Blogs - 2019 Total

Blogs - 2018 Total

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Many Married Indian Women Still Face Barriers To Having Mobile Access

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
While India has 650 million cell phone users, how many married women actually can boast of having mobile access? For(…)
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I Write To Keep Conversations Going Between My Mind And My Heart

Kiranjeet
I have been running the writing support group Write & Beyond, for over four years now. People get together at(…)
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Bollywood’s Audience Is Finally Okay with Married Leading Ladies

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
After Priyanka Chopra walks down the aisle with Nick Jonas, Bollywood will have more married leading ladies than ever. Most(…)
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SRM University Harassment Case: Strict Disciplinary Action Is A Must

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The SRM University girls hostel warden, accused of victim shaming in the much-hyped harassment case, is facing suspension. The action against(…)
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Odisha Assembly Passes Women’s Reservation Bill, Will The Centre?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
In a historic move, recently, the Odisha Assembly passed the Women’s Reservation Bill unanimously, thus giving women a 33% reservation(…)
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Online Safety and the Internet Opportunity: Two sides of the same coin

Sheetal Pais
‘Where there is life, there is growth.’ A seedling grows into a plant or a tree, a puppy grows into(…)
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I Am A Founder First, And A Female Second: Yuktie Jhangiani

STP Editor
I’m a feminist, there’s no doubt about that. But when I run my company I try and tell myself that(…)
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Indians Feel Most Vacation Deprived: No Wonder We Are So Worn Out

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
A recent survey spreading across 19 countries says that Indians feel most vacation-deprived of all the participants. According to Expedia(…)
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The Importance Of Setting Up An Effective Financial Plan

Ruparani Ravindran
It is important to set and reach financial goals. A good financial plan will help you to reach your long-term(…)
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When Celebs Speak On Health Issues Like PCOD, It Helps End The Stigma

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Debutante actor Sara Ali Khan chose to speak on PCOD, openly, in a recently-aired episode of the talk show Koffee(…)
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What Sexist Window Displays Of A Popular Apparel Brand Tells Us

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Sexism may probably be the last thing you would expect to see on the window displays of apparel stores of(…)
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Amy Brenneman’s Party Celebrating Abortions Is A Call For Conversation

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Actor Amy Brenneman’s party celebrating abortions among women is actually a call to discuss a taboo subject. Not many want(…)
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Dear Preity Zinta, No One Wishes To Have A #MeToo Story To Tell

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
In a clip circulating on the internet, actor Preity Zinta can be heard saying through giggles that she wishes she(…)
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Why We Are So Fascinated With Celebrity Bridal Outfits

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
All celebrity weddings leave behind unwanted byproducts like terrible hashtags and microscopic assessment of the celebrity bridal outfits. While most(…)
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Cinema Goers Too Are Responsible For Bollywood’s Gender Pay Gap

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The issue of pay parity in the Indian film industry has been the talk of the town for some time(…)
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Let’s Embrace Gender Neutral Words To Address Governing Officials

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Uttarakhand Governor Baby Rani Maurya has cast light on the need to embrace gender neutral words for addressing governing officials. In(…)
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Policing Online Content Censors People’s Right to Choose

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
A huge section of the social media is quite miffed about the petition filed in the Delhi High Court, for(…)
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Lewinsky Isn’t Wrong In Seeking Bill Clinton’s Apology Or Intentions Of It

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The Lewinsky-Clinton episode, maybe 20 years old, but the scandalous affair and its equally public aftermath is still fresh in(…)
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How Dusky Still Struggles To Find Space In Our Beauty Standards

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
A man is always tall, dark and handsome, but a woman is dark “but” beautiful. While most of us do(…)
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And In Japan, A Man Got Married To A Hologram…

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Gone are the days when matrimony meant the union between a man and woman or two men or two women.(…)
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It All Started When An Air Hostess Offered Me Champagne And Caviar

Kiranjeet
In our newest addition, Out Loud With Kiranjeet, a monthly column, Kiranjeet Chaturvedi will be talking about things that are not(…)
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Can The Moral Brigade Get Over Malaika Arora’s Love Life?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Malaika Arora’s love life and the rumours of her impending wedding to Arjun Kapoor has sent our desi moral brigade’s(…)
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Why People Are Hesitating To Label Niharika Singh’s Account As #MeToo

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Is Miss India Niharika Singh’s account of alleged inappropriate behaviour from Nawazuddin Siddiqui another chapter in our rapidly fattening #MeToo(…)
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Darkening Skin Colour For Social Media Fame Is Unfair To Dark Women

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
According to an article in HuffPost UK, several female social media influencers are darkening their skin colour for the sake(…)
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Now Women Are Enduring Dress Policing On Their Beloved Nighties

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Nighties have gradually risen to be the clothing of choice for women, especially among middle-class women from small towns, where(…)
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Dear Women, Don’t Wait For Prince Charming To Manage Your Money

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
A majority of Indian women still depend on men, when it comes to managing their wealth. We often hand them(…)
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Is ‘Transparency’ Your Go-To Parenting Mantra?

STP Editor
“As a parent, taboo and embarrassment are the words that get no place in your lexicon. You are supposed to(…)
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How Shweta Taneja Created A Feminist Tantric Detective

Shweta Taneja
Shweta Taneja shares with us how she reclaimed the streets of Delhi by writing a kickass character. Her protagonist, a feminist(…)
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It Is Oddly Satisfying To See Pahlaj Nihalani Revolt Against CBFC

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
A weird twist of fate has led to former CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani revolt against the censor board for ordering 20 cuts(…)
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Why Do Most Fatwas Target “Un-Islamic” Practices Among Women?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Deoband-based Darul-Uloom has issued a fatwa against using nail polish among Muslim women, calling it an “un-Islamic” practice. As reported(…)
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Satyabhama: The Fiery Woman Who Killed Narakasura

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Five days of Diwali and each has a different story behind it. One Diwali story of this particular day –(…)
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Why The Viral ‘Perfect Proposal’ Picture Is So Relatable To Many Of Us

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
A recent viral ‘perfect proposal’ picture hasn’t just tickled people, but also earned many ‘been there done that’ nods. Being(…)
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This Knee-Jerk Response To Delhi’s Air Pollution Problem Isn’t Enough

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Our capital city Delhi’s air pollution problem around Diwali is getting worse with every passing year. Yet all authorities do(…)
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Why Should A Woman Bear The Shame Of Her Man’s Actions?

Kiran Manral
What about the collateral damage of the #MeToo movement, someone asked me the other day? I replied, well, women have(…)
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Birthday Boy Shah Rukh Khan Is The Champion Beta Male Hero

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
As he turns 53 today, let us take a minute to talk about how birthday boy Shah Rukh Khan is(…)
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Women Are Not The Custodians Of Their Husband’s Behaviour

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
It is not as if by marrying him, a wife becomes the custodian of her man’s conduct. Yet, the society(…)
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Why The Society Needs To Reinspect Its Gaze At “Easy Virtue” Women

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The Supreme Court of India’s latest ruling on consent demands that the society reinspects its gaze at “Easy Virtue” women. Ruling(…)
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How Your Gut Bacteria Can Affect Your Body Weight

Anindita Guha Maulik Rungta
Have you been putting on weight recently for no apparent reason? Do you exercise regularly, eat well and yet not(…)
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How Halloween In India Is Becoming Increasingly Popular

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
In the past couple of years, the trend of celebrating Halloween has really caught up. Just a few years ago,(…)
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Our Inability To Control Kids’ Screen Time Might Cause Anxiety In Them

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Moderating our kids’ screen time is a modern-day parenting struggle. One intends to turn their heads away from facing any(…)
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Must The Society Shame Parents For Being Bad Role Models?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Parenting comes with a vast share of shaming. As much as being a parent is about joy, sorrow, pain, exhaustion(…)
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HBO Is Hiring Intimacy Coordinators, So Should Bollywood

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
HBO network recently announced that the presence of intimacy coordinators is now mandatory on every set filming sexually intimate scenes.(…)
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Shaming Chinmayi Sripaada: It Is A Struggle To Shift Guilt Off Women

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
If you want to understand why sustaining #MeToo is a struggle in our country, then all you need to do(…)
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Ranbir Kapoor On Vogue India’s Cover Is Nothing But Mistimed

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
In a year, which has been defined by women getting their voices heard, Vogue India’s ‘Women Of The Year’  issue(…)
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Sending Inappropriate Text Messages To Women Is Harassment

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Yes, there is no physical encounter here, nor is there any inappropriate touching, but despite the interaction being virtual, we(…)
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How Can Bollywood Seek Solutions By Excluding Its Women?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Is it possible for Bollywood to seek solutions to problems the industry is facing, without including women’s point of view? (…)
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Indian Kids Are The Most Cyberbullied In World. Are We Surprised?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Unrestrained access to the internet and social media has been showing its ugly side. It has led to an alarming(…)
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Creating Positive Change: Managing #MeToo At The Workplace

Nirupama Subramanian
“I don’t want to mentor a woman,” confessed a senior leader at a corporate I was working with for a(…)
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Dear Indian Media, Let’s Stop Giving Rakhi Sawant’s Inanity A Platform

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
We as viewers have long stopped taking Rakhi Sawant seriously. One can hardly believe a syllable that comes out of(…)
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There Is Nothing Right About Flaunt Your Wealth Challenge

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
In order to garner more followers on social media, people are readily dropping face first on the ground, with their(…)
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Irani’s Blood-Soaked Pads Comment: How Fake News Hijacks The Narrative

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Smriti Irani’s comments on carrying blood-soaked pads into a temple have added further fuel to the raging Sabarimala issue. The(…)
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Badhaai Ho Legitimises Sex Lives Of Middle-Aged Couples

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Not every day do you come across a film where the story revolves around the sex life of a fifty-something couple(…)
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Heavy School Bags Are A Burden On The Young Shoulders

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Perhaps the most disheartening sight one can witness on a weekday morning, is that of little kids bent forward, carrying(…)
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Why The Success Of Jamie Lee Curtis Starrer Halloween Is Significant

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The phenomenal success of Jamie Lee Curtis starrer Halloween at the box office has put the actor in a league(…)
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To Observe Karwa Chauth Or Not Is A Matter Of Personal Choice

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
While observing Karwa Chauth or not is a personal choice, there is a lot of social and cultural pressure around(…)
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More Celebrities Need To Take A Firm Stand Like Mahesh Bhupathi

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
In his Twitter post on #MeToo Mahesh Bhupathi has taken a strong stand against sexual predators. According to the popular tennis(…)
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Why Meghan Holding An Umbrella For Her Prince Is Winning Hearts

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The picture of Meghan holding an umbrella for Prince Harry, while he delivers a speech is winning many hearts on(…)
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Equality does not mean Sameness – A perspective on Sabarimala

NEHA SRIVASTAVA
Equality does not mean Sameness – A perspective on Sabarimala. On Mahavanmi, let’s understand what the 9 forms of the(…)
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20 Years Later, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Seems So Dated

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Even when you overlook its garish fashion sense, sentimentalism and generic songs, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai seems to have aged(…)
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Dalit Women’s Agency Is At The Centre Of This Entire Movement

Cynthia Stephen
The #MeToo exposes in India are becoming increasingly widespread. Starting with young women in the film industry – in fact,(…)
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Is Delhi Today Too Full Of Powerful Men, For Its Own Good?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The viral video of a man brandishing a gun outside a five-star hotel in Delhi is a classic example of how(…)
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How Did Trump Get Away With Calling Stormy Daniels Horseface?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
US President Donald Trump used his official Twitter handle to call Stormy Daniels a Horseface and got away with it.(…)
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What We All Need To Learn From The #MeToo Movement

STP Editor
Most of us have been following the #MeToo stories on Twitter for the past one week. New stories surfacing each day.(…)
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The Third Wave Of Feminism Of Today Is Saying “Personal Is Social”

Dr. A.L. Sharada
The #MeToo movement has left me wondering, listening, arguing, convincing and also laughing at some of the humorous word plays(…)
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Of #MeToo, Sexual Overtures And The Road Ahead

ShairaMohan
At the outset, I would like to clarify that I am not a journalist, nor am I from any arm(…)
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A checklist for institutional response to deal with #MeToo India complaints

ElsaMarie DSilva
The Minister of Women and Child Development, Maneka Gandhi, has announced that she is constituting a committee of four retired(…)
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Have We Forgotten That Navratri Is Celebration Of The Divine Feminine?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
As it is with most festivals, we are fast losing the emotional and spiritual connection with Navratri too. While numerous(…)
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Dealing with financial challenges Indian women face when starting up

Prachi Chopra
When you decide to start your own business, it’s very exciting yet challenging. In a startup setup, every single step(…)
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How Are Organisations Dealing With #MeToo

Apurva Purohit
When the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 mandated the setting up of the(…)
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Targeting The Children Of Those Accused In #MeToo Isn’t Fair

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
In the last few days, many people on social media have been targeting the children of those accused under #MeToo. Both(…)
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#MeToo Is No Laughing Matter. It Is The Tipping Point.

Archana Pai Kulkarni
These days, every time I check my social media accounts or open the newspapers, I do so with great trepidation,(…)
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#MeToo India: This is an open letter to you who has not spoken yet writes Priya Malik

STP Team
To you who has not spoken yet, This is a letter to you, to you who has not spoken yet,(…)
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We owe it to ourselves to use #MeToo India movement to push for solutions

Elsa Dsilva
The last few weeks have been extremely exhausting with all the outpouring of stories concerning the MeToo India movement. In(…)
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We Need To Shift The Accountability Of Conduct From Women To Men

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The Indian version of the international movement against sexual harassment has generated a lot of chatter on various aspects of the(…)
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Girls Is A Policy Catchword, In Practice, These Are Half-hearted

Manjima Bhattacharjya
It is my third visit to rural India this year. My visits to the “field” as a development sector professional(…)
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How Badly Patriarchy Wants To Keep Women Outside Sabarimala

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Malayalam actor Kollam Thulasi’s threat has exposed how badly patriarchy wants to keep women outside the Sabarimala temple. According to The Indian(…)
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Sexual Harassment Is Much More Than An Occupational Hazard

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Most women tend to look at sexual harassment at the workplace as a mere occupational hazard and not as a(…)
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Just Halting Projects Of #MeToo Accused Isn’t Enough, Bollywood

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
As accusations of sexual harassment pile up, Bollywood is busy doing damage control by halting projects of those who have(…)
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Why Woke Men Need To Break The Bro Code Culture

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
It is not uncommon among men to have each other’s back, come what may. But knowing that your friend is(…)
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When Women Are The Victim And The Accused As Well

Richa Singh
Madhumita Pandey as part of her doctoral thesis at the criminology department of Anglia Ruskin University in the United Kingdom interviewed(…)
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#MeToo Is A Complicated Process. It’s Not Black Or White. It’s Grey.

