Nidhi Shendurnikar is an independent researcher based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. She has a Ph.D in Political Science from The M.S.University of Baroda. Previously, she has been associated with IIM-Ahmedabad as an Academic Associate. A Caux Scholar (2015) and a CONTACT SIT alumnus (2014), she is a part of several voluntary peace initiatives between India and Pakistan. Her present research interests are studying the role of religion and young people in peace building and examining counter-narratives to mainstream secularism in the digital space.
Zakia Soman and Noorjehan Niaz of the Bhartiya Muslim Mahila Andolan are standing up against the ban on women at Haji Ali and much else.
Kalki Koechlin's new play, The Living Room, is doing the rounds to much acclaim. Here is a review of this play, where Death visits and wants a nice cup of tea!
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is an act that violates the rights of young girls and women. Aarefa Johari speaks out against this tradition fearlessly.
Chapa Kata, an interesting play, looks at dilemmas of the parent-child relationship anew, beyond the trope of dutiful love.
A book about a young girl's struggle in a remote area in Pakistan, Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala's autobiography I Am Malala is much more than inspiring.
A change of last, and even first name is not uncommon for women who get married. How do we view this 'tradition' in the contemporary world?
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