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Tina Sequeira is an award-winning writer and marketer. Winner of the Rashtriya Gaurav Award in association with the Government of Telangana, Orange Flower Award by Women’s Web, India's leading website for women, GrandQueens Leadership Award by Lions Clubs International, Women Lit of the Year Award by I.N.S.P.I.R.E Beyond Motherhood Awards, and more, Tina has published short stories, poems, and essays in international publications. YouthKiAwaaz, India’s leading online platform for Social Justice, featured her among the ‘Top 35 writers of 2017’ and ‘Top 20 writers of 2020.' 'The Tina Edit' is the leading Indian blog on the ‘Top 100 Writing Blogs for Authors in the world’ and among the ‘Top 100 Indian Lifestyle Blogs and Websites' by Feedspot. Visit her site to know more: https://www.thetinaedit.com/
She didn’t stand a chance. The more powerful, less victimised male victim gets more support and a bigger payout; the less powerful, more violated female victim gets the backlash and has to pay.
There was a conservative perception among Indian listeners that pop songs are just ‘hip hip hurray’ songs which make no sense. But Usha Uthup proved that pop is meaningful and powerful.
India doesn’t lack stringent laws as it grants more legislative ammunition for women’s rights compared to even America, but lags terribly as mere legislation alone can’t address societal outlook and approach. Beyond #MeToo has answers.
I don’t remember any time that they abused a male actor online for endorsing an alcohol brand ever; they idolized actors like Shatrughan Sinha for their alcohol endorsements.
Let's explore this curated list of songs for women empowerment this Women's Day- diverse music from all over the world. Can you think of more?
Can we stop moralising about Gehraiyaan? None of us have the right to condemn adult women’s choices if we do not hold adult men accountable for their choices.
By its own admission in the song Doobey, Gehraiyaan is Besabar, Bekhabar, and Doobey - too much happening, clueless, and finally drowning.
Cinema’s magical powers and influence on our collective consciousness are undeniable. Bollywood industry insider Anupama Chopra talks about some gems in her new book A Place in My Heart.
Actor Siddharth sent out a distasteful tweet in response to a tweet by Saina Nehwal, in what he thought were clever words, but this slur on any woman is not acceptable.
We need more mature and sensitive portrayals of couples with a wide age-gap irrespective of the genders, that are not fetishized or fixated on all things penile. It's time to give older actresses their due!
Vidya Balan’s 'Adai' to cricketer Mithali Raj’s 'Sea Crab Curry', Recipes For Life features prominent personalities & is an ode to traditional food wisdom!
'Kareena Kapoor Khan’s Pregnancy Bible: The Ultimate Manual For Moms-To-Be' truly lives up to its grand title!
Neena Gupta’s rise like a phoenix—bagging lead roles in films like Badhaai Ho, and The Last Color, and sweeping the Best Actress award in her sixties, is nothing short of inspiration.
Businessman Harsh Goenka put his foot in when he tweeted on divorces of Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, indirectly labelling their wives 'gold diggers'.
Men telling women what to do, how to dress and smile and look and talk and walk - that is the only thing most people seem to be keen on. Keep your nose out of our lives!
Love is one of the best gifts we can give ourselves, and others. Why then are we so afraid to love, to accept our own flaws and those of others?
While the recent Zomato incident was regrettable, it isn't Ok for MRAs to let loose their inner trolls and call the woman in question names.
Drishyam 2 throws an entirely different light on the meaning of revenge, which I found intriguing. But here's why I think it was problematic.
A DU student and a photographer came together, and conceived of a calendar featuring people with disability. Read about 2021 calendar, Oddity: Don’t Bend, Don’t Blend.
Do you remember this old Doordarshan serial Kashish? A lazy browse on YouTube led me to this vintage gem of a TV show which left me with some unanswered questions.
Following severe backlash, Tanishq pulled down an ad showing an interracial ceremony. Here is why the ad wasn't offensive at all!
Women being abused online, on social media is common to the point of normalcy. It's time we spoke up about it and stopped tolerating it!
Motherhood is not all sunshine and roses. It’s also thunderstorms and thorns. But it’s what has taught me tolerance and resilience.
I had posted a black and white picture for the selfie challenge that had #womensupportingwomen, but after I came to know some other facts, I opted out of it.
