Paromita Bardoloi

Paromita Bardoloi

Proud Indian. Senior Writer at Women's Web. Columnist. Book Reviewer. Street Theatre - Aatish. Dreamer. Workaholic.

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And Sometimes, Love May Just Strike In The Sunset Years…

They always walked by the sea as the dusk fell, and the sea would wash their feet. The rumors also whispered that they always held hands. Padma heard them too, but she had lived life long enough to really care for it now.

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We Are All One Girl, One Woman: Let’s Celebrate Her Voice, Not Shut It Up!

"Society loves women if they stay little girls: silent and innocent," says Paromita Bardoloi. And patriarchal society is being called out at this point with #MeToo, something that has been long coming.

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‘Liberal’ Indian Men Called Out For Harassing Women – It’s A Horror But Also A Relief!

So many 'big' names, powerful men, men who had their way with women behind closed doors until now are being called out in a torrent of Indian #MeToo posts. Men, be afraid, very afraid!

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The Secret Thoughts Of A Broken Girl (Part 6)

These are the thoughts of a broken girl. An ordinary girl in a busy world trying to make sense of whatever life offers her. Just like you and me. To feel your heartbreak is grace The world has messed up happiness for popularity and a pretty face. It has even messed up more when there […]

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Two Fathers And A Wedding… Love Is All That Mattered!

"Maa, why are two brides standing with each other?” The mother gently held her son’s hand and said, “Because love doesn’t see gender. If you love someone, you can always choose them."

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The Secret Thoughts Of A Broken Girl [Part-5]

These are the thoughts of a broken girl. An ordinary girl in a busy world trying to make sense of whatever life offers her. Just like you and me.

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“I Blocked Her When She Left” True Loneliness Story Of A Man Who ‘Has It All’

This is the true story of a VP of a multinational company, a man who is far from ordinary, but who has been unable to have a truly loving relationship, lonely despite 'having it all'.

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The Secret Thoughts Of A Broken Girl [Part-4]

These are the thoughts of a broken girl. An ordinary girl in a busy world trying to make sense of whatever life offers her. Just like you and me.

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Say Hello To India’s Youngest Drag Queen, 19 Year Old Shabnam Be-wa-fa

In a country where a man’s ultimate shame is to be called a woman, choosing to be a drag queen is itself an act of rebellion. Meet Nitish Anand, also known by his drag alias - Shabnam Be-wa-fa.

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Two Innocent Men Beaten To Death Brutally By A Mob. Does ANYTHING Justify This Murder?

A heartfelt and hard-hitting post about the recent brutal murder of two Assamese men, who were beaten to death by a ruthless mob.

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It Rained One Afternoon

Siddharth was a very smart man. A man of the world. He knew when to hold on and when to leave. He had dropped Pariniti the moment he found another girl.

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Red Is Her Favourite Colour

She took the corner of her saree and rubbed it on the earth. The brown color touched the white. From now on she could become anything she wished to be, like the earth.

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The Beauty Parlour (A Very Short Story)

Read the story of Reshma and Nida. Two different women, suffering from the same evil: domestic violence. This is their story.

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A Strange Friendship [#AVeryShortStory]

The loneliness of human beings is a strange being, and people can handle it so many different ways. A poignant story of a strange friendship.

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Nandan Pratim
No Mr Nandan Pratim, You have No Business Shaming Women For Being At A Wine Shop, Festival Or Not!

A journalist from a news house, Nandan Pratim, posted a picture shaming a pair of women for being at a wine shop in the traditional dress on a festival day. Not done.

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Himanshu Singh
“My Sexuality Is Just One Part Of Me!” Himanshu Singh, Who Came Out About Being Gay On Facebook

Himanshu Singh is a young Indian man who came out about his sexuality on Facebook despite the risks, and is now an LGBTQ activist. 

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The Secret Thoughts Of A Broken Girl [Part-3]

These are a few more thoughts of a broken girl, who is just an ordinary girl in a busy world trying to make sense of whatever life offers her. You and me.

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The Secret Thoughts Of A Broken Girl [Part-2]

These are the thoughts of a broken girl. Just an ordinary girl in a busy world trying to make sense of whatever life offers her.

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The Secret Thoughts Of A Broken Girl [Part-1]

These are the thoughts of a broken girl. An ordinary girl like you and me. An ordinary girl in a busy world trying to make sense of whatever life offers her.

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Yes, I Am A Sex Call Operator – Do You Know What I Really Do?

This true story of a sex call operator is far from what is generally believed about them. Are our films and a culture of patriarchal entitlement responsible for that?

