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A postgraduate student of Political Science at Presidency University, Kolkata. Describes herself as an intersectional feminist and an avid reader when she's not busy telling people about her cats. Adores walking around and exploring lanes and bylanes in her city and admiring sunsets.
A whole range of basic legal rights are available only inside the institution of marriage in this country, hence the right to marriage should be available to everyone.
In his message on LinkedIn, Harish Iyer speaks of how Indian culture as defined currently is actually the Victorian mores by the British, and that laws should be framed to make lives of citizens better.
Recently, Masaba Gupta put up an IG post letting the world know that she married Satyadeep Misra, whom she was dating for a couple of years, in a private ceremony.
Women have to put in a far greater amount of hard work, time and energy for a mere slice of the recognition even mediocre men accrue. Sania Mirza, Garima Arora and Masaba tell us to hold it close.
A Dalit woman professor in an Ooty college was sexually harassed by a colleague, and even after her complaint, she didn't get justice - an example of how caste affects even justice systems in place.
Sandhya Devanathan, on Thursday, became the new India Chief of the social media giant Meta, which owns Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. She will be holding the position of Vice President of Meta India and will assume her responsibilities from 1st January 2023.
Nominee is not the same as successor, who is usually related to the policy holder by birth, consanguinity, marriage or adoption. It is not your same-sex partner.
The outrage has put a spotlight on the blatantly discriminatory aspects of the Surrogacy Regulation Act, people's conceptions of who is a 'good' mother, and the prejudices against surrogacy.
Women participating in these rallies were seen to take off their hijabs as a sign of protest, and also have been chopping off their hair and burning the hijabs.
Preliminary investigations have found that the alleged videos do not exist, and the woman shot one video of herself in the bathroom and sent it to her boyfriend.
The 8 minutes and 12 seconds of this short film by Tinder is taut with tension and apprehension, even though every dialogue feels like something you’ve heard someone say or something you have talked about with friends.
Without marriage equality, a horde of civil rights remain inaccessible to the queer community from joint adoption to financial benefits, relegating them to the position of second class citizens.
Defining a family in terms of a heterosexual marriage and biologcal kids is a patriarchal, capitalist construct that needs to be dismantled in favour of inclusion and equality.
The judgement pointed out that the MTP (Amendment) Act 2021 mentions ‘partner’ and not ‘husband’, and therefore intends to include women irrespective of their marital status.
A patriarchal belief in 'man must be breadwinner' causes such criminal behaviour, and the wife bagging a govt job was more than his 'male ego' could handle.
Society expects women to dress ‘modestly’ around men, particularly powerful men, and any woman who doesn't toe this line is attacked.
The one thing that is clear is that these trolls think calling someone a “maid” is an insult. This shows that they consider domestic helpers - or “maids” in their words - some sort of low-life. Let’s dig into this mindset.
Even though neither the admit card nor the website of the university mentioned any dress codes, the invigilator refused to let her sit for her exams in the pair of shorts she wore.
Indians typically treat their domestic helpers with disrespect as we have no concept of a dignity of labour, as acclaimed actor Tilottama Shome found when a troll called her a 'flop actress who looks like a maid'. Read her answer
On the 3rd anniversary of overturning Section 377, Axis bank announced a 'new' policy for same sex couples. But is it just more of marketing hogwash?
India's vaccination drive has truly worked only because of the untiring efforts of our female workforce. The nation needs to take notice of their needs and grievances, and compensate them in accordance with their contribution.
Malaika Arora publicly acknowledging her wishes to adopt a daughter with her son, as a single mother, is an empowering move that needs to be noted.
If you an LGBT small town India or a rural area person, and if you are overwhelmed by what life is throwing at you, there are others like you. No one is alone.
This Pride Month, Justice Anand Venkatesh of Madras High Court has issued a set of LGBT friendly guidelines to ensure safety of the community from harassment by police and family.
The case of a teacher abusing his position of power over minors to sexually harass them in a prominent Chennai school is all about how rape culture enables entitled abusive men.
Demi Lovato came out as non binary recently. Let's take this moment to talk about what it means, and normalise all gender identities for our trans and non-binary siblings.
Over 700 teachers in UP succumbed to COVID contracted during election duties, should the panchayat elections not have been postponed?
The recent Oxfam Report on women at work world over gives data for the losses women as a collective have suffered due to the year of pandemic, and continue suffering.
The 12 year old tribal girl was not allowed to go home by the employers for a long time, and was pregnant when she was allegedly burnt alive by her employers on 22nd April.
