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Karthika S Nair

I am a journalist with a feminist voice. Hope to be a novelist or a screenwriter. I am a movie geek, bibliophile, blogger and nature lover.

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Jitu Patwari Vikas remark
In A Sexist Tweet, Madhya Pradesh MLA Compared Centre’s Failed Ventures To Having Daughters

Madhya Pradesh MLA Jitu Patwari's sexist remark about "waiting for Vikas" is in very poor taste, and not OK in a country with rampant female foeticide and widespread violence against women. 

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Random Man Sends Rape Threat To Sucharita Tyagi Because He Is ‘Offended’ – Who’s To Blame?

Rape threats haven't abated despite the Hyderabad encounter which was supposed to "put fear into hearts of rapists" - as this rape and death threat to Sucharita Tyagi shows.

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The Myth of Gender Equality: Just How Far Do We Need To Go To Achieve It?

Is gender equality still a myth or are we on the track to tackle the elephant in the room that is feminism? A journalist writes about her observations.

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Can People Stop Glamouring Violence Against Women, Even If It’s ‘Just For Tiktok’?

A recent Tiktok video showed a man 'punishing' a woman for ending a relationship - perpetuating the belief that rebellious women need to be 'shown their place'.

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How to manage period cramps
5 Lifestyle Tips To Deal Better With Period Cramps

Here are 5 practical tips to help you deal better with dysmenorrhea - the menstrual cramping that afflicts many women.

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Rage Against The Machine: Don’t Stop And Stare

What happens when we just stop and stare? A photo goes viral before a victim gets help, says this introspective post.

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Silencing Preity Zinta: Is Standing Up For Yourself A Crime?

What happens to a woman who stands up for herself? Is she supported and heard out? Or is she silenced and criticised? This insightful post takes a look.

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Women living with fear
My Story: How Long Will Women In India Live A Life Of Fear?

An encounter in an isolated area leaves the writer contemplating how precarious is the safety net for most women, and how common the victim-blaming.

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The effects of domestic violence
A family In The Dark: The Vicious Effects Of Domestic Violence

When a child is brought up in an environment of abuse, what impact does it have on a young mind? The effects of domestic violence can be vicious and long-running.

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