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Krishna
I Believe That Lord Krishna Came Into My Home And My Life As An Unusual Woman

Today is Janmasthami. We are celebrating the birthday of Lord Krishna. The god who stole. The god who danced. The god who died a mortal death. And the god who loved.

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Jab Harry Met Sejal Is ‘Just A Travel Story’ But I Want To Hug Harry & Sejal

Jab Harry Met Sejal will not jolt you and its not a terribly new story; yet, this author, a diehard romantic, was deeply moved | Jab Harry Met Sejal Review

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Sita’s Housing Society (Poetry)

How do we learn what is okay and what is not? This chilling poem explores the roots of domestic violence.

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Why My Favourite Word Is Maa – My Hero Who Is The Reason Who I Am Today!

If I am asked who the one person is to whom I owe most of what I am, I'd say my Maa. A strong woman who did not break in the face of her odds.

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An Ode To The Delhi Autos, Or Auto Wale Bhaiyas, As We Dilli-Walas Call Them!

If you have ever been in Delhi and you want to travel, it’s rare thing to miss the green Delhi autos with yellow hoods that swim around the city.

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I Was A 30 Year Old Virgin, Unmarried, And Here Is What I Did About My Secret Sexual Fantasies

Sexuality of women is denied in a country obsessed with virginity. Isn't it inhuman to have them wait till they get married to have sex?

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A Letter To My Beloved Daughter: Part 7

There is so much wisdom that a mother can give a daughter, with the love and depth of feeling that comes with it. A letter to my daughter.

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Always Exhausted? Are You Over Giving Of Your Time And Energy

Are you an over giving woman who gives too much of your time and energy to people who might be taking you for granted and draining you of energy?

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These 6 Fabulous Women In Their 30s To 50s Tell Us About The Beauty Of Growing Older And Wiser

Growing older might be considered a problem for women, with society connecting youth with beauty, but these older women speak about its wonderful aspects.

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Why I Don’t Want To Be A ‘Good’ Indian Girl

Shaming women for asserting themselves and calling them 'bad' girls happens all the time. But I would rather do my thing than be one of the good girls!

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What I Learnt About Love At The Grand Old Age Of 30… That It’s Over-rated

"Love does not hurt, it feels good. The rest is just an overrated version of misguided lovers!" What I learnt about love since I first felt its stirrings.

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I Was A Girl Growing Up At The Troubled Times Of Insurgency In Assam

I grew up there at the peak of insurgency in Assam. I am often asked about my memories of the experiences of those troubled times.

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Looking For A Pandit? You Can Book One Online On This Platform Founded By Saumya Vardhan

Saumya Vardhan, who began Shubhpuja, where you can book a Pandit for a puja, is a woman in a field traditionally dominated by men.

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Imperfections [A Very Short Story]

Striving for perfection in life, in relationships can feel false and becomes stifling. Imperfections make us human.

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Give Us A World Where Women Are Powerful And Heard. I Will Give You An Equal, Non-violent World!

Women power can make a lot of difference in society - when women stand up for each other, we can be assured of a better, safer, and healthier society.

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Letter To My Niece, Little Kiara: From Her Aunt

An aunt writes a beautiful letter to her little niece on life, love, exploring and forgiving. Do read, it  might show you life in a new light.  Dear Kiara, You are so little now. It’s 10 am you are still sleeping. You stay up late at night and wake up late. At 6 months you […]

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This Is Why Every Woman Should Follow Rupi Kaur On Instagram

Rupi Kaur on Instagram is one of the most loved poets followed by thousands. These 14 poems from her Instagram profile will make you want to follow her.

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The Other Side Of Glamour : The Life Of A Struggling Model

Beyond the glamour and the shutterbugs hitting you, there is another side to glamour. A struggling model shares her life.  Like most Indians, the world of show biz attracts me. Who does not love watching a Shahrukh or Deepika walk in the red carpet? Let us face it, we are a celebrity obsessed nation or […]

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Following A New Rhythm Of Her Own: Meet Pakistani Dancer And Actress, Suhaee Abro

Meet Pakistani classical dancer and actress, Suhaee Abro. She talks about her journey of struggle, strife and victory. There is a poise and rhythm that this 22-year-old carries. Not something that is common. But something so elegant. She walks and breathes in elegance. Meet Pakistani classical dancer and actress, Suhaee Ali Abro. Born and brought […]

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Gifting The Differently Abled: The Journey Of Prarthana Unkalkar Kaul

The inspiring story of Prarthana Unkalkar Kaul, who is doing everything possible to work for the differently-abled people through her NGO GiftAbled.

