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Running marathon & other sports without tampons or pads becoming a mass movement

Hundreds of women are now running marathons and other sports without tampons openly bleeding! Not really, but how would that be?

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london marathon tampon girl and the winner

Running marathon & other sports without tampons or pads becoming a mass movement

Hundreds of women are now running marathons and other sports without tampons openly bleeding! Not really, but how would that be?

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My feeling of patriotism in a BJP ruled India

“Patriotism cannot be our final spiritual shelter; my refuge is humanity. I will not buy glass for the price of diamonds, and I will never allow patriotism to triumph over humanity as long as I live. ” ~Rabindranath Tagore Every

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My feeling of patriotism in a BJP ruled India

“Patriotism cannot be our final spiritual shelter; my refuge is humanity. I will not buy glass for the price of diamonds, and I will never allow patriotism to triumph over humanity as long as I live. ” ~Rabindranath Tagore Every

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Porn ban in India – mainstreaming of women’s lack of sexual agency

Global porn industry is worth $97 Billion. It can be safely assumed that many women derive economic independence and sexual agency from this industry. It is absolutely ridiculous to presume that all such women need saving by self-righteous men.

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Porn ban in India – mainstreaming of women’s lack of sexual agency

Global porn industry is worth $97 Billion. It can be safely assumed that many women derive economic independence and sexual agency from this industry. It is absolutely ridiculous to presume that all such women need saving by self-righteous men.

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Tanu Weds Manu Returns: The film that blurs line between masculine-feminine, good-bad

I am here with another review in my series of Feminist Film Reviews. A shorter and proofread version of this review was first published on Women’s Web. Besides the feminist perspective there were a few other interesting observations about the

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Tanu Weds Manu Returns: The film that blurs line between masculine-feminine, good-bad

I am here with another review in my series of Feminist Film Reviews. A shorter and proofread version of this review was first published on Women’s Web. Besides the feminist perspective there were a few other interesting observations about the

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Feminist film review: Piku

Piku – Feminist Film Review

Regular readers of my blog already know about my Feminist reviews. These are film reviews done by me after wearing my feminist glasses. So this time I did an exclusive review for the women centric collaborative blog ‘Women’s Web’. Below

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Feminist film review: Piku

Piku – Feminist Film Review

Regular readers of my blog already know about my Feminist reviews. These are film reviews done by me after wearing my feminist glasses. So this time I did an exclusive review for the women centric collaborative blog ‘Women’s Web’. Below

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PVR Saket security guards won’t let me in with my bag: What I did next will shock you

Feel free to try this at a cinema hall near you. The security guards at PVR Saket cinema hall wouldn’t let me enter the hall with my bag which was not enough lady like. What I did next sure did shock them, something they would remember for a really long time, if not rest of their lives.

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PVR Saket security guards won’t let me in with my bag: What I did next will shock you

Feel free to try this at a cinema hall near you. The security guards at PVR Saket cinema hall wouldn’t let me enter the hall with my bag which was not enough lady like. What I did next sure did shock them, something they would remember for a really long time, if not rest of their lives.

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What is a Sacred Indian Marriage and how Marital Rape may destroy it

We wonder what is this sacred marriage and how it would be destroyed if marital rape is recognized as a crime under Indian Penal Code. Here are the main features of sacred Indian marriage.

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What is a Sacred Indian Marriage and how Marital Rape may destroy it

We wonder what is this sacred marriage and how it would be destroyed if marital rape is recognized as a crime under Indian Penal Code. Here are the main features of sacred Indian marriage.

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Vogue Empower My Choice: What the criticism actually did to feminism

Here’s what the criticism actually did. Young girls and boys, say the age group of 16 to 21 instantly liked the bold video. But as the senior feminists poured in the nuanced criticism, they felt confused, even embarrassed. They were quiet downed. Then, the men joined the criticism. Personal attack against Deepika Padukone started questioning her credibility as a voice for feminism. Everybody forgot who the real enemy was. As researchers and activists we have to be more careful about how we react to this new branch of social activism or commentary by CSR trusts. Let’s encourage them, engage with them, enable them to make better products. But let’s not be aggressive and negative.

