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POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Islamic laws, Indian Women, Taslima Nasreen, Triple talaq bill

Triple Talaq from Reality: Abolition of the 7th century triple talaq won’t benefit women in 21st century India much

Medieval Triple Talaq was banned in several Islamic nations, including Pakistan and Bangladesh, decades ago. The delay in India shows the painful grip patriarchal religion has here.

VARIETY

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Men, Female sterilisation, Indian Women, World Population Day

World Population Day: Why India feels its women should bear the burden of family planning

The nation is on its way to becoming the world's most populous country by 2024. That's despite being the first country to adopt state-sponsored family planning.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Thomson reuters report, Patriarchy, Indian Women, Sexy Durga

S Durga reveals why India is so dangerous for women

Throughout the movie, you wait for physical or sexual violence to take place. It doesn't. But what happens is more dreadful.

ART & CULTURE

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Women's Day, Indian Women, Ads

Truth about how ads show Indian women

Brands either make mush out of women or light a 'mashaal' for them.

VOICES

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Misogyny, Indian Women, Harvard, Sari

I'm sorry: Fashion designer Sabyasachi responds to 'shaming' women who don't wear saris

My intent was to call out those women who say women wearing saris look older, backward, or culturally repressed.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Indian Women, Patriarchy, Saree, Sabyasachi Mukherjee

No, Sabyasachi, if an Indian woman can't tie a sari it's none of your business

For the last time, women do not wear clothes to meet the standards of self-appointed custodians of culture.

ART & CULTURE

 |  3-minute read
Indian Women, Begum Jaan, Manav Kaul, Vidya Balan

Tumhari Sulu tells us there is no such thing as an ordinary woman

The movie highlights the point that there is an interesting story behind every woman who dares to dream.

VARIETY

 |  12-minute read
Raya sarkar, Sexual harassment, Indian Women

Making sense of a list of sexual predators through the lens of JM Coetzee's Disgrace

I, however, don't want the story to end in a travesty of justice. Now, a different climax is possible.

POLITICS

 |  Angiography  |  10-minute read
Parliament, Indian Women, Women's Reservation Bill

Passing Women's Reservation Bill after two decades of stonewalling is the need of the hour

One-third quota in Parliament is the least we can do to free Indian women from patriarchy's worst stranglehold.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Section 498a, Domestic Violence, Indian Women, Marital Rape

Shredding government's logic that a man can't rape his wife

A point-by-point rebuttal to the arguments submitted by Modi government.