In my life I've never gone to my father, brothers, or my husband asking for protection and help even though they are more than ready to come forward to do so.
Would anyone dare call Jennifer Lopez or Shakira "item girls"? Why, then, do we use that slur to dismiss Indian dance artistes like Malaika Arora, or Katrina Kaif, or even veterans like Helen? Why the insistence on being 'sanskaari'?
Kabir Singh was recently released on Netflix and the movie still has controversies around it. Here's the writer's take- is the film anti-women, she asks.
Niyati Tamaskar writes about how she was 'Unafraid' despite breast cancer that struck her at a very vulnerable time - as a new mom with a breast-feesing infant.
Recently a group of men tried to ward of the 'feminist pisachini' by doing a puja. The pisachinis respond.
“We believe the world is one. We don’t just wish for our own prosperity, but also wish for everyone’s prosperity.” - Sushma Swaraj at UNO
As the Taj Mahal is about to create history for setting up the first baby feeding room among India's 3,600 monuments, by end of July 2019, we look at the public v/s private breastfeeding argument again.
Want to watch a frothy, keep-your-brains-aside-and-watch movie? Student of the Year 2 is the perfect one to go to for your popcorn.
A wonderful short-story that talks about patriarchy, toxic masculanity and of making amends before life runs out. Read on!
There are very few actors in India, for whom competition and the box-office numbers are immaterial because their sheer talent in acting is a powerful force to reckon with in the first place. Meet Tabu.
Tina Sequeira quips about Bollywood actors' abysmal response to the #MeToo movement, often behaving like ostriches rather than use their immense clout to speak up.
New movie Pataakha is the story of a rivalry between two ambitious sisters. It's a sizzling firecracker with entertainment from the word go.
In a biography Priyanka Chopra - The incredible story of a Global Bollywood Star, Aseem Chhabra, India's leading film journalist attempts to find some answers to her success.
A child with ADHD can be a handful to deal with, and stress on parents can be huge. This mom of such a child says that the right approach and professional help can do wonders.
Bollywood never ceases to shock us with the portrayal of women as merely eye-candies and second fiddle to the all powerful 'hero'.Race 3 joins the long list of such moronic movies.
Aamir khan was recently trolled for posting a candid picture with his daughter for being 'obscene' and 'promiscuous' The writer feels otherwise and reminisces about her own bond with her dad.
Raazi is a sophisticated spy thriller that does not join the league of the usual patriotic movies by keeping jignoism at bay.
A staggering 70-75 % of Indian women between the ages of 15-49 are anaemic. Cultural taboos around women's food and other traditions play a large part in this.
An imperfect mum, who nevertheless loves her daughter to bits, shares a glimpse into that unique, multi-pronged bond that a mother and daughter share.
When movies like Hichki come your way, it is like a breath of fresh air from the tiresome substandard Bollywood masala films!
If you miss watching Coco this year, you miss something truly special. While it's a treat for kids in particular, it's actually a delight for everyone!
Read how Nicholas and Karen found their love again after 25 years of getting married and going through the thick and thin together. She looked in the mirror hard and touched her freshly sprouted hair. Nicholas and Karen thought they knew what love meant until then! Until that moment when they had to fulfil their […]
The recent debate about a photo promoting public breastfeeding reminds this author that we moms need practical support such as clean breastfeeding rooms.
Sridevi rules hearts in her death even as she did during her versatile career. More on this incredible actor, who's never spoken ill of others in the industry.
It had taken two continents, a regressive family, a forced marriage marred with abuse, a bitter divorce, an illegitimate pregnancy, family disownment, social ostracisation, going back to school, relearning, and a complete personality makeover.
Here's a Padman movie review that points out that it has been a good effort but fails to impress, possibly due to poor execution!
Meet Dr Shalini Modi, who rose up to the challenge of parenting a special child when her son was born. Her love and positivity shines through her words.
This is why I think that the #PadManChallenge where celebrities pose with a pad will help the causes of women and menstruation in the long run.
Do you get accused of being a feminazi just because you speak up for women's rights? Point them to this post right here.
Forced Into Submission by Lady Lithe is not just erotica, it has a great plot that will keep you riveted beyond the sex scenes. A must read!
