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Nishtha Pandey

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Why Can’t We Let Virat Kohli’s Decision To Take Paternity Leave Just Be That?

Virat Kohli's decision to take paternity leave has been met with social media's wrath. What is so wrong in wanting to take the leave?

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India Love Project On Instagram Celebrates Real Life Stories Across Faith And Caste Lines

India Love Project is an Instagram page that showcases inspiring real life stories, which celebrate love across man-made faith and caste lines.

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Outrage Over Deepika Rajawat’s Tweet Shows Our Society’s Hypocrisy When It Comes To Women

#ArrestDeepikaRajawat trends after she tweeted a picture of how men treat women on normal days while worshipping them during festivals.

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Men Giving Rape Threats To 5y.o. Ziva Dhoni ‘Coz Her Father Performed Badly Shows Our Sick Society

Mentality of men in Indian society has reached a new low with many disgruntled cricket fans giving MS Dhoni’s 5-year-old daughter rape threats because her father is not playing well enough.  Cricket is one game that unites our entire country. Fans go crazy for their favourite teams and their favourite cricketers. It’s very common for […]

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Nawaz’s Serious Men Makes One Ponder Upon The Horrors Of The Caste System Through Satire

Serious Men by Sudhir Mishra based on Manu Joseph's satirical take on India's caste system through a father's dubious dreams for his child.

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Beyonce Sharma Jaegi Is A New Low In The Racist, Colourist History Of Bollywood Lyrics

Bollywood's generalisation of women as 'fair is beautiful' is clearly evident from Khaali Peeli's new song Beyonce Sharma Jaegi.' Will this obsession stop?

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Never Mind Rasode Mein Kaun Tha; These 8 Things Make Us Facepalm Over Daily Indian Soaps

From over dramatic camera shots, to always well-dressed women, here are few things that will never change in Indian daily soaps irrespective of rasode main kaun tha!

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Rashmi Desai Being Age Shamed Shows Our Society’s Oppressive Beauty Norms

Recently actress Rashmi Desai on her Instagram stories called out faceless trolls and bullies for age shaming her. Why are a woman’s beauty and grace supposed to be related to her age?

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The Mother-Daughter Relationship In Masaba Masaba Kept Me Rooting For Them

Masaba Masaba emerges as a light-hearted rom-com, that celebrates the relatable relationship between mother-daughter duo Masaba and Neena Gupta.

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Dear Kangana, Here’s Why Your Tweets About Depression Are Completely Incorrect

Kangana Ranaut (like may others), seems to have some misconceptions related to depression and what people go through. Here are the real facts!

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Meet 7 Inspiring Older Instagram Influencers Who Prove That Age Is Just A Number

Today, World Senior Citizen Day, here are 7 older Instagram influencers, women who prove that age is no barrier to follow your passion and influence people. 

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Kiruba Munusamy’s Account Of Being Fired For Taking Period Leave Reveals The Bias Against Women

Supreme court's lawyer Kiruba Munuswamy was fired for taking a leave due to menstrual cramps. Still wondering about the gender bias at work?

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Mumbai Flower Seller Kanta Murti Stands 7 Hrs At Open Manhole On Flooded Road To Prevent Accidents

Kanta Murti, the woman who opened a manhole to drain flooding near her home stood there for 7 hours to prevent any accidents, raising our belief in human sensitivity and sensibility. 

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‘My Mother Is My Inspiration,’ Says Kamala Harris, American VP Candidate

Joe Biden's chosen Vice-Presidential candidate, Kamala Harris is a strong woman whose mother inspired her to fight for her rights and for what is right. 

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Star Plus’ Anupamaa May Be A Slight Cringe-Fest But It Asks Important Questions About Respecting Mothers!

Anupamaa is the story of every mom who isn't 'cool' enough for her kids, nor classy enough for her husband. So she doesn't deserve any respect, does she?

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Raveena Tandon Speaks Up About Being Labelled ‘Arrogant’ For Not Adhering To Bollywood Norms

Raveena Tandon was called arrogant for not listening to the men of Bollywood. Will we ever stop shaming and labelling women for standing up for themselves?

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Friends For Floods Is Working To Help Women Cope With The Assam Flood, You Can Help Them Too!

Friends For Floods a youth-led organisation in Assam is helping women during floods with a sanitary napkin donation drive. Here is how you can help them!

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Shruti Haasan Shares How Bollywood Still Makes South Indians Feel Like Outsiders

In an interview, Shruti Hassan accepted that she feels like an outsider in Bollywood. Why don't accomplished actors from other industries get their due?