Meghna Pant
A few days ago, when comedian Jeeveshu Ahluwalia was accused of date rape by an anonymous account, writer Varun Grover asked(…)
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Calling #MeToo An Urban And Elitist Movement is Myopic

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Some well-known women writers have called the current wave of #MeToo in India as an urban and elitist movement.  They(…)
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Why We Need To Tell Our Girls Stories Of Powerful Female Role Models

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Bravery and confidence are often not the words girls associate themselves with. This lack of self-belief often stems from the(…)
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Women Aren’t Exposing Predators For Mere Publicity Or Monetary Gains

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Women in India are showing a lot of courage in exposing sexual predators. This onslaught of accusations stems from the(…)
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‘Sexual Harassment? It Doesn’t Happen In Our Workplace’

Mohua Gupta
The #MeToo movement is here to stay. Be it Bollywood, the literary scene or journalism, flames of the movement are(…)
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Stop Trivialising Your Problems Because Someone Else Has It Worse

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Ever since childhood, we are conditioned to find the brighter side of things. To appreciate what we have, by looking(…)
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Fragile Masculinity Still Prevents Men From Standing Next To Tall Girls

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Virat Kohli was recently spotted posing for a promotional event, with budding tennis player Karman Kaur Thandi. In a photograph from(…)
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The #MeToo Campaign Is Going To Have Far-reaching Effects

Abha Singh
The #MeToo campaign may have started a while back in the West, but it has taken in a big way(…)
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We Need To Teach Our Children That Offensive Memes Aren’t Cool

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Memes are funny indeed, which is why they are so popular. Sadly, many of us would have spotted kids sharing(…)
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Indian #MeToo Is Also About Calling Out Male Transgressions

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
A lot of people are finding the Indian version of #MeToo a bit confusing. While globally the movement is about(…)
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Why It’s Not Easy To Acknowledge Workplace Harassment For Women

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Yesterday, a #MeToo Movement began in Indian journalism when women came out in the open to acknowledge workplace harassment. In an(…)
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Folk Art Tradition of Mithila – A Feminine Preserve

Aditi Narayani
Folk art as a form of art is associated with the common man. This art is related to a particular(…)
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Now, Periods Are Being Used To Discredit Tanushree Dutta

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Some misogynists in Bollywood are using every possible excuse to discredit Tanushree Dutta in order to defend Nana Patekar. From calling(…)
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An Acid Attack Survivor’s Suffering Goes Beyond The Physical “Damage”

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
If the scarring of a beautiful face does leave more impact on us, then it says more about our obsession(…)
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Utsav Chakraborty Reduced Feminism To A Performance

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Before yesterday, Indian male stand-up comedians were the front-runners as Indian feminist men. So many of these men have done(…)
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Five Reasons Why Indians Are Going From TV to Online Content

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
A recent survey by Limelight Networks’ says that Indians on an average consume eight hours and 28 minutes of online(…)
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Why Are Millennial Couples In No Hurry To Get Married

Rachna Chandira
The debate on the ‘due date’ of marriage is a ubiquitous form of discussion that can be found in kitchens,(…)
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Sexual Assault Affects Women’s Well Being Long After The Incident

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Long after it takes place, sexual assault affects women’s well being in their mid-life, manifesting as health issues. A study(…)
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Forest Getaways: How The Lush Greens Help Us Rejuvenate

Rachna Chandira
“Are you a hill person or a beach person?” I wonder why people offer only these two options, I mean(…)
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How Women In Rural India Are Utilizing The Internet

Rachna Chandira
The internet has made its way into the urban societies and now is seeping increasingly into the rural areas as(…)
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Did Donald Trump Ask Us To Protect Male Privilege Over Sexual Safety?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
If President Trump is to be believed, then men in the US are under a great threat. All the privileged(…)
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MLA PC George Booked: Slut Shaming Begets Consequences

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
MLA PC George has been booked for insulting the modesty of the nun at the centre of Franco Mulakkal case. The(…)
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Do Police Personnel In India Need An Image Makeover?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
One may not have jumped a traffic signal in one’s life, yet when a law-abiding citizen enters a police station(…)
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Renuka Shahane Points Out The Hostility Women Face In Bollywood

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Renuka Shahane’s Facebook post on Tanushree Dutta sexual harassment row, further sheds light on hostility women face in Bollywood. Shahane has(…)
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The Importance of Removing Section 497 for Married Women

Madhuri Banerjee
“Striking down Section 497 is a big step towards the sexual liberation of women in this country,” says Madhuri Banerjee.(…)
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To Empower Our Girls, We Need To Relieve Them Of Kitchen Duties

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
When it comes to empowerment of girls in India, liberating them from kitchen duties is yet to happen in our(…)
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Online Safety Summit India calls for collective solutions

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Online Safety Summit, Mumbai edition put the spotlight on the importance of creating digital awareness among people. When it comes(…)
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Why I Struggle As A Mom With Lack Of Gender-Inclusive Shows For Kids

Rituparna Chatterjee
On many a cold, bitter day, the memory of the horrified look on a former male colleague’s face when I(…)
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In India, Menstrual Untouchability Exists Even Today

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Menstrual untouchability is one of those dictates which women are expected to follow in our society without ever questioning it.(…)
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Amitabh Bachchan’s Silence Reflects Bollywood’s Stand On Harassment

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Amitabh Bachchan’s silence when asked about the allegations of sexual assault on Nana Patekar stands for what is wrong with(…)
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Scrapping Section 497A : Moral Issues Cannot Be Criminalised

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The Supreme Court of India has continued its impressive form and this time scrapped Section 497A which criminalised adultery. The bench(…)
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Stop Slut-Shaming Tanushree Dutta For Daring To Speak Up

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
In a reflexive move to defend misogyny in Bollywood, people are slut-shaming Tanushree Dutta for daring to speak up. As(…)
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Is Widespread Coverage of Sexual Violence Traumatic To Survivors?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
For someone who has undergone any form of sexual assault, the incessant coverage of sexual crimes is nothing short of(…)
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Tanushree Dutta’s Revelation Shows How Bollywood Protects Its Men

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Tanushree Dutta’s revelation on facing harassment at the hands of veteran actor Nana Patekar shows how Bollywood protects its men.(…)
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UP Cops Assaulting Woman Is Yet Another Moral Policing Nightmare

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
While the nation is gripped in a fever of outrage fueled by bias, it is important, more than ever, that(…)
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Dear Women, Vilifying Sunny Leone Reduces Accountability Of Men

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
SheThePeople.TV premiered its new series BOLD with a fitting interview with actor Sunny Leone. While most viewers were awestruck by(…)
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Kids Accompanying Working Moms: What’s To Object?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Working moms or fathers at office or out for an assignment, with kids in tow, prompt varied reactions from co-workers(…)
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Cracking Rape Jokes Shows How We Are Still In Denial Of The Menace

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
In a world where sexual assault claims the well-being of numerous people every day, is it fair to accuse feminists(…)
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Body Positivity Shouldn’t Be About Glamorising Obesity

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
While most of us endorse body positivity today, we must also make sure that this support doesn’t end up glamorising(…)
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Why Do People Resist Electing Female Politicians?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The low female representation in the Parliament makes us question whether people resist electing female politicians in the first place. However,(…)
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Branding Feminists Anti-National Is Easier Than Getting Rid Of Manels

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Branding feminists as anti-national, for raising their voices against manels sounds ridiculous, but that is exactly what it has come(…)
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Anup Jalota-Jasleen Matharu: Let’s Accept Unconventional Romances

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The revelation that bhajan singer Anup Jalota and Jasleen Matharu are a couple is the latest buzz in town. Why? Because Jalota(…)
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Hope To Me Is The Catalyst That Propels One Forward

ElsaMarie DSilva
Hope, according to Merriam-Webster, is to cherish a desire with anticipation: to want something to happen or be true. It(…)
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Dear Women, Here Are 13 Reasons Why Life Feels Like Struggle Today

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
With the increased dissatisfaction with life, most women today feel that life is a struggle they cannot overcome. But have(…)
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Make Informed Choices That Aligns Your Priorities, Passion & Personality

Nirupama
Over the last few days, I found myself doing something that I don’t usually do and don’t usually want to(…)
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Blame Unemployment For Rape, But Not Our Misogynist Mindset

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
People blame unemployment for everything from poverty to instability among youth, but can they blame it even for rape? A(…)
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Conceiving Sans A Living Partner: End Of Traditional Parenthood?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
It seems like technology today has liberated conception even from the clutches of the death of a parent. According to a(…)
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Growing Up In 70s & 80s, I Remember The Horror Of Dowry Deaths

Kiran Manral
I still remember her face and my fascination with her. I was all of five or six, I think, and(…)
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Open letter to Pope Francis regarding the Kerala nun rape case

Elsa Dsilva
In the widely reported Kerala nun rape case, Ruben Mascarenhas and I have written an open letter to Pope Francis(…)
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Do Women Associate Their Self-Worth To That Of Their Partners?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
There is a common misbelief that all women aim in life is to find a man better than themselves. They(…)
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Hindi Divas: Who Is To Blame If We Do Not Love Our Language Today?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
M. Venkaiah Naidu called English an “illness” left behind by the Britishers at a Hindi Divas function organised by the(…)
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Our Massive Suicide Death Rate: We Are Not Living Well, India

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The massive Suicide Death Rate among Indians, as per a latest study, should make us question what is wrong with(…)
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Why Indian Billionaire’s Ad Seeking Staff For His Daughter Bothers Us

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
An ad by an Indian billionaire seeking a staff of 12 for his college-going daughter has generated a lot of(…)
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Dear Women, You Gain Nothing By Over-Apologising At Work

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
When things go rough at the workplace, women have a tendency of over-apologising, feeling that it is what is expected(…)
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Southern Cinema Needs To Stop Whitewashing Its Heroines

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Most movies in the southern film industry these days have heroines who are not regional. But there is nothing wrong(…)
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Online Gaming Addiction And The Helplessness Of Modern Day Parents

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
How helpless must parents feel in front of the online gaming craze, if they are breaking iPads out of sheer frustration?(…)
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Deepika Padukone’s Irritation At Wedding Questions Is Justified

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Having battled depression herself, Deepika Padukone’s work to create awareness about depression is something we all know of. Not only does(…)
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The Truth Is Unlike Clothes, We Cannot Konmari Our Bodies

Riti
Women’s body trends… Yes, it is a thing, much to my terror. I always assumed I maintained a reasonable fashion(…)
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Excessive WhatsApp Use – Is It A Reason To Call Off A Wedding?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Gone are the days when people would call off weddings due to a difference in opinion or dissatisfaction with the(…)
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Blaming Ariana Grande For Mac Miller’s Death Is Unfair

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
People are blaming Ariana Grande for the sudden death of Rapper Mac Miller from an apparent drug overdose. The two had(…)
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No One Gains Anything From Delaying Court Proceedings

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
With so many cases pending in the courts across our country, is it wise to keep delaying the court proceedings(…)
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How Easy It Is To Call Rape Survivors ‘Prostitutes’ In Our Country

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
To call rape survivors ‘prostitutes’, when they come out with assault allegations, exposes the deep-rooted misogyny that plagues the Indian society.(…)
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Father’s Name Is Not Always An Identity A Person May Want To Carry

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Ever since childhood and right until death, the father’s name is an essential part of the identity of every man(…)
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The Red-Carpet Dress Code For Women Needs To Go

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
When one thinks of red-carpet dress code, cocktail dresses and evening gowns automatically come to our mind. But how sexist(…)
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Women Writers’ Festival: An Inclusive Platform For All Of Us

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Last year, after a little encouragement from my editor, I decided to attend the first edition of Women Writers’ Festival(…)
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Will End Of Section 377 Change The Indian Society?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Section 377’s end today marks a historic change for all of us as Indians — gay, lesbian, transgender, asexual, even(…)
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15 Ways By Which We Can Master Our Money Effectively

Bhawana Bisht
It’s said that the beginning of the year is an appropriate time to sit down and create a plan to(…)
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To Wear Wig Or Not: Let’s Leave The Choice To Cancer Patients

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
One of the most radical effects of chemotherapy on the human body is loss of hair. Many cancer patients try(…)
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How To Write About Women Achievers in India Without Diminishing Their Struggles

Rituparna Chatterjee
There is such a thing as an institutionalised, internal bias. Take a headline from 2016 when Katie Ledecky set a(…)
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Unpaid Housework: Should You Defend It?

Poorvi Gupta
“What on earth is this “unpaid housework” that some women keep cribbing about? You want to get paid to take(…)
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Can IIT-BHU Also Design Course For Grooms & Would-Be In-Laws?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
IIT-BHU (Banaras Hindu University) is developing a three-month crash course to help new brides adjust into matrimony. According to Deccan(…)
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Beti Bhagao: Because No One Cares About Women’s Consent

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
While the government wants people to embrace beti bachao, an MLA in Maharashtra believes in “beti bhagao”. A video of(…)
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Living In A Hyper Masculine World

Nirupama Subramanian
Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, was recently accused and applauded for crying during an interview. Musk decided to clear(…)
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Monika Lewinsky’s Past And The Culture Of Pestering

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Despite it being decades since the controversy broke out, Monika Lewinsky’s past is still something which fascinates people. Her much(…)
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Why Are People Criticising Jacinda Ardern For Wanting To Be With Baby?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Some people are criticising Jacinda Ardern, for wanting to minimize time away from her infant on taxpayers’ money. The New(…)
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We Need Purush Ayog, But To Fight Patriarchy, Not Wives

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
BJP MP Harinarayan Rajbhar has called for the formation of Purush Ayog (National Men’s Commission) to protect men from their(…)
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Noise About Atishi Becoming Last Name Less

Madhulika Ra Chauhan
“What is in a name?” Shakespeare had said. Ever since, millions have quoted him in the span of their lives.(…)
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Liberal Or Conservative, Dressing Strictly A Woman’s Choice

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
It is important that our stance against fashion policing also opposes criticism of women’s conservative clothing choices. Patriarchy and misogyny(…)
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Jail Yog: How Far Can People Go For Superstitious Beliefs?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Some superstitious commoners willingly spend a night or two in jail. And why would they do it? To counter the(…)
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Ariana Grande’s Dress Controversy: Stop Policing Women

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Popular singer Ariana Grande’s dress has become the most talked about event at soul singer Aretha Franklin’s funeral. The 25-year-old(…)
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AAP Leader Atishi Marlena Dropped Her Surname, So What?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
AAP leader Atishi Marlena dropped her last name ‘Marlena’ from her Twitter handle, allegedly because it sounds “Christian”. Atishi, who(…)
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Will Terminating Valedictory Tradition End Campus Sexism?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The decades-old valedictory tradition at IIT-B, where students roast each other every year, has been put to sleep. According to(…)
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Dear Society, What’s This Urge Of Posing Irrelevant Questions To Women?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Posing irrelevant questions to women is a form of moral policing which masquerades as social habit in our country. No(…)
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Swapna Barman Battled Toothache For Gold; Who Says Women Are Frail?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Yesterday, Swapna Barman won an Asiad gold despite a toothache. With a kinesio tape around her jaw, she triumphed in heptathlon(…)
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Sudha Bharadwaj A Thorn For Administration, Writes Harini Calamur

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Beyond the 24-hour news cycles, beyond the drawing rooms of the ruling elite, and the homes of the newly minted(…)
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Renting Boyfriend From An App Can’t Cure Depression

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Renting boyfriend can be a solution to all those lonely nights you spent cribbing about not having a partner, but(…)
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Advertisers Must Take A Cue From Figleaves And Stop Airbrushing

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Lingerie brand Figleaves has released its new campaign featuring images which are completely devoid of airbrushing. In a daring move,(…)
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Does Porn Consumption Among Men Lead To Women’s Objectification?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Porn consumption among men is either deemed entertainment or means of pleasure, but does it lead to objectification of women?(…)
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We Need To Adopt Gender-Inclusive Language On Everyday Basis

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
With increasing awareness among people regarding gender, maybe it’s time we started using gender-inclusive language. Male and female are no(…)
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Dear Beauty Pageants, Indian Women Are Diversely Beautiful

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Indian beauty pageants have very specific standards and they mostly don’t endorse how women are diversely beautiful. If you take(…)
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Six Keys To Creating Success On Your Own Terms

Bhawana Bisht
We’re loaded with varied information and ideas of what a successful life should mean or look like. True, there is no(…)
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Dipika Pallikal’s Identity Isn’t Limited To Being A Cricketer’s Wife

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Dipika Pallikal’s identity is that of a decorated Indian female squash player, who has made this country proud. But while(…)
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How Running Alone Comes With Risk Of Sexual Violence

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
There is no activity for women which can be deemed safe from the threat of facing sexual violence, even running(…)
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Neha Dhupia-Angad Bedi’s Pregnancy Is Their Personal Matter

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Neha Dhupia-Angad Bedi’s pregnancy reveal has turned many people into expert gynaecologists. While celebs and well-wishers are showering the expecting(…)
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Indian Idol Participant’s Audition Story Questions Cost Of Dreams

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
An Indian Idol participant’s audition story has gone viral for shedding light on the dark realm that reality television contestants(…)
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When Will Our Society Stop Shaming Modern Indian Girls?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
A substantial number of people in our society perceive modern Indian girls as a threat to our social and cultural(…)
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Tinder Stunt: Unfair To Exploit People’s Personal Space

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The recent Tinder dating stunt story, where a woman duped hundreds of men into showing up for a fake date,(…)
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Do We Need Bollywood’s Endorsement Even For Eco Causes?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
If there is such a thing as too much, then we have had it with Bollywood’s endorsement of every conceivable(…)
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Hey, Recruitment Leader! You’re A Hero!

Vikas dua
Recruitment is no easy task. Period. A critical aspect of the ‘HR’ or ‘People’ function in most large organizations, recruitment(…)
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Social Media Etiquettes Shouldn’t Be Taken Lightly

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
There is a cost to pay if you don’t keep your social media etiquette in check. And an (ex) NASA(…)
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Is Desirability Among Both Genders Susceptible to Stereotyping?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
We all have certain tick boxes in our heads when it comes to accessing the desirability quotient. Some like tall people,(…)
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Stop Discrediting #MeToo Movement Because Of Asia Argento

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
In the wake of allegations of sexual misconduct against Asia Argento, many people are discrediting the #MeToo Movement. Argento, who(…)
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Raksha Bandhan Tales: How Love & Loyalty Bound Siblings In Mythology

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If marriage binds spouses, Raksha Bandhan ties brothers and sisters. And mythology has numerous stories about such sibling love and(…)
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Indian Women And The Expectations Of Being A Culinary Genius

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
One of the most common expectations from every India woman who is embracing matrimony, is that she must be a(…)
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The women’s internet will flourish if safety and privacy tools are in place

Himadri Solanki
Whether you run a corner office, are a consultant, are a freelancer or a policy specialist – you are part(…)
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Safety is smartness: Data protection starts with you

Patel Charmi Narendrakumar
It is accepted fact that crimes against women are occurring in many countries every single day. People are speaking up(…)
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Helicopter Eela Trailer: More Age-Appropriate Roles In Bollywood Please!

