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Why Police Clean Chit To Nana Patekar Isn’t End Of The #MeToo Movement

A closure report submitted by the Mumbai Police has given Nana Patekar a clean chit in the Tanushree Dutta sexual harassment case. Does this mean an end to the #MeToo movement in India? 

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This Image Of A Young Sudanese Woman Gone Viral; How Can Indians Help In Their Human Rights Crisis?

The women in Sudan are becoming the new ray of hope. One image of young Sudanese woman is going viral and asking the world to pay attention to.

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7 Indian Dads On Instagram Who Break All Stereotypes – Do You Follow Them?

These 7 Indian dads on Instagram are breaking all the stereotypes about parenting by investing completely in their child’s upbringing.

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Gokul Sreedhar’s Post Celebrating His Mom’s Remarriage Is A Slap To The Stigma Around Older Women Remarrying

Gokul Sreedhar’s Facebook post celebrating his mother’s second marriage is a slap to society’s taboo against older women looking for love.

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Why Are Nike’s New Plus Size Mannequins Making Some People So Angry?

Beauty and fitness come in all sizes. Nike with its plus-size mannequins has proved that you need not be slim to work out and be called fit.

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The 8-Year-Old Victim Of The Kathua Rape Case Finally Receives Due Justice

Justice prevailed! 6 out of 7 accused in the Kathua Rape case have been convicted by the Supreme Court today.

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When Priyanka Chopra Was Dissed For Wearing A Blouse Less Saree…As Generations Of Indian Women Have Done

Priyanka Chopra is slammed for wearing a saree without a blouse And 'disrespecting Indian Culture.” But is Indian Culture a monolithic, frail entity?

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The Barbaric Murder Of A 2 Year Old In Aligarh Makes Us Wonder Where We Have Lost Our Humanity

The recent barbaric murder of a child in Aligarh highlights the ways in which people use vulnerable children as a tool for their revenge.

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Why Are Men So Afraid Of Breasts That The TN Govt Wants Us To Cloak Them With Dupattas?

Recently the Tamil Nadu government mandated staff to stick to wearing sarees, or salwar kameez with dupatta at work, to 'maintain the decorum'.

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17 Adults With Autism Allegedly Denied Entry In A Private Pool, When Will The Discrimination Stop?

17 adults with autism were allegedly denied entry in a private swimming pool on the accounts of “objection from other members”. When will the discrimination stop and acceptance begin?

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13 Indian Sportswomen Who Have Broken The Ceiling By Being Pioneers – Do You Know Them?

These 13 female pioneers in sports in India have established a benchmark for excellence in sports, and are a huge inspiration for everyone.

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With 6 Women Ministers In Modi 2.0 Cabinet We Expect A Lot Of Good Work; Will They Deliver?

Modi 2.0 has 6 women ministers, some who've already been in the Cabinet. They have many challenges that need to be addressed over the next 5 years. Will they deliver?

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The Latest Photo of Miss India Contestants Screams ‘Xerox Copy’. Inclusivity, What’s That?

A recent photo of Femina Miss India 2019 pageant finalists makes us wonder why all contestants must fit a particular template to be called 'beautiful'. 

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Why Smriti Irani’s Being A Pallbearer For Her Aide Has Touched So Many Hearts

The image of Smriti Irani being a pallbearer for an aide is going viral - as a symbol of women breaking patriarchal traditions. 

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8 Female Advocates In India Who Are The Super Heroes Of Justice.

These female advocates with their wands of justice have been fighting for justice and are a true source of inspiration.

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Women In The Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Who Won, Who Lost

With over 715 female candidates in the Lok Sabha Elections 2019, here's an ongoing look at the fate of the women in the fray. 

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6 Indian Mom YouTubers You Must Follow For Parenting Tips And So Much More!

These 6 Indian Mom Youtubers are your answer to all parenting questions along with much else - do go check their channels.

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Indu Harikumar Is Encouraging Women To Talk About The Relationship With Their Breasts

Artist and illustrator Indu Harikumar’s new project #identitty tries to break the stigma around women and breasts.

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Even Today, Dutee Chand’s Open Acknowledgement Of A Same Sex Relationship Is An Act Of Courage

Dutee Chand has become India’s first sports person star to acknowledge being in a same-sex relationship.

