Rimli Bhattacharya is a First class gold medalist in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, an MBA in supply chain management and is engaged with a corporate sector. Her essay in the anthology “Book of Light” a nonfiction genre was published with Speaking Tiger Publication which created a furor in the literature world. She writes for Several magazines, Times of India, Engineering Journals, Blogs and is also a trained Indian Classical Dancer.
She is based out of Mumbai, India.
Rimli has been awarded a Star Blogger by team Bonobology for her essay “Running a solo Marathon”
Rimli can also be contacted on twitter @rimli76
The upshot of the mental trauma has been so awful that she has now turned in to a chronic schizophrenic struggling to survive and in the process, she is drowning.
Smita Patil was one of her kind, an actress who made her own way in the Indian film industry - mostly in Hindi and Marathi. 17th October is her birthday - here's remembering her.
Sindoor Khela may be a tradition supposed to be followed only by married women but what happens when a divorcee decides to change it by breaking tradition?
Your marriage has been on the rocks, you are contemplating a divorce but don't know if it's the right move? Here's 10 pointers to help you take that step
We have a certain perception of what it means to be a feminist, and we think that anyone who falls outside that is a 'bad feminist'. Here's busting a few myths about this.
Tired of dealing with rude people who are constantly yelling or being obnoxious? Here are ten ways to deal with rude people and kill them with kindness!
Teachers shape our lives in school and are the people who make us who we are. But what happens when a teacher takes pleasure in punishments and humiliation of the students?
Suicide. The mere mention of the word just stops your heart for a second, doesn't it? Here are a few reasons why your teen might be suicidal and how to help them out of it.
Children are bound to behave in a rude manner as they grow up. Dealing with bad behaviour is not the easiest task, so the author has 5 tips to deal with it.
When the going gets tough, we, as humans, tend to wallow in self pity. However, what we forget is that there are people with problems larger than ours!
"Sharma jee ke bacche." Something we all are familiar with. Being compared is basically a part of our DNA. But is it really a good idea to compare children?
It's never easy being a single parent especially in India. But single parenting does teach you a number of things. Here's 10 things a single mother learnt!
The film dealt with disability in a very sensitive way making it a compelling watch.
Gender Dysphoria and depression are quite common in our country and yet not talked about enough. Read Tarun's story of struggling with both at the same time
Having won Miss World Diversity, the third time, Aizya Naaz Joshi wants to help the transgender community by pushing for transgender women's marriages.
While fighting patriarchy, we also need to teach girls to be independent. Here are five tips that will help you raise a strong, confident, independent girl.
Very rarely do find movies that look at the conflicted relationship between two women with empathy. Mukherjee Dar Bou is one of them.
A personal account of disillusionment through the Rakhi tying at school - this will resonate with so many of you!
A single mom speaks of her challenges with breastfeeding her baby for the full duration that she wanted to, as she had economic considerations and needed to rejoin work.
POSCO act came into being 7 years ago. But children, even toddlers and babies are still being raped and killed. When will this change?
Let her face the harsh realities of life and solve the problems herself. Be a guiding star to her and not a suffocating parent.
All you need is the will to resist cancer. You can conquer death. Believe in the fact that its not your time as yet.
Ruma Guha Thakurta, noted Bengali Actor and Playback singer, as well as one of the Founders of the Calcutta Youth Choir, passed away recently. Here's remembering her life and achievements.
She had cheated death which she once wished. It was HIM who loved her and that is all that she needed. She felt liberated.
Water depicts the terrible damage that can be done to the human spirit when jingoistic religious rules and texts are treated as inviolable.
With election results looming over us, we woke up to the shocking news that a female Congress leader from Karnataka, Reshma Padeknur is dead.
As the saying goes nothing in this world can torment you as much as your own thoughts. Make a world a healthy place to live in.
The Darpana Academy of Performing Arts celebrated its golden jubilee on 28 December 1998, with the announcement of the annual "Mrinalini Sarabhai Award for Classical Excellence", in the field of classical dance.
Mirch Masala is set in the pre-independence era and speaks of male tyranny, caste discrimination, women oppression, feminism, mounds of chilli powder and the rustic Gujarat.