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The trailer of Helicopter Eela, Kajol’s upcoming silver screen venture, has received a positive response on social media. The actress,(…)
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The Culture of Victim Blaming Sends A Wrong Message

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
That authorities, victim blame rape survivors isn’t something unheard of, but every time it happens, it does send out a(…)
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Heroes without capes: Samaritans helping with citizen drives for Kerala floods

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
As the country slowly comes to terms with severity of Kerala floods and in nearby states, many good Samaritans are(…)
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Raksha Bandhan Challenge: Wrong Solution To The Right Problem

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
To counter the rising incidences of sexual crimes against women in India, a Telangana temple has come up with a(…)
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Why a safer internet is key to opportunities for women

Thakar Ami
We are using the internet all the time just as much we wonder how safe is that space. The stock(…)
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Digital exile is not the answer, we have to be present and grow on digital

Akanksha Popat
Safety is the space where it is acceptable to be vulnerable, where children are invited to grow and learn. Safety(…)
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Namita Bhattacharya Broke Many Taboos By Lighting Vajpayee’s Pyre

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
It is a rarity even today, for a daughter to perform the last rites, but that didn’t stop Namita Bhattacharya(…)
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What’s the pepper spray for the internet? Safety issues for Indian women

Aditi Desai
Ever wondered that you were watching a movie with your family sitting in living room and you suddenly get surrounded(…)
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How Being Plus Size Is Synonymous To Being Ugly In Our Society

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Beauty and body weight are two different aspects of our personality. However, it is a common response when someone is(…)
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For Me He Will Always Be The VIP Next Door Who Never Behaved Like One

Dr. AL Sharada
“I am glad I had the opportunity to have a peek in to an important aspect of a man who(…)
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How Everyday Rejections Have Become A Normality In Our Lives

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
A recent thread on Twitter called #ShareYourRejection has prompted authors, actors and artists to share their rejection stories. Many are(…)
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Kaatrin Mozhi Poster: Can It Start a Conversation On Gender & Equality?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Continuing her penchant for doing women-centric films, Jyothika will be next be seen in the Tamil film Kaatrin Mozhi. Jyothika’s(…)
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Feminism Isn’t Trying To Create A Gynocentric Society

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Do some Indian men feel intimated by feminism because they think it will create a gynocentric society? At least 150(…)
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Managing Carbon Footprint: Are We Doing Enough?

ElsaMarie DSilva
Over the last seven months, I have taken more than 50 International flights, averaging about eight hours each. As I(…)
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Dear Women, Please Quit Seeking Social Approval

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
It is a second nature for most women to constantly seek social approval in every aspect of their lives. Do(…)
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Freedoms We Still Need To Fight For As Women

Bhawana Bisht
In an all-girls school, amid Independence Day celebrations, we were always asked – “What does freedom mean to you?”. The question, as years(…)
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Which Is Your Favourite Patriotic Song And Why?

Charvi Kathuria
Among the plethora of things that define Independence Day, one is the atmosphere of pride and love towards one’s country(…)
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Labelling Sexual Pleasure As ‘Immoral’ Is Hurting Our Well-being

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
In our country, sexual pleasure is treated as the elephant in the room which we pretend not to see for(…)
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Mr Minister, Keep The Finger Of Your Explanation Out Of My Foundation

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The minister of higher education in Karnataka has advised girls to not wear make-up as it is harmful to the(…)
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Are Only Good-Looking Smart Woman Worthy Of Company?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Our obsession with aesthetics knows no bounds. Through an ad in a newspaper, in Chandigarh, someone is looking for a good-looking, smart woman(…)
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Why Our Society Still Has An Aversion To Single Parenting

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Justice N Kirubakaran of the Madras High Court has observed that single parenting could be dangerous for the society. According(…)
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Why Political Parties Should Stop Politicising Rape As Election Agenda

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The leading political parties in India are so busy politicising rape, that they have forgotten the issue of women’s welfare(…)
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Kavita Devi’s WWE Journey Is An Inspiration To Other Girls

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Despite being knocked out in the first round of the Mae Young Classic tournament Kavita Devi‘s WWE presence is very special.(…)
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Did Rakhi Sawant Just Give Medical Advice To Us?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Rakhi Sawant is giving medical advice on the social media, and we are not sure if we can forgive the(…)
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Why Are Crying Kids Such A Menace To The Society?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Be it in restaurants, movie theatres or on aeroplanes, crying kids have time and again proved to be a threat(…)
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Look at safety as an everyday effort, not a one-off

Sarvi Parnami
We wake up in the morning and the first thing we do is check our phones? Well, that’s how much(…)
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Why We Must Take “Bad Touch” Complaints From Boys Seriously Too

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
While the country is finally addressing the issue of rampant sexual abuse faced by young girls, we must not take(…)
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How Snapchat Dysmorphia Is Affecting Our Well-Being

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The desire to look perfect, as in filtered selfies, has given rise to cases of Snapchat Dysmorphia. People are undergoing(…)
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How Long Should Women Be The “Natural Caregivers”?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The physical task of caring for a baby or an elderly family member mostly falls on a woman’s shoulders. Wondered(…)
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Must Women Be Entirely Responsible of Doing Household Chores?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
When it comes to doing household chores, in the majority of Indian households the task still falls on the womenfolks.(…)
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Stop Asking Female Actors If They Will Quit Acting After Marriage

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Recently a fan asked Alia Bhatt during an “Ask Me Anything” session on Instagram, whether she will quit acting after marriage.(…)
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Three-Year-Old’s Selfie Related Death Is Yet Another Warning

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
A three-year-old’s accidental drowning while her parents were busy shooting a selfie is yet another loud wake-up call for us to give(…)
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Dear Working Moms, You Are Bringing Up Happy Kids!

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
A study by Kathleen McGinn has revealed that children of working moms wind up as happy in adulthood as kids(…)
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Why Do We Need A Women Writers Festival?

Kiran Manral
Why do we need a Women Writers’ Fest? I have lost count of the number of times I’ve been asked(…)
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‘Don’t Rape Women’ Billboard Only Trivialises Our Individual Identity

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Is being someone else’s loved one, the only reason why women must be exempted from the trauma of rape? An(…)
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My Experience of Self-Realization By Sarada Chiruvolu

STP Editor
Sarada Chiruvolu says, the ultimate purpose of human life is to self-realize. However, there is no need to change our demeanour,(…)
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Clergy Exploiting Nuns: Are Women Not Even Equals In Church?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The recent incidents of clergy exploiting nuns and treating them as servants has brought in focus, the institution’s misogynist mindset.(…)
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Let’s Discuss Idea Of Masculinity And Sexual Aggression With Teen Boys

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The rapidly increasing incidences of sexual violence against girls at hands of teen boys does need our unwavering attention. However,(…)
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Woman vs. Woman Weakens Our Drive For Equality

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Numerous women face hostility from other women at workplaces, even Hollywood is not untouched. In a recent interview, Jennifer Aniston(…)
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Kim Kardashian, Glorifying Anorexia is Misleading Your Fans

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Kim Kardashian has never been an endorser of body positivity, but by glorifying anorexia, she may put many young women(…)
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Suhana Khan On Vogue Cover: Why Are We So Besotted With Star Kids?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Suhana Khan, daughter of superstar Shah Rukh Khan recently featured on the cover of Vogue India. Papa Khan not only(…)
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Let’s Stop Judging Moms. There’s No Perfect Formula For Raising Kids

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Tutoring or not tutoring children at home is a popular bone of contention among mothers. At the receiving end of(…)
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Name And Shame: Right Way To Boost Gender Diversity?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
A government-backed group in Singapore is using the name-and-shame approach to boost executive level gender diversity within organizations. According to a report(…)
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Shaming 11-Year-Old Rape Survivor: What Have We Become?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The 11-year-old Chennai gang rape survivor who was allegedly assaulted for seven months by 17 men is being blamed for(…)
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One Doesn’t Need Testosterone To Understand Action Films

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Tom Cruise’s latest offering in the ‘Mission: Impossible’ series is being lauded for its slick action, daredevil stunts and as(…)
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Are Funeral Selfies The Lowest Point Of Self Obsession?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
One of the most revolting trends on social media these days is posting funeral selfies with deceased relatives. People try(…)
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An Ode To Two-Wheelers, Liberating The Lives Of Small Town Women

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Numerous women in India ride on their two-wheeled motor vehicles every day and conquer the world in their own ways.(…)
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Priyanka Chopra-Nick Jonas: Why Is Reverse Age Gap Still An Issue?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Amidst the rumours of their engagement, people are age-shaming Priyanka Chopra for being 11 years older than Nick Jonas. Only(…)
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Must We Burden Little Girls With Our Beauty Standards?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Jara, a five-year-old Nigerian girl is being hailed as the most beautiful girl in the world, after photographer Mofe Bamuyima(…)
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Pooja Priyamvada: A Girl Who Lit Her Father’s Pyre

Pooja Priyamvada
As the only daughter Pooja Priyamvada performed all the last rites of her father. She says, “A common but absurd(…)
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Home Birth Tutorials Videos Aren’t Some DIY School Project

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
While a YouTube tutorial video may come in handy to learn how to bake a cake or make a bedside(…)
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Indians Want Beautiful Female Politicians, Not Capable Ones

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Looks like people in this country can’t let women succeed professionally, without belittling all their achievements and by shifting the(…)
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The Indian Marriage Market And Its Obsession For Beautiful Brides

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The Indian marriage market, which profits from our obsession with the institution reduces brides to their physical appearance. No matter(…)
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You Cannot Defend Triple Talaq As An Alternative To Murder!

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
It seems like Mr Riyaz Ahmed wants us to realise how virtuous and rightful the practice of instant Triple Talaq really(…)
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Photographing Hungry People As Props Isn’t Social Commentary

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Freelance photographer Alessio Mamo is under fire for photographing hungry people dreaming of food as part of his new project.(…)
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Sabarimala Temple Debate: The Devotion Of The Impure

Dr. Archana Patil
With the ongoing debate on whether women should enter the Sabarimala temple or not intensifying Dr Archana Patil asks, “Does(…)
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“Motherly Wash”: Stop Using Stereotypes To Sell Your Products

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
In yet another case of advertising gone wrong, a brand is selling washing machines which give your clothes a “motherly(…)
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GenderWars: The Omnipresent Menace of Mansplaining

Megha Thadani
Have you been in a situation where you’re talking to your girlfriends about your irregular menstrual cycles and suddenly your(…)
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Donating Your Paid Leaves Can Be The Best Baby Shower Gift

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
If you are banging head over what could be the best baby shower gift for your pregnant co-worker, there is(…)
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Women need to be alert to internet safety challenges, to leverage the opportunity

mahak
That the internet has positive and negative at work is well know. Technological advances have allowed access and impediments. So(…)
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Women enabler – Using internet access to transform opportunity for women in India

karishma balani
When you grow up in India you are fine tuned to believe men are more powerful than women in any(…)
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Barring A Woman From Exam For Wearing A Jumpsuit Is Unacceptable

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
A female CBSE UGC NET aspirant allegedly faced harassment at the hands of an invigilator for wearing a jumpsuit to(…)
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Netflix’s New Series ‘Insatiable’ Misinterprets Fat Shaming Issues

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
On the face of it Insatiable sounds like a fun revenge drama, centred on the clichéd “fat girl turns hot”(…)
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How High-End Brands Are Wasting Resources To Retain Value

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Burberry reportedly burned merchandise worth 37.8 million dollars last year. The reason behind this carnage was to prevent the goods(…)
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Janhvi Kapoor’s Debut: Can Media Stop Obsessing Over Her Now?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Be it on social media or news, Janhvi Kapoor is everywhere masquerading as gossip pieces, trivia, news and promotional gimmick.(…)
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Marriage Is Not Consent. Marriage Is A Social Contract.

Kiran Manral
In a path-breaking statement yesterday, the Delhi High Court observed that marriage does not imply blanket consent for physical relations(…)
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Kalyan Jewellers’ New Ad Unnecessarily Vilifies Bankers

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The Kalyan Jewellers’ ad featuring Amitabh Bachchan and daughter Shweta Bachchan Nanda has earned wrath from bank workers. The minute-and-a-half long(…)
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#MaulanaSlapsWoman: Was The Woman A Victim Entirely?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
While the newsroom scuffle has earned Maulana Qasmi a lot of flak, we cannot say that lawyer Farah Faiz is(…)
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Should Bollywood Start Paying For What It Wears Now?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Amidst allegations of freeloading in the name of providing publicity from fashion designers, should Bollywood start paying for what it(…)
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Normalizing Women’s Subordination: Retrospective Of Women At Work

Janvi Gandhi Kanakia
This article explores women at work on two levels –how women in power are discriminated at work and how vulnerable(…)
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Content Media Marketing: The “No Sell” approach to getting customers

Anita Kotwani
In the words of the award-winning speaker and web marketing guru Marcus Sheridan, “Great content is the best sales tool(…)
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Husbands Can’t Blame Wives Entirely After A Mutual Separation

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
How many times have we come across mutual separations where husbands later put the blame of failure entirely on their(…)
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Kylie Jenner GoFundMe Campaign: Let Her Earn It

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The Kylie Jenner GoFundMe campaign, created to ensure that the 20-year-old becomes the youngest female billionaire is ridiculous. This is(…)
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Beating The Odds: Punching Cancer In Its Face!

Neelam Kumar
When I saw that image of the waif-like, beautiful Sonali Bendre Behl walking up to her car, bravely after being(…)
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Women at work in India – Rethink opportunity, tinker measuring scale

Manjula Dharmalingam
The Economist cover, focussed on women a work, talks of the the absence of Indian women in its economy. This(…)
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What Is All This Obsession With Mira Rajput’s Pregnancy?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The common junta of India may not know who the current president of our country is, but they know what(…)
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Dear Men, Take A Cue From Serena Williams’ Husband

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Serena Williams’ husband Alexis Ohanian penned a very emotional tribute to his wife, after she lost Wimbledon final on Saturday.(…)
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Kitarovic Shows That Football Isn’t Just Boys’ Spectator Sport

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
While the Croatian team lost the final to team France by 4-2, their grit and sportsman spirit has won us(…)
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Flat Tummy Co’s Biased Billboards: Misogynist Approach To Thinness

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Coloured in a candy floss pink, this billboard and even their Twitter page have only female models “sucking” their lollipops(…)
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Shaming Hima Das For Poor English Reeks Of Our Elitist Mindset

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The Athletics Federation Of India (AFI) faced flack on Twitter for shaming Hima Das for her “not so fluent English”(…)
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My Father’s Advice On Becoming an Entrepreneur

Sakshi Talwar
“I staunchly believe that there is no elevator to success. One must take the staircase,” says Sakshi Talwar as she(…)
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Why Is It Essential To Remove Gender Stereotypes In Ads

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The UN Women’s Unstereotype Alliance recently called for removing stereotyping in advertisements. They released a short video which centres around(…)
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Goon Beats Minor For Rejecting Proposal: Isn’t It Her Right?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
A goon in Delhi thrashed a 17-year-old girl in a mobile store, for rejecting his marriage proposal. In the CCTV(…)
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Spoiled Brats in Mythology Were Never Glorified to Blanche The Black

kavita kane
Is wicked so attractive that we are ready to forgive the transgressions so easily? It keeps happening: we remember Shylock(…)
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“No Single Woman” Policy Limits Our Mobility and Questions Our Agency

ElsaMarie DSilva
As a highly independent unmarried woman, I am extremely shocked at the recent decision by pub and club owners on(…)
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People Who Click Pictures of Accident Victims Should Be Ashamed

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
ANI recently tweeted a very disturbing picture of people clicking accident victims as they lay struggling for life. These people(…)
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The Unforgivable Mafia-Esque Behaviour Of A Delhi School

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
A school in Central Delhi confined little girls from their nursery class in the basement of the school for five(…)
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Oh Yeah. Read This Woman’s 40-Point Plan For Self Care And Well Being

Riti
“Self-care, in my opinion, is not just about physical care and beautifying self, it is about an overall well-being, polishing(…)
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Every Parents’ Dilemma: Am I Raising My Child Right?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
In a society where all it takes is one wrong influence to set a child on the wrong path, “Am(…)
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Gal Gadot’s Hospital Visit: Her Compassion Wins Our Hearts

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Imagine the sheer joy of little children to see Wonder Woman paying them a visit in the hospital! The patients at(…)
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#Thailandcaverescue: Waiting For Their Sons To Come Home

Kiran Manral
The sky is dark outside. The rains have been pelting down, cats, dogs and heifers. The offspring has been summarily(…)
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Fake News Strikes Again, Targeting Faye D’Souza

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
While our last piece on women and fake news is still doing rounds on social media, Fake News strikes again(…)
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Are Four Slaps Enough Punishment For An Attempted Rape?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The village panchayat of Bhopa, Muzaffarnagar handed a punishment of four slaps to a shopkeeper who allegedly attempted to rape(…)
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Dear Serena, I Understand The Guilt of Missing Your Kid’s Milestones

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Tennis star Serena Williams recently tweeted that she missed her daughter’s first steps as she was away at a practice. The(…)
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Fake news is a menace in India, women victims of digital abuse

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Why is it that most Indians blindly believe in aggressive and controversial tweets and morphed photos, without even bothering to(…)
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Unnao Molestation Video: The Shame Still Befalls Women

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The disturbing Unnao molestation video which is circulating on social media highlights the indemnity of filming and sharing women’s plight.(…)
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Female Sexuality: The New Hot Topic In Bollywood?