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7 Women Encourage Women To Reclaim Public Spaces: This Is What They Said

We all talk about the safety of women in public places. But what do we do to ensure it? Maybe the answer lies in women reclaiming the public spaces. 

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Why Are We So Scared Of Valentine’s Day?

Why do Valentine’s Day attacks happen? Why does the sight of two lovers bring so much wrath? This post attempts to answer. Valentine’s Day had its own share of criticism in India. Let us face it; it is promoted by big multinationals which use it to sell their products. But, that happens in the case of […]

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If You Are A Woman, You Will Always Need Your Girlfriends: This Is Why

There is a huge importance of female bonding on a woman’s life. Girlfriends can be your life saver and your best phycologist. As I am writing this, the left side of my neck and hands are almost numb. I had a sprain and it is hurting like hell. I took the pain killers, but then […]

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RK Pachauri Gets Promoted In TERI Despite Sexual Allegations Against Him: What Signal Does It Send?

Despite having sexual allegation charges against him, by his colleague, RK Pachauri is promoted in TERI. What does it talk about sexual harassment in India?

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8 Things Every Woman Must Know Before Getting Married: These Can Be Your Life Saver

Here are 8 things every woman must know, before getting married. They will certainly build the foundation of a strong and long lasting relationship.

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The Broke Girl’s Guide To Live With Your Roommate Without Hassle

Here our very own broke girl, who has an experience of living with roommates for a decade, gives pro tips on living with roommates without hassle.

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Fathima Mangre From India Becomes World’s Youngest Divorcee At 8-Year-Old

At 8-year-old Fathima Mangre from India, becomes world's youngest divorcee. Here's her story.

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My Father Is A Bad Man, He Beats My Mom: Writes A Young Girl, In Her School Essay

In a school essay, a girl writes the most heartbreaking essay about her family. What she writes shows the adverse effect of domestic violence on children.

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The Importance Of Telling Children That They Are Wonderful

In this thoughtful post the writer emphasizes the importance of telling positive things to children.

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3 Affirmations That Can Lead You To A Happier And Fulfilled Life

Here the writer gives three affirmations that will turn your life around. Try them. It has worked fabulously for the writer!

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A Broke Girl’s Cheat Sheet To Be A Fashionista In Delhi

A broke girl from Delhi writes how she manages to look fashionable each time. Here is where she shops.

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7 Things Mothers Want Their Daughters To Know About Sex

We asked our readers, what is that one thing they would want their daughters to know about sex. This is what they said.

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Gujarati Businessman Invites 18,000 Widows To Son’s Wedding To Break The Taboo That Widows Are Inauspicious

In a heartwarming incident, a businessman from Gujarat invited 18000 widows to his son's wedding to break the taboo that widows are inauspicious.

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The Art Of Being Happy: 7 Ways To Be A Happy Woman

We all want to be happy. Here our writer suggests seven ways to lead a happier life. Try them. They might just change your life.

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From Being A Dentist To A Successful Home Baker: The Cakeful Journey Of Gauri Kekre

The inspirational story of Gauri Kekri, who was a dentist but followed her heart and became a home baker. Now she is a thriving baker in Mumbai.

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Raveena Tandon Walks Her Daughter To The Aisle. This Raises Some Questions About Our Rituals

In a beautiful wedding ceremony, Raveena Tandon walked her daughter to the aisle, but it still raises the question why we see so fewer women when it comes to performing rituals.

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I Am Not Ashamed Of My Blood Stained Clothes: Writes A Young Woman After People Ogled At Her

In a very powerful note, a young woman writes, why she is not ashamed of her menstruation. Power to you, girl!

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I’m 99, She’s 98 But It still Feels Like Yesterday: A Love Story To Die For

This love story is something to die for. A love story that has seen 9 decades of life. They did not speak for months but held on to each other together.

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The Guilt and Shame Of Being A Thin Woman In India

A woman writes the way the society thin-shamed her and the devastating effects it had on her body image.

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This Film Critic Is Surprised That A Female Cinematographer Shot The Movie ‘Airlift’

Film critic Subhas K. Jha, is surprised that a woman was the cinematographer of the recently released film Airlift.

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So Many Indian Women Are Coming Out And Sleeping In The Open: I Joined Them Too

Here's an account of sleeping in the open in Delhi, which was an initiative by Black Noise to reclaim public spaces.

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Her Foot Was Amputated Yet She Decided To Continue Dancing: The Story Of Sudha Chandran

Sudha Chandran shares her story of grit and determination, on how she continued dancing even after losing a foot to an accident.