Listening to the men that she dated on Tinder bare their hearts open about their failed marriage made her gain a whole new perspective on men, love and relationships.
The reactions to Zaira Wasim after her allegations of molestation only show us how willing we are to point fingers at women.
From candidly discussing child abuse to examining why children drop out of schools, these young people have many valuable ideas to share.
Girls just wanna have fun on a night out, and they have a right to do so without being shamed for it. Time these 'good girl', 'bad girl' tags were tossed out!
Women like her reminded them of their own disease of casting and shunning out many innocent lives to die, get raped and prostituted only to uphold their honour and cover their naked shame.
Why should boys have all the fun? Watch this hilarious Behuda Bibi video and get ready for Lipstick Under My Burkha!
Menstruation is a difficult phenomenon to deal with. Also, the taboo around menstruation doesn't help an inch! How was your first time?
Keep Calm And Mommy On by Dr Tanu Shree Singh is a must read book for parenting in India, that can really help stressed moms and dads.
He blamed her for brainwashing their children against him. But, this was not her concern anymore. She was done with him and his threats. He did not scare her anymore.
Whoever said being a mother was easy? Unless you think juggling 24*7, grappling with self-doubt and sleepless nights is easy! Yet, here's the beauty of it. Read on!
Poorna, this real life story of a courageous 13 year old Dalit girl makes for a fascinating read and now, a full-length feature movie.
Watched The Beauty And The Beast yet? Emma Watson as Belle is the one big (feminist) reason to go watch this new Disney movie!
Let women decide if and when they want to wear a saree. Who are the men to decide upon a saree dress code at work for women?
The Indian bride is traditionally expected to drop her loyalties to her parents and adopt a new family overnight. Ramona refuses to toe the line!
Let those special dad daughter moments add up towards building confidence in your teenager, who will grow up to be a strong woman.
In our earlier article, we saw why an involved Dad playing an important part in a daughter's life is important for her self esteem as she grows up.
The father and daughter bond plays a great role in how confident the daughter will be as a teenager or an adult. The first part of a 3-article series on this.
It's the lovey dovey month of February! And like every year, the Valentine's Day fever is back again! Today, I cannot help but realize how vital this four letter word is to the existence of our mundane lives.
Perception of beauty. It can be such a personal thing, and certainly something that evolves over time, and can be guided in a positive direction.
We take a look at 13 of the prestigious award winning books by Indian women, which celebrate our common stories retold in their literary voices.
We cannot blame Zaira Wasim for her apologetic reaction to trolls; only a very few celebrities like Sania Mirza are absolutely fearless when it comes to unwanted criticism.
This poem is an attempt to break all misconceptions, prejudices, bias and taboo surrounding the victims of rape.
Here are 9 feminist movies for kids that are a blast to watch together with family, and inspiring at the same time.
Freelance writing jobs in India are a godsend to many women, who can put their education to good use, and avail of work from home options.
The benefits of flax seeds added to a woman's diet are many. Here's taking a look at how they are beneficial, and some easy recipes using flaxseeds.
Chicken is one of the most versatile and rich sources of protein. Check this out for that healthy chicken recipe you want for a special dinner.
This Biz Divas report indicates that socio-cultural factors might be creating trouble for women aiming to rise to directorial positions in companies.
Here is raising a toast to 10 powerful Indian female politicians – their struggles and ultimate triumphs in the dirty field of politics. Along with some quotes.
Every family has its own favourite biryani recipes. Here we bring you some lesser-known biryani recipes from very talented food bloggers.
Homemakers are often not given the appreciation and credit they rightly deserve but denied as a 'mere housewife'. Here's a tribute to all homemakers who have contributed enormously to our well-being.
Psychologist Kelly McGonigal says "How you think about stress matters". Watch the interesting video to know how to make stress your friend.
This video of Serena Williams reading Maya Angelou's inspiring poem, 'Still I Rise' is bound to leave you feeling all stirred and shaken - in a good way!
Nigerian Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie became a mother and chose not to disclose the news to most. Here is why. “Hush big Momma, don’t say a word”! For all those who have been there and done or rather not done THAT, you know what I am talking (Errr…not talking) about! Hahahaha! And for those to who, […]
While some Islamic scholars believe Triple Talaq is not a key problem for the community, there is no doubt that it impinges on women's dignity.
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