Priya Tripathi

Priya Tripathi identifies herself as a feminist, bibliophile, survivor and a runner. She believes her upbringing in small town in a highly patriarchal set up has been a blessing in disguise. It helped her to develop perspective on the issues and to make best use of the opportunities she got later in life. She believes women need to develop their own narrative and share their personal stories to mark their presence in the world. Writing about running, patriarchy and Child sexual abuse are cathartic experience for her.

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6 Reasons You Should Be Grateful To A Wife Or Bahu, Before Setting Expectations For Her!

An easy guide for creating a gratitude journal for yourself, to learn the art of saying the good old "Thank you!" before setting expectations or demanding anything from a wife or daughter in law. 

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I Hope To See An India Where ‘Daughter’s Wedding Expenses’ Aren’t A Worry For Parents!  

Indian weddings can be a fun celebration, but the entitlement shown by the men's side, the outdated, patriarchal customs, and the over-the-top spending really needs to go. 

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Nandita Das’s New Movie Manto Is Intense, Complex… Yet Very Soothing

Watching Manto, starring Nawzuddin Siddiqui was like having a fine scotch on a winter evening. I was completely transported to a different era, writes Priya Tripathi. 

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She Has Made The Choice Of Being Single, And Doesn’t Need A Husband Foisted On Her. Back Off!

A woman making the choice of being single knows what she is doing, and no one has any business judging her only based on her relationship status.

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I Was Called An ‘Angry Young Feminist’ When I Did Not Pander To Outdated Patriarchal Traditions

Education should widen minds. But does it really happen? Are those privileged ready to give up their privilege to abolish patriarchal traditions that are unfair?

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Did Your Career Choice Get ‘Nudged’ In Any Way Because “You’re A Girl”?

What affects the career choices of girls? What interests them, what is lucrative, what their peers do, or what they are conditioned to take up as girls?

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I’m Cheering For The Recent BHU Protests, That Have Shocked Toxic Masculinity Out Of Its Wits

The recent BHU protests make this author cheer them, but also reflect on her own grim experiences with patriarchy in the city.

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6 Really Important Things In Life I Would Like My 5 Year Old Niece To Know, Growing Up

A heartfelt letter to a young niece by the author, about what really is important in life. Everything else will follow, if these things are taken care of.

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The ‘Lady Oriented’ Lipstick Under My Burkha Is Much Needed Catharsis For Women

When movies like Lipstick Under My Burkha are made, we the women get to laugh collectively and celebrate our narratives being spoken freely and loudly.

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Shouldn’t The Idea Of Women Moving To The Husband’s Household Become Redundant Now?

It is time we stopped obsessing over 'tradition' and looked towards a more equitable distribution of roles and responsibilities between married couples.

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Why Living Alone For A Few Years Can Be An Extremely Satisfying Experience For Indian Women

While living alone is seen as a normal behavior for lot of Indian men, Indian women are not experimenting enough with this wonderful opportunity to discover themselves.

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I Heard The Unspoken… [#Poetry]

We tend to normalize violence against women to an extent where it remains unspoken and make excuses in our minds for the perpetrator.

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To Change Or Not To Change Surname After Marriage?

While changing surname after marriage is a matter of choice, it is reflective of prejudices, and values deeply rooted in the patriarchal norms.

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More Women Now Are Running For Fitness And A Runners’ High, Making It A Healthy Lifestyle Choice

Women running in India has become a welcome trend. Running has a positive effect on your body, and acts as a natural antidepressant!

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Why Ambitious Indian Women Who Want To Reach The Top In Their Professional Lives Are Rare

Are ambitious Indian women who want to pursue their careers aggressively rare because they are beaten down by years of conditioning to prioritise the family role?

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The Murder Of Monika Ghurde And Other Confident Women Shows Us The Hidden Cost Of Being A Woman In India

Confident women in India are not welcome. Sometimes, when they ask uncomfortable questions, the hurt male ego even results in murder, as the case of Monica Ghurde shows.

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Why Is It Necessary For A Bride To Be Crying At Her Own Wedding?

An interesting look at why brides cry at weddings - our society expects her to. Because clearly, society knows that she is about to lose her freedom. But why should that be?

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How Running Became The Way For Me To Run Over My Problems

At a low in this author's life, she found the healing power of running, and the high that can be got from such a simple thing that taps into inner strength.

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Is Indian Society Ready To Talk About Child Sexual Abuse Seriously Or Continue To Brush It Away For Social Prestige?

Often, a child who is a victim of child sexual abuse is silenced when not taken seriously by trusted adults, who might prefer to close their eyes for social prestige.

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I Was Asked, “How Do You Feel Married If You Do Not Observe Any Traditions For Married Hindu Women?”

As a modern woman and a married Indian feminist, it is my right to question redundant traditions and beliefs, that cause much grief in a woman's life!

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