Megha Thadani
It is said sex sells in Bollywood. But not completely. It sells only when it comes from the male character.(…)
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Dear Sanskari Fashion Police, Stop Telling Us What Not To Wear

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
A member of the sanskari fashion police took to Twitter to criticise a group of women for going to a(…)
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The Savage Bride Video Isn’t Funny For More Reasons Than One

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The latest viral sensation in the country is the savage bride video, which shows an angry bride slapping a man(…)
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Four Year Old’s Gangrape By Minors Is A Wake-Up Call

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The recent gangrape of a four-year-old in Kanpur, at the hands of four boys aged between six and twelve, is shocking, to(…)
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Can We Have A Romance Like You’ve Got Mail Today?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Some 20 years ago, Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks intoxicated us with their warm cyber love story You’ve Got Mail. The(…)
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Thank You, Mattel For Giving Our Girls Robotics Barbie

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The new Barbie on the block is a lab-coat-and-glasses-wearing robotics engineer. This Mattel Inc. initiative comes with a humanoid robot and a(…)
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Scarlett Johansson Playing Trans Character Isn’t Entirely Outrageous

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The transgender community is not happy with the news of Scarlett Johansson playing a trans character in her latest film. The(…)
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Can Heterosexual Civil Partnerships Work In Indian Societies?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The UK Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favour of heterosexual civil partnerships recently. According to a BBC report, the court(…)
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Pardoning Acid Attacker Because He Married The Survivor Is Misplaced

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
By pardoning the acid attack convict, who married the survivor the Bombay High Court seems to endorse alliance between attackers and(…)
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Body Positivity: We Need More Women Like Cory Bush

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Democrat candidate for the US Congress from Missouri, Cory Bush, took a stand against all people who shame women with(…)
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Sushma Swaraj’s Twitter Abuse Masks Misogyny As Trolling

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj’s Twitter abuse at hands of trolls took a misogynist turn recently. One man tweeted(…)
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It Is Insensitive To Share Kandivali Girl’s Suicide Video

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
People are sharing a 14-year-old Mumbai girl’s suicide video on social media today,w ithout any qualms. It exposes the increasing(…)
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Jahi McMath Has Left Us With So Many Questions

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Teenager Jahi McMath, who had been declared brain-dead by specialists in 2013, breathed her last in California on 22 June.(…)
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Celebrity Lives: How Do You Nurture Romance In Glass Bowl?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Actor Priyanka Chopra and rumoured boyfriend Nick Jonas bid goodbye to India recently. While the Quantico actor and her alleged singer-songwriter(…)
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How Harlan Ellison Lost His Legacy To Poor Personal Conduct

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Controversial science-fiction author Harlan Ellison passed on in his sleep on Thursday, at the age of 84. The author who(…)
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50 Cent Mocked Terry Crews Because Of Inherent Toxic Masculinity

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Rapper 50 Cent mocked Terry Crews on social media recently, for speaking out about alleged sexual harassment. The actor and(…)
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Risk and Rebellious Women- Some Thoughts After Seeing Ocean’s Eight

Nirupama Subramanian
“Don’t do it for me. Don’t do it for you. Somewhere there is an eight-year-old girl who is dreaming of(…)
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Does India Deserve ‘Most Dangerous’ For Women Tag?

Poorvi Gupta
Thomson Reuters Foundation on June 26 published a poll on the basis of which it declared India as the world’s(…)
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Stop Shaming Shailza Dwivedi For Her Own Killing

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The murder of the 35-year-old army wife Shailza Dwivedi at the hands of an acquainted officer has opened a can(…)
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China’s Perfect Women: Robbing Women Of Individual Identity

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
A course in China’s Zhen­jiang City’s Zhenjiang College is in news for teaching young women how to be “perfect”. According to(…)
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Frog Wedding! Can Ministers Please Stop Endorsing Superstitions?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The minister of Woman and Child Development for Madhya Pradesh apparently participated in a frog wedding, to appease the rain(…)
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Jason Cundy’s Comments are A Testimony to Sexism In Football

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Vicki Sparks recently became the first female commentator to cover a live FIFA World Cup match and we couldn’t stop(…)
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Mother’s Personal Narrative: How a tough pregnancy led me to relearn life

Sakshi
At the start of this year, I took some time to reflect on the year gone by. As I looked(…)
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You Can’t Talk Of Women Empowerment By Discrediting Them

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
A leading news network has ended up discrediting actress Priyanka Chopra in the process of their ad campaign aimed at(…)
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Awareness About Health Is As Essential As Normalising Plus Size

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
With body shaming lurking in every aisle of clothing stores, normalising plus size is not easy. However, according to a study(…)
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Safety is the secret key to having autonomy on the internet

Aishwarya rao
Safety is something we want for those we love, Autonomy is what we want for ourselves. On the internet safety(…)
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Lionel Messi’s Wife Wasn’t In The Squad To Have Caused Defeat

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Lionel Messi’s wife Antonella Roccuzzo got trolled after Argentina faced shocking 3-0 defeat at hands of Croatia in the FIFA World Cup.(…)
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Safety through technology: How much is myth, how much possible?

Neha Singh
What does a better world denote? A World with no threats, a world with unity, a world with no terrorism.(…)
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Don’t ignore, make the internet stronger, better by speaking up

Neha Parveen
Introduction of internet worldwide, is not only a medium of accessing information and awareness, women worldwide are using this medium to voice(…)
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How tech opens a new universe for women with a goal

Kiran Gobindram
Women tech safety has been at the centre of our modern debate. The internet is replete with challenges but also(…)
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Using the internet for economic freedom of women

Komal Premchandani
How do we prevent women are becoming victims of Cyber Crimes. We all are using internet so we all know(…)
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Demi Lovato’s ‘Sober’ Is A Heartbreaking Song About Relapse

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Demi Lovato‘s new song Sober, which she released on Thursday, is the singer’s confession about relapsing with alcohol addiction. The(…)
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Melania Trump’s Controversial Coat: Care To Explain First Lady?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Lady Trump chose to wear a $39 Zara khaki coat with the message “I Really Don’t Care. Do U?” on(…)
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Women’s Wombs Aren’t As Cheap As Burger King Whoppers

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Apparently, women are desperate and gullible enough to get impregnated by football players for a lifetime supply of Burger King’s Whoppers.(…)
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Boy Applying Lipstick: Activism Shouldn’t Cost A Child’s Safety

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
A recent tweet, about a nine-year-old boy applying lipstick and getting bullied for his choice, is getting a lot of(…)
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Cyber threats against women: Get involved to keep yourself safe

Kalpana Munjal
Women are considered equivalent to men in today’s generation. Many women are leading as entrepreneurs and creating jobs for others.(…)
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Internet safety for women is key to their using the web for growth

Himanshu Sharma
Whether you are at design school or at a business school, internet safety and women are a subject central to(…)
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Unlike That Crazy Weight Lifting At The Gym, Here I Was Enjoying Yoga

STP Editor
Yoga has been part of my life since school days, but before last year I never realized I was doing(…)
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Through Yoga, I Learn, I Teach, I Heal, I Live

Archana Pai Kulkarni
The first time I encountered what I now know to be part of a yogic way of life was when(…)
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How To Compliment Women On Their Bodies Without Fat-Shaming

Rituparna Chatterjee
I was around 27 or 28, the age at which I was pretty clueless about which direction my love life(…)
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What the future must hold for Women Safety dialogues

Himani
Women Safety dialogues are a great way to engage on a subject few of us entertain. Data and privacy are(…)
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How Bollywood Has Overtaken The Miss India Pageant

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The Miss India pageant now seems more like a Bollywood award show than a beauty contest. Imagine switching on your(…)
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Feminism Doesn’t Degrade Motherhood, Patriarchy Does

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Our struggle for gender equality may affect our family life, but feminism in no way can degrade a mother’s role(…)
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What They Aren’t Getting Is The Love That They Need From A Parent

Kiran Manral
The offspring was barely eighteen months when he joined playschool. For all the days leading up to his joining playschool(…)
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Do Apps With Body Shaping Feature Play On Our Insecurities?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
An Augmented Reality body modification feature is touted to be the next big thing, considering how obsessed we are with(…)
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Chanda Kochhar – Safeguarding Individual Image Over The Institution

Sonu Bhasin
“The net loser is not the bank and nor Chanda Kochhar herself. The net losers are the thousands of younger(…)
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Women Shouldn’t Have To Pay For Football Fandom

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Are women paying a price for the adrenaline rush caused due to the FIFA World Cup? Yes, it seems that football(…)
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Does 2018 FIFA World Cup Belong To The Underdogs?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The last few days have gripped the world with football fever, as the 2018 edition of  the Soccer World Cup(…)
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Dear Virushka, Confronting The Litterer Was Great, Shaming Was Not

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The viral video of Anushka Sharma confronting a man for littering has led to a debate over how much to(…)
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As A Child, My Fatherless State Did Not Bother Me

Archana Pai Kulkarni
‘We don’t miss what we never had.’ I’ve heard that several times, and perhaps it’s true. Partially. There are some(…)
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I Never Said, I’m Your Friend: Anaggh Desai On Bringing Up A Daughter

Anaggh Desai
I am what you call the ‘sandwich generation’. By the time we got through to our parents, our daughter grew(…)
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Stop Criticising Women For Staying In An Abusive Relationship

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
American actress and cosplayer Chloe Dykstra’s article on being in an abusive relationship has garnered a lot of attention on(…)
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Why We Must Have The Women’s Reservation Bill Passed

Bhawana Bisht
We’re aware of the fact that women in India are massively underrepresented in the Parliament and State assemblies. Women’s percentage(…)
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Superman To Be a Family Man Now: Are We Ready For It?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The most iconic comic book character of all times – Superman – will be seen as a father and a(…)
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My Father Raised Two Daughters In A Conservative Society

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
During the 90s, when conservative small towns in India were yet to open up to the concept of gender equality,(…)
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Dear Pannalal Shakya, Sanskars Are Not Coded Into Our DNA

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Pannalal Shakya, the BJP MLA from Guna Madhya Pradesh, recently said that women should either bear sanskari children or stay(…)
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Let Your Children Soar With All The Love Your Family Can Give

Kulpreet Yadav
To celebrate Father’s Day on the third Sunday of June each year is, as we all know, a western tradition. As far(…)
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Dads Embracing Home Chores Teach Kids Equality

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
As more women are stepping out of their homes to chase their goals, we are in dire need of dads(…)
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Soumya Swaminathan Chose Personal Integrity Over Ranking

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Soumya Swaminathan has pulled out of the Asian Team Chess Championship to be held in Iran, refusing to be forced(…)
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Dhadak Trailer Lacks The Rawness Of Marathi Original Sairat

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Dhadak marks the silver screen debut of late Sridevi’s elder daughter Janhvi Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor’s half-brother Ishaan Khatter under(…)
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Adolescent Porn Consumption Is Dangerous Without Effective Sex Ed

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
A recent incident where a 14-year-old raped and impregnated his 16-year-old sister, has brought to the forefront the problem of adolescent(…)
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Why I Owe My Curiosity Of Food to Anthony Bourdain

Monika
“He taught me that travel wasn’t always about comfort, that it wasn’t always pretty. That if it really doesn’t shake(…)
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Men Cannot Categorise Spycam Porn As Studio-Made Porn

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Nearly 22,000 women held a peaceful demonstration in South Korea, to draw attention to the rampancy of Spycam porn in(…)
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Angela Merkel’s G7 Photo: Leading From The Front

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Angela Merkel’s G7 photo, in which she is seen towering over Donald Trump has gone viral for rightly capturing the(…)
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On The Conversation Around Swara Bhasker’s Masturbation Scene

Shyama
This piece is perhaps a little late in coming but better late than never. So, a week ago I watched(…)
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How Anthony Bourdain Endorsed #MeToo For His Girlfriend

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Of the many things for which we will miss Anthony Bourdain endorsing #MeToo in solidarity with Asia Argento will stay(…)
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Greer’s Criticism of Beyonce Exposes Her Own Double Standards

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Controversial Australian feminist Germaine Greer criticised Beyonce for “sexual display” in her stage shows, by wearing revealing outfits. As per(…)
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Disguising Inappropriate Touching As Joke Is Unacceptable

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Earlier this year, Brendan Fraser had come forward with allegations of sexual harassment against former HFPA (Hollywood Foreign Press Association) president(…)
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PM Pedro Sánchez’s New Female-Dominated Cabinet Is Inspiring

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Spain’s new cabinet is in the news for all the right reasons. It boasts of women holding 11 ministerial positions(…)
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Reham-Jemima Battle: Why Isn’t Imran Khan In The Picture?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
While Pakistan is captivated by the Reham Khan-Jemima Goldsmith battle, is it forgetting that Imran Khan is at the centre(…)
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Is ‘My Choice’ Always The Right Choice?

Shyama
The other day, a colleague was talking about her recent all girls’ trip to Columbia. Her tales of fun were(…)
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Qatar Airways CEO Al Baker’s Apology Reeks Of Sexism

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker has apologised for saying that his job could not be done by a woman,(…)
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Will Ocean’s 8 Give Con Films A New Female Perspective?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
As Ocean’s 8 hits the theatres on June 8, it brings to the screen the rare breed of con women, who(…)
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Salman Khan Fat-Shamed A Woman On TV And It Should Offend Us

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
After comparing wrestling stunts to rape and intimidating a child into hugging a grown woman, bhai made sure to ruin(…)
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President Duterte Cannot Pass Off His Entitlement As Gimmick

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has earned worldwide criticism for kissing a woman on the lips in front of thousands of(…)
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Dear Kangana, To Drape Or Not to Drape is A Personal Choice

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
There are numerous people who think that saree draping skills are an integral part of every Indian woman’s cultural identity.(…)
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Veers and Veeres- The Special Nature Of Female Friendship

Nirupama Subramanian
Female friendships offer not only fun and entertainment but also act as a buffer against a hostile world, says Nirupama(…)
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Nirbhaya’s Case Should Be A Lesson For Men, Not Threat For Women

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
A 30-year-old tourist from Japan complied with her rapist, out of fear of ending up suffering Nirbhaya’s fate. According to(…)
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Raazi: How Can A Spy Cry? A Real Story Of Human Flaws

Anvi
The Geena Davis Institute of Gender in Media believes that a good way of filling the gender parity gap which(…)
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Swara Bhasker’s Masturbation Scene: Let’s Talk of Female Sexuality

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Swara Bhasker’s masturbation scene from the film Veere Di Wedding has led many unsuspecting viewers to gasp. While the actor(…)
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Why #DancingUncle Has Become Such A Viral Sensation?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Assistant professor Sanjeev Shrivastava or #DancingUncle has won more than a million hearts on the internet for his killer dance moves.(…)
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Why Are Indians So Fascinated With Spelling Bee Contests?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
A 14-year-old Karthik Nemmani became the 14th consecutive Indian-American to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee yesterday. The first and second(…)
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It is Time for Bollywood Heroes to Man up!