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Finally An Ad That Breaks Silence Around Periods With Women Bleeding Red, Not Blue!

The RIO sanitary pads ad is breaking the taboo by showing period blood as red, not blue. But is Indian society ready for this change?

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Easy YouTube Recipes For Beginners On 7 Channels You’d Want To Binge Watch!

Super easy YouTube recipes are something we all are constantly looking for! During the lockdown, I discovered these 7 channels with recipes for beginners!

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Dil Bechara Will Leave You With Teary Eyed Catharsis At Sushant Singh Rajput’s Lovely Performance!

‘Dil Bechara,’ the remake of 'The Fault In Our Stars,' is a roller coaster ride of overwhelming emotions made better by Sushant Singh Rajput's presence!

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Sassy And Classy – 22 y.o. Instagram Artist Wasfa Kamal Bashes Societal Stereotypes With Her Art!

We love 22-year-old Wasfa Kamal, a digital artist, who is currently smashing societal stereotypes with her brilliant, sassy and sarcastic art on Instagram! 

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Comedian Agrima Joshua Receiving Threats Proves Yet Again To Silence A Woman, Threaten To Rape Her

Recently comedian Agrima Joshua was given rape threats for her stand-up video. Why are women still threatened when people disagree with their views?

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Can People Stop The Sick Jokes About Amitabh, Rekha & Jaya When The Worry Should Be COVID?

It's disgusting the kind of insinuating jokes and memes people are making after Amitabh Bachchan tested COVID-19 positive and Rekha's security guard did too.

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Kerala HC Says That Surrender To ‘Unwelcomed’ Sex Shows Powerlessness, Not Real Consent

In a remarkable judgement, the Kerala High court concluded that alleged surrender or unwelcomed sex cannot be termed as consensual sexual intercourse.

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We Need Gender Neutral Rape Laws Because Men Too Can Be Victims Of Sexual Assault

A group of volunteers writing to Union Minister of Law & Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad to make rape laws gender neutral is a sign for a better future.

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Keep Tissues Handy For Sushant Singh Rajput’s Dil Bechara Is Bound To Make You Cry!

Sushant Singh Rajput's much awaited Dil Bechara trailer is here. And the bittersweet tale of love and loss will surely leave you with a teary-eyed smile.

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These 16 Female Comedians Will Prove To You Just How Hilarious Women Are!

If you're looking for a good laugh while stuck at home over the weekends, these 16 female comedians come to your rescue with their wit and humour!

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10 Iconic Dance Choreographies By Saroj Khan To Remember Her By As We Mourn Her Loss

Choreographer Saroj Khan passed away earlier today. And if you too wanted to groove like her, here are 10 of her famous dance moves for you!

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Odisha Cops Allegedly Rape 13y.o. Tribal Girl: When Will We Take Police Brutality Seriously?

Police brutality shows up again as minor tribal girl was allegedly raped by policemen and forcefully made to abort her child in Odisha. No country for women?

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Secret Romances & Impeccably Dressed Doctors – Everything That’s Wrong With Doctors On TV!

Doctors, for years, are misrepresented on Hindi TV shows. So on the occasion of Doctor's Day, let me tell you a little about what real doctors do!

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Legalising Gay Marriage Is The Next Step For Lawyer Couple Who Helped Abolish Section 377

After the decriminalizing of homosexuality, lawyers Arundhati Katju and Menaka Guruswamy, are taking the logical next step towards legalising gay marriage.

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Sushmita Sen’s Aarya Is A Badass Single Mother In A Male Dominated Crime World

Sushmita Sen’s Aarya series is a little slow-paced as a crime thriller, but will leave you awestruck with Sen's single mother Aarya. 

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How Effective Was The #MeToo Movement In Bollywood If The Accused Are Still Getting Work?

While the accused happily got more work, the women lost out on jobs as people tarnished their reputation. How effective was #MeToo in Bollywood?

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Prakash Padukone’s Letter To His Daughters Deepika And Anisha

Prakash Padukone's letter to his daughters urges the need for following their passion, and for parents to let their kids be. 

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The Validity Of Social Media Grief – Kriti Sanon And Rhea Chakraborty Trolled For Not Grieving Publicly

Kriti Sanon, and Rhea Chakraborty trolled not being 'sad enough' after Sushant Singh Rajput's death. Is grief only valid if its shown on social media?

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The Men In Shoojit Sircar’s ‘Gulabo Sitabo’ May Be Greedy But The Women Are Smart And Sassy!

Gulabo Sitabo a movie on greed, bureaucracy and ageing. It has many elements to it but what shines the most is its sassy women characters.

