"Feminism means having the freedom, choice and opportunity that the other gender has," says Bollywood screenwriter Jyoti Kapoor. "It's okay to question things."
"I've come to realise that it's rather hard to live by feminist principles in every sphere of your life - at home, at work, in your social circle, in public spaces, on social media," says Sowmya Rajendran.
We need to look beyond the obvious in the rituals of our festivals, that can reveal hidden feminist meanings that question traditional beliefs. Like the Manabasa Gurubar festival taught me.
Piyusha Vir tries to write every day, no matter what. "It doesn't have to be fiction," she says, "As long as I let the words flow with some coherence, I am happy."
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.
When women directors were uncommon, Kalpana Lajmi made women centric films. By daring to love and marrying a much older man, she proved her bravado.
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