Today, 29th April, is International Dance Day. Let me take you through the Navarasas that are the soul of Indian classical dance, something every dancer must master.
Known for following her own drumbeat, Film maker Mira Nair has stayed consistently feminist in her choice of subjects as well as the treatment of the subjects she chooses. More than 20 years after Salaam Bombay, here's why she continues to be relevant.
She might have struggled to fetch water for herself, she might have gasped for breath, she might have yearned for someone to hold her close, she might have wished to cry her heart out, she might have – and I cannot think of any other sadder death than this. Hear me society - I am talking about Parveen Babi.
Set on the backdrop of the Emergency in 1970, Rohinton Mistry’s novel, A Fine Balance is a tale of our prejudiced caste system, a corrupt and cruel society, of grief and despair, and a single woman’s struggle for existence.
On the occasion of Teacher's Day here is a special story by Rimli Bhattacharya about a childhood crush on a teacher, who was indeed special.
The valley of Kashmir is not all about war and bloodshed. Iram Habib's achievement as the first Muslim women pilot from Kashmir proves the same.
Menstruation is still a taboo in India. Justifies the trolls and comments Rimli Bhattachary received on twitter for saying out loud that she bleed every month.
Its the 21st death anniversary of the legendary model turned Odissi dancer - Protima Bedi. On this occasion, the author explains what an exceptional feminist icon that she was.
Dissociative Identity Disorder, (or DID, earlier called Multiple Personality Disorder) is more common in women, as it is often a result of childhood sexual abuse that almost 20% of girls face.
The Bollywood film industry lost another unmatched talent - Ava Mukherjee. She passed away in Mumbai on Monday, 15 January 2018.
Winnie Harlow is a model of Jamaican descent, who has made peace with the fact that she is living with vitiligo, and lives her life to the full despite the issues she faced as a child.
Women have always been portrayed in a very cheap, trashy, misogynist way in Bollywood. This needs to stop, as women in society are proving their mettle.
She entreated, she enticed, she prayed, all just with her voice that leading ladies of the 50s sang with. Today, 20th July, is 46 years since she passed away, too early.
Despite its victim blaming, and warped attitudes to victims of rape, this movie, Benaam Badshah proved to be a hit. What does it say about us?
Rani Mukherjee's Shivani Shivaji Roy in Mardaani turns gender stereotypes of a hero oriented movie on its head. Do watch.
Depression can't be treated by doing yoga or going for a walk! The recent Ministry of Health poster on depression includes many myths about depression that a lot of us believe.
Bol, an Urdu film, was made to shed light on women's rights, to bring the focus of media and the Pakistani elite to gender issues.
7 Khoon Maaf is in reality a story of abusive marriages, and gives a message that a woman needs to recognise it and get out of such a marriage, even if not by murder!
The author discusses three movies that brought out the ironies of a misogynistic society. She could relate to the women characters as she herself is a survivor of abuse.
Do you dread the monthly mood swings and backaches that are a sign of PMS? Read this post to find answers to all your queries and also how to battle PMS.
It has been 25 years, but Damini is still considered as one of the finest movies of its time, that depicted the struggle of a woman to stand for what was right. It holds relevance even today.
Aparna Sen's movie Paroma shows how woman shackled to her different roles in a patriarchy, is stignmatised when she decides to live for herself.
On the fifth death anniversary of veteran Bengali director Rituparno Ghosh, let us take a look at some of his strong female-oriented movies.
An all women crew of Naval officers create history by becoming the first ever all women team to circumnavigate the globe in INSV Tarini. We are mighty proud of them.
The author gives an honest personal account of being sexually abused in an unequal situation - something that happens more often than is reported.
Twenty year old Gayathri Subran becomes the first Dalit woman pilot. Her story teaches us that sky is the limit for those who dream big.
There is a lot of information on the net about menstruation, but here are 4 things that I think everyone, boy or girl, man or woman, should know.
Satyajit Ray was a visionary ahead of his times. His presentation of women feels very contemporary, whether they were single, homemakers, or working women.
Breasts of a woman are certainly the stuff of men's fantasies, but a woman cannot be equated to her breast size. A movie review that speaks of this.
Magnificent Manu Bhaker - at just 16, her immense confidence and calm in the face of extraordinary challenges, is inspiring.
