Tamiyanti Chandra

Career Bureaucrat/Mother/Wife/ Workhorse/Hedonist writing under the pen name Tamiyanti Chandra

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We Need Toilets – But It Has Nothing To Do With The Shame Of Women!

In an effort to convince rural Indians of the value of toilets, the shame of women going outdoors is being used as a trigger. Are we unwittingly propagating traditional norms about women's 'honour' being indoors?

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How Water Crisis Directly Leads To Discrimination Against Women (And Can Annihilate Us)

We are inexorably moving towards a gigantic water crisis, and unless definite steps are taken by all, it is a future we cannot avoid.

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Project Urja
Project Urja Aims To Tap The Potential Of Girls Among The Poorer Regions Of Maharashtra

Project Urja was implemented in poorer regions of Maharashtra to better the living conditions and gender equal opportunities of the girls.

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positive masculinity
Positive Masculinity: Are You Brave Enough Yet, Boys?

It behoves us to inculcate a sense of positive masculinity in all our boys and men, starting from early childhood, for a truly gender equal society. 

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warrior princess
10 Ways You Should Be A Warrior Princess As A Mom. You’re Going To Need It!

It is not always fun and roses all the way once a child is born, no matter what pop culture tells you. The years afterwards need you to be a warrior princess.

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mountain women
A Land Of Hardy Mountain Women Who Make Light Of Their Harsh Life Realities

Google recently paid tribute to the Chipko movement with a Google doodle, but what do we really know about the lives of the mountain women who drove it?

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This International Women’s Day, It’s Time To Look At How Childcare Norms Penalise Mothers…And Fathers

It is time for us to contemplate the issue of how childcare norms work in India - and how these penalise mothers as well as fathers.

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10 Kickass Indian Women Who Inspired Me To Live Better In 2017

Going into 2018, here's looking back to 2017 with immense gratitude at women who inspired me and gave me strength to get up, dress up, and get going even on bad days!

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2017 Saw The Silence Breakers Awarded. Will 2018 Bring Real Change?

And the Award goes to...The Silence Breakers! The Time honour for the silence breakers was fantastic, but must spur us on to continue the struggle. #MeToo

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