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Honour Killing In Thanjavur, Yet Another Victim?!

Honour killing - this is a cancer of society still leading to the death of young people who are denied their right to live their life their way.

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At the end it is the woman who need to make an apology?

Annapoorani! Yet another massive women-centric movie from the Lady Superstar, actress Nayanthara. After receiving a positive response with a bit of criticism, the movie made its screen time well in the theatres. After the usual running days, the movie landed on the OTT platform. A sudden forest fire swept through. There were many comments, videos, […]

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I Can Be A Warrior If I Need To Protect Those I Care For!

Trigger Warning: This deals with child sexual abuse and may be triggering for survivors. It has now been a week, and Nandhini has almost settled into her new job. Nandhini’s grandmother named her so, as their family experienced immense joy after her birth. She grew up as a single child in their family in a […]

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Lack Of Support Leads To Suicide In Indian Women
Lack Of Support Leads To Suicide In Indian Women

Incidents of suicides are on the rise among women. What can be done to curb this disturbing trend?

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#PeriodAtWork  Women Inmates Undergo Poor Menstrual Hygiene
How Women Jail Inmates Are Regularly Deprived Of Sanitary Products & Menstrual Hygiene

“Ma’am, I saw.” Seven-year-old Bhuvana spoke from the crowd of children who were gathered together by their class teacher in order to find who tore the attendance register. The class monitor, Manish said that it was Swapna, and two of his friends confirmed his answer. Poor Swapna was already in tears. But now Bhuvana’s answer […]

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With parents support, dowry death can be thwarted!
Why Don’t Parents Support A Daughter Facing Domestic Violence Before Things Go Out Of Hand?

Parents need to assure the daughter that it is perfectly fine to walk out of an abusive marriage, not caring about what the society would comment on.

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Not being a mother is bad, sometimes being a mother also turns bad
Not being a mother is bad, sometimes being a mother also turns bad

“Always you are a bad mother!” Sanjay screamed at Harini and left the house banging on the door. Frozen in tears Harini saw her eighteen-year-old son walk away in anger. The heaviness of the words shattered her balance and she fell on the couch. Her mind recollected the starting days of her motherhood. “Congratulations! You […]

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A Woman Auto Driver Who Began This Work For An Inspiring Reason

When my grandkids visit us, I give them money. Still, it comes from my husband’s pocket. What If I had earned that? That thought made me think.

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How Leya Came Out As A Trans Woman And Became A Celebrity Make-Up Artist

“Madam, it is fine. For identifying my true self, I have undergone many such incidents. But ultimately only I know with how much happiness I lead my life. Living under a fake identity is more painful than their words.”

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AP - Mother forced daughter with hormone pills to make her an actress, daughter rescued
Mother Wants Teen To Become An Actor, Forces Her To Take Hormone Pills To Look Older!

a 16-year-old girl was forcefully fed hormone pills by her mother so that she could act in films. She had been taking the medicines for the past four years.

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A Man Can Forcefully Hurt A Woman's Body But Not Her Soul
A Man Can Forcefully Hurt A Woman’s Body But Not Her Soul

Her mother pulled her hand and made her sit on the bed. “How can you behave like nothing happened, dear? Your whole life is ruined now!”

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Maleesha Kharwa, The 14y.o. Model From Mumbai Slums Is Now Face Of Forest Essentials

Maleesha who calls herself ‘Princess of Slum’ through her social media captions has now landed herself a space on the cover of Forest Essentials' new campaign.

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How I Stood By My Mother During Her Tough Times

My mother was over 40 years when the announcement came that all lecturers needed to complete their doctorate degree to continue to teach.

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Why Should My Child Be Named After My Late Father-In-Law?

The issue arose with the last name of the child. Mihal insisted her husband’s second name should be added as he had passed away when Sonu was in college.

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I don\'t need my in-laws for my medical consultations
I Don’t Need My In-laws To Come For My Medical Consultations

Three years into marriage, Rahul and Mrinalini were a happy-go couple coping well with the arranged marriage setup. The usual question of “when-a-baby” arose and created quite a stir in their routines, hence they decided to consult with a fertility clinic. After the basic tests were done they were called in for consultation with the […]

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Viduthalai Part 1: How Women Are Humiliated In Name Of Justice!
Viduthalai Part 1: How Women Are Humiliated In Name Of Justice!

Viduthalai Part 1 shows in the cat and mouse game, one thing that is to be noted is how innocent women are involved and hurt in this chaos.

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They Took Advantage Of Our Dreams Of Having A Baby…

For more than a week, the pain was unbearable. Every time I got up from the bed, it pained, just pained. I cried, consoling myself that all this pain would lead to a bundle of joy in my arms soon.

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Delivery Person Allegedly Molests Chennai Woman Techie: 3 Things You Can Do To Stay Safe

A delivery man is simply a total stranger, and how does anyone know if he is reliable or safe? It's better to take precautions.

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Sembi, POCSO
Sembi: The Film Shows Justice Is Possible With POCSO

Sembi the film provides justice to the child victim, thereby spreading the needed awareness in the society about POCSO Act.

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Why Can't Banks Approve Transpeople's Loan Applications?
Why Can’t Banks Approve Transpeople’s Loan Applications?

Support and guidance are what transpeople need. Special bank loans could give them a chance to better their lives and help others in the process.

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Woman Rescued From Home After Being Tortured For Years In AP

A 35 year old woman was not allowed by her husband to even step out of home since 2008 when they got married. Even her family members were not allowed to visit her.

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Coach Paul James Teaches Boxing To Young Girls For Free
Coach Paul James Teaches Boxing To Young Girls For Free

Coach Paul James has been training children, most of them girls, for free. He says, he collects fees only from those who could afford it.