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Sharing This Hard-Hitting Poem On Twitter, Taapsee Asks Some Angry Questions To Everyone

“Hum to bas pravaasi hai Kya is desh ke wasi hai?” Taapsee Pannu's latest poem Pravaasi will hit your conscience and make you question your privilege.

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Smriti Irani Denies Increased Domestic Violence In Lockdown; Here’s Some Data For You Ma’am!

Union Minister Smiriti Irani has denied claims that the lockdown led to an increase in cases of domestic violence against women. But is it true?

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YouTuber YogiOabs Believes Rape Doesn’t Happen To ‘Traditional Women’

For the past few days, YogiOabs is trending everywhere. He, believes, even in 2020, that women 'need to be controlled.' Need I say more about him?

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If Manipur Can Set Up Quarantine Facilities Sensitive To Transgender Needs, Why Can’t Other States?

Reports suggest that the transgender community is facing a nightmare like situation because of lack of separate quarantine centers. Again there is no one to listen.

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Anushka Sharma Trolled For Not Having Baby After Hardik Pandya Announces Fiancee’s Pregnancy

Hardik Pandya is expecting first child with fiancee Natasha Stankovic. But Twitter is concerned about Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma not yet being parents!

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Kabir Singh Wannabe Blackmails Women Using Nudes, But It’s Their Fault?

Inspired by Kabir Singh, Delhi man posed as surgeon and extorted money from women after threatening to release their nudes. Why do women still fear this?

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Fashion Brand Uses Maanvi Gagroo’s Pic With Caption ‘Styles To Hide Your Curves’; She Slams Back

Maanvi Gagroo called out fashion brand for using her picture without consent and promoting body shaming. When will consent be taken into consideration?

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Jyoti Kumari’s Story, While Inspiring, Also Makes Us Question Our Opportunistic Nature And Privilege

Bihar’s ‘Bicycle Girl’ turned down an offer to go for trials as a trainee at the National Cycling Academy. Why are we making an opportunity of a crisis?

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Netflix’s Betaal May Be A Little Haywire, But The Women In Betaal Truly Impress

Netflix India's Betaal maybe a horror series, but it deals with a number of social evils - and it is the women who make the best impression!

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Why Does TikToker Faizal Siddiqui’s New Video Glorify Acid Attacks As The ‘Punishment Women Deserve’?

Promoting acid attacks and violence against women on TikTok goes on to show our vile thoughts even today. Will this kind of content creation even end?

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Queer Student’s Death In Goa Brings To Light The Horrors Of Conversion Therapy People Still Face

The suicide of a queer student from Kerala after being forced into conversion therapy asks if we'd ever stop treating homosexuality as a disease!

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Transwoman’s Suicide In Mumbai Puts Spotlight On Their Lack Of Privilege Worsened By Lockdown

The suicide of a transwoman due to the loss of livelihood and unavailability of medicines amidst the COIVD-19 lockdown, yet again questions our privilege.

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One Fake Conversation, While Wrong, Does NOT Negate What The Bois Locker Room Chats Revealed

An unrelated but similar Bois Locker Room type chat on Instagram was revealed to be fake. Though just as wrong does that negate what the boys did?

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The Latest Incident From Bihar Goes On To Prove That Despite Everything, Witch-Hunting Still Prevails In Our Society

A mob thrashed, shaved off the heads and forced three women to drink urine in the name of witch-hunting. Still think it is historical practice?

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‘Mother With A Sign’ On Instagram Is Basically Every Indian Mom Ever; With The Sass, Humour And Advice!

If you thought maa ka gyaan wasn't cool, Poonam Sapra has made it cool with her Instagram account Mother With A Sign. This is why I love her!

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Murthy Sir, Did You Forget The Reality Of Indian Women’s Lives When Proposing A 60 Hr Work Week?

NRN Murthy wants Indians to work 60 hours a week to revive the economy. Did he forget the unpaid care work by women on which the economy is supported?

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The Breaking Story Of Boys Locker Room Talk Is One More Reason We Stop Saying, ‘Boys Will Be Boys’

Justifying all of men's actions as 'men will be men' needs to stop right now! A post on Instagram about a 'boys locker room' conversations shows us why.

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Neena Gupta Asks Why Can’t Women Fart In Public Making Us Wonder The Same!

Neena Gupta is on a roll! She recently asked a bunch of legit questions about women and farting! Why can men publicly fart or burp but not us?

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Rajeev Khandelwal Claims Casting Couch Is Not Rape. Consent Never Matters, Does It?