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Babita Jaishankar, An Image Consultant And Fashion Designer Shaved Off Her Hair For A Special Reason

Babita Jaishankar, who is an image consultant and fashion designer, shaved off her hair, despite appearance being so important in her profession.

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He Was Gang Raped For 11 Years As A Child: Yes, Boys Get Raped Too

Boys get raped too. And mostly suffer is silence. Here is a gut-wrenching true account.

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An International Solo Traveler Publishing Her First Book: Anuradha Beniwal Takes The Road Less Travelled

From being a national chess player to an International solo traveler, Anuradha Beniwal is back travelling 18 countries.

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How To Tell When It’s Time To Let Go And Move On. Here Are 5 Signs

How do you know when you have had enough of any relationship and that it's time to let go and move on? Here are 5 signs.

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This Railway Station In Japan Only Runs So That One Girl Can Go To School

The Kami-Shirataki train station in Japan, runs so that one girl can go to her school and complete her schooling.

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5 Women Stand-Up Comedians in India You Should Follow On Twitter: They Are Hilarious

We suggest 5 women stand up comedians in India, that you must follow on twitter. They will make you laugh, chuckle and think!

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The Suitable Groom: What Happened When Mom Tried To Fix My Match (Part 1)

Here the author writes about her rendezvous with different men as her mother tries to find a suitable groom for her.

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Priyanka Chopra Becomes The First South Asian Actor To Win The People’s Choice Award

Priyanka Chopra became the first ever south Asian actor to win the people's choice award, for her role as as an FBI trainee in the American thriller TV series Quantico.

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India Gets Its First Transgender Music Band: 6 Pack Band

India gets its first transgender music band- 6 Pack Band. The first song 'Hum Hain Happy,' was launched by Sonu Nigam. Must watch.

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Is Asexuality A Disease? What Is Asexuality? To Know All About It, Watch This Video

Can asexual have sex? Or what asexuality is all about? If these are questions you want the answers for, watch this video

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When Ekta Kapoor Talked About Feminism, We Almost Lost Our Cool: Kya Kool Hain Hum 3

Recently in a news report Ekta Kapoor used the word Feminism. This is why she got it all wrong and drew flakes from every corner.

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A Mother Talks To Her Son About Masculinity In Popular Media: A No Means A No [Video]

A mother talks to her son on the misleading definition of masculinity in popular media She emphasizes that a No means a No.

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Meet Amrisha Ahuja, Life Coach And Healer: Honoring Her Calling In Life

Amrisha Ahuja is a life coach and healer in Delhi, who has helped many to heal and come out of their limiting belief systems. This is her story.

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Schoolgirls For Sale In Japan: That Too In The Busy Streets [Video]

Schoolgirls are actually for sale in Japan.It’s mostly lonely older men, dishing out money to be in the company of these young girls.

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Mark Zuckerberg Said Something Very Important: Every Girl Must Hear This

Mark Zuckerberg said something very important for every girl. Something that every girl should hear.

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Khabar Lahariya: India’s First Newspaper, Run Entirely By Women [Video]

Khabar Lahariya, is a newspaper run by 40 rural women in the villages of UP and Bihar. Women who fight harassment and all odds to bring that one weekly newspaper.

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Oprah Winfrey Shares Her 10 Rules Of Success: This Video Might Just Change Your Life [Video]

Watch as Oprah Winfrey shares are 10 rules of success. Watch this video, reflect and absorb. This video can be a life changer.

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I Am More Than My Breasts: Aalia Ebrahim

In a very thoughtful post, Aalia Ebrahim writes how, no matter what she wears, she is not" asking for it."Way to go, girl!

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Letter To My Beloved Daughter (Part 6)

In the series of letters to her daughter, here is the 6th letter, where the writer talks to her daughter about grace, success and being a good human being.

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Sisva in Gujarat Has An All Women Panchayat: They Are Delivering Results What Generations Have Failed

Sisva in Gujarat has an all women panchayat, led by 26 year old Hinal Patel. These girls are not only breaking stereotypes, but delivering results.

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India’s First Transgender Modelling Agency To Be Launched Soon: A Brave Step By Mitr Trust

India's first transgender modelling agency is to be launched soon, which is a very brave step by Mitr Trust. You too can help them in this venture.

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She Can’t Feel Her Legs, Yet She Decides To Run And She Wins: The Story Of Kayla [Video]

Kayla is a teenage girl, who loved playing soccer, until one day, she could not feel her legs anymore and then she decides to run. Watch her awe inspiring story here.