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21 y.o. Molested In Temple, Fully Clothed, With Parents; Can You Answer Her Pertinent Question?

Recently on the occasion of Akshay Tritiya, a 21-year-old was molested in a temple and we ask, where are women safe? Rape cases, acid attacks, molestation; these heinous crimes have now become a day to day business. Our society claims that “short clothes, roaming around with guys and going out in the night” is the […]

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1 Out Of 3 Female Lawyers Has Been Sexually Harassed – Recent Survey Reveals How ‘Law-Abiding’ Law Firms Are

Corporate houses ask law firms to advise them on how to handle harassment allegations. But what about the harassment going on in law firms? A new study has shocking results.

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Breaking Barriers 2019: 10 Key Ways The Power Of Community Can Help Build A Business

Not many realise the power of communities in building and growing a business, but the panels on this at Breaking Barriers 2019 in all 4 cities – Bangalore, Mumbai, Gurugram, and Hyderabad, made this feel intuitive.

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Strange Man Flashes With Impunity In ATM, Girl Takes Video As He Wouldn’t Stop, Goes Viral

In a video that went viral on social media, a man is seen flashing to a girl inside an ATM. This was a safe, known area for the girl, and there was also a cop car outside. High time to ask: where can women be safe?

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Uber Cabbie Molests Woman…Again. Was The ‘Emergency’ Response Enough To Ensure Safety?

Delhi based women alleges that when she was assaulted in an Uber cab, the emergency response just asked the driver to cancel the ride and left her on an isolated road, endangering her further. 

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The Viral Video Of ‘Delhi Aunty’ Is Not Just About Her: It Shows A Mirror To Our Society’s Ugliness

A video is going viral on social media, showing a group of young women confronting an older woman whom they allege, shamed them for wearing short dresses and said they deserved to be raped. However, much of the anger against her is also being expressed in the same slut-shaming language!

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5 Moments When Indian Women’s Cricket Team Proved They’re No Less Than Our Men In Blue

The heights that the Indian women's cricket team has achieved make us wonder - why are women cricketers not involved in the IPL which is the biggest celebration of cricket in India? Or even, why isn't there a women’s IPL tournament too?

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Despite Having A Predictable Patriarchal Narrative, ‘Kalank’ Does Offer Strong Female Leads

Kalank is a patriarchal narrative driven by aesthetics and heightened emotions but with that, it indeed has some strong women characters.

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Bella Ramsey Just Gave Us More Reasons To Love And Be Proud Of Lyanna Mormont

We will definitely miss everything about GOT once it's over but the actress Bella Ramsey who plays Lyanna Mormont will miss standing up to grown men, she says! We can’t be any less proud about our ferocious Lady Mormont.

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Don’t Ask Why Pallavi Gogoi Stayed Silent. Ask Why Men Assume Women Will

In a first-person article in The Washington Post on Thursday, Pallavi Gogoi, a journalist who now lives in the United States alleged that former Union Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar raped her in 1994 when she worked with him at the Asian Age.

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As Shveta Salve Found, The Bad Mom Label Is Easy For Women To Acquire

When will society stop judging women based on their lifestyle? Read how actress Shweta Salve slammed trolls who tried to pin the bad mom label on her.

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Arjun Sarja Vs Sruthi Hariharan: How Men Use Criminal Defamation To Intimidate Women

What is the result of speaking out against sexual misconduct? Justice? Empowerment? Equality? No. As Arjun Sarja's criminal defamation case against Sruthi Hariharan shows, in this world, it is the victim who is accused of being the criminal.

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At Their Hilarious Best! Deepika And Alia Dazzled In Koffee With Karan Season 6

From their men's loo stories to the legendary burp, the first episode of Koffee With Karan season 6 was a laugh riot with Deepika and Alia as its guests. 

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“I Am Pregnant And That’s Not A Disease,” Sania Mirza Slams Trolls On Twitter

Trolls have been giving Sania Mirza unwanted advice on her pregnancy, even shaming her for being 'out there in this condition'. She tweeted back, educating them that pregnancy is not something to be ashamed of. 

