stop Reducing Women To Their Bodies And Fertility – Someone Who Feels Like A Woman, IS!

I suddenly felt bad how these amazing women, with all their existence and their presence, their talents and their skills, and intelligence and depth and intellect, were reduced to one part of their body.

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Why I Think Oscar Winning Film About Serena & Venus Williams Is Better Than Dangal

That young black girls deserve to be seen, deserve to be heard, that there was nothing a strong woman couldn’t do, to stand tall and be proud of their identity, and where they came from.

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With Karnataka HC’s Recent Observation On Marital Rape, Is It Time We Redefine Marriage?

Yes, there are chances that a man may end up with a woman who lies, just as there are endless chances a woman may end up with a man who rapes her.

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Women Safety And Peace Of Nation Has Always Been Co-Related

A country with strong , safe, independent women is a peaceful, confident, economically sufficient, and culturally and socially rich nation.

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Can You Be Home For One Sunday, For The Kids?

A husband wanting to separate - why will he think of what she wants, how she feels, what she will face, how to tell the kids?

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Let’s Talk About The Hidden Pain Of Men Who Can’t Be Fathers

Fatherhood is very essential to the constitution of manhood in our society. But when this joy is snatched away from some men, who do they turn to?

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‘Told You, Don’t Leave Home After It Gets Dark…’

A hard-hitting poem about women's freedom & sexual assault...

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Climate Change And Its Impact On Women And Little Girls

Environmentalist and writer Vandana Shiva said in an interview that the more the lands get drier and the water recedes from our lakes and rivers, the more girls will have to walk farther to fetch water.

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The ‘Harmless Rape Joke’ Is There To Remind Women Of Their Place In The Power Equation

The recent 'harmless rape joke' by a politician left me triggered but not shocked. What's also a joke is the ill-representation of women in places of power!

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How To Deal With Wedding Season Anxiety As A Single Woman In India!

With wedding season there comes the societal pressures to get married. As single women, we often feel anxious about it. Here are some tips on how to tackle wedding season with optimism!

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Even Though I Am A Feminist, I Am Not Insulted When A Woman Tells Me She Is Not A Feminist

Because many women have fought for this 'privilege' before her, she has a legal right to express her opinions.

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Why Do Women Delay Quitting Relationships That Don’t Work Anymore?

It doesn't have to be abuse. Two completely happy and compatible individuals can over time become incompatible and total strangers. It's common. It's natural. And it happens. But we hesitate to take that step.

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Why Are Fewer Women Being Vaccinated For COVID, And What Can We Do About It?

There's a worrying gender gap in vaccination according to recently released data. Why fewer are women getting the vaccine is something to be explored.

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An Inspiration To Many, Why Kamala Harris Should Be Important To The Modern Indian Woman

Why should Democratic Party's Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris' story be so important to the modern Indian women?

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We Need To Talk About When The Pressure Is Too Much And Nobody Knows

Mental health awareness and dialogues are so important. In every part of the world. In every industry. In every sector. At every age. In all sections.

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Be THAT Woman – The One Who Loves, Inspires And Respects Other Women!

You can't call yourself a feminist unless you find yourself inclusive of trans women and all other women in your feminism. Ask yourself what kind of woman you are.

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21 Signs That You Have It In You To Survive The Tough World

The world may not be the easiest place to navigate on right now. It is a very difficult place to survive in. But you if you follow these 21 signs, you will definitely survive!

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Why I Don’t Trust The Narrative Of The Accused Rapists In The Recent Unnao Case

After the shocking Hyderabad rape case, the Unnao case has jolted the nation. The question remains - in which corner of the country are our girls safe?

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She Dared To Go Out… So Will Our Daughters And Our Daughters’ Daughters; Just Like Our Sons

Disturbed by the recent brutal rape and murder of a young doctor in Hyderabad, the author wonders about how things came to this point, and what could possibly be done about it.

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‘Right Age’ For Doing What Society Wants You To Do Is A Myth, AND A Trap

Let's not fall into the 'right age' trap because it forces us to make decisions which we might not be physically, emotionally, mentally ready to make.

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