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A Teacher Visits A Student’s Home, To Make A Very Important Point: Must Watch [Video]

Children reflect what they see. A teacher visits a student's home to make this point. Watch this thought provoking video.

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This New Year Let Go Of Old Hurts And Grievances: Let This Be Your Best Year Ever

As the new year dawns, let go of old hurts and pain. Give yourself the gift of forgiveness. Your past is only holding you back. This new year, just let it go.

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District Magistrate In Bihar Eats Food Cooked By A Widow To Break Superstition

In a very recent incident in Bihar, the District Magistrate had to eat the food cooked by a widow, to break the superstition that she is an ill omen.

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Have We Really Reached A Stage, Where We Pose In Funerals, With A Dead Body On The Pyre?

Funeral selfies in social media are the latest trend. What does this tell about us? Where are we as asociety heading?

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No Third Child After 2 Daughters And Dowry Should Be Re. 1: Khap Panchayat, Haryana

The Haryana Khap Panchayat has come with the ruling of not having a third child after 2 daughters and limiting the dowry to Re. 1.

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Meet Hetal Dave, First And Only Indian Female Sumo Wrestler From India: Our Own Million Dollar Baby

Meet Hetal Dave, India's first and only female Sumo wrestler. Here's her story of struggle, strife and victory.

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The Story Of Three Women Who Fought Against Sexual Violence [Video]

Sexual abuse is an Universal story. Here are three women and their fight against sexual violence to lead a normal life.

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We Won’t Call You Nirbhaya Anymore, We Will Call You Jyoti Singh: This Is Why

Jyoti Singh Pandey's mother raises the question of why her daughter's name needs to be disguised as 'Nirbhaya' when it is the rapists who need to hide in shame.

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5 Bollywood Movies in 2015 Every Woman Should Have Seen | Women’s Web’s Pick

As this year is about to end, we talk about the best Bollywood movies in 2015 for every woman. Each movie is so beautifully crafted that the characters seem one amongst us.

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Love Is Beautiful: A Few More Lessons Learnt In Love

Paromita Bardoloi shares a few more lessons learnt in love. She realizes that love is always beautiful.

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Celebrity Hair Stylist Adhuna Akhtar Writes A Letter To Every Woman Of Today: A Must Read

Adhuna Akhtar, writes a letter to every woman, urging them to be the best versions of themselves, she says, that it’s no more a beauty industry but a clone industry.

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Court Finds All Accused Of The 2012 Park Street Rape Case Guilty: Suzette Jordan, May You Rest In Peace

Court finds all the accused of the Park Street Rape Case guilty. Here is the story of Suzette Jordan, who fought it all and emerged a hero.

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Love Is Truly Imperfect: My Favorite Lesson Learnt In Love

Paromita Bardoloi shares her lessons learnt in love. She realizes that love is imperfect.

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A Letter To My Son On His Birthday: Women Are Partners

A letter by a mother to her son, recounting the stories of harassment she had to go through growing up as a woman in India . A must read.

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Women In Patriarchy: The Unheard Voices [Video]

Women in patriarchy are unheard, unnoticed and suppressed. This video shows three women, and through them, the lives of many women. Do watch.

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A Letter To Myself On My 31st Birthday

Paromita Bardoloi writes a letter to herself on her 31st birthday. And it's quite interesting. Have a look.

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Damage Words Do To Children [Poem]

These very short poems, shows the damage words do to children. The effect remains even long after the person is an adult.

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This Diwali I Spring Cleaned My Relationships: Yes, You Heard It Right

Paromita Bardoloi writes a heartfelt piece on lighting the first lamp within her this Diwali. And in the process finding herself.

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Anorexia: The Obsession To Be Thin, Very Very Thin [Video]

When a person is hit by Anorexia, the person sees himself/herself as overweight, living with a distorted body image. This video shows how dangerous it can be.

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Meet Binalakshmi Nepram: A Brave Woman Of North East India [Video]

Meet Binalakhsmi Nepram, the woman who is helping the women affected by violence to live a dignified life in Manipur.

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5 Ways To Celebrate An Eco-Friendly Diwali : Go For A Green Diwali

Here we discuss 5 ways to celebrate an Eco-friendly Diwali. This Diwali go green and let the earth breathe.

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5 Documentaries On Indian Women You Must Watch

Here we talk about 5 documentaries on Indian women everyone must watch. There are many lives Indian woman lead, these documentaries bring it to light

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A Message From Pakistan [Short Story]

A beautiful story about a young girl who receives a message from Pakistan, which changes her life forever.

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To The Single Woman From The Street Corner: A Letter From The Painted, Dented Woman

Paromita Bardoloi, writes a letter to every single woman, on what it means to be single and why every woman should explore herself.

