For Young Women
News & views of specific interest to, or created by young women in India
Just Because I Don’t Have Kids, It Doesn’t Mean I Don’t Have Any Responsibilities!

I want more from life than just following the set pattern of an Indian woman’s life, and why should anyone else tell me what I should do or not do? ‘The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep Miles to go before I sleep. Miles to go before I sleep.’ […]

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When Puberty Hit Me, I Was Utterly Unprepared, And Apparently I Had No Choice!

Reading this very honest personal account by Mira Saraf about puberty, the first period, and sex ed at school, makes us realise that we've often forgotten our own horror, and the awkwardness we went through.

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When I Realised My Power As A Girl

"I found my power because I was a girl," says Kirthi Jayakumar, despite being told as a girl what she couldn't do. Because she questioned all those stereotypes.

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It’s Radiant To Be A Girl, That Girl Who Was Put Down And Still Thrived

You are not just your body, no matter what the world of men tells you, says Noor in this powerful poem, that urges girls to go out there and get hold of their own destinies.

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And Then My Dear, Despite It All, You Shall Blossom Again…

There will be many hurdles in your way, and trauma, gaslighting, and blame, as you grow up, but you'll still rise above that - so cherish yourself, says Anushree, to her younger self. 

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That Day Gave Me Some Haunting Memories Of Street Harassment, AND Two Friends

We all are symbols of girl power, says Anupama Dalmia, a power that is often either overestimated or underestimated by our society and is rarely understood in its true essence.

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