Actor Rajeev Khandelwal said the Casting Couch is not ‘rape’ as people have a choice of saying no. Do we still need to explain what consent means?

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Lara Dutta & Rinku Rajguru Look Badass & Bindass In Trailer Of Their Upcoming Web Series ‘Hundred’

Disney+Hotstar just dropped the trailer of web series Hundred coming soon, starring Lara Dutta as a cop, and we're looking forward to a binge watch.

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Rangoli & Babita Spout Communal Hate, But Shouldn’t We Call Out Recklessness Across Religions?

Babita Phogat and Rangoli Chandel spark a Twitter debate with their Islamophobic tweets. Do we need a religious divide too during the pandemic crisis?

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11 y.o. Ridhi Donated 700 Ration Kits To The Needy In Hyderabad. Here’s How You Can Help Her Too!

While some adults are discriminating against each other, there are kids doing their bit to provide for the needy. 11 y.o. Ridhi of Hyderabad is one of them!  

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Mom Travels 1400 Kms On Scooty To Get Her Son Back Home During The Lockdown But With Proper Measures

Supermom Razia from Nizamabad travelled 1400 km on her scooty to get her son back home during the lockdown. Proving again what moms will do for their kids!

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Dr. Beela Rajesh, TN Health Secy, Proves Despite Social Distancing, She Will Be There For Her People

Dr. Beela Rajesh, TN's health secretary is boosting people's morale by engaging with them through her department and Twitter during the current crisis

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Posters In Hyderabad Blame Transgenders For The Spread Of Coronavirus. Is This What We Do Now?

First, the discrimination against people from the NE, now blaming the transgender community for the spread of coronavirus. Are we totally losing humanity?

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HOW Do You Not Know Who Nazma Aapi Is? Find Out NOW!

Staying home is important during lockdown, but it doesn’t mean you must cut down on entertainment. Not until Saloni Gaur aka Nazma Aapi is around, anyway!

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This Couple Gets Married On Zoom And Proves Love Doesn’t Have To Wait For Corona

Love has no boundaries. And during the lockdown when love seems difficult, this couple got married on Zoom, restoring our belief in love.

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Dr Saniya Khan: My Story Of A 14-Day Quarantine On Coming Back From A Gulf Country

Dr Saniya Khan returned from the Gulf on 8th March, and on reaching her hospital in Bijapur, was asked to self-quarantine, according to the protocol declared on 11th March by the govt. Here's what she found.

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Sanitary Pads Essential For Women, Not On Initial Essentials List For Govt?

In the initial essential list, sanitary napkins weren't even mentioned. It took journalists and Twitter for the Union to amend it. How long will this go on?

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Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Buying Essentials During The Lockdown

Worried about the coronavirus lockdown? Well don't worry and panic buy. Here is a list of essentials to make your lockdown shopping a little easier!

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Mumbai Psychologist Aanchal Narang Starts Fundraiser For Sex Workers Under Lockdown, Needs Your Help

Psychologist Aanchal Narang has started a fundraiser to provide facilities to Mumbai sex workers during the lockdown. Here's how you can contribute to it.

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Bangalore’s ACP Fathima, Explaining Section 144 In Her Unique Way, Is The Hero We Need

ACP Tabarak Fathima is spreading awareness about Section 144 and boosting people's morale in Bangalore, in a very unique way.

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While Airline Crews Are Being Ostracised, This Brave Lady Pilot Flew Indians Back Home From Rome

At the time of crisis, some people are risking their lives for others. One example is Captain Swati Raval who airlifted 263 Indians from Rome to Delhi.

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Focus On Independent Journalism As Rohini Mohan & Arfa Khanum Get 2019’s Chameli Devi Jain Award

Independent journalist Rohini Mohan and The Wire’s Arfa Khanum Sherwani recently won The Chameli Devi Jain Award for Outstanding Women Mediaperson for the year 2019.

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Women Are Great Sailors Too, Says SC, Giving Them Permanent Commission In The Navy

After Indian Army, the Navy, too, opened its doors for women. On Tuesday, SC announced women officers can sail as efficiently as men. 

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Rajith Kumar Attacks Woman With Chilli Paste On Big Boss Malayalam; How Is Eviction Enough?

Bigg Boss Malayalam is in the news after misogynist Rajith Kumar put chilli paste in the eyes of a woman he felt was too loud, too opinionated. Really?

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Kerala Health Minister K.K. Shailaja Teacher Proves Early Action Is Crucial To Preventing The Spread Of Coronavirus

While the world is battling Coronavirus, K.K.Shailaja Teacher, the Health And Social Justice Minister of Kerala has set an example in taking early, decisive action. 