Naomi
You won’t find the new generation of A- List male stars playing second fiddle to the heroines. It is time(…)
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Brigitte Nielsen Is Breaking The Stigma Around Late Motherhood

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Reality TV star Brigitte Nielsen recently announced that she is expecting her fifth child at the age of 54. Special(…)
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Before The Tinder ‘Swipes’, Came The Matrimonial Websites

Shyama
Like any well-meaning parent, my father wanted me to get married exactly a year before he retired from his government(…)
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Dear Germaine Greer, Rape is Anything But Lazy And Careless

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Renowned feminist and author Germaine Greer said that rape is not “spectacularly violent crime” but  just lazy, careless and insensitive.Greer,(…)
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Headlines Like ‘Trump Meets Rump’ Are Uncalled For

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The U.S. daily New York Post is facing the music for its headline “Trump Meets Rump”, which was used to(…)
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#MeToo Hasn’t Impacted Viewership, Much To Our Dismay

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Despite generating so much conversation, it comes as a surprise that #MeToo hasn’t impacted viewership much. A survey by Morning(…)
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Female Breadwinners Needn’t Feel Resentful and Stressed

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
With changing gender dynamics, female breadwinners who earn more than their male partners is not unheard of. A 2015 data(…)
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The Myth and Reality Of A Well-Behaved Bride in India

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Singer Chinmayi Sripaada shared a matrimonial ad on Twitter, pointing out how normal it is for parents to ask for(…)
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Why Kids And Their Agency Need To Be Respected

Kiran Manral
Many years ago, when the offspring was a little boy just out of pull ups, but not yet to be(…)
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Ivanka Trump’s Photo With Her Son Is Seriously Mistimed

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
US President Donald Trump’s daughter posted a picture on Twitter on Sunday, in which she is seen cuddling her two-year-old(…)
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Rampal-Jesia Separation: Maintaining Dignity In Public Eye

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Arjun Rampal and Mehr Jesia chose a dignified way to end their 20 year-long marriage and released a joint statement.(…)
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Ireland Abortion Referendum: Changing For People’s Welfare

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Ireland Abortion Referendum result sets up a fine example for other nations, to stand up for the change they want(…)
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Break The Silence, A Message From Manisha This Menstrual Hygiene Day

STP Editor
This Menstrual Hygiene Day, let’s meet Manisha Kamble who is a Community Health Volunteer for the children living in street situations in Mumbai.(…)
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Ireland overturns strict abortion laws as masses celebrate

Nimisha Bansal
The Republic of Ireland has overwhelmingly overturned the country’s abortion laws in a historic referendum that took place on Friday.(…)
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Instead Of Asking Ekta Kapoor To #EndYHM Stop Watching Her Show

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Fans of Ekta Kapoor‘s soap Ye Hai Mohabbatein are using #EndYHM to get the producer to pull the plug on(…)
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It Is Our Duty To Share The News About Innocence Of George Takei

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Actor George Takei was accused of sexual assault by Scott Brunton last year, but he has now changed his account.  Bruton(…)
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Ronaldinho To Marry Two Women: Is Polygamy Morally Acceptable Today?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Former Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho is reportedly all set to marry his two fiancés at the same time as per an(…)
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Why We Are In Denial Over Morgan Freeman’s Harassment Allegations

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
As many as eight women have come forward with allegations of harassment and inappropriate behaviour against Morgan Freeman. According to(…)
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BCCI Is Serious About Women’s IPL Tournament, But Why Aren’t We?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The BCCI is keen on making women’s IPL a reality, despite the cold response from spectators to the exhibition matches. As(…)
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Into The Weird World of Cockroach Milk And Other Crazy Health Fads

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Drinking cockroach milk is the latest health fad in the market, which probably makes you fit and lean by putting(…)
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I Write What I Cannot Paint, & I Paint What I Cannot Write: Kota Neelima

Kota Neelima
Author and artist Kota Neelima says, “My art seeks to explore the spatial and temporal expressions of scepticism in religion.”(…)
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Someone Please Tell Kareena Kapoor Khan That Feminism Means Equality

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Kareena Kapoor Khan has become the latest Bollywood star who fails to understand that feminism means equality. At an event(…)
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Sushmita Sen’s Harassment: What Are Our Teens Learning Today?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Sushmita Sen’s account of being harassed at the hands of a 15-year-old boy makes us question what our children are(…)
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Santa Fe Massacre Is A By-Product of Men’s Inability To Take No

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
All it took to incite the 17-year-old accused of Santa Fe Massacre to shoot ten people dead, was rejection of(…)
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Stop Abusing Female Politicians In The Name Of Political Opinion

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Despite being in a position of power, female politicians are not immune to verbal abuse. One would think that with(…)
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Why Are More Boys Reaching Out For Student Counselling Than Girls?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
This year the CBSE student counselling helpline received nearly three times more calls from boys than girls. The Central Board(…)
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Fairytale Weddings And The Everyday Of Marriage

Kiran Manral
A regular woman became a princess the other day. The wedding became, as expected, the biggest televised event of the(…)
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Priyanka Was Under No Obligation To Represent India At The Royal Wedding

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
While Priyanka Chopra has floored all of us with her dress at the royal wedding, some people are miffed with her for not(…)
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Women Marrying Younger Men Should Not Be A Big Deal

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Our society is always critical of women. More so when they find her marrying a younger man, while the opposite(…)
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If Love Knows No Boundary, Then Laws Shouldn’t Discriminate Either

Shyama
While people and the press around the world have not stopped talking about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding, the International(…)
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Let’s Not Scrutinize Meghan Markle On Her Big Day

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
All eyes around the globe are set on Meghan Markle, as she readies herself to step out to wed Prince(…)
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Why We Need More Women in Editorial Cartooning

Rituparna Chatterjee
Earlier this month, cartoonist Kshitij Bajpai got a shoutout on Twitter from a very important person. Prime Minister Narendra Modi(…)
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There is Never A Right Context To Crack Rape Jokes

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Despite outrage over increased incidences of sexual violence, it is alarming how common rape jokes are in our society. There(…)
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Why We Need To Talk About Anand S Ahuja Changing His Name

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Instead of criticising Sonam Kapoor for changing her name after marriage, let’s appreciate the similar gesture from Anand S Ahuja.(…)
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Dear Kim, Let’s Promote Body Positivity, Not Flat-Tummy Lollipops

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Yes, it is shocking to see celebs like Kim Kardashian endorsing appetite suppressants instead of body positivity. Kardashian is facing a(…)
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People Around Make It Harder For Women To Accept Ageing

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
While women are always criticised for failing to accept ageing gracefully, the attitude of people around them doesn’t make the(…)
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The Race Franchise and Its Seemingly Liberated Women

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Dirty money, cool stunts, girls and guns…the Race franchise has always been a testosterone fan fest, and it knows its(…)
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Does Marriage & Baby Talk Set Feminism Back?

Shyama
Rather than wishing my Amma on Mother’s Day, I was worried about whether I will ever become a mother. Well,(…)
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We Cannot Pass Gore And Mutilation In Lars Von Trier Films As Art

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Filmmaker Lars Von Trier has yet again caught the attention of critics and audience, with his latest film. Reportedly, hundreds(…)
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It Takes Two To Tango. It Takes Two To Make A Child: Kareena Kapoor Khan

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The relentless physical, emotional and mental strain which newborns put on their mommies makes motherhood exhausting for them. It is(…)
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Cannes’ No Flats Policy Is Sexism In The Name of Glamour

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Kristen Stewart took off her high heels on the Cannes red-carpet yesterday, as a sign of protest against the festival’s(…)
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Playing Dual Role Of Mother & Father Meant Deleting Everything Else

Archana Pai Kulkarni
Years ago, I watched Mehboob Khan’s Mother India, in which Radha, a righteous woman, struggles to raise her sons, against(…)
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Have We Forgotten That Cannes Is About Films & Not Fashion?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
For the past couple of days, celebs have been making headlines for setting the red carpet on fire at the(…)
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Guilt- The Mother Of All Emotions

Nirupama Subramanian
 “I sent my eight-months-old baby to day care and went back to work,’ confessed a young mother during a workshop.(…)
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Satyajit Ray: Why The Filmmaker’s Magic Still Lives On

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Filmmaker Satyajit Ray was a rare story-teller who not only understood women but refused to restrict their existence to the(…)
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Acne And Fat Bodies Don’t Exist In Bollywood, But Tide Is Turning

Karishma
Bollywood is a sizeable component of Indian Cinema, infamous for peddling dreams to millions of Indians. It is quite literally(…)
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Netta Barzilai – Know The Eurovision 2018 Winner

Bhawana Bisht
Israel’s Netta Barzilai won the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Portugal, with her song “Toy”. But who is she, what’s her(…)
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Politics of body shaming and the taunts of Indian society

Karishma
Aren’t we obsessed with appearances? Why do we care? Why do we get caught up with looks and forget the(…)
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Seven Empowering Feminist Quotes by Gloria Steinem

Bhawana Bisht
Often called the “Mother of Feminism,” Gloria Steinem is a woman who is a voice of millions. She is an American(…)
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Ex-husband can be charged for cruelty even after divorce, says Supreme Court

Bhawana Bisht
The Supreme Court announced that a woman can file a complaint under the domestic violence law against her ex-husband for(…)
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Why We Should Listen to Bari Weiss

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The New York Times staff editor and writer Bari Weiss has caught global attention with her new article on the(…)
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Child’s Dream Shouldn’t Be Aligned With Parent’s Ambition: Fatima Agarkar

Fatima Agarkar
When engaging with parents across the country from metros to smaller towns, it is fascinating to note that the expectations(…)
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18 Feminist Quotes That Promise To Stir You

Bhawana Bisht
My idea of feminism is that of a thought process, a mindset that establishes a belief in an environment that(…)
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Women & Vote: Karnataka’s Primary Women’s Issues This Election

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
As Karnataka goes to election, a look at the heaps of colourful party manifestos reveal that the primary women’s issues lie(…)
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These 25 Powerful Quotes about Motherhood Are An Inspiration for All

Malvika Bansal
This mother’s day we have handpicked some of the most powerful and inspirational quotes on being mom. Yeah, badass moms,(…)
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Is The Box Office No Longer Affected By Marital Status of Leading Ladies?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
As the news of Neha Dhupia’s marriage reaches our ears while we still recover from Sonam Kapoor’s wedding revelry we recall how there was a(…)
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Women Are Really A Political Minority In Our Country

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Women are the real political minority in India. Most Indian political parties are using state-level elections, like the one due shortly(…)
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Let Go Of The Oars – A Mother’s Day Post

Preeti Vyas
It’s that time of the year again, Mother’s Day, when our inboxes and chat windows will be filled with pictures(…)
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Stop Passing Off Targeted Social Media Abuse as Counter Argument

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Actor Richa Chadha was targeted on Twitter for expressing her opinion, recently. She received death and rape threats which highlight the(…)
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Women Should Share How Another Woman Helped Them Succeed

nirupama
Nirupama who is a life skill coach believes what we need to see are more success stories and positive examples(…)
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Motherhood: A Journey Like No Other

Deepshikha
As a mother, I am just three-years-old. Honestly speaking, for the first three decades of my life, or as far(…)
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#SheTheMom: On Being An Awkward Mother

Andaleeb
I was only twenty when I became a mother. While my contemporaries were trying to kickstart their careers, I was(…)
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What Is It About Celeb Weddings That Appeals To Us?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Our fixation with celeb weddings has resurfaced once again with  Sonam Kapoor and entrepreneur Anand Ahuja tying the knot in Mumbai.(…)
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Met Gala 2018 Mixed Fashion & Religion Without Much Ado

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The theme of the Met Gala 2018 was “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”. Numerous celebs descended on the(…)
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Why The 40s Are My Decade Of Becoming

Kiran Manral
“So I was in the pool,” wrote a young and very delightful girl I follow on Twitter, “and an old(…)
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How do you define a safe internet?

Simarpreet Kaur
The internet or World Wide Web is the ultimate democratic tool through which people voice their opinions. Taking a simple(…)
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Taking Online Safety Measures Is Just Like Carrying A Pepper Spray

Shivya Sahani
She felt raped … all her secrets spilt out in a second ..and in that second ..her world crashed down(…)
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Constructive Internet usage can prove to be a big economic opportunity

Vipra Dodiya
The internet is an amazing place for all those who want to positively explore new genres and to learn something(…)
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Bucket List – Madhuri Dixit’s Marathi Debut Looks Promising

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Madhuri Dixit will be seen on silver screen in Karan Johar’s Marathi film – Bucket List. The trailer that was(…)
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Criticising Ava DuVernay for Hiring Female Directors is Hypocrisy

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Some male directors were unhappy with Ava DuVernay for hiring female directors exclusively for her series Queen Sugar. The producer-director revealed this(…)
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Sexual Harassment Impedes Empowerment in More Ways than One

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Rampant sexual harassment impedes empowerment of millions of young girls and women in India, as it affects their lives in(…)
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Sexual Misconduct Scandal Exposes Misogyny in Nobel Prize Academy

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
For the first time since 1949, the Nobel Prize Academy won’t be awarding its prestigious prize in literature this year.(…)
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Mama’s Boys Are Great Sons, But Not The Best Husbands

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Currently, an old interview of Sonam Kapoor is making rounds on Twitter, in which she says that mama’s boys make the(…)
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Jharkhand rape case: Four men rape girl of 16, burn her to death

STP Team
A 16 year old girl was raped in Jharkhand and then burnt alive by the very men who had gang-raped(…)
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Why Madhu Kishwar, A Repeat Offender Of Misogyny Needs To STOP

Richa Singh
In response to Madhu Kishwar’s recent comments on Divya Spandana, Richa Singh writes, what makes Kishwar’s words more troubling is(…)
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Can We Please Have a Women’s Premier League Cricket?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Despite IPL being around for ten years, a women’s premier league tournament still seems like a distant dream to all(…)
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Writing routine secrets – What does it take to follow a plan?

Malvika Bansal
So you love writing? Now every person in the business of creativity wants to improve their skills and stay steady(…)
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How Bigotry Has Seeped into Our Daily lives

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
As India becomes angrier and more irritable than ever, we the citizens are letting bigotry make more decisions for us(…)
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Internet And Women – A Boon OR A Bane?

Aakruti Damani
WWW – Those 3 letters have dramatically altered the way we live. In the past 15 years it has taken(…)
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A Safe and Secured Internet Is Good for All

Monalisha Jain
As we all know, the internet is our basic need in day-to-day life. It has become a part of our(…)
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Let Us Create Safer Internet For Women

Himani Jindal
It seems every time I turn around, I see a new story about a major online security breach, passwords being(…)
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Stop Cyberbullying, Safer Internet For Women

Himanshu Sharma
What is the internet? A global computer network which provides a variety of information and communication facilities. The internet is(…)
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Breaking Stereotypes Over Chai: Meet Priyank Patel of Nukkad, The Teafe

Bhawana Bisht
The specially-abled and the members of the Transgender community are as much an integral part of the society as anyone(…)
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Startup marriages are a lesson in entrepreneurship and love

radhikas
I have been married for over 3 years now. Our work lives are very different. I am a full-time freelancer(…)
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Cyberbullying in India: How do you counter this with solid measures?

Nimisha Bansal
It is no doubt that the digital age has greatly aided our lives to make it quicker, easier and on(…)
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Is a #MeToo in Bollywood Possible Without Taking Names?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
In past few days, the seedy practice of casting couch in Indian film industry has found its way to public(…)
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Will we Find a Perfect Film on Sisterhood in Veere Di Wedding?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Pre-wedding jitters, cathartic swearing, and oodles of sisterhood bonding is what ‘Veere Di Wedding’ promises to deliver. The film which(…)
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On ‘Girls in ICT Day’, A letter to Young Women in ICT

kirthi jayakumar
On ‘Girls in ICT Day‘ Kirthi Jayakumar writes a letter to young women in Tech. Girls in ICT Day is(…)
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Like Jennifer Garner, We too Must Endorse Choices Made by Our Kids

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
When your child makes a 12-foot-long scarf for you on your birthday, you better wear it, even if you are(…)
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We Need More Women Like Deepika Padukone to Endorse Equal Pay

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Deepika Padukone spoke to TIME magazine at the recently held TIME 100 Gala, about developing the confidence as a woman to(…)
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Badass Lawyer Deepika Singh Rajawat Quotes Inspiration For Us All

STP Team
Ten things Deepika Singh Rajawat has said that should make you proud. She is a national hero and we can’t(…)
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Why Saroj Khan’s take on the Bollywood Casting Couch is Disturbing

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Defending the existence of casting couch in Bollywood, the veteran choreographer Saroj Khan claimed that it is based on the principle of(…)
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India’s Rape Epidemic: We Must Ask Who is India’s daughter?

Shaili Chopra
Who is India’s daughter? What does she look like? In my head I am fearless, fierce and firebrand. In my(…)
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Let’s not Downplay how Incredibly Difficult the Process of giving Birth is

Kiran Manral
Some 14 odd years ago I was wheeled into the operation theatre, and emerged woozy headed, attached to a saline(…)
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Female Sexual Predators are a Reality We do not Want to Accept

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Most of us teach our children to stay wary of men around them, as we largely live in denial over(…)
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Bacha Posh: The Gender Twisting Custom In Afghanistan

Bhawana Bisht
The damage that Patriarchy has been doing is not limited to one case or to one place either. It’s everywhere(…)
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The Resurgence of Hunger Strike as a Method of Protest

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
In the past few weeks, fasting has emerged as a method of choice among social activists and political leaders to(…)
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Are We Prepared to Let Rape Survivors Disclose Their Identity?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Recently, Indian newspapers and news channels got a rap from the Delhi High Court for disclosing the identity of the(…)
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Momina Mustehsan feels #MeToo needs #ImSorry, But is that Enough?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
As per singer Momina Mustehsan #MeToo needs a response #ImSorry from offenders, as nothing will change without an apology. Addressing(…)
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Dear Moderator is “inputs on weight loss” all Michelle Pfeiffer could offer?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The moderator of Scarface reunion panel asked Michelle Pfeiffer about her weight while shooting the film in which she plays(…)
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Why Mommy Communities Need to Embrace Feminism

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Mommy communities are a boon to the digital age mothers. Here, we can share our motherhood struggles, address issues about(…)
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Ali Zafar Uses “Family Man” Image to Deflect Meesha Shafi’s Allegation

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Pakistani singer Meesha Shafi’s allegations of sexual harassment against Ali Zafar have shocked his fans across the world. However Zafar’s(…)
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Why will we not talk about the rapes in this country? Because it’s ‘disgusting’

Kiran Manral
At a press conference today, the brand ambassador for the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao mission, Amitabh Bachchan was asked his(…)
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Beta Sikhao: Boys will not be Boys, manifesto on women’s safety and equality

STP Team
In India, it’s the beti who needs to be protected. She must be stopped from ‘being herself’ and even more(…)
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Dear Trolls, Please Stop Telling Bollywood Women to Shut Up

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
A recent letter published in the Swarajya magazine tells Bollywood women to shut up and stop demanding justice for Kathua gang(…)
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Amul Girl Cries Over the Atrocities Against Indian Women

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
You know things are bad when even the Amul Girl cries over the atrocities being committed against women in our country.(…)
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Trolling & Stalking are not a one-time Joke but a Lifelong Havoc

Mehak Agarwal
Trolling and online stalking are not a one-time joke but a lifelong havoc for a woman’s life. In fact, in(…)
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TN Governor’s ‘Pat on Cheek’ was ONLY an Expression of Affection

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
When a female journalist posed a question to the Tamil Nadu’s Governor Banwarilal Purohit, his response was to patronisingly pat(…)
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Defence Lawyer Taunts Intelligence of Kathua Cop Shwetambri Sharma

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The lawyer for five of the eight accused rapists, Ankur Sharma, reportedly made some distasteful remarks about the Kathua case’s only(…)
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Former US First Lady Barbara Bush Dies At 92

Bhawana Bisht
Barbara Bush, Former US first lady passed away at the age of 92. She was the wife of the 41st(…)
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I Didn’t want to Believe it: Mariah Carey on Battling Bipolar

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Mariah Carey revealed in a recent interview to People’s Magazine that she has been suffering from Bipolar Disorder for 17(…)
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How Far Should We let Our Children Make Gender-Based Choices?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
From toys to dresses to playmates, young children make gender-based choices for many aspects of their lives. Author and screenwriter(…)
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How a School Advert is Pitching Gender Stereotyping as Empowerment

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
A recent advertisement for a girls school published in the newspapers, shows a little girl grooming herself, with a backdrop of(…)
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Digital Empowerment: When will the internet be safe for women?