“Due to depression I am killing myself.” Radhika wrote. Understanding depression is essential so we can be more supportive to people in its clutches.
I unwittingly watched porn on my 15th birthday, and I still remain the butt of jokes. Why are women judged for watching porn when men aren't?
Movies reflect life and life reflects movies. The movie Roja gave me the strength to follow my heart and do what I had to. I consider her a feminist icon.
Time to destroy the taboo against talking about mammography and mastectomy, which prevents early detection of a fatal and common disease in women.
First loves are special and always stay with us. Here is the story of my first love, which will always remain irreplaceable to me.
A personal account of an abusive marriage: "Just so you know times have changed. And I am no longer that timid woman whom you and your family treated like a slave."
Chak De! India might have the secret ingredient to women empowerment that we all might have been missing for so many years! Read here.
Women here, women there. Do you still know who she is? Can you bottle her in a definition? An attempt at containing what being a woman means.
Holi has become an excuse to harass and molest women and hence, I refuse to participate in this festival. Let's demand an end to this toxic culture.
This is a personal dance journey of the author. Though she is a qualified Engineer, she has found her calling in performing, and teaching dance to children.
Emilie du Chatelet lived in the pre-French Revolution France, and had to fight patriarchy to study science and maths, but today her contributions are recognised.
Besides her intense acting, Sridevi brought to many women a vicarious pleasure through the many 'tough women' roles she essayed - and enjoyed.
An extraordinary actor, Rekha has nevertheless battled a lot of personal demons and won, and is today undoubtedly a Diva to contend with.
Society truly progresses when women can freely express themselves, be it through a wink or a smile.This poem explores a woman's agency over her expressions.
As we mourn the loss of lawyer and activist, Asma Jahangir, let's look back at her life to derive inspiration from this feminist icon.
It was my dream job, but what happened was nothing short of a nightmare, from which, happily, I woke up unscathed. Yes, I was sexually harassed at work.
While male boxers stumbled, Mary Kom wins gold in the Indian Open Boxing Tournament proving that women in sports need to be taken more seriously!
Helen, a 20 year old aspiring model, had acute bipolar disorder - also called manic depressive psychosis. Was it her fault, or the result of something else?
Dolores O’Riordan, the lead singer of the noted Irish Rock Band The Cranberries passed away recently. Here is a heartfelt tribute.
The cult classic movie Arth was ahead of its time in the way it ended and the feminist message it sent to its viewers. Here is what I learnt from it.
In the male dominated scientific milieu of the 80s, Francoise Barre-Sinousi discovered the AIDS virus HIV, paving the way for treatment of millions suffering from this deadly disease.
I had just met this man and he seeks 'privacy', and I agreed! Maybe in my find I was thinking that this is the perfect man I am searching to end my loneliness? That I need a man else I am incomplete?
A single woman's sex life, whether it exists or not, seems to arouse curiosity in everybody else. Here's a personal experience.
Mental health issues are increasingly becoming more prominent in the society and yet we fail to take them seriously enough. Schizophrenia is one such problem that needs attention.
5 years after what came to be known as the Nirbhaya case shook the country, can women confidently say that they are safe?
I went back several times on the shore to see if the stranger was there, but he was not to be seen, he never came. I saw him in my dreams several times.
This is the story of Dipa Karmakar, who struggled against many odds to come up on top as the Olympic medal winner in the Rio Olympics in 2016
The gender bias in science fields still keeps women out of the STEM areas, even when they have historically been equal contributors when they have a chance.
Nafisa Joseph took her own life after a failure in love. Is it worth it to destroy yourself for an unworthy person? Introspect and find your strength.
Vijayalakshmi Vadlapati, better known as Silk Smitha, thought herself a badass woman, yet she chose death at the age of 35, leaving her dreams unfulfilled.
Jackie Collins is an unlikely hero in the world of writers - she is the queen of the erotica that speaks of sexual intrigue and forbidden relationships in Hollywood.
It was during a common friend’s wedding. I was with my friend when I felt a hand on my shoulder. I turned, it was him. His eyes glued on me as he pulled me away.
Menarche, or the beginning of periods in a girl can be a traumatic event, and understanding it goes a long way in making it easy for her.
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