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7 Women Who Took Over PM Modi’s Social Media On IWD2020, Plus 5 Others Who Inspire Us

Meet the 7 women who took over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's social media as part of the #SheInspiresUs campaign on International Women's Day, and 5 more who inspire us.

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6 Moments From The Women’s T20 Final That Prove These Women Are Here To Stay!

The Indian team may not have won the cup at the ICC Women's T20 World Cup. However, getting to the finals without the same facilities as men was a feat of awesomeness!

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India Today Anchor Asks Lieutenant General Madhuri Kanitkar A Sexist Question; She Fires Back

In an interview on India Today, the anchor called recently appointed Lt-Gen Madhuri Kanitkar "not just an army wife", and asked what it took to reach the top "in what is seen as a man's world"! Sexist language, much?

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Sheer Qorma Promises To Be A Sweet Love Story Of Two Women Fighting All Odds To Be Together

The trailer of Sheer Qorma dropped earlier this week. As the third mainstream movie to deal with homosexuality, it gives a ray of hope of inclusion in Bollywood.

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Trump Getting A King’s Welcome Is An Insensitive Slap To The Women Of India

US President Trump is getting a king's welcome in India. How are we willing to let go of the fact that he is known to make derogatory remarks about women everywhere?

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When Four Feminists Meet And Discuss What Is Wrong With Bollywood, This Happens!

Breaking the filter of women are represented in films is important. Here's what the Bollywood panel at the Orange Flower Festival had to say about it.

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Godman’s Comments Make Me Wonder If Men Will Ever Get Out Of Menstruating Women’s Pants!

Men, especially godmen who have nothing to do with women's everyday lives, have no business dictating the rules for their bodily functions. When will religion get out of women's pants?

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Director Aditya Kripalani Wants People To Stop People From Using ‘Totta Pataka Item And Maal’ To Describe Women

Director Aditya Kripalani wants people to take away one thing from his women-centric movies- that the "Devil is inside all of us." Here's why he says that.

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Varun Grover Shakes Up Stereotypes By Posting His Painted Nails On Insta Stories

Stand-up comedian Varun Grover wears nail paint - by smashing stereotypes, and explaining how it’s okay for men to wear nail paint, he has become the hero we need right now!

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While We Wait For Delhi Elections Results, Take A Min To Note The Low Percentage Of Female Candidates!

Though the number of women contesting in the Delhi elections has increased, there still are only 27 women among the 210 candidates. When will political parties wake up?

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Is Brazil’s Homophobic, Misogynistic President Worthy Of Being Honoured On India’s Republic Day?

Brazilan President Jair Bolsonaro is India’s Republic Day ceremony guest of honour this year. Some of his comments make us wonder if he deserves the honour. 

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Pre-Budget, A Look At 5 Ways Gender Disparity Bad For The Economy, Not Just For Women: Oxfam Report

The latest Oxfam report shows that India ranks 64th out of 74 countries when measured for inclusive development and women suffer more due to this.

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Move Over Raj And Simran! Bollywood Has A New Couple – Kartik And Aman

Mocking Bollywood's stereotypical idea of love and standing up for homosexuality, Shubh Mangal Zyada Savdhan's teaser is breath of fresh air.

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NCRB Report Of 2018 Reveals It’s Not Just New India It’s Also Very Unsafe India

The latest NCRB report from 2018 reveals that on an average, one rape case was reported every 15 minutes in India. No country for women?

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Bangalore’s Jyoti Niwas College Students Stand Up To Being Heckled By CAA Supporters

After JNU, students of Jyoti Niwas College in Bangalore were threatened by BJP supporters. A video of the incident went viral on Twitter. Here is what happened.

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‘I Refuse To Suck In My Well Earned Belly,’ Says Sona Mohapatra After Being Trolled For Swimsuit Pictures

Sona Mohapatra is in the news again. This time because she wore a swimsuit! She got trolled but as always, she got back to them like a boss she is!

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Kerala Government To Organise A ‘Night Walk’ For Women – Let’s Assert Our Right To The Roads!

The Kerala government has taken a positive step to sensitise people about violence against women as well as our right to public spaces.

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Banno’s Swagger Or Girls Who Like To Swing – This Wedding Season, Dance To These Empowering Songs!

This wedding season leave the raunchy, old, misogynistic songs and embrace your inner goddess and groove to songs guaranteed make you feel proud as a woman. 

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Gutsy Female Students Of Jamia Milia Become Face Of The Protests As They Stand Up To Violence

Recent violence on students of Jamia Milia University had many female students being allegedly brutalised by Delhi Police. Is this supposed to be a democracy with no space for dissent?