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‘Mahanati’ Actress Malavika Nair Aspires To Be Brave And Daring Like Parvathi Menon

Malavika Nair, an upcoming actress is a college-going teenager who has learnt many life lessons being in the film industry from a very young age. 

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It’s Too Negative! Bollywood Actress And Fashion Diva Sonam Kapoor Quits Twitter

Excessive hatred on Twitter these days compelled actress Sonam Kapoor, who was very active on social media, to quit Twitter. Trolls need to take a chill pill. 

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A True Feminist Hero: Serena Williams Reminds Women To Check For Breast Cancer

She is a rebel…she is an activist…she is an inspiration…she is the hero that society needs but doesn’t deserve right now…She is Serena Williams. 

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Feeling Low? 19y.o Amina Mehmood’s Insta Page Offers Simply Beautiful Messages Of Hope

With her Instagram page 'The Chasing Writer', young Amina Mehmood is inspiring about 11 thousand people with her motivational words, stories, and quotes.  

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8 Dandiya And Garba Songs To Rock The Dance Floor This Navratri!

Dance practice is about to begin everywhere! Here are 8 sizzling Dandiya songs with dance steps to nail any Dandiya night's dance floor. 

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When Gold Prices Go Up, More Girls Die In The Womb! The Connection? Find Out…

A recent research showed that an increase in gold prices is a great threat to girl children in our country. The fear of higher dowry leads people to kill them even before being born!

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Yet Another Leaked Nude Clip! Nah, I Don’t Care Anymore, Says Radhika Apte

The first time her nude pictures were leaked on social media, it bothered Radhika Apte, but not anymore. Slut shaming because of leaked nudes is not morality, it's disgusting - writes the author. 

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These 6 Women Are Not Just ‘Army Wives’, But Achievers In Their Own Right

With husbands being posted in borders and distant lands, an army wife's life is complicated. Amidst all the hardship they fail not to surprise us with their achievements.  

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Female Ghosts In Bollywood Movies, Why So Much Vengeance?

With recent Hindi movie Stree doing huge business in the box office, author explores Stree and other Bollywood horror films with vindictive female ghosts.

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New Google Pay Ad Features An Anxious Yet Empowered New Mom Going Back To Work

It's okay for mothers to be anxious after a maternity break, says the new google pay ad. Its the story of empowered yet an emotional mother. 

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Huh? Yes, Our Parents Have A Sex Life Even Now, Shows Trailer Of ‘Badhaai Ho’

As sexual desires are nowhere connected to age, the upcoming hindi movie Badhaai Ho addresses sex stigmas surrounding elderly couple. 

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These 7 New Movies Show Us A Trend Of Women Breaking Stereotypes And Being Free!

She is bold... She is fierce... She is powerful… She is independent and she is breaking the stereotypes. She is the 'new woman of Bollywood.'

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Upcoming Film ‘Love Sonia’ Deals With Matters That Matter The Most – Prostitution And Human Trafficking

Bollywood movie 'Love Sonia' addressing critical issues with a stellar cast is all set to release in the coming week. Here is what you can expect from the film.  

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These Ugly Social Norms Compelled A Mysore Girl To Kill Herself

Recently a young girl, with the fear of not being accepted, killed herself in the city of Mysore. When will the beauty norms imposed on girls by the society stop? 

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Who’s Talking Of Menstrual Health In Jharkhand? Srilekha Chakraborty Is, And Tells Us About It!

What drives Srilekha Chakraborty to work with remote villages in Jharkhand, talking to girls and women about menstrual health? We find out in a free-wheeling conversation!

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Top Travel Blogger Anuradha Goyal Tells Us What Makes Her Tick As An Entrepreneur

Energy, innovation, passion and travel: 4 words that define Anuradha Goyal. She is proudly living her life as a travel entrepreneur and blogger, and inspiring a lot of other people to do the same.

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Why Imtiaz Ali’s Laila Majnu Will Still Be Relevant To Young Indians

The trailer of Imtiaz Ali's new movie Laila Majnu as released recently. Why does the Laila Majnu story continue to be so appealing to us in India?

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Immoral And Out To Grab Our Men: White Women In Bollywood

How has the portrayal of white women in Bollywood changed over the years? Here's taking a look at this most 'immoral' of all characters in our cinema.

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