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How this Noida engineer's life changed when she wrote a letter to FB COO, Sheryl Sandberg

An engineer, TedX speaker and now an author, Sanya Khurana wants women to stop being defined by society-approved gender roles

Published on 3rd November 2019
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Why Aditi Maddali's film will make you fall in love with traditional Uyyala Paatalu again

Aditi Maddali's documentary Songs of Our Soil brings to the fore Telangana's Uyyala Paatalu songs which women sing on the fields and have found its way to protests

Published on 15th October 2019
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Massive win for Hyderabad's St Francis College girls as management agrees to cancel new dress code and stop screening

The students have gone back to their respective classes after the management agreed to roll back to the previous dress code — no sleeveless, short clothes or cold shoulders

Published on 16th September 2019
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Patriarchy, moral policing and gender roles: How kids in Chennai school are conditioned

Gender segregation and patriarchal values are seemed to be taught from a young age. Here's a look at a few schools in Chennai

Published on 21st August 2019
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Remembering Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison: Read 10 of her most empowering quotes on gender, racism and love

Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993. She was the first African-American woman to win the award

Published on 7th August 2019
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This 10-second-long film by JNU students tells us what's wrong with Kiran Rao's 'Change'

The film which was released on June 26, also tells us the story of two children, a boy and a girl, who are served milk 

Published on 27th June 2019
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OPINION: Why everyone trolling Bengal's fashionable young MPs Mimi and Nusrat isn't just regressive, but reeks of patriarchy

Filmstar-turned-politicians Mimi Chakraborty and Nusrat Jahan were trolled incessantly after they posted their pictures in front of Parliament after being newly elected as TMC MPs

Published on 30th May 2019
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Social media says #apologizeaunty, after Delhi lady tells girls they'll be 'raped' for wearing short clothes 

The video posted on Facebook garnered over 601K views, more than 14,000 shares and netizens praised the young women for standing up against the toxic mentality exuded by the woman

Published on 1st May 2019
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Study, but stay within limits and wear purdahs: Why AMU Islamic student group's poster reeks of patriarchy

Islamic Youth Federation of Aligarh Muslim University had put out a poster saying how a Muslim woman should be like a caged bird and be protected from communism, feminism, liberalism and atheism 

Published on 26th April 2019
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Of Periyar and Plays: How Dalit folk artist Umarani's street theatre is shattering stereotypes in rural TN

M Umarani talks about fighting caste and gender bias and becoming one of the most influential folk and street theatre artists in Tamil Nadu — and how she wants to start an institute to teach her art

Published on 7th March 2018
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Should caste customs interfere in judicial system and mitigate penalty in a democracy? 

The Supreme Court had reduced punishment from death penalty to 25 years of jail time on the ground that honour killing is customary for some communities

Published on 9th March 2019
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The 'brown girl' interview: Aranya Johar is speaking the 'Language of Equality' in her latest poem 

Aranya's new poem 'The language of equality' was released ahead of International Women's Day, kickstarting a campaign called #PatriarchyKaPackup

Published on 8th March 2019
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If we'd been some other kind of band, we might not have been stopped: Why the cops stopped Casteless Collective's Modi Mastan ​

Tenma, the band leader and music producer speaks about the band being asked to stop their performance because the song had the word 'Modi' in it

Published on 29th January 2019
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Jadavpur University Prof compares women's virginity to 'sealed cool drink bottle' in FB post ​

After the social media outrage on the post, the professor Kanak Sarkar deleted it. He wrote a post defending his claims later

Published on 14th January 2019
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Why these activists want Savitribai Phule's birthday to be celebrated as Teachers' Day

 On the birth anniversary of Phule, we ask people why they think that her contribution to education in India is much more than Radhakrishnan's 

Published on 4th January 2019

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