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An avid reader, a blogger, a book reviewer, a freelancer writer and an aspiring author. She has an opinion about everything around. And through her writings she reaches out to the world. A mother of two minions and a die hard romantic by heart, Maitabi enjoys spending time with her kids. Maitabi's writing mantra is simple, let it be a dictionary free read.
You will always be able to count on me, Maitabi Banerjee promised her newborn daughter, thinking about all the things a girl child in India has to face.
Just as it is for most women, Tanushree Dutta too must have found it incredibly hard to speak up. The least we can do is listen with sensitivity.
When women directors were uncommon, Kalpana Lajmi made women centric films. By daring to love and marrying a much older man, she proved her bravado.
The new movie Manmarziyya celebrate's a woman's imperfection with 'sanskar' having no role to play. Author Maitabi Banerjee writes in praise for the movie.
A writer muses on the lives of strangers she encounters at a vegetable shop. Their conversations tells her about their sexism that says, "Kitchen is women's work!"
Dhadak ticks all the boxes when it comes to style, but lacks in its very soul. Here's a quick peek at the movie.
How have we come to this pass in India, where religion and our grandstanding around it, matters more than the life of a child?
Move over chowmein-blaming-politicos, new heights of ridiculousness achieved by this Kerala professor who thinks woman in jeans = transgender children.
The first thing a would-be mother hears is that she now has to sacrifice a lot for her child. It belittles a mother's love and her being human.
Who are you to preach to a mother how she should breastfeed her child? Public or private, it's entirely her choice - so let's stop preaching.
The Kanyadaan ritual epitomises many of the problems with marriage, where 'girls' are seen as the property of one family, to be handed over to another.
Allow her...let her... Enough of such language that pleads. Women, rise up your arms and reach for the sky. Dare to reach beyond what you think you can!
Holi triggers unpleasant memories in many Indian women. This author recollects her trauma during Holi as a child, which makes her scared for her daughter.
What you are thinking and the way you are behaving is abnormal. It is unacceptable. You are the new bride. How can you say no to religious rituals. It is a sin, and you are a being sinful!
Some were worried what would happen on my first night? Some wanted to know what my mother ate when she carried me. Some even wanted to know how much she split open while giving birth?
Parents are human too, agreed, but do we parents ever think of what effect our actions might be having on our impressionable kids? Your kids are watching you.
Our attention is entirely on the wrong things, such as whether Deepika Padukone playing Padmavati should show her midriff or not.
Elixir is the debut novel of author Sinjini Sengupta; it plumbs human emotions, finding an echo in the reader.
Are you or anyone you know facing domestic violence? Do not suffer in silence - it is time to speak up. Call the women's helpline 1091 for help.
"Pregnancy confirmed. 4 weeks. But something wrong. Arundhati refused to look at the baby’s heartbeat on the monitor. She was sobbing. I suspect abuse."
Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui's memoir is in the news for all the wrong reasons - proving that sex and women are the easiest themes to use for publicity.
If Arushi Talwar has been your daughter, could you have borne the ruthless assassination of her character? Would you have made up quite so many theories?
Actor Rekha has lived a life that drew many brickbats, yet emerged triumphantly as her own person. Here's a look at whether she could consider her a role model for women.
The 'punya mati' from the neighborhood of sex workers is an essential at Durga Pujo. What could be the reason for this ritual?
Boys are vulnerable to child sexual abuse as girls. We often forget this when we talk to girls about safety, but omit telling boys that they have a right to safety too.
A rape scene in films serves nothing more than to titillate the viewer, and increase the box office rating. Let us become better human beings than to encourage this.
We've had so much focus on Gurmeet Ram Rahim and his criminal doings. It's time to focus instead on the two women who fought the case against him bravely, says this author.
Bijnis Woman by Tanuja Chandra is a treasury of local tales told by the "mausis, buas, and chachas" of Uttar Pradesh, and reveal human beings in all their flawed glory.
What reply do you give your children when they realize that the rakhi is being bought only for the brother? Isn't this counter to raising gender equal kids?
With all the saas bahu tales on TV heavy with stereotypes, the real life toxicity in this relationship is considered okay. Is it, though?
We need to talk about menstruation and demolish the taboo, recognize the need for making sanitary products more accessible, get our priorities right!
Dangle, a debut novel by Sutapa Basu is a splendidly crafted psychological fiction, which will grab you and make you sit through till the end.
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