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*By Arastu Zakia On the surface, she was a popular girl in college. Smart, well-dre ed and attractive. Boys liked her but she never seemed to find anyone intriguing enough. She was lonely inside, and...
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"The pay should depend on the job at hand, not on one's sex."
Her struggle is one of both caste and gender.
The disillusionment started very early on after the wedding...
Is public groping an unavoidable Indian reaction to something perceived as western?
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There is a space between the white of feminism and the black of patriarchy.
The words we love, those we hate and the ones that make our ears bleed.
Another instance of blatant sexism in the film industry.
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Love doesn't win, patriarchy does.
My newsfeed today is full of photographs and status updates about Karva Chauth (KC), that controversial festival where women fast for the longevity of their husband. There are two types of posts: phot...
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My first brush with Karwa Chauth was through my mother. I remember her dre ing in gorgeous saris (some from her wedding trou eau), wearing lovely jewellery and keeping the fast with cheer and calm. Sh...
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Why is it 'Radhika Apte sex scene' and not 'Adil Hussain sex scene'?
The Nirbhaya case was a pivotal moment in the continuing evolution of Indian society. The only positive thing that has come out of this tragedy is that sexual violence, which is actually a global issue, took centre stage in Indian public discourse.