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Why Does Rahul Gandhi’s Statement On Rape In India Cause More Outrage Than The Actual Rapes?

Rahul Gandhi’s comment about Rape in India sparked aggression in the parliament. When will our politicians stop politicising rape and start taking actions?

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Pati Patni Aur Woh Is Like A Patchwork Job Of Lame Wife-Bashing Jokes From WhatsApp

It might become a hit, but Pati Patni Aur Woh is the same old movie, made only with an eye on the box office, constructed with lame wife bashing WhatsApp forwards.

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Taking Moral Policing To A Whole New Level – Another Violent Incident In Hyderabad Shook My Faith In Humans

Humans are losing their humanity. Another violent incident in Hyderabad where a girl was beaten up and stripped makes me wonder where has humanity gone!

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The Recent Hyderabad Horror Makes Us Question Any Hope Of Safety For Women

A woman in Hyderabad was raped and then burned. This brutal rape and murder makes us question once again that when will women be safe.

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“Rape Happens Because Women Let It Happen” Director Bhagyaraj Spews Misogynist Nonsense!

At the recent launch of his movie that has a plot resembling the Pollachi sexual assault case, Tamil Director Bhagyaraj made crass victim blaming comments.

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5 Things Considered ‘Normal’ For Men To Do But Seen As ‘Absurd’ When Women Do Them

There might be many more such things, but here are 5 things that are termed normal when done by men but absurd when done by women. Add yours in comments.

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A Woman Who Goes Out At Night Is Assumed To Be A Sex Worker

In a recent incident, a woman says she was assumed to be a sex worker simply because she booked a cab late at night to meet a male friend! When will the mentality of our society towards women change ?

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For A Country Obsessed With Virginity – A Pill Now To Help You Fake Your Virgin Blood!

Virgin! The relevance of this word is a lot in our society. So much so that now there is a pill to fake blood to prove virginity for that 'first night.'

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From Being A Propah Lady To Shaving Off Stereotypes – 4 Ad Campaigns That Broke Clichés!

In the age where women are constantly judged and shamed, these four ad campaigns are a ray of hope From Gillette to Puma, these ads definitely make you sit up and think.

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Oh! The Trauma Of Men Seeing Pads! High Time We Stopped Caring About That?

Have you ever wondered why women hide pads? If yes, then you are not alone. This viral tweet sums up the emotions of every woman.

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Sameera Reddy With Her Recent Instagram Post, Slams Body Shaming Like A Boss

Sameera Reddy aces #FlashbackFriday with an image from her teenage years. She calls out the sexism in the times when she wasn’t considered beautiful because of being fat and dark.

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Want Some Inktober Inspiration? Here Are 7 Feminist Artists You Need To Follow On Instagram

October is about to end and social media is full of with posts under Inktober. Here are some of my favourite women artists who participated in Inktober 2019

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Be A Propah Lady, Break Stereotypes, Says Puma’s New Campaign

Puma's Propah Lady campaign is breaking female stereotypes left right and centre. Here is why we need more advertisements like these!

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5 Gutsy Women Who Called Out Their Molesters In India’s #MeToo Have Defamation Cases Against Them

October marks almost a year to the #MeToo movement in India. Many men, however, filed defamation cases against women who called them out. Here's a list.

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Bhumi Pednekar’s Fake ‘Dusky’ Skin Tone In Bala Once Again Reveals Bollywood’s Hypocrisy

Bollywood's commercial outlook is once more revealed by the fact that a light skinned Bhumi Pednekar with dark makeup is in the upcoming movie Bala, instead of an actually dusky actor more suited to the role.

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Moral Policing Once Again – Bengaluru Man Harasses Woman For Wearing Shorts!

In yet another incident, this time in Bengaluru, a man resorted to shaming and moral policing a woman for wearing shorts. Just when will this end?

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Journalist Posts Twitter Thread With 7 Tips On Self Defence, After She Had A Narrow Escape

Journalist Anubhuti Vishnoi posted a twitter thread yesterday after a narrow escape from what could have become a horrific sexual assault, highlighting the importance of alertness and self defence.

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7 Different Navratri Traditions That Give The Same Message Of Women Empowerment

Navratri traditions differ all across India. But the best part about all these is that they all preach the same lesson, that of women empowerment. 