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What Shahrukh Khan Taught A Generation Of Young Girls

In this piece, Paromita Bardoloi reflects the way Shahrukh Khan instilled the right lessons for so many young girls.

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How To Identify And Protect Yourself From An Emotional Vampire

When someone drains you each time, it might be that you are a victim of an emotional vampire. Here is how to identify and protect oneself from one.

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Legacy Of My Small Town And Its People

In this deeply personal essay, the writer talks about the legacy of goodness her childhood left for her.

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First Self-Image [Poem]

This poem, poignantly talks about the self-image children form very early in life, through the behaviour of the adults around them.

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Beautiful! [Short Story]

This is a story of a young boy, whose mother helps him to find himself in the most unusual way.

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7 Life Lessons Your 20s Will Teach You

In this piece, Paromita Bardoloi lists 7 life lessons your 20s will teach you. Does this list match yours?

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The Curious Case Of Ameesha Patel And Her Girly Problems

Recently, Amisha Patel was in the news after her twitter war with Kushal Tandon, who alleged that she did not stand up during the national anthem.

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Not All Reunions Are Beautiful: This Is Why I Let Go Of My School Friends

A young woman writes on her reunion with school friends after 15 years and how nothing last forever.

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The Problem With The New Dabur Honey Ad: It’s Blatantly Sexist

The new Dabur honey ad is sexist as it conforms to the notion of Patriarchy that women belonged to someone, who needs guard, vigilance and protection.

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This Is What I learned Living 30 Years Of My Life (Part 2)

A woman writes what 30 years of living this life taught her. She shares the most important lessons of her life. Here's is the second part.

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Her Marriage Was During Her Infancy. Here’s How 19-Year-Old Santa Devi Got It Annulled

In a small village of Jodhpur, 19 year old Santa Devi gets her marriage annulled in the court which was fixed when she was just 11 months old.

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Raising A Confident Daughter: 6 Positive Ways To Raise A Daughter

Raising a confident daughter, is one of the most important parts of parenting. In a society where girls are expected to meet unnatural standards, here are 6 ways to raise a confident daughter.

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Dealing With The Final Goodbye: 7 Positive Ways To Handle Grief

Although there is no handbook that teaches us how to deal with grief, here is some well-meaning advice from someone’s been through it.

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Mrs Funnybones: She’s Just Like You And A Lot Like Me [Book Review]

Mrs FunnyBones the debut book of Twinkle Khanna will make you laugh, think and identify with her as a woman, who works, looks after her house and makes errors!

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The Day I Accepted That Life Moves On!

We all know that life moves on. A young woman recounts how she finally embraced changes in life and moved on!

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Being A Single Woman By Choice In India!

What does being a single woman by choice in India mean? Is it easy for a woman? Here is a take.

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What Is Mental Health? Dr. Raksha Kartik Talks About It (Video)

What is Mental Health? How to take care of it? In this video Dr. Raksha Kartik, mental health expert, talks about it.

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When Did Being Rude Become The New Cool?

Being rude is the new cool. We love shows where the abuse quotient is highest and applaud meaness in everyday life.

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Man’s World, Part 3 &4: A Call For Equality

The web series Man's World comes to an end with part 3 and 4 being just released. It's a call for equality which as a society we lack.

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Narcissus Give Way, Selfies Are Here!

People seem to take selfies everywhere. It's like everybody is trying to be perfect. Here's a take on the rise of selfies.

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Meet Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi: Me Hijra, Me Lakshmi

Meet the face of India's transgender community Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi. She talks about being a transgender in India.

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Street Harassment And Indian Men: A Few Indian Men Speak Up [Video]

Street harassment and Indian men are something we all are familiar with. Let's hear what some men have to say about it.

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Revenge Porn: Baby, You Are On The Internet

Revenge porn is digital media's new offspring that is dark and destructive. Here are ways to keep yourself safe.

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Motherhood: Working Or Just Stay At Home

Motherhood is never easy, neither for working nor for a stay-at-home mom. Here's a take.

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Boyfriends On Rent: Japan’s Booming Business [Video]

In Japan, renting boyfriends by rich working women for an evening is a booming business.

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Can You Imagine A Model Without Hair Or Teeth? Here Is Melanie Gaydos [Video]

Meet Melanie Gaydos, a model, who is taking the fashion industry by storm, who is also a hope for every woman fighting body images.

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Prostitution In The Name Of God: The Devadasis of India [Video]

The Devadasis of India are reduced to sex workers, in the name of God, to combat poverty. A profession that has to end.