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Suicide Due To Harassment: Her Dream To Become A Doctor Shattered!

According to the statement of the girl’s father, she had informed him about the harassment. He had asked her to return home, but she refused to come back, stating that she may not get another seat in a different college.

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Two year old girl child rescued from human sacrifice in TN
Two Year Old Girl Child Rescued From Human Sacrifice In TN

One of the reasons for such drastic things can be greed in some form. So it drives them to the extent of killing a human, especially a girl child?

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It’s Alarming How Many Men Are Attacking Women For Saying NO!

Trigger Warning: This deals with graphic description of violence against women and breach of consent, and may be triggering to survivors. An attack on a woman when she refuses to marry a man seems never-ending. The only way for men to retaliate is by hitting the woman or throwing acid at her. The ultimate aim […]

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Honour Killing In UP By Her Brother; Is This Sibling Love?!

She was in love with a man whom her brother did not approve of. She stayed strong in her decision. Did that urge him to kill his own sister?

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Calling Me A ‘Prostitute’ Doesn’t Make Me One!

Women aren’t a place to dump a man’s anger no matter what the issue could be. And calling her names is again not the husband’s right just because they are married.

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22y.o. ‘Angry’ Man Sets A 19.y.o. Woman On Fire In TN: WHY This Entitlement?!

Just because they are married a husband isn’t entitled to be violent to his wife. Just because a man is "in love" with a woman, it doesn't give him a right to be violent.

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A Thoughtful Man In Maharashtra Got His Widowed Mother Remarried
A Thoughtful Man In Maharashtra Got His Widowed Mother Remarried

Yuvaraj Shele, a small-time worker from Kolhapur, Maharashtra, did battle many odds and arranged for his mother Ratna’s wedding a few weeks ago. The main point that he put forth was that he felt his mother was lonely and saw the need for her to live happily.

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If I Want To Be Myself Then I Am No Longer Their Bahu But Possessed By An Evil Entity!

Vidhya came home with Riya. She was surprised to see the same expectations from her that were before from having a child. Nothing had changed, and she felt that nothing would ever change.

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The Senseless Reason India’s ‘Third Gender’ (As Legally Called) Are Missing Out On Rightful Vaccination

Her hands slowly took it from me. She kept looking at them. Somehow, I felt the urge to ask her this question. “Akka, are you vaccinated?” This time my voice went feeble. In a second, her eyes turned moist.

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Dear Siblings, Don’t Convey Your Love By Making Your Babies Wear The Other Kid’s Dresses

Every day in motherhood is like reading a new book. We never know what it would reveal to us. Exploring is the best phase filled with joy for all mothers. It is indeed like taking the unknown path, but travelling along with your kid gives in more confidence to face whatever may come in the way.

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She Was A Much Respected Police Officer Today, But Once Upon A Time…

My parents aren’t supportive of my decision. They are worried that there will be issues when fixing my wedding and later, in my married life.

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Dear Corona, Enough Of Increasing OCD In Us, Please Leave The World Soon!

Dear Corona,you have impacted many of our lives in unforeseen ways. You've intensified my OCD, and I'm worried about how this will end.My only request is, please, leave this world soon!

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I Am, Who I am!

A wonderful poem about a person standing tall & proudly claiming their identity...

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This Time Her Mother In Law Would Have Her Support, And Wouldn’t Alone!

Many nights, she would think about how Sharada had pulled through those tough times. Would she be able to do something like that?

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My Social Reality That Despite My ‘Divorce’ I Wear The Mangalsutra To Protect My Baby

"It was my decision. I tolerated him being a drunkard. But he chose another girl. When I confronted him, he said it was love, that he loved the two of us. Strange right?"

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Must Weight Gain In A Newly Married Woman Necessarily Mean That She’s Pregnant?

Why should "Is there any Good News?" be the only question a married woman is asked if she seems to have put on even a little weight since marriage?

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Divorced & Widowed Women Are Still Considered Inauspicious For The ‘Bangle Ceremony’ And That’s A Shame!

Why do small-minded people still consider single mothers, divorced or unmarried women inauspicious for rituals like the bangle ceremony?

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The Need To Question What We Learnt As Kids

As children we accept what our elders say. As adults, we must  educate ourselves without blindly accepting all that we've been taught. 

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No, Ji! We Don’t Want Dowry Before The Wedding, Only ‘Rewards’ For Treating Her Well!

She was shocked as he said, 'Your father will get me a watch but would buy your cousin a gold chain? Is this how he treats his son-in-law?' 

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His Words Ringing In Her Ears, She Knew She’d Made The Right Choice

“I love kids,” Rakesh’s voice echoed in her ears. 'Was this why he wanted to have girl children?' she wondered as fear gripped her.

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I Am Your Wife, Not The Solution To All Of Your & Your Family’s Problems!

Why is the woman the eternal problem solving machine in her marital family? As the DIL and wife, why is she expected to solve every issue?

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How Dare He Insult Me Like That At An Arranged Marriage Meeting?!

In every morsel you eat, only your father’s money is seen. Taking over his business does not make you in any way fit to be a groom. Try to stand on your legs, then you can proceed with searching for a bride! “Trisha! For the past twenty minutes, you have been aimlessly walking around the […]

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Your Daughter Needs Your Support, Even If You Don’t Agree With Her Divorce

When a woman gets a divorce, even her parents often see her as a failure who can't be trusted to take her own decisions.

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Just Because He Is My Husband, I Should Get A Smaller Appraisal Than Him?

Our work may differ but there is always a comparison and my husband is always supposed to earn more! Why can't I be on par with him?

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