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Kalki Koechlin Inspires Women Yet Again, This Time, With Her Pregnancy Announcement

Kalki Koechlin announced her pregnancy with boyfriend Guy Hershberg, and became an inspiration for women all over with her ideas about pregnancy,

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Nandita Das’ Video ‘India’s Got Colour’ Mocks Our Obsession With Fair Skin

There is no doubt that India is obsessed with Fair Skin. Nandita Das uses real-life experiences to mock this obsession in ‘India’s Got Colour’

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India’s 11 y.o. Ridhima Pandey Fighting Alongside Greta Thunberg; Time We Listen To Our Kids?

We all know Greta Thunberg who tried to awaken the world to the urgency of climate change. But do you know about 11-year-old Ridhima Pandey fighting for Climate Change alongside Greta?

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Today At 47 Years, Lisa Ray Shares A No-Filter, No-Makeup Photo With A Soulful Message

Lisa Ray is one actress who has never been afraid to talk about the stigmas of society. She proves it again by sharing a strong message and flaunting her bare skin.

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Mid-Day Meal Cook Babita Tade’s 1 Crore KBC Win Shows That Nothing Is Impossible

Babita Tade a cook by profession, won the grand prize of 1 crore in the latest season of KBC. A living proof that no dreams are small if one has true faith and determination.

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6 Women-led Lingerie Brands In India You Need To Know About!

Planning to buy new lingerie? Say bye-bye to boring! Here are six women led lingerie brands in India, for all your lingerie needs!

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Through ‘Indian Mard’ Sanjay Rajoura Hilariously Slams The Stereotypes About Masculinity

Why do so many Indian men fail to understand Consent? Comedian Sanjay Rajoura presents a hilarious take on the Indian man's idea of masculinity. 

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No Splitsvilla, Promoting The ‘Behenji’ Stereotype Is Not Cool

In a recent episode of Splitsvilla, some female contestants addressed another young woman as ‘Aunty' or 'Behenji'. When will taunting women based on their appearance stop?

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Anoushka Shankar’s Post On Her ‘Ladybits’ Encourages Us To Talk About Sexual Health

Women make half of the world's population. Yet, our sexual health is seen as a taboo subject. Anoushka Shankar, with her latest post breaks this taboo.

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Why Does An Oppressed Woman Turn Around And Do The Same To Another Woman?

From 'neighbourhood aunties' to our own mothers there are many women who become patriarchal oppressors to other women. We need to ask: why?

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Shaliza Dhami Makes History By Becoming India’s 1st Female Flight Commander Of A Flying Unit!

Whether it’s land, air, water or even space women are leaving a mark everywhere. The latest is Shaliza Dhami, the first female officer in the country to become the Flight Commander of a flying unit.

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Love The Catchy New Prada Song? Listen To The Lyrics On Women As Gold-Diggers

Recently Alia Bhatt made her music video debut with the Prada song by Lamborghini fame ‘The Doorbeen’. The song is catchy but the lyrics try to establish women as ‘gold diggers’.

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Mission Mangal Boasts Of Women Scientists But The Posters Tell A Different Story

The new posters of movie Mission Mangal raise the question of how women can manage science like men but are the only ones expected to manage the ‘home’

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No Mr. Khattar! Kashmiri Girls’ Consent Is Not A Joke!

Manohar Khattar's comment on being able to bring back Kashmiri girls, revealed the regressive mentality of several men in India. Does consent even matter?

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The Sanskaari Surrogacy (Regulations) Bill Privileges Some Parents Over Others

The Lok Sabha recently passed the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2019 that allows only 'ethical altruistic surrogacy' and only to some kinds of parents. We examine its merits and demerits here. 

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Sushma Swaraj, The ‘Human Face’ Of Diplomacy, Will Always Have A Special Space In Our Hearts

Former External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj passed away yesterday at an age of 67. She is one political leader who will always be remembered for being ever awesome! 

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Saudi Women Can Now Travel Without Male Consent; But What About The Activists Behind This?

Saudi Arabia now allows its women to travel without consent of their men, and cannot now be discriminated against at work for their age, disability, and gender.

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Triple Talaq Bill Approved In A Historic Session: Empowering But Could Also Be Problematic

The Triple Talaq bill was passed last week amid much acclaim, but the criminalisation provisions within the bill have generated disagreement as well. 

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Why Stand-Up Comic Neeti Palta Is A Great Reason To Watch Comicstaan Season 2

Comicstaan season 2 has not only been inclusive on representation of women, but has also highlighted issues that matter, including sexual harassment. 

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Lucknow Authorities Ban Playing Songs In Autos, But Is This Enough To Prevent ‘Eve Teasing’?

Lucknow says no more to frightening and disgusting experiences with the creepy ‘auto wallas’. In a bold step, the Lucknow district authorities ban playing songs in Auto.