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Man’s World Part 2: What Happens In An Office Promotion

In the series of Man's World Part 2, Kiran is up for an office promotion and realizes the tough job of being a woman.

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Man’s World: First Episode Hits The Nail [Video]

The first episode of Man's World is here. It shows us how blatantly sexist we are as a society.

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Vulnerable [Poem]

A very short poem that tells us what men goes through being strong. Gender stereotypes hurt both the genders deeply.

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Letter To The 3-Year-Old I Met At The Beauty Parlour: You Are Beautiful

A letter to a 3-year-old telling her, that she is beautiful. Also, that the beauty standards of the world do not matter.

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The latest ad by Amul, clearly reinforces the gender stereotypes so may of us are fighting to do away with. What a terrible letdown.

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Sex, Slavery and Drugs in Bangladesh: The Prostitutes Of Daulatia [Video]

The prostitutes of Daulatia, has a life that no one might ever want. This moving documentary captures it.

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9 Steps Towards Elimination Of Violence Against Women

Violence against women is on an all time high. Here we suggest 9 steps towards elimination of violence against women.

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It’s A Man’s World: This Is Why We Need Feminism [Video]

This video exactly tells us, why we need feminism. It tells us what it is to be a woman in a man's world.

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Are You Listening To Your Child? Maybe He/She Is Sexually Abused [Video]

Child sexual abuse is more rampant than you can imagine. Maybe your child is trying to say you something. Are you listening?

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Why Katti Batti Reminded Me Of My Stalkers!

Katti Batti reminds you of your stalkers and how in the name of love, one gets bullied in our society. The movie is a letdown.

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A Woman Peed In Public And Someone Stoned Her [Video]

In this video, a woman peed in public and a street comes to stand still. What does it tell about us as a society?

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Indian Women Talking About Street Harassment: No Country For Women [Video]

These Indian women talk about street harassment they have faced, and it's not shocking, most women watching this video will relate.

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5 Books Every Woman Should Read: Books That Will Empower You

Here is a list of 5 books every woman should read. These books tell us, that we can let go what is not working for us and create an empowered life.

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This Is What I learned Living 30 Years Of My Life

A woman writes what 30 years of living this life taught her. She shares the most important lessons of her life.

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Stitching Virginity Back: Becoming A Virgin Again

Stitching virginity back or getting a Hymenoplasty surgery is on a rise. What does it tell about the society? Where are we heading towards?

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Beauty Tips From An Acid Attack Survivor [Videos]

These beauty tips from an acid attack survivor will make you question, why acid is so easily available. It's time to stop this availability. Do sign the petition.

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Ima Market: The World’s Only All Women Run Market Place In Manipur

Ima Market in Manipur, is probably the only market in the world that is run by all women; a place where equality is preached and practiced.

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Happy Teacher’s Day: Four Women Who Taught Me To Live Life

They say, when a student is ready, the teacher appears. Here are 4 teachers who made us see our lives in a brighter light. Happy Teacher's Day!

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Boys Don’t Cry [Poem]

'Boys don't cry' goes the saying. This poem explores what goes behind moulding boys who don't cry and at what cost.

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Breastfeeding Is Not Only A Mother’s Responsibility: Dads, Are You Listening? [Video]

Breastfeeding is not only a mother's responsibility. It is a shared responsibility between both the parents. Dads we, hope you are listening.

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[Video] She Is Not ‘Down’, She Has Her Periods: Radhika Vaz

Radhika Vaz, the noted standup comedian has something wonderfully funny to say about the taboos on women and menstruation.

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An Open Letter On Why We As Women Need To Stand By Ourselves First: From A Painted, Dented Woman

An open letter by a woman to her friend who is out of an abusive marriage on why we as women need to stand by ourselves first. And most importantly, why suffering is no virtue.

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India’s LGBT Community Gets Some Harmless Hugs, With Delhi’s First LGBT Flash Mob

The LGBT community of India, receives mammoth support as Harmless Hugs comes up, with Delhi's first ever LGBT flash mob. It will make you think, its high time, the Supreme Court of India does away with Sec. 377.

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The True Story On The Facebook Profile [Poem]

Everyone puts a story on the facebook profile. How far is it true? Two women lament across the screens. But reality has another story.

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Thriving Through Depression: This Is My Story

What do you do when depression hits? Here's a true story of thriving through depression. Read on!

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Letter To My Beloved Daughter (Part 5)

In her fifth letter, a mother writes about the lessons she learnt in her journey of life. A letter for all daughters!

