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Dr. Nishtha Mishra is an internationally published author. She is a Doctorate in English Literature from one of the reputed Central Universities. She has been an all round topper and has 5 gold medals to her name for being the Highest scorer in all of her graduation and post-graduation subjects. She has published 10 research papers in International peer reviewed journals and have already received 10 citations from them in the theses from Universities of Algeria, Indonesia and India. She is an author of 1 research reference book entitled "The Feminist Shaw: Contemporary Literary Theories of Feminism" published by Routledge which is one of the top three academic publishers internationally. She also has published three anthologies of poems entitled An Address to Indian Patriarchy, Cupid's Humming and Poetic Musings with Agnieya.
She has also published a collection of biographies entitled from Horizon to Zenith's Height.
She is UGC NET qualified and also the recepient of prestigious UGC RANK HOLDER FELLOWSHIP for University Rank Holders.
Her articles have published in leading newspaper dailies like Hindustan Times and JagMarg.
Her rapist stood in her brother’s, cousin’s, uncle’s or father’s skin. Tired or angry, she couldn’t refrain from her husband’s advances, for they are meant to be given in.
Why is the Social Media trend of young mothers of boys captioning their parenting video “Dear future Daughter-in-Law, you are welcome” deeply problematic and disturbing to me as a young mother of a girl?
The glass ceiling isn’t just a lid placed upon an airtight compartment to imprison women; it also refers to the incapability of men and women alike to think beyond the limits set by that ceiling.
She sat in the cafe, sipping her coffee and staring out of the window. The blood stained knife lay next to her handbag, covered with her blue silk scarf. As she looked out of the window towards her apartment across the street, her tear-swollen eyes seemed to be searching for someone. The dark circles under […]
Marriage advertised: every household in India wants a bride who is convent educated, fair kind, and maybe comes with some gold!
I was silently declared an outcast, and even being seen talking to me was a crime enough to invoke the HOD’s displeasure against the party seen with me.
Women are not the second sex or the weaker one, but the first sex! Here are 6 things I want my daughter to learn as she grows up!
As if physical crimes were not enough, every girl child is a victim of psychological crime done to her while teaching her gender roles.
I met a man over tea – obviously for the matrimonial alliance. Apparently, a teacher is too divine in the image to invite someone for coffee!
“Are you married?” he asked in an urgent and angry tone, and without waiting for an answer he continued desperately. “Please listen. It took me five bad years of a failed marriage to realize that only you and I are meant to be."
Slut-shaming young school girls is the result of inculcating and promoting victim blaming culture! Hence, Sex Education is needed urgently!
“I am looking pretty, aren’t I? Please ward off the evil eyes away from me too, Maasi”. But all my maasi did was smile and cup my face before waving at someone to initiate a conversation with them instead of warding any evil eye off me!
Why Krishna is the much loved and revered incarnation? Well, he was a ladies' man: the apple of the eye of his mothers; to fulfil his duties, towards whom he let go the love of his life, Radha! The crush of all the gopis, all of whom were spell bound by his flute's music, he has an unsurpassed charisma!
Many Indian elderly are firm believers in enslaving a daughter-in-law in the name of tradition which is actually a tradition of oppression and not of religious faith.
We need more confident men like Ranveer Singh who don’t let the society’s definition of (toxic) masculinity refrain them from doing the right thing and following their heart.
This is the thing about thoughtful gifts – there is a significant meaning attached to them, that makes them as precious and priceless as a family heirloom.
We need to speak of marital rapes not just because they are sexual violence, but also because of the unwanted pregnancy forced on a women.
A rapist is a rapist! A rapist has no caste because terrorism has no caste; no religion. It is high time we acknowledge rape for what it is! An Act of Terrorism!
Dai was originally intended to denote a midwife, someone who used to assist women in childbirth with the experience and expertise of previous generations. Similarly, an Aya was originally supposed to be a nanny who can assist the new mother with child-rearing.
The recent forced resignation of an Assistant Professor from the reputed St Xavier's University of Kolkata has brought focus on the face of the Work Place Sexual Harassment Scenario in Academia.
I, too, wanted to name my daughter Yagyasaini after Draupadi but the opposition I faced was too strong, and I had to settle down for a name meaning Agni which, however, was met with equally strong opposition by my MIL.
Relatives kissing children's penises made me wonder how this is leaving boys vulnerable to potential abuse under the garb of affection.
Media's depiction of rape survivors as helpless, tormented women perpetuates rape culture by showing predators that women cannot fight back.
A humorous account of learning to drive on Indian roads. From traffic rules violation to stray cows, this story will make you laugh and nod.
My mother's red bindi and wristwatch became my feminist symbols as she taught me to stand up to discrimination, be independent, and be kind.
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