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Dilnavaz Bamboat

Dilnavaz Bamboat's heart occupies prime South Mumbai real estate. The rest of her lives in Silicon Valley, California, where she hikes, reads, hugs redwood trees and raises a pint-sized feminist. She is the Pop Culture Curator at Women's Web.

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Roohi
The Horror And Comedy In Roohi That Isn’t Only From The Genre

Saleable actors, a chudail, and a premise that the audience might lap up, does the latest film offering on Netflix, Roohi, deliver?

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Mrs Sri Lanka
The Recent Fiasco At The Mrs Sri Lanka Beauty Pageant That Discriminated Against Divorced Women

The 2020 winner of the Mrs Sri Lanka beauty pageant was forcibly stripped of the crown by the ruling one in an on stage fracas, because 'she was divorced'. 

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Rekha Dazzles In Indian Idol; When Will We Stop Defining The Diva Just One Way?

Rekha is trending on Twitter for being the amazing woman with chutzpah she is, even at 66, but here's the sad thing that also immediately pops up.

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Pagglait
Pagglait: Be Ready To Be Blown Away At Every Turn Of This Remarkable Story Of A Young Widow

Pagglait takes a commonplace tragedy and, through the power of its storytelling, elevates it into anything but common

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Women in multiple roles
Let Me Count The Ways

Why do women get praised for multiple roles as though they were only a sum of all these compartments and not a whole person?

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And Then There Was Marriage

Marriage need not run to a template based on tradition. Creating your own version of marriage can be more fun and satisfying

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Are you a feminist?
Viewing Feminism From A Place Of Strength

Are you a feminist who doesn't know it yet? Dilnavaz Bamboat explains how feminism has a positive, empowering message

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The Other Woman
Battling The Other Woman

We think of the 'other woman' as the siren breaking the rules of society, but every woman has an other woman waiting inside her own head

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Women And The Religious Mantle

Why are so many women willing upholders of religious and spiritual power in a society that grants them little other agency?

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Solo Woman Traveller
The Lone Traveler

Solo travel can be empowering and liberating for women - and can teach us to be independent, self-reliant and happy with ourselves.

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Dark girl with long hair
Her Mother’s Hair

A beautiful short story about a girl with dark skin and beautiful long hair

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Domesticity Killed The Writing Star

Does domesticity kill the writer in you? Or is it just a question of taking it for granted and letting it fade away?

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