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The Other Woman (Short Story)

Many a times, we live with people who don't exist. In this story of longings, loneliness and silences three women tell one story. Read on!

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Daddy and His Daughter: Why The Presence Of A Loving Father Matters So Much

In this very reflective post, a daughter writes on why the presence of a loving father is so important in a daughter's life. A must read for all fathers!

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Her Father Speaks: A Young Man Reflects On Fatherhood

A young man from Pakistan, writes on how he would want to raise his daughter. A must read post, this Father's Day weekend.

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A Broken Friendship And A Date with Freedom

A friendship cannot survive forever on the basis of gratefulness; true friendship needs mutual respect and equality.

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How Does Grieving Help?

We, most often, do not know how to deal with loss. We tend to run away until there is no path ahead. We fail to realise that grieving helps heal.

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Letter To My Beloved Daughter (Part 4)

This beautiful series of letters from a mother to a daughter shares wonderful life lessons about love, healing and learning along the journey of life.

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Vulnerable [Poem]

Gender stereotypes affect men too. Here's a poignant poem that tells you how.

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Vicious Cycles Begin At Home : First Circle [Poem]

Amidst all the noise about violence against women is this short, powerful reminder that violence, and change, begins at home.

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A Letter To My Beloved Daughter (Part 3)

Raising a daughter means the lessons never stop, even for the mother. Here is a list of lessons learnt, passed on in a letter to a beloved daughter.

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The Living Goddess
The Living Goddess [Book Review]

The Living Goddess is a well-researched exploration of the long existing Kumari or living goddess tradition in Nepal, centered on the worship of a young girl.

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When will women achieve equality in India?
Why The Khap Panchayats Are Still Smiling

When educated, financially independent women say yes to giving up their autonomy, can government or judiciary help women achieve full equality in India?

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Bird in a Banyan Tree Bina Ramani
Bird In A Banyan Tree By Bina Ramani

Bird in a Banyan Tree is the memoir of fashion designer and socialite Bina Ramani, a very powerfully told story of her rise and fall.

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Letter to my daughter
Letter to My Beloved Daughter (Part 2)

Letter to an unborn daughter: That you are awesome and wonderful should be your life mantra. Do not ever let anyone tell you otherwise.

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Some November Thoughts

Approaching the last two months of the year, Paromita Bardoloi reflects on the lessons this year has taught her.

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Letter to my beloved daughter
Letter To My Beloved Daughter

Paromita Bardoloi writes a letter to her future daughter, on how to live your life as a woman and face this world boldly

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A Teacher Reminisces: Learnings From My Students

A teacher recounts her children she taught and the lessons she learnt from them.

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Marion Bartolli
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Bartoli is a fantastic sportswoman and achiever. Why does her beauty matter?

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What Matriarchy Left Me With

What Matriarchy taught me: An Indian woman who grew up in a matriarchal family, Paromita shares lessons the strong women in her family taught her.

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For Maa, On Mother’s Day

On Mother's Day, Paromita writes a letter to her mother of all the beautiful things learnt in childhood.

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Draupadi Lives On

Ages ago, Draupadi was abused, and the court watched. What has changed for Indian women's rights and safety?

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Men and patriarchy
A Few Thoughts About Men And Patriarchy On Your Birthday

Does patriarchy make men happy? The norms of society not only trample on women's rights but also on men's choices.

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It Feels Beautiful To Be Me!

Being beautiful is all about feeling beautiful, as Paromita discovers through the eyes of young children.

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A Daughter Remembers Her Father

A daughter writes about her relationship with her father and shares the lessons she learnt from him.

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The Man From Karachi

An Indian woman talks about a friendship beyond the boundaries of gender, geography and age-old beliefs.

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Goodbye Braveheart
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Goodbye to the young woman who wanted to live. May she rest in peace, but the rest of us need to wake up.

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Life after rape
Get Well, Ragini!

Contrary to what films and society make us believe, there is life after rape. Rape survivors, not victims is the mindset we need to adopt.

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Woman's Guide to breakups
7 Signs To Know That It’s A ‘Break-up’

A woman's guide to relationships - how do you know when it is a breakup?

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Being Maa’s Daughter

An Indian woman discovers anew intricacies of the mother and daughter bond, on a mother daughter trip

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A Letter To A Beautiful Woman

Paromita Bardoloi shares with a young woman, the lessons she has learnt on what it means to be an empowered woman

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Sitting On The Yellow Wall: A Child’s Concept Of Death

This beautiful piece talks about the concept of death of a child. And the concept of God and friends.

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Women And Soulmates

Who is a woman's true soulmate? A deeply personal story of love and loss

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