Shivani is currently an undergraduate political science student who is passionate about human rights and social issues, particularly women's rights and intersectionality. When she is not viciously typing her next article or blog post, she likes to binge-watch political dramas and movies, hang with friends, listen to obscure music, read, and occasionally even write vague poetry.
Following the harrowing Hathras rape case, a group of DBAV womxn have filed an IA against caste-based violence in UP. This is what it means.
In spite of the progress that we continue to make about gender and our efforts to look past the narrow binary, why is misgendering still a big issue?
Indian Matchmaking gained massive popularity after its release in July. But apart from its entertainment value, why are we attracted to shows like these?
The rape and murder of a minor girl in UP under the guise of 'punishment' proves again, how we live in a regressive society that barely respects women.
Shame is an emotion we are never able to fully understand or come to terms with since we have constantly been told to accept or even submit to it.
During the lockdown, changing your hair colour at home can be a totally dramatic move to make! It's cheaper than salons and quite easy and fun too!
Yet another person to trivialise and silence the #MeToo movement is Nawazuddin Siddiqui. His statements made me wonder, how entrenched is this behaviour?
The reactions to Kerala Chief Minister's daughter's wedding announcement only makes one wonder if we've failed to recognise a woman's freedom of choice.
Jameela Jamil's recent podcast and ''I Weigh'' movement truly re-defines the current discourse on body positivity, shame and mental health.
The arrests of activists Safoora Zargar, Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal reveal a stark insight into how society views women who dare to take to the streets.
In the doom and gloom of COVID-19 and the lockdown, Sushmita Sen's comeback thriller series releasing this month is creating quite the buzz!
Many Bollywood celebrities spoke up against the killing of George Floyd in the US. However, why are they reluctant to take on social causes within India?
Man decided to put his wife's 'honour for sale' on social media, asked people to call her for 'sexual favours.' Just how entitled and vile can humans be?
Today, social media is full of negativity and anger. However, these eight female Instagram artists, come as a ray of hope and wholesome content!
Sameeksha Sud’s TikTok video on marital rape recently came under fire, when it was tampered to promote violence against women. This is a sad reflection on how social media can work to attack women.
As the COVID-19 cases rise, each day, a female police officer from Mumbai, Sandhya Shilavant with her dedication, gives us a ray of hope to hold on to!
TikTok influencer Faizal Siddiqui may have issued an apology for his video that seemingly promoted acid attacks but does that help against glorification?
Does referring to powerful women by their first or full names give a sense of familiarity and deserving less respect? Is it a manifestation of deep-rooted patriarchy?
Spending Mother's Day away from home during a pandemic seems a lot, doesn't it? These people tell us about their 'long-distance' with their moms.
Amidst a pandemic, a picture posted by British singer Adele sent fans into a major frenzy. Her 'new look' makes you wonder if that's all she's worth?
Indian ads may seem to be evolving, they still sticks on to some stereotypes towards women. Though ads makers are trying to change, we are far from change.
When we look past seemingly harmless and normalised teenage toxic masculinity, we do more than dismiss it. We cause more harm by being silent bystanders.
Mindy Kaling's latest show Never Have I Ever does prove to be a game-changer in some ways. But still adheres to some common Indian stereotypes and jokes.
There’s always another side when it comes to dazzling lives of reality TV show stars and couples today. What lies underneath the riches, glam and power?
As the COVID-19 crisis rises each day, healthcare workers continue reporting to duty setting aside personal fears. Two doctors share their experience.
Asmita Sarkar's Twitter callout about Women In Science WikiProject was an intriguing one. Here's what she says about women scientists needing representation.
Actress Shriya Saran's coping mechanisms during quarantine in Spain make you wonder about the mental health crisis we may be facing during this pandemic.
With the extension of the lockdown, sex workers stand to face the worst of the situation. During a lockdown like this, their plight just worsens as they lose their source of income.
An advocate of feminism & Dalit rights, Dr Ambedkar's words are relevant even now. Here are 6 quotes by Dr B R Ambedkar to remember him by.
On the 101st anniversary of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, one of the worst tragedies India has seen, here are four books by women everyone needs to read.
With talk of the entire nation going into another lockdown to fight the pandemic, here are 5 things we wish the govt. would take into consideration.
Having the relationship talk with parents, especially in India is a tough one to have. Are things changing, albeit slowly? Here's what teens feel about it.
What drives Seema Kushwaha, the lawyer who fought to bring justice to Jyoti Singh Pandey's family? Here's her inspiring story.
Lockdown times mean a lot of boredom and time on your hands. When you aren't studying or working, here are some shareable and super funny memes!
Social distancing is helping us prevent the rise of COVID-19 right now. Yet with so many of us away from families, how do we deal with the feeling isolated?
Thanks to Minal Dakhave Bhosale's efforts, India now has its first successful coronavirus testing kit. In the current situation, this is a ray of hope.
Thanks to weird beauty standards, Dia Mirza was told was told she was ‘too short’, 'too pretty', 'too fair' to be a model - she recently shared.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a slew of socio-economic reforms amidst the current lockdown. But what economic benefits does it offer women?
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