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Why Arundhati Katju & Menaka Guruswamy Sharing Their Couple Status Matters

Remember the revolutionary lawyers Arundhati Katju and Menaka Guruswamy who fought against the archaic section 377? Now they have inspired us even more - by coming out as a couple.

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Woman Molested On A Shatabdi Tells Us Exactly What To Do In Such A Situation

Twitter user @sokrafood was recently molested on a train. What was unusual was her decision to share much needed information on how to file an FIR and get justice.

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Vijayalakshmi Nachiar Tells Us Why Branding Handloom Today Is So Important

With Ethicus, Vijayalakshmi Nachiar is not only trying to revive traditional textiles and art, but also creating a brand based on sustainable fashion.

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Women & Entrepreneurship In India 2019: Our New Study Uncovers What Women Need To Flourish

Women entrepreneurs in India believe strongly in the power of female communities and mentors. The new Women's Web survey has many such insights for you. 

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Monogamy Can’t Be A Compulsion, It’s A Choice To Make Every Day, Says Actor Radhika Apte

Being in love with many people at the same time doesn’t make you a slut, and Radhika Apte has finally said it for all of us!

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Men Finding Kabir Singh’s Idea Of Love RELATABLE Is Frightening, Mr Director! Grow Up!

Sandeep Reddy Vanga, the director of Kabir Singh Sandeep thinks the criticism the movie received for misogyny is bizarre. According to him it's not true love if you can't 'slap each other'.

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Akshay Kumar Is Shining In The Mission Mangal Poster – A Movie Based On The Women Behind India’s Mars Mission!

The latest poster of upcoming movie Mission Mangal based on the women who were behind India’s Mars Orbiter Mission is dominated by its lead male star, Akshay Kumar.

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9 Food Bloggers Turned Indian Cookbook Authors That Are Completely Kitchen Goals!

Here are 9 Indian cookbook authors that will give you serious motivation and tons of recipes to cook from!

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With Union Budget 2019 Coming Up, 6 Milestones In India’s First Full Time Woman Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman’s Career

Here are 6 milestones in the career of India's first full-time woman Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

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Tahira Kashyap Calls Out Trolls For Jeering At Her Short Hair: “Go Get A Life!!”

Tahira Kashyap has given us more goals to love her by slapping the trolls right back for calling her Ayushmann's brother.

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Dalai Lama Is Okay For A Female Successor But Only If She Is ‘Attractive’!

The 14th Dalai Lama has sparked a debate by his recent comments which many people are considering regressive.

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Bold, Fierce, & Kickass, TMC MP Mohua Moitra’s Fiery Maiden Speech In Parliament Was Lit!

"Dissent is all the more important" with her kickass speech in the Lok Sabha young TMC MP Mohua Moitra attacked the Narendra Modi-led government and showed the 7 signs of fascism in the country today.

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New MP Nusrat Jahan Being Trolled For Choosing Her Wedding Over Oath Is Not Fair

Nusrat Jahan MP from Basirhat West Bengal missed the oath-taking ceremony in the parliament because her marriage was also planned on the same day. Is it fair to judge her for choosing wedding over oath?

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New Short Film ‘Suno’ Deals With The Unsaid And Unheard Nuances Of Domestic Violence

The latest Terribly Tiny Tales short film Suno gives a new face to domestic violence and shows that even in an 'obviously happy' marriage there are these unsaid or unheard things.

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Toxic Misogyny Is Not Cool Or Heroic, And Neither Is Kabir Singh

Though the portrayal of the flawed character of Kabir Singh is sheer excellence in acting, it's not something that should exist in the real world.

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For Her 70th Birthday, Here Are 10 Quotes By Meryl Streep We Love!

An actor with that enviable chameleon quality, Meryl Streep is also a badass woman who is an inspiration for more than 3 generations. Here are 10 Meryl Streep quotes for you.

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Sania Mirza Gets Trolled For Not Taking Care Of Son’s & Husband’s Diet! When Will Schooling Moms Stop?

Tennis star Sania Mirza was judged because people assumed that she took her son to eat junk food and was being negligent towards Shohaib Malik's diet. When will trolling Sania Mirza for Pakistan's poor performance stop?

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Man Allegedly Masturbates On Woman At Gurgaon Metro Station, Hurls Abuses When She Retaliated

A man allegedly masturbated on a woman and hurled abuses at her after she retaliated at a metro station. Are molesters now not even scared and instead take pride in abusing women?

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

Dance practice is about to begin everywhere! Here are 11 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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