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Impressions from a one-of-its kind folk festival in a remote district of India

To speak of ‘folk festivals’ nowadays is to conjure up images that would not be too different from those we associate with any other ‘festival’ – a high-profile venue, exotic and low-key artists (along with some headline-grabbers) from around the … Continue reading

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Playing Holi Without Fear, This Year!

गाने.नाचने के बहाने छेड़ते हैं…जयपुर “ I was groped and molested while playing Holi”…Haryana शरीर के किसी भी हिस्से पर बिना पूछे रंग मलते हैं… झाँसी “We are scared to go out of our homes because boys will forcibly colour … Continue reading

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Be My Valentine!

Love is in the air, it is said about this period as we approach February 14 each year. For a full week, red roses, heart-shaped gifts and chocolates are being sold on every street and mall. We are expected to … Continue reading

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Gender Stereotypes

About a year ago I read a book called In Real Life by a YouTuber named Joey Graceffa. I knew who he was, but I’d never watched his videos before. His life story was one of the most inspiring ones … Continue reading

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Speak Up!

A week ago, during a conversation with journalist Rajeev Masand as part of a roundtable series, actress Sonam Kapoor spoke about being molested when she was younger (http://www.huffingtonpost.in/2016/12/13/sonam-kapoor-i-was-molested-when-i-was-younger-it-was-traumati/). In a debate on violence against women held in the UK parliament … Continue reading

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Feminists Care For Boys and Men…Not Necessarily Act Like Them!

Last Saturday, November 19, was International Men’s Day. I decided to wait a while before commenting on it. Because November 19 was also birthday of Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi (born 1828) who fought against the British empire bravely, and is … Continue reading

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How we let the world down, America

This is Dianne Guerrero. When she was a child, she came home from school to find out that her whole family was deported back to Colombia. Today, this is going to be the state of multiple people, with multiple stories. … Continue reading

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“Men have greater power of decision-making (than women). “ Thus spoke Aristotle in 350 BC, and All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) yesterday. In its submission to the Supreme Court of India, the Board further stated that “men are … Continue reading

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#Feminism in Everyday Life

When I was returning to my hotel in Raipur one night last week, I noticed that the security guard who opened the gate for the vehicle was a young woman. She was smartly dressed, behaved smartly and performed her job … Continue reading

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Wake up the DURGA in you

The Navratras end today. Temple bells are ringing off their hinges, severely affecting the heavenly slumber of more than a million gods and goddesses. Devotees throng the temples to pray in earnest. Elaborate ceremonies are held at home for little … Continue reading

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