Udisha Srivastav
The modern technology has influenced the lives of people and has become an indispensable part of human existence. But focusing(…)
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Is Political Inclination Weakening Our Fight to Counter Rape Culture?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The Kathua and Unnao cases have divided many Indians on the basis of their political inclination and hampered our fight(…)
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Say a prayer for that nature’s child lying in a quiet grave today, writes Arpita Das

STP Editor
As protests across the country seek immediate action and justice for rape and murder of 8-year-old Kathua and the Unnao rape survivor, Arpita Das(…)
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People who wear make up cannot take up for a cause? Swara Bhasker

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Be it an auto rickshaw driver or a troll on social media, everyone in this country has an opinion to(…)
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With Her Maiden CWG Gold Kom Pushes the Limits of Motherhood

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Mary Kom redefines motherhood and what it means to be a sportswoman in India, by making her nation and family proud.(…)
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India’s college girls react to rape cases, say safety of women remains compromised

Deepali
We are surrounded by the menace of it, looming behind us, lurking over our shoulders, ever present, ever threatening. The(…)
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Jwala Gutta Criticises Actress for Comments on Casting Couch

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Shuttler Jwala Gutta‘s tweets criticising an unnamed “popular” female actor, for her comments on casting couch, have caught the attention(…)
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India Rape Capital of the World : Beti Bachao Slogan or a Warning?

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Women get raped because they wear jeans. Women get raped because they are out after dark. Women get raped because(…)
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Asifa is going to haunt me forever! How do the beasts do this?

Archana Pai Kulkarni
As the abduction, rape and murder of eight-year-old Asifa shook the country, we all hang our heads in grief, shame(…)
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The Politics of Rape in India – Asifa, Unnao, Who next?

Shaili Chopra
The horrific rapes in India are now so common that every other day there is a Nirbhaya case. To me,(…)
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Let’s Take a Moment to Appreciate Heena Sidhu’s Husband

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Shooter Heena Sidhu’s husband lifted her in his arms after she won a gold in the women’s 25-metre Pistol event(…)
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Making the Internet Safer for Women

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‘Safety’- can mean different things to different people, but everyone will connect the meaning with that of comfort. Now, being(…)
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Author Junot Diaz Pens Essay on the Trauma of Childhood Rape

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The Pulitzer prize winning, Dominican American author, Junot Diaz opened up about being raped at the age of eight in(…)
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Asifa another Nirbhaya: We need collective disobedience against rape in India

Shaili Chopra
India has failed me. Not just as a woman. Not just as a citizen. It’s failed me as a human(…)
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Why Trolls Target Female Actors for Low IQ more than Male Actors

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
While trolls do not need any specific reason to wreak havoc in the lives of celebrities, they seem to take(…)
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A Safer Internet Is Good For All! Let’s Change.

Malavika Nambiar
“The internet is here, the internet is great” sang the British YouTubers Dan and Phil at their World Tour shows.(…)
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How to Safeguard and Secure the Virtual Space

AKSHATA MAHESH SHENAI
Today, we live in the world of internet where thousands of kilometres are bridged by just a click. The online(…)
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Tips to Reduce Vulnerability From Online Attacks

Shaziya Shaikh
Hungry? Order online and it’ll reach to you in minutes. Missing someone? Within seconds you can connect over a video(…)
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“Sports is What Keeps Us Together,” Well said PT Usha!

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
With Indian athletes performing extremely well in the CWG 2018 edition, the media has been busy bringing us fresh news(…)
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This is how Andhra women are using Internet to transform their lives

ElsaMarie DSilva
Last week I was invited by Google to spend a day in rural India and check out their program –(…)
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Cyber bullying in India and dealing with offensive messages

Rohan Kapoor
In today’s modern world one simply cannot live without possessing smartphones, laptops, or any other device that allows us to(…)
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Law must Remain Unbreakable for Stars and Commoners Alike

Nimisha Bansal
The Jodhpur court recently passed a breakthrough judgement regarding the infamous Blackbuck poaching case that occurred in 1998. The court found(…)
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What is this “Buck, Buck all about in India these Days?

Madhulika Ra Chauhan
To understand ‘Black Buck’ you need to understand “Bisnois” writes Madhulika Ra Chauhan: I was having this banter with a(…)
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Why Can’t We Get Over Our Obsession with a Winking Girl?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Priya Varrier aka the winking girl has run into more trouble. A new application has been filed, in objection to the(…)
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Tony Robbins Says Sorry, Are Forced Apologies Worth Anything?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Life coach, Tony Robbins is the latest celebrity to have joined the list of privileged men who have made misguided(…)
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Gen Z Gets Bored with Smartphones; It’s called Phone Boredom

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
So, now the generation Z is getting bored with smartphones and the internet, as millennials got bored of television and cable(…)
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Why Bollywood Supports Salman Khan, Despite All his Flaws

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
It is amusing that despite getting convicted of poaching an endangered animal, the Bollywood film fraternity stands by Salman Khan.(…)
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New York Now has World’s First Gender-Fluid Store

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The Phluid Project in New York City is world’s first gender-free store, which boasts of a collection of clothing that(…)
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Owing to Protests PU Girls Hostel Curfew Timing Extended Till 11pm

Bhawana Bisht
After a series of protests by students, Panjab University revised its hostel curfew timings for girl students. As per the(…)
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Shaira Chaudhry In The Quest for her She Woman

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In a time when poetry is getting redefined with the new generation poets being part of the pop-culture, we bring(…)
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Data protection in India is priority as part of building safety nets

Shivani Gayakwad
Data protection in India is priority as part of building safety nets. According to the Ministry of Electronics and Information(…)
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Sumo’s Rigid Ways: People Choose Traditions Over Someone’s Life

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
During a recent Sumo Wrestling incident, women were forced to exit Dohyo, showcases how Japan is still trapped in misogynist traditions.(…)
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Is India Ready To Raise Gender Neutral Kids Yet?

Akansha Gupta
Universally, and particularly in India we have all been raised and continue to raise our young in a highly gendered(…)
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Access to Special Civic Facilities is a Right of Every Disabled Citizen

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
We know we have failed our disabled citizens, when a woman had to carry her husband on her back for(…)
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Digital Trust Dialogues Internet Safety Workshop at Kamala Nehru College

Deepali
Gender and power play an important role in how safety is perceived across the country. Safety is one of those(…)
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Do We Treat Beautiful Women Differently Because of Our Bias?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
When it comes to physical beauty our standards, no matter how wrong, are quite rigid, and it reflects in the(…)
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It’s High Time we Raise Online Safety Standards

SIMRAN KHAIRNAR
The digital world is really a beautiful place to be in. Digi-world has taken such high jumps and has become(…)
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It’s not my Jeans. It’s Your Mentality degrading Womanhood!

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
According to a Kerala professor, women wearing jeans bear transgender or autistic children, as it degrades their womanhood. During a(…)
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It’s Unfair to Trade Winnie’s Struggles, for her Famous ex-husband’s Name

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
As the world grieves the passing on of Winnie Mandela some newspapers in India and abroad chose to reduce her(…)
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Teaching Consent as a Part of Sex Education Is The Need of the Hour

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The new sex education curriculum for schools in Ireland will now introduce the concept of consent and several other delicate(…)
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Is there gender equality for mothers with autistic children?

ElsaMarie DSilva
In late March, I was in New York City for the 62nd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). My(…)
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Marital Rape: A Grave Offence That’s Not Criminalised In India

Nimisha Bansal
India is one of the 36 countries in the world where marital rape is still not considered a crime, despite(…)
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Bemoan not the Loss of Male Bonding but the Stifling of Female Friendships

Rituparna Chatterjee
There’s a common factor binding characters in popular fiction celebrating male friendships – a loyalty that offsets the moments of(…)
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We Cannot Pass Love Instigated Consensual Sex as Rape

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Goa branch of the Bombay High Court recently held that men cannot be convicted for rape in love instigated consensual sex.(…)
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Technology is both – a Boon as well as a Bane

Astha Vaishnav
Technology is both – a boon as well as a bane. With the onset of the “internet era” and the(…)
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Internet crime against women seen rising, what solutions are available?

aman pathak
The digital world mirrors the real world in some aspects, in particular for women. Just like the real world, the(…)
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Growth will thrive when we change women safety norms on the internet

Deepanshu Bansal
Women’s economic empowerment refers to the ability for women to enjoy their right to control and benefit from resources, assets, income and their own time,(…)
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Underlying threats of internet that intrude on personal life

Disha Gupta
In this country of technology where everything is promiscuous to deal nowadays social media is habituated among everyone. But there(…)
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Why skinny shaming is just as bad as fat shaming?

Nimisha Bansal
The body weight standards considered “beautiful” often project an ideal body type which is neither too fat not too skinny.(…)
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Wanderlust: Why solo travel is a brilliant idea for women

Deepali
Traveling alone can change your life. Although any form of wandering around this beautiful planet will bring changes to your(…)
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Fat-Shaming Ben Affleck for his Body and Tattoos is Insensitive

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Ben Affleck has hit back at an article which addressed his protruding belly and tattoos on his back “saddening”. In(…)
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Naidu’s Advice to Renuka Chowdhury Is Not Even Remotely Funny

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu’s comment on Renuka Chowdhury shows how body shaming is passed on as a joke in our(…)
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‘Winners of Breast Cancer’ Celebrates the Courage of Cancer Survivors

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Dr S M Bose is an oncologist and has been interested in the management of breast cancer for the past four decades. His book ” WINNERS OF BREAST CANCER:  Stories(…)
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In Kerala Students Set Precedent, Leave Caste, Religion Column Empty

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
In times when our society is at a risk of communal divide like never before, students in Kerala are setting(…)
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Hadiya’s Story and India’s Obsession with Abstract of “Love Jihad”

Nimisha Bansal
As her choices were challenged by her own father in court last year, Akhila Ashokan and her contentious conversion to(…)
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Lack of Spousal Trust Hurts the Confidence of Wives Behind Wheels

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
A recent survey found out that only 37 percent of Indian men trust their wives behind the wheels of their(…)
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Iron Spikes Outside Bank Questions Lack Of Empathy For Homeless

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The recent installation of iron spikes outside a bank caused an uproar on social media, as people branded this move as(…)
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Ending Gender Binary Dress Code In Schools Will Empower Girls

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Girls studying at a chain of schools in Mumbai voted for pants over skirts as their school uniform, hence ending gender specific dress(…)
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It’s Insensitive To Equate Ball Tampering With Sexual Harassment

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
An opinion piece in The Sydney Morning Herald compared the recent Australian cricket ball tampering scandal to the #MeToo Movement.(…)
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Emma Gonzalez’s Silence Said So Much At March For Our Lives

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Yesterday at the March for Our Lives event in Washington, Emma Gonzalez‘s silence managed to say more than words could(…)
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Finding my feminism: An attack by the barbarians has ruined its definition

Deepali
The word feminism has been debated, thrashed, praised and applauded. Like a journey that’s turbulent, the word is still finding(…)
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Five books by women, about women, for everyone

The Conversation
Women’s writing has long been a thorn in the side of the male literary establishment. From fears in the late(…)
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Most People Call Those With Mental Health Issues ‘Retard’: Report

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
A majority of population still associates mental health issues with severe disorders like schizophrenia and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Actor and founder(…)
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Trump Banning Transgenders From US Military Service Reeks Of Bias

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Now, transgender people cannot be in the US military service. This was announced by White House aides on March 23. The orders are(…)
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Why Millennials Are Facing Quarter-Life Crisis At 20

Deepali
Quarter-life crisis can be understood as “a period of insecurity and doubt that many people in their mid-20s to early(…)
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Why Do People Want A Jennifer Aniston-Brad Pitt Reunion So Badly?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Ever since Jennifer Aniston announced her separation with Justin Theroux, people have been obsessing over the former’s possible reunion with Brad Pitt.(…)
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Actor Daisy Irani Opens Up About Being Raped As A Child Artiste

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
In a recent interview to Mumbai Mirror, actor Daisy Irani has revealed that she was raped and beaten with a(…)
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How Far Can We Go For Social Media Likes?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The only reason why most people willing put their lives on digital display is the incentive of social media likes.(…)
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Muslim Women’s Opinion Is Vital In Debate Over Wearing Burkha

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The debate over wearing burkha or hijab among intellectuals of this country is irrelevant, unless it considers the opinion of(…)
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Why do you travel? The journey around the world and inside of you

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I am most alive when I am exploring something new. A challenge that puts me to test against myself. Conquering(…)
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Internet safety brings more opportunities for women in India

Akansha Gupta
How best can women leverage the internet? How do we benefit from the internet while safeguarding our personal information? How(…)
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Will Stormy Daniels Lead To The End Of Trump’s Presidency?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
A recently surfaced 2011 video shows porn star Stormy Daniels passing with flying colours in her polygraph test on her(…)
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Do We Need Reservations For Women In Educational Institutions?

Nimisha Bansal
Recently, IIT Bhubaneswar decided to add 22 more seats exclusively for women in different BTech courses. This step has been(…)
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Just One Female Pastry Chef In New Season Of Netflix’s ‘Chef’s Table’

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Netflix’s ‘Chef’s Table’ is drawing flack after people pointed out that the show’s new season on pastry features just one(…)
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On International Day Of Happiness, Let’s Chase Happiness

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Today, on International Day of Happiness, let’s resolve to chase happiness by making some changes in our lives and attitude.(…)
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Why Wife-Bashing Jokes On Whatsapp Make Me Burst A Blood Vessel

Kiran Manral
Of the long list of the many things that irk me, coming up for podium finish would definitely be the(…)
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Why Female Solo Songs Are On A Decline In Bollywood Music

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
A recent analysis of nearly 24,000 Bollywood songs by Hindustan Times has found that female solo songs are on a course of(…)
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Baaghi 2 Remix Of Ek Do Teen Maybe Hotter, But Lacks The M-Factor

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The Baaghi 2 remix of Ek do Teen joins a long list of popular dance numbers from the ’80s and(…)
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Pakistani Show Painted Fair Models With Dark Tone For Beauty Segment

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
A Pakistani show painted fair models with dark colours to showcase how bridal make-up would look on dark skin. Morning(…)
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Katy Perry’s Kissing Teenager: Abuse Of Power Or Celebrity Entitlement?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The American Idol episode where Katy Perry kissed  a teenager has given rise to conversation about abuse of power by women. In(…)
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Will Awarding Child Rapists Death Penalty Deter Offenders?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Haryana has now become the third state in India to make provisions for awarding child rapists the death penalty. The(…)
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Let’s Put Cyber Safety First!

Anurag Singh
In our contemporary world where everyone speaks of equality and freedom, as their right women still don’t get them to(…)
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Need for Women Safety is increasing Day by Day, be it Offline or Online

Ankit Goel
The need for women safety is increasing day by day, be it offline or online. There are various online applications(…)
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Revenge porn, Stalking, Body Shaming: Few heads of the Cyber Ravana

Aastha jadon
Who is safe?  A model is uploading a picture she is slut shamed because of her outfit. A young naive(…)
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India Lags Behind Pakistan and Bangladesh in World Happiness Index

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
According to UN World Happiness Report 2018, India lags behind its neighbours Pakistan and Bangladesh in World Happiness Index. Finland which(…)
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Finger-Tip Activism is as Vital to Feminism as Street Activism

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
With social media steering revolutions across the world, finger-tip activism has now become a vital part of the feminist movement.(…)
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Can we stop asking Indian women to be sanskaari?