There has been a lot of misinformation about the COVID vaccine - like "can I take the COVID vaccine during periods?" Here are some answers.
Stand-up comedian Prashasti Singh recently shared her ordeal at a COVID hospital where her mom was hospitalised. What can we do about the situation?
In a positive move, the Madras HC ordered a lesbian couple's parents to seek counselling, thus potentially giving us a more inclusive future!
Talking about her book 'Coaching: The Secret To Uncommon Leadership,' Ruchira Chaudhary tells us her thoughts on women and leadership.
After a trial that spanned over two years, a Delhi Court today acquitted Priya Ramani over a criminal defamation case filed by MJ Akbar.
The public humiliation of a woman in MP for having a relationship post-separation proves how we still think of women as men's property!
Valentine's Day, as a queer woman in India, isn't easy, especially today. Here is why I, a queer, young hopelessly romantic woman, feel so!
Taapsee Pannu called out a publication for calling Mithali Raj, 'former player.' We still can't take sportswomen seriously, can we?
The women in movies by Ritwik Ghatak may not be the patriarchy smashing heroines but they are the feminist women we know in our daily lives!
Madras HC's latest ruling finally dispels the myth that a woman and a man in a locked room need not be engaging in sexual activities!
An intersex teen from Satara was diagnosed with Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome. Why we need to stop the stigmatisation of these conditions.
Renuka Shahane opened up about being ostracised as a kid after her parents' divorce. Still need a reason to destigmatise divorces?
While Bhawana Kanth is the first-ever woman fighter pilot to fly in this year's Republic Day Parade, here are 10 women who made history.
Bihar's new policy to allow trans individuals to join the state police force is the kind of inclusion the community needs in 2021!
Ex-NDTV journalist Nidhi Razdan today revealed that she has been a victim of a very clever phishing attack, and has been brutally trolled since. Let's be more supportive?
Rajini Chandy, a 69-year-old Kerala actress was viciously trolled for her glamorous photoshoot, called 'too sexy'. This denial of older women’s agency and sexuality is blatantly sexist and ageist and has to stop.
Saisha Shinde, who designed for the likes of Kareena & Deepika recently came out as a trans woman, garnering a lot of support from everyone.
Domestic violence in India, despite criminalisation, still continues. But this new case makes you wonder, just how normalised is it?
Did you wake up with a crazy hangover from the New Year's weekend? Don't worry we have some desi kitchen hangover cures to your rescue!
The year 2020 has been hard on all of us. However, here are 9 women who went viral for making us laugh, smile and even enraged!
Ranchi man killed his infant daughter because he didn't want a daughter. How is this still happening in 2020?
Dr Mahinder Watsa passed away earlier today, however, none of us will forget the wit with which he dealt with the taboo topic of sex!
Pooja Bhatt speaking about alcoholism publicly is the kind of conversations we need to destigmatise the illness called addiction.
2020 was a year of the unexpected. So as it draws to a close, here are 7 badass motivational quotes from women to end the year with!
2020 may not have been a great year for any of us. But these 12 women proved that despite all odds, they can create history
Google searches for Neha Kakkar were higher than those for coronavirus last week. Is something wrong with our priorities?
Actor Karanvir Bohra took to Instagram to celebrate the birth of this third daughter. In 2020, this is the kind of positivity we need!
BJP MP Saumitra Khan's reaction to wife Sujata Mondal Khan's decision to switch parties has again proven the entrenched misogyny of politics!
NCC denying inclusion of transwoman student in Kerala shows us that we may be in 2020 but our thoughts are still regressive and transphobic!
Why is it that alcohol use and even drugs, are seen as minor mistakes by men, but evidence of women's 'loose' character?
Why is the labour of a bar dancer any different from the labour of a shopkeeper? After all, both are valid ways of earning.
American-Indian Gitanjali Rao is TIME Magazine's first-ever Kid Of The Year. Here's what we need to know about the fifteen-year-old!
Invoking the bro-code, the song Teri Bhabhi doesn't just commodify women, it also manages to show you everything that's wrong with Bollywood!
With the onset of winter, we have 5 yummy mulled wine recipes to bring in the festive season and surprise your family while staying warm!
Bigg Boss contestant Eijaz Khan spoke about being sexually abused as a child. It's time we talked about the trauma male survivors face.
Shasvathi Siva and Teesha Thomas’ video on normalising divorce is now viral. Here's why these women refuse to be silent about divorce!
Actor Mona Singh recently spoke about having her eggs frozen since she wasn't ready to have kids just yet. What does freezing eggs mean?
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