Piyusha Vir is a writer, artist, a CELTA-certified English Language trainer, and a Creative Writing Coach.
She was awarded the Top 5 position in the Orange Flower Awards 2018 for the category of Writing for Social Impact and was one of the Finalists in 2020 for the category of Humour.
Her article ‘How Confident, Educated, Outspoken Modern Me Had Also Been Insidiously Trained To Be Invisible’ was nominated for the 2020 Laadli Media & Advertising Awards for Gender Sensitivity.
Her article ‘Angry Women Are ‘Nasty Women’ Because How DARE A Woman Express Her Anger Publicly!’ was awarded the Runner Up position at the Orange Flower Awards 2021 in the category of Writing For Social Impact.
She has been published in two multi-author anthologies, Mock, Stalk and Quarrel-a multi-author anthology of 29 satirical tales, and The Readomania Book of Indian Mythology-an anthology of mythological stories, published by Readomania Publishing.
She has authored three books: Just Another Day-a collection of thriller short stories, and Dashavatar-Stories of Lord Vishnu – a collection of mythological short stories, both published by Readomania Publishing; and Dasavatara (for children) published by Westland Publishing, under their children’s imprint, Red Panda. She is currently working on her next book, to be published soon.
She is also an artist and painter, and experimenting with various forms of paintings.
How many times do we need to remind people that daughters are not liabilities? That the girl child isn’t some object for which the 'burden' shifts on to another person after she acquires the married tag?
One may say these are 'just customs', but why maintain sexist, patriarchal customs? I want to tie a rakhi to those who stand by me, who support me through every low, and encourage me through every high.
What is it with cis-het men and their giant-sized egos? I’m curious and I really want to know. If you have an answer other than ‘#NotAllMen’, do share.
Kasturi Patra's debut book A Mother's Goodbye is a layered tussle between wishes and reality, and stays with you long after the last page is turned.
As a cis het woman I was pleasantly surprised to relate to lives of women of diverse sexualities and gender identities as I read their experiences; so mustn't I fight for all women?
As if all I was good for was to raise kids and manage the household. As if me being educated and ambitious was something wrong. I felt humiliated and embarrassed.
Some of India’s most brilliant voices write about what freedom means to them. Inspiring, searching and full of ideas – Our Freedoms is the book of our times.
On a 'confessions' Facebook group, a man just ranted about a woman who rejected him years ago, choosing a dream career and life instead, in a case of sour grapes.
The Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives felt like a big middle finger to everyone struggling during the pandemic. And that's the least of the problems.
There is deep discomfort with angry women because letting women feel and say what they want to can challenge the status quo.
Arranged marriages don't have to mean that women resign themselves be treated like nobodies, and that is what this backward going show tells them to.
Our mythologies have a lot we can learn from, with many interesting feminine themes, which Vijayalakshmi Harish's Strangely Familiar Tales take a fresh look at.
Violence against women like bois locker room keep happening, and then we forget about them till the next thing happens, so how can we really say things have changed?
They were coming closer. The nameless, faceless sea of… of… Who were they, really? They, who lived in these very streets; who had been neighbours.
Control of women's voices, lives, bodies is the norm, under the guise of 'protection' and 'women's safety'. Can we ever achieve Fearless Freedom? Activist Kavita Krishnan's new book explores this.
These 8 amazing women are pushing for change in their unique ways through sisterhood, because we are all in it together. Together, we can and we will. #IWD2020 #EachForEqual
A look at some Indian women who have embodied the spirit of sisterhood #EachForEqual, using their privilege to help other women, and in the process transformed the status of women in society.
I had thought my progressive upbringing had given me a voice. I was wrong - and I realised this on reading Deepa Narayan's iconic book Chup.
'If only we could all talk about our fears, our hopes, our aspirations and, most importantly, our imperfections without worrying about being tagged, stigmatised, and ostracised...'
The most common aspect of Equality that most of us consider, is ‘gender equality’. However, we need to consider that challenges such as mental health illnesses too can impact people's experience at work.
It made me realize that the trials and tribulations of a transgender person aren’t different at all. And that a transgender person’s world and life isn’t much different from my own.
Meet Dr. Akkai Padmashali, transgender activist, talking of what Equality means to her, and how we can all work towards creating more equal workplaces.
Minnie Vaid's book Those Magnificent Women and Their Flying Machines – ISRO’s Mission to Mars tells the story of ISRO women scientists.
Men who never bothered about the crimes against women are now so worried about the 'unfairness of the law' that they refuse to see the inherent male bias even now.
"I know I can make a positive change in the lives of these children," says Piyusha Vir, "which demanded that I move so far away from home and do the work I needed to do, a calling, if you will."
Becoming by Michelle Obama touches the reader in unexpected ways. "The book is not just her memoir," says Piyusha Vir. "but extends Hope to all who read it."
In Being Reshma, Acid Attack survivor Reshma Qureshi gives us an immensely moving memoir that exposes the depths of human depravity, while simultaneously offering a glimmer of hope.
Because He is… by Meghna Gulzar is a personal narration - a daughter’s perspective of her illustrious father-writer-poet-director Gulzar’s accomplishments.
Men are crying foul at the #MeToo movement, slut shaming the women who speak up, or even lamenting, "How do we approach women now?" Maybe being scared and careful is good.
Speaking up in the wake of the #MeToo movement, Piyusha Vir talks about the sexual harassment and sexism she has faced in the hospitality and the hotel industry.
Andaleeb Wajid stays true to form in her new offering Twenty-Nine Going on Thirty, entertaining the reader while engaging them and making them think.
A travelogue with a difference - The Buddha and the Bitch is more the journey of two women very unlike each other who discover themselves as they take the trip.
Taslima Nasrin's memoir Split: A Life is a searing account of the challenges she has faced as a woman who calls out fundamentalism and violence against women.
After Women’s Day is over, the cheery Whatsapp forwards have become obsolete, and the roses have wilted, real life (read, sexism) has resumed for women.
Status Single by Sreemoyee Piu Kundu, without being preachy, showcases the need for single women to own their decisions, and live life on their own terms without fear of judgment.
Men posing with pads a.ka. the Padman challenge won't dissolve the stigma around menstruation. What we need is social awareness.
Out With Lanterns is a story about two wordsmith warriors who come together. Alisha Priti Kriplani's epistolary book makes for an entertaining read!
Author and script writer Paulami DuttaGupta's recent novel, Onaatah: Of The Earth raises tough questions about how we treat survivors of rape.
When misogynists accuse you of too much feminism (what does that mean anyway?) standing up can often mean being trolled with rape threats to shut you up.
People in India are NOT aware about legal rights for women, essential in a society that is patriarchal, and violence against women is almost normalized.
Neelam Kumar speaks about her journey from the depths of despair to new beginnings, to becoming a successful, best-selling author.
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