Nimisha Bansal
Indian women have historically been considered secondary to men. It was with gradual efforts that women were finally given rights(…)
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The Digital World Mirrors the Real World, Stay Safe

Chetan Ramawat
The digital world mirrors the real world in some aspects, in particular for women. Just like the real world, the(…)
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Online Safety for Women is the Need of the Hour

Nikita_arora
Internet provides immense opportunity to do business, social networking, and lot more. But it also provides a platform to perpetrators(…)
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Deep down we know how safe women are in India

Garima Arora
Deep down we know how safe women are in India, still we do not confront the horrid truth. Eve teasing,(…)
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Modern era has presented a new concept of safety for Indian women

NEHA AGARWAL
Our modern era presents a new concept of safety for women. The notion that women are unsafe on roads presents(…)
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Digital Trust Dialogues: India needs safety dialogues for women

Priyanshu Prem
Human safety is the need of the hour and that can be best ensured by using the best technology available(…)
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Leading Man Who Knows to Stand Back: Aamir Khan Turns 53

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
As Aamir Khan turns 53 today, let us appreciate how he is one leading man who knows when to stand(…)
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HeadlessWomenHlywood: Objectification of Women in Film Posters

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Stand-up comedian Marcia Belsky’s Twitter page HeadlessWomenHlywood, features film posters which show women sans their heads.Don’t let your eyes pop(…)
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Are Kim Kardashian’s Feminist Emojis Opportunistic or Empowering?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Kim Kardashian‘s feminist emojis, an add-on to her personal emoji collection for International Women’s Day, has divided public opinion. Her fans(…)
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Agarwal’s Naachney Wali Jibe Shows How Indian Politics Reeks of Misogyny

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Naresh Agarwal’s distasteful jibe against Jaya Bachchan reinforces our belief that in India politicians can stoop beyond conceivable levels of sexism, to(…)
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Tamil Nadu: Circular Slips Parental Consent in Marriage Registration

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Several people have raised alarm about a circular from the Inspector General of Registration’s office, in Tamil Nadu. As this four-point(…)
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Indian Parents Spend Most Hours Helping Their Kid’s Education: Study

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Globally, Indian parents spend maximum time personally, helping out their children academically. According to Varkey Foundation’s Global Parents’ Survey, 62%(…)
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Am I pushing boundaries – My journeys ask me questions

Shaili Chopra
Just the other day I was on a long haul flight staring at the deep blue sky studded with stars.(…)
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Meeting Hillary Clinton in Mumbai by Elsamarie DSilva

ElsaMarie DSilva
Last year I thought I had achieved my zenith when I met Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton and received the(…)
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Mark Hamill Reached Out to Young Girl Scared to Wear Star Wars T-Shirt

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Mark Hamill reached out to a seven-year-old girl via Twitter, who was scared that she would be laughed at for(…)
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In her Effort for Survival How Rajni Gupta Turned into a Changemaker

STP Editor
The sun was high in the sky when I was born on May’10 in the year 1968 in the city(…)
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Dear Brands Stop Women’s Day Marketing Stunts!

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
It is ironic that several brands notorious for sexist and gender stereotyped ads tweeted Women’s Day wishes yesterday. While on(…)
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Yet Again, Rape Survivor’s Choice of Dress Questioned

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
A case of rape on a University Campus is in news, because defence used the student’s dress choice to assassinate(…)
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Hansi Mehrotra Writes “Ladies, It’s Time to Change the Table.”

STP Editor
I wrote my first post on LinkedIn on Women’s Day in 2015. As I sat down to write this one,(…)
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Women’s Day: #MaintenantOnAgit Says the Eiffel Tower

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The message of “Maintenant On Agit” which translates into “Now We Act” was projected on Eiffel Tower last night on(…)
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Why Only Few Women Reach the Top Leadership?

STP Editor
Jaya Obhan writes about the hindrances women face going up the corporate ladder. For Jaya, the most important factor that(…)
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This Women’s Day, Let’s Pledge Commitment to Indoor Activism

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
As we approach the Women’s Day, thousands of women will participate in activist marches across the world. Street activism not(…)
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France Raises Age of Sexual Consent to 15, After Public Uproar

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Following the outcry over men who escaped rape charges in case of minor survivors, France has decided to set legal(…)
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Oscars’ Report Card: “I have two words to say: Inclusion Rider.”

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
While the Oscar ceremony is done and dusted with, the jury is still out writing the report card on how(…)
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Sen-Handley’s Memoirs Talks About a Woman’s Journey With Her Body

STP Editor
Memoirs Of My Body, by Shreya Sen-Handley is a personal account of her body, its varied experiences, and its reflection on her(…)
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Jail Time for Parents who Let Their Minor Children Drive Vehicles

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
A magistrate court in Hyderabad, is sending parents who let their minor children drive vehicles, to jail for a day.(…)
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Academy Awards 2018: Outrage on Twitter Over Kobe Bryant’s Oscar Win

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Professional basketball player and businessman Kobe Bryant’s Oscar win has not gone down well with many. Bryant wrote and narrated the(…)
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Queen Bee Syndrome Hinders Women Empowerment at Workplace

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
A study by researchers at Arizona University has affirmed Queen Bee Syndrome as a reality of cut-throat competition among women(…)
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Bathrobe Clad Golden Weinstein Makes his Debut in “Casting Couch”

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
A bathrobe clad golden Weinstein, sitting on a couch with an Oscar in his hand, made its debut on a(…)
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Jane Walker – Walking Back. A Huge Leap Forward

STP Editor
The popular Scotch brand Johnnie Walker is rolling out a female version of its iconic logo: Jane Walker. A limited U.S.(…)
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Periods are Painful, and Now We have Doctor Saying That!

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
A recently published article linked menstrual cramps to the pain experienced during a heart attack. Though there is no research(…)
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Barbara Streisand Faces Criticism for Cloning Her Pet Dog

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
In a recent interview, Barbara Streisand revealed that she got her deceased dog cloned twice, triggering a debate on the(…)
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TISS Protest: Why are the Students of this Premier Institute on Strike?

STP Editor
The protest started at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) about a week ago is gaining national momentum. We are(…)
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Dear Facebook, Venus of Willendorf isn’t Sexually Explicit Content!

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Facebook’s censorship deemed the picture of a 30,000-year-old artefact, pornographic. The said picture represents a naked female form the Venus of(…)
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Should women leave For Mars? Earth definitely is not the Right Place

Reshma
We are all aware of the phrase “Bura na mano, Holi mano!” Issues of wastage of water and the general(…)
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Johnnie Walker Introduces Jane Walker Edition for Ladies

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Popular Scotch brand Johnnie Walker is rolling out a female version of its iconic logo, called Jane Walker. A limited(…)
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Esha Shekhar Writes on the Right of Women to Speak up

STP Editor
At a recent event held in a Delhi-based college, the college union disrupted a talk organized on sexual harassment in the Digital(…)
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It’s Beyond Ridiculous what the Indian Media has done to Sridevi!

Shaili Chopra
It’s beyond ridiculous what we have done to Sridevi. The coverage and all those interpretations of how she died are(…)
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Did you Think of Semen-filled Balloons When Looking Forward to Holi?

SafecityIndia
It probably takes an outstanding level of commitment, stubbornness and willpower to convert a festival that celebrates the victory of(…)
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Steve Wozniak Says Indians Encourage Academics Over Creativity

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Apple Co-founder, Steve Wozniak said in a recent interview that Indians are more concerned with academics than encouraging creativity. He says,(…)
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Sensationalizing Sridevi’s Death is a New Low for Indian News Channels

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The news of her demise due to cardiac arrest and the social media posts which called out her lifestyle for(…)
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#MeToo Helped Monica Lewinsky Battle Isolation and Shaming

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Nearly two decades after her personal life was put up on public display, #MeToo helped Monica Lewinsky battle isolation and(…)
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Criticising Sridevi’s Lifestyle After Her Death is Unfair to her Legacy

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Barely hours after her death the social media was abuzz with posts criticising Sridevi’s lifestyle, questioning whether it led to(…)
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People Are Branding Millennials Snowflakes For Starting Revolutions

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Numerous people are branding millennials snowflakes, as they find their ability to outrage on anything and everything a bit annoying.(…)
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Papon Controversy Raises Questions on Children’s Safety in Reality TV

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Singer-composer Papon was caught kissing a minor contestant from a reality TV show, in a Facebook broadcast. While people are(…)
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Brendan Fraser Speaks Up on Experiencing Sexual Abuse

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Actor Brendan Fraser opened up about his harrowing experience with sexual harassment in a recent interview. The actor who starred(…)
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Intimidating women and threatening them is not politics

Shaili Chopra
I saw it for real and it left me shocked. So far I had only watched this on television. Yes,(…)
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India Holds 81st Rank in Global Corruption Perception Index

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
India stands at the 81st rank in the global corruption perception index for 2017. The report was released by Transparency(…)
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Are the Trudeaus’ Overdoing it with the Desi Attire Bit?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The Canadian Prime Minister and his family are on a seven-day trip to India, and it appears to be more(…)
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Red Sparrow Photocall: Did Lawrence Willingly Brave the Cold?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Actor Jennifer Lawrence attended the promotional Red Sparrow photocall in London, in a black high front split gown. Just so(…)
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Online Rape Threat to Teacher! Are Kids going Emotionally Numb?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
With increased exposure to the internet, often unchecked, our children stand at a risk of becoming more aggressive and insensitive. A recent incident, in(…)
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Cloth Pads: Not an Embarrassment, but a Progressive Step.

Reshma
Menstruation has been in the news for a while, which is in a way a very good news. But a(…)
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Unboxing Videos! Yes, that’s a New Trend and it’s Annoying!

Reshma
Social media platforms and mobiles have been the deadliest combination of all. Everyone is obsessed with both. Posting every minute(…)
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Accident and Acid Attack Survivors To Get Free Treatment In Delhi

Ria Das
Delhi government has chalked out guidelines that help survivors of road accidents, acid attacks and thermal burn injuries get cashless treatment of(…)
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How Priya Varrier’s wink made her Google’s Most Searched Celebrity

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The national obsession over Priya Varrier’s wink has propelled her to become the most searched celebrity on Google, dethroning Sunny(…)
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Gender Discrimination at Workplace is a Truth, Globally

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
A Spanish PR firm rejected a woman for an accounting job, citing that the job profile is more suitable for(…)
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The Perception that Women are More Romantic Needs to Change

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Among both the genders, it is women who are perceived to be more romantic than men. But how rooted to(…)
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The Concept of Unisex Washing Machines is so Very Wrong

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Turns out that a company makes unisex washing machines, which aims to tempt men into taking up household chores. The(…)
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Do Women Really Hesitate to Wear a Saree Today?

Reshma
A couple of days back, one of India’s leading designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee made a statement that irked many. He said,(…)
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Why I don’t Want to be Worshipped on Parents’ Worship Day

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The so-called “culture preservation enthusiasts” in this country have persuaded many people  to celebrate 14 February as Parents’ Worship Day. They(…)
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Pending POCSO Cases Set Wrong Precedent for Survivors

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
According to the data provided by the law ministry, there are over 90,000 pending POCSO cases in the special courts,(…)
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Modern India Needs to Embrace Romance Without Hesitation

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The modern Indians still hold tightly to their reservations, and struggle to embrace romance without hesitation. With parental and social(…)
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Finding ‘The One!’: It’s About Painting YOUR Perfect Picture

Abha Bakaya
Ahead of Valentine’s Day Abha Bakaya in her column Wonder Woman talks about how “The One” who is perfect for(…)
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The Changing Father-Daughter Equation Across India

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
As the dynamics in Indian households are slowly shifting away from gender bias, the traditional father-daughter equation is also evolving.(…)
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Thank You, Mr Sabyaschi for Turning Shaming of Women into a Business Strategy

STP Editor
While speaking at the Harvard India Conference, Sabyasachi Mukherjee infamous comment on Indian women’s  ability to drape a saree had(…)
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Food Fascism is Increasing the Already Deep Rift in our Society

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Some hundred followers of a Meerut-based Godman, took out a procession in Kandivali yesterday, condemning meat eaters to hell. This(…)
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When It Comes To Sport, Boys ‘Play Like A Girl’

The Conversation
Girls in primary school are just as physically capable as their male classmates, according to a research, taking the sting(…)
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Valentine’s Day Fails to Enchant Us with the Promise of Love Anymore

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Is it just me, or the Valentine’s Day fails to ignite the romance and love in us anymore? While the(…)
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We See a Lot of Moral Policing but it’s Time to Police Trolls!

Reshma
As much as we are part of the internet generation, we also belong to the internet trolling generation. We love(…)
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Bottoms Up! Girls Drinking Beer is not that Big a Deal

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The Chief Minister of the state that is the party capital of India,  fears that even the girls are drinking beer now.(…)
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India is Not Ready Yet, For a #MeToo Movement of its Own

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
With allegations of sexual harassment against actor Jeetendra, many people are hopeful that our #MeToo movement is finally here. But(…)
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Why Digital Parents Need to Monitor Smartphone Usage in Children

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
It’s not an easy debate when to give technology like Smartphones in the hands of the children and when it(…)
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Groping is an offence, Downplaying Its Severity is a Big Deal

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
We have trivialised groping to a point that it is now seen as a part and parcel of growing up. (…)
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Doctors must stop misleading women about cervical screening

The Conversation
Cervical screening is one of the most effective screening tests, responsible for substantial reduction in death from cervical cancer. This(…)
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It’s High Time Auto Expo Stops Using Women as Visual Commodities

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The Auto Expo 2018 is underway, and like every other year, female models are being used as visual commodities. The(…)
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Of Chips, Being Loud & PDA – Silly Etiquettes Women are Still Expected to Follow

radhikas
I woke up this morning to some truly stupid news. Although I saw it a whole day later ( damn(…)
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Doritos: Lady-friendly Chips Receive Flak from the Ladies

Reshma
PepsiCo has announced plans to launch ‘Lady-Friendly’ Doritos. Making special chips for women who are embarrassed to munch down on(…)
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On The Unwarranted Backlash Over Trudeau’s “People Kind” Comment

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Justin Trudeau encouraged a woman to use the word “Peoplekind” instead of mankind, hence drawing some unwarranted backlash worldwide. While(…)
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The Rise in Attacks on Interfaith Couples is Worrying

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Two separate incidences have brought to light how interfaith couples are being targeted, and that it is a matter of(…)
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How Exhausting It Must be for Men, to Always be “Man Enough”

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
In his Ted Talk address, actor Justin Baldoni pointed out that he is tired of always playing the role of(…)
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#Slap Popcorn with a Tangy-Spicy Sexist twist

Reshma
Here’s introducing to you all the Super Light American Popcorn which has taken over markets by its super attractive name(…)
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Parenting Dilemma – When to Stop Kissing Your Child on the Lips

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The parenting dilemma on when parents should stop kissing their children on lips has reared up its head again. Quarterback(…)
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One Year since Gurmehar Kaur Campaign Polarised Opinion & Social Media

Jessica Xalxo
 In February 2017, a young girl from LSR was trolled viciously for a peace message she had put out on(…)
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Are Negative Social Media Reviews the New Weapon of Hatred?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Some 3000 people have signed up for an event, where they will flood negative reviews on Rotten Tomatoes for the(…)
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Elsamarie DSilva on what we need to do to stop rape in India

ElsaMarie DSilva
I am reeling from a series of recent terrible news: A 28-year-old raping his 8-month-old baby cousin; a man raping(…)
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Even the Tinder Generation is Swiping Right to Arranged Marriages

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Indian youth might love swiping left and right on dating apps, but when it comes to nuptials, most of them(…)
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Mothers Deserve to Perform Kanyadaan. Period.

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Nuptial Rituals like Kanyadaan are patriarchal practices, here the patriarch from the bride’s side gives away the bride to the groom. In(…)
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PM Modi’s Book “Exam Warriors” Aims to Tackle Exam-Related Stress

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
With the board exams barely a month away, most students find themselves suffering from exam-related stress. The Prime Minister Narendra(…)
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One-Night Stands and The Unemotional Sex

Pallavi
The beast is under the cover but is very much alive, in our hearts, in our lust, in our longing,(…)
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Mandira Bedi Believes Casting Couch is a Two-Way Street

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Actor Mandira Bedi spoke on the tabooed topic of casting couch in an interview recently. According to the actor who(…)
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Transport is not Gender Neutral says Elsamarie DSilva

ElsaMarie DSilva
Recently I spoke at the World Bank’s Transforming Transportation Summit in Washington DC. I was specifically asked to weigh in(…)
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Pretty in Pink- The economics of social change in India

STP Team
I do not care much for the colour pink. I have very few pink outfits in my closet, I squashed(…)
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Women, Stop Feeling Guilty And Learn to Forgive Yourself

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Women often have a tendency to drown themselves in the ocean of guilt, rather than forgive and let go of our(…)
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Jaitley’s All-Male Entourage Bleached the Pink Initiative

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The pink paper initiative of Economic Survey 2018 got bleached by Finance Ministry’s all-male Budget team. There is no point in committing(…)
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Are High-End Fashion Brands, Having the Last Laugh?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Spanish fashion brand Zara was recently in news for selling check mini skirts for 69.99 pounds. What’s odd? Well, to(…)
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Urban Workplaces – Padman You are Needed Here too

Pallavi
Padman has made it easier and in vogue for us to talk about menstruation. A subject until neglected, concealed, and(…)
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Tripti Shinghal Somani Puts Forth Her Pre-Budget Expectations

STP Editor
Ahead of the Union Budget 2018 Tripti Shinghal Somani, the Founding President of COWE (Confederation of Women Entrepreneurs) shares her(…)
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Economic Survey Going Pink is a Signal of Times to Come: Sonu Bhasin

STP Editor
The importance of women as equal contributors to the Indian economy in the workforce, and in the society in general,(…)
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Stress, Loneliness & Fear of Failure, You Don’t go to Kota to make Friends

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
No one was your friend here, they were competition. You didn’t go to Kota to make friends. Like millions of(…)
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Feminists – Have a Dialogue, Don’t Dismiss With Surly Insults

Reshma
Catherine Bennett’s article in The Guardian had “There is no pride to be taken in dismissing conflicting opinions with ageist(…)
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Federer’s Tears on Court Dissolves the Constructs of Toxic Masculinity

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Legendary tennis player Roger Federer broke down after winning his 6th Australian Open championship, and 20th Grand Slam title. During his post-match(…)
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Is Using Pink Paper for Economic Survey 2018 a mere Tokenism?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The Economic Survey of India for the year 2018 has used pink paper for the cover, to further the cause(…)
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Afraid of Mahila Morcha Label, Tapsee Pannu acted in Judwaa 2

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
In a recent interview, Taapsee Pannu revealed that she worked in Judwaa 2 consciously, as she didn’t want to be(…)
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Millennials Watching Friends on Netflix, Find it Offensive

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Netflix has put up all the ten seasons of Friends in the UK, and many millennials are now binge watching(…)
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Failed to fix hooliganism in India? Children, burnt bus and the news cycle

STP Team
All it takes is a 24 hour news cycle to almost forget what transpired in Gurgaon when a school bus(…)
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Chennai Park Demands Marriage Certificate from Visitors

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Botanical Gardens want its visitors to a produce marriage certificate at the entrance. All this because(…)
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Super Mom Syndrome: It’s just a Misnomer

Reshma
Surfing the internet I found something absolutely shocking. It was the ‘Super Mom Syndrome’. ‘Super Mom Syndrome is the delusional(…)
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Facebook Fixed Marriages are Bound to Fail: Gujarat High Court

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
A Gujarat High Court judge quoted that Facebook fixed marriages are bound to fail while dealing with a case of(…)
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Agent Rana Normalises Patriarchy, Misogyny & Violence against Women

STP Editor
Prasanto K Roy calls TOI’s  Agent Rana, as Patriotic Porn and  a primer on normalising patriarchy, misogyny, and violence against women. In(…)
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Yet Another Reward on Deepika Padukone’s Nose

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Again a fringe group, based in Kanpur, has announced a cash prize to anyone who chops off actor Deepika Padukone’s(…)
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Social Influencer Elle Darby Trolled post White Moose Cafe Spat

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
All that social influencer/blogger Elle Darby wanted, was to score a free stay at the famed White Moose Café. Instead,(…)
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Ishmeet Nagpal on her Slam Poetry ‘Revenge Porn’

Reshma
Revenge porn is the sharing and distribution of sexually explicit content of individuals without their consent. The sexually explicit images or video may be(…)
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Unfolding Your Own Myth… The Story Behind Elixir

Sinjini Sengupta
I’ve long been pending on writing this piece, it sat on my to-do forever. I’d start and stop several times,(…)
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Are Women Being Indoctrinated into Committing Jauhar?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Some women belonging to a particular sect in Rajasthan have threatened to commit Jauhar, if the film Padmavat is released. As(…)
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Trial Room & Body Types: Are we in Acceptance or Denial of Our Bodies?

Reshma
Talking to a couple of friends about our shopping plan over the weekend, one interesting yet depressing point came up(…)
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Child Sexual Abuse: The Danger is Closer than We Want to Admit

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
We often tell our children to be wary of strangers, but we fail to warn them about the sexual predators(…)
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The Overflow of Good Morning Messages is Slowing Your Smart phones

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Do you know that one in three smart phone users in India run out of space on their phones daily?(…)
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Women are Natural Nurturers: But Who Decided That?

Reshma
Who takes care of all of us at home and cooks food?  And looks after when we are sick?  Do(…)
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Indians Keener on Having a Girl Child, But Still Need a Male Heir

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
If the latest National Family Health Survey (NFHS) is anything to go by, then more Indians now want daughters. According(…)
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Why Supporting Women’s March is Important for Everyone

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Millions of women have shown their dedication to the cause of feminism by participating in and supporting the Women’s March this Saturday.(…)
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Ihitashri Shandilya On Top 7 Digital Tools for Women Entrepreneurs

STP Editor
I always loved solving complex Physics problems in my school days. So, when I was a kid, nobody would have(…)
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Asking Women to Cover up is in fact Advocating Sexual Terrorism

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Actor Natalie Portman shed light on how our society is encouraging sexual terrorism, by asking women to cover up and(…)
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Sexual Abuse Survivors Hold a Mirror to Larry Nassar at the Hearing

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Survivors reduced Former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar to tears, during the sexual abuse case hearing.What felt like a eulogy(…)
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Breaking Parenting Myths Around Stay-at Home Dads

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner are all set to challenge parenting myths as the latter plans to(…)
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Should We Keep Herding Our Students to Professional Colleges?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, Kiran Bedi, who was part of a panel debating on ‘How to train students for innovation and(…)
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Why Should Menstruating Women Sleep Outside their House?

Reshma
A menstrual taboo is any social taboo concerned with menstruation. In some societies it involves menstruation being perceived as unclean or embarrassing. Many religions consider(…)
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Millennial Women Need to Stop Age Shaming Generation X

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Anchor Ashleigh Banfield became a victim of age shaming, in an argument where targeting her age was uncalled for. Benefield(…)
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Women & Happiness: Don’t Ask us to be Happy, Let us BE!

Reshma
Skimming through various news sources to find something interesting to blog, I found this- “To be happier, women should try(…)
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Recycling Waste is Essential For Swachh Bharat to Succeed

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
While we cheer on for the Swacchh Bharat movement, the task at hand is half done as long as we(…)
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Marital Rape and Power Dynamics in Indian Marriages

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Indian Law still holds the institution of marriage as so holy that there is no premise for acknowledging the existence(…)
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My Take on This Year’s Bigg Boss: Victory of Sanskari Women?

Reshma
The most mysterious and sought-after voice “Bigg Boss’s voice” in Indian Television, announced on the finale episode that this season(…)
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Rise in Crimes by Juveniles & Young Adults is a New Threat to Society

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
A few days ago, a girl immolated herself, after two young men, aged 22 and 19 barged into her house(…)
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Kanchana Banerjee on her Weight loss Journey

kanchanabanerjee
If you decide to lose it, you must be prepared to really lose it. What am I talking about? Losing(…)
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Success of Bigg Boss 11 is a Proof That We are Voyeurs

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The popular reality show, Bigg Boss had the 11th season finale a couple of days ago. Actor Shilpa Shinde emerged(…)
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Blurred Lines Between Dating, Sex and Non-Verbal Cues

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The ongoing debate around sexual harassment has hit the muddled argument on the relationship between dating, sex, non-verbal cues and(…)
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Switch to Sustainable Menstruation: Menstrual cups & Cloth Pads

Reshma
We have all just started having conversations about menstruation. Not too early but nevertheless not too late. Only about 12%(…)
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Gender Bender: George Eliot to Riley Sager Writing Under Pseudonyms

Tanushree Podder
Sometime in August 2015, I came across an article in The Independent, which talked about the women authors who had(…)
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#MeToo is a Movement for Men Facing Sexual Harassment as Well

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Two famed photographers have been accused of sexual misconduct by numerous male survivors who worked with them. Nearly twenty-eight men,(…)
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Padmavati-Padmavat : What is the Big Difference?

Reshma
Padmavati — now Padmavat — seems to have finally (let’s add “hopefully”) secured its spot at the much-awaited silver screen outing. It took(…)
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Men Like James Franco Don’t Understand Sexual Harassment

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Hollywood actor James Franco, who recently won a Golden Globes award, is the latest celebrity to face allegations of sexual(…)
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Elderly Couple Pleads For Active Euthanasia, Raising Questions

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
An elderly childless couple from Mumbai is seeking permission from the President for “Active Euthanasia”, a practice illegal in India.(…)
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Test13-1-2018

STP Team
Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry’s standard dummy text(…)
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From NH10 to the Latest Pari Teaser, Anushka Proves She is Here to Stay

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Anushka Sharma has a body of work behind her which talks a lot about her acting prowess. Not only that,(…)
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Madame Deneuve, Stop Glorifying Gallantry Macho Aggression

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
First of all, congratulations are in order to Madame Deneuve and her cheerleading squad for men’s “Freedom to pester”. They(…)
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Sex, Sanskar & Feminism were the Highlights of Ekta Kapoor’s Ted Talks

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Ekta Kapoor did not shy away from endorsing Sex, Sanskars and Feminism in her Ted Talk, unlike in her television(…)
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Marie-Louise Wirth is France’s 100-year-old Barmaid

Reshma
“There’s no point living to do nothing and see nothing.” – Marie-Louise Wirth. This quote may seem similar, just with a(…)
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The Worst Byproduct of Baby Making and Raising Process

Riti
My LO has developed these rashes, Mommies, please advise what to do. #MomSoWorried, #WorstMomOfTheYear, #WillNotGoToDoctor, #WhatTFDoesLOMean Pop Quiz. Which part(s)(…)
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Natalie’s Jibe on “All Male Nominees” Needs to be put Under Microscope

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Golden Globe 2018: A night which is meant to celebrate the best of fashion and cinema, became a platform for(…)
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Wearing Black is it Hollywood Fakery or Genuine Concern?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Several female actors turned up wearing black at the Golden Globes 2018 in protest of sexual harassment, despite the jabs(…)
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“Celebrity Who wore it better” Does it Deserve our Attention ?

Reshma
Scrolling through my social media platforms, my phone was beeping with notifications from a bunch of apps. Surprisingly, all of(…)
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Decriminalizing Section 377 Will Just be a Legal Beginning…

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The Supreme Court has decided to reconsider its 2013 decision on Section 377, which criminalises consensual sex between two same-sex partners. This in(…)
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Jaisurya Das Talks About “When Media Goes Potty Over News”

STP Editor
This is it. I have seen it all now. With three decades in the media business, I actually believed that(…)
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Pregnancy & Work: Know Your Pregnancy Rights At Workplace

Poorvi Gupta
Being a pregnant working woman is no joke, especially in India, where women are solely responsible for the housework. But(…)
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Why We Need Gender Sensitization On University Campuses

Reshma
Gender Sensitization is a basic requirement to understand the sensitive needs of a particular gender. It helps us to examine(…)
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Are Changing Industry Demands & Education System In Sync?

Reshma
‘Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much’  —Helen Keller Ideally, a strong and functional collaboration(…)
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Now Even Stress Relief and Peace of Mind are Just an “App” Away

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
With each passing day, apps are becoming an inseparable part of our lives. We depend on them for everything from news,(…)
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Are Sexual Harassment Cases Silenced on Campuses?

Reshma
We’ve just stepped into the year 2018 and for some reason, the age-old practices of confinement of women and keeping(…)
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A Mother’s Inability to Breastfeed is not her Unwillingness

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The Madras High Court recently posed a query to Center that why it isn’t obligatory for mothers to breastfeed their newborns.(…)
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WhatsApp & Sixty Plus Generation: What Makes it the Go to App

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Older Generation, and their social media queries is like opening a Pandora’s box, where we all lose patience and love. Nine(…)
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Women in the Workplace: Is Marriage the Point of Contention?

Reshma
According to the Women in the workplace 2017 report, “Inequality starts at the very first promotion. Women remain significantly underrepresented in(…)
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After the Success of #MeToo in 2017 What’s Next for Feminism?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The year 2017 is behind us, but the expectations from feminism after successful movements like #MeToo are still looming overhead. So(…)
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2018 Calls for More Female Superheroes than Ever Before

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The news of the 1980s classic She-Ra’s reboot for a television series in 2018, indicates a change in preference for female(…)
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Mozartzy Shows A Fun Way To Connect With Your Child: Sonam Upadhyaya

Poorvi Gupta
Today, with both parents working, it is difficult to bond with their child apart from the usual routine activities. And(…)
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The Eternal Pressure To Look Perfect Hits Our Mental Well-Being

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
We are obsessed with good looks, fair skin and lean figure, and living in such a hyper-aesthetic society is harming(…)
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The Yearly Trend of Recycling “Happy New Year” Messages

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
In the past few years, the mediocrity of forwarded messages has taken away all the charm from the art of(…)
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Kamala Mills Tragedy Showcases Our Lack of Concern for Fire Safety

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The Kamala Mills Compound fire tragedy yet again highlights how unprepared our metros are for such mishaps. The fire which(…)
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Women Led 2017 From Google Doodles, The Law To Speaking Up

STP Team
Women Led 2017 From Google Doodles, The Law To Speaking Up. In 2017, there has not been a single field(…)
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How To Reboot Career For Senior/Middle Level Managers

STP Editor
As we step into a fresh new year, there’s no denying that during the year gone by, from all visible(…)
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What We as Women Want to Change for Good in 2018

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The year 2018 is already upon us, and we all want to put the debacles and disturbances of the previous(…)
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Social Media Game Changer for Women in 2017 Says Ishita Shelat

Ishita Shelat
Social change through social media has been existing for a long time now. For some, social media is the primary(…)
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Here’s My List Of Inspiring Women 2017 Says Anjali Kirpalani

STP Team
2017 has been an interesting year to say the least. And while all news hasn’t been good news this year,(…)
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Women in India on New Year: Let It Be Safe Please

Reshma
With the end of 2017 and the beginning of the new year 2018, women have definitely made an impact in(…)
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Branding is my bread, while advertising is my alcohol by Kinnari Gala

STP Team
Kinnari Gala shares how she plans to learn in 2018. It’s got to be a year of growing up she(…)
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Marrying the Brahmin boy, Silicon valley engineer by Minakshi Shekar

STP Team
In her regular blog, H4 Visa Wife, Minakshi Shekar documents the move to United States and the judging she is(…)
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Blogs - 2017 Total

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On New Year Resolutions, and my Secret Affair with Procrastination

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Raise your hands if you are tired of people hogging gym equipment at the start of every New Year, and(…)
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Taking Selfies Amidst an Emergency Is Not Cool People!

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The security guards who worked at Kamala Mills compound claimed that many people were busy clicking selfies, with the fire(…)
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We Need To Stop Defining Gender Fluidity And Sexuality

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
In times when conversation about gender fluidity and sexuality has become essential, a Canadian company has come up with a(…)
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8 Women Who Inspired Me In 2017

Anjali Kirpalani
2017 has been an interesting year to say the least. And while all news hasn’t been good news this year,(…)
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Has Our Self-Obsession Gone A Bit Too Far With Selfieccino?

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The human obsession with self-photographs seems to have reached its pinnacle with a London based café serving Selfieccino. Yes, you(…)
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Marrying Up, Down And In Every Which Direction

Kiran Manral
A few centuries down the line, Jane Austen’s dictum that a single man in possession of an income would be(…)
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Gender Pay Gap Clear In Forbes Top 100 Indian Celebrity List

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The 2017 Forbes Top 100 Indian Celebrity List brings the gender pay gap which is deep seated in Bollywood, in(…)
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Male Characters from Bollywood Films that We Loved in 2017

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
2017 was the year of feminism, but there were several Bollywood films where we lost our hearts to male characters. Amidst(…)
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2017 The Year When Women Roared, Marched, Spoke Up

ElsaMarie DSilva
The year 2017 started with and is ending with a focus on women. It is the year when women roared, marched,(…)
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The Great Delhi Circus for Nursery Admissions in Schools is Almost Here

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Ah! It’s that time of the year again, when Delhi moms and dads will line up on the streets for(…)
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The Déjà vu of Remixes Bestowed on Us by Bollywood Music in 2017

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
The year 2017 will be memorable for many things, Bollywood music industry’s remixed contribution to our ears, is certainly not(…)
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Reading in 2017: What Bestsellers Taught me About Feminism

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao
Being a bibliophile, the year 2017 began with a pledge to read as many bestsellers as my pocket and eyes would(…)
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Birds Eye View 2017 from an Indian Feminist’s Lens

Yamini Pustake Bhalerao