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Vogue empower

Vogue Empower My Choice: What the criticism actually did to feminism

Here’s what the criticism actually did. Young girls and boys, say the age group of 16 to 21 instantly liked the bold video. But as the senior feminists poured in the nuanced criticism, they felt confused, even embarrassed. They were quiet downed. Then, the men joined the criticism. Personal attack against Deepika Padukone started questioning her credibility as a voice for feminism. Everybody forgot who the real enemy was. As researchers and activists we have to be more careful about how we react to this new branch of social activism or commentary by CSR trusts. Let’s encourage them, engage with them, enable them to make better products. But let’s not be aggressive and negative.

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The woman and her sewing machine – portrait of Indian middle class mother in 70s-80s

The Singer sewing machine is a cultural symbol from a bygone era. Every woman or man has their own memory and story around the Singer machine. My mom’s story begins when at the age of 11 she lost her mother.

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The woman and her sewing machine – portrait of Indian middle class mother in 70s-80s

The Singer sewing machine is a cultural symbol from a bygone era. Every woman or man has their own memory and story around the Singer machine. My mom’s story begins when at the age of 11 she lost her mother.

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Pretty Woman, Fight Club, Che Guevera & his Motorcycle Diaries: Few things that feminism has ruined for me

I read this wonderful list of ’10 things feminism ruined for me’ by Emer O’Toole on the Guardian. The point she made was that once you wear your feminist glasses, you would struggle to appreciate the simpler pleasures of life. This made me sit down and prepare my own list of things that feminism has ruined for me.

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things feminism has ruined for me

Pretty Woman, Fight Club, Che Guevera & his Motorcycle Diaries: Few things that feminism has ruined for me

I read this wonderful list of ’10 things feminism ruined for me’ by Emer O’Toole on the Guardian. The point she made was that once you wear your feminist glasses, you would struggle to appreciate the simpler pleasures of life. This made me sit down and prepare my own list of things that feminism has ruined for me.

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Freedom For LGBT – Satyamev Jayate’s 3rd epi season 3 – Indeed Aamir is brave enough

In my previous post, I was wondering if Aamir Khan is brave enough to take up the issue of LGBT rights in the 3rd episode of Season  3 of Satyamev Jayate. Turned out he is indeed that brave. The topic

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Freedom For LGBT – Satyamev Jayate’s 3rd epi season 3 – Indeed Aamir is brave enough

In my previous post, I was wondering if Aamir Khan is brave enough to take up the issue of LGBT rights in the 3rd episode of Season  3 of Satyamev Jayate. Turned out he is indeed that brave. The topic

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Feminist Film Review: Mardaani – An important film, because it changes the way we see women

Mardaani is just the kind of film I always wanted to see – a film with complete gender role reversals. The hundreds of movies I’ve watched in my lifetime, I’ve always wondered how would it be if we changed the

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Feminist Film Review: Mardaani – An important film, because it changes the way we see women

Mardaani is just the kind of film I always wanted to see – a film with complete gender role reversals. The hundreds of movies I’ve watched in my lifetime, I’ve always wondered how would it be if we changed the

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My TEDxITMU talk – Have we survived the rape and violence?

TEDxITMU I was recently invited as a speaker at TEDxITMU, the TEDx event at the Institute of Technology and Management University, Gurgaon. I shared the stage with a range of very interesting speakers like, Actor Vipin Sharma (of Taare Zameen

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TEDxITMU talk by Sanjukta Basu

My TEDxITMU talk – Have we survived the rape and violence?

TEDxITMU I was recently invited as a speaker at TEDxITMU, the TEDx event at the Institute of Technology and Management University, Gurgaon. I shared the stage with a range of very interesting speakers like, Actor Vipin Sharma (of Taare Zameen

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Alone and alive (Final Chapter of Book of Romance-Part 1)

This blog is back in action with its original content, feelings and emotions from the bottom of my heart, bare truth for the world to read. I spent all of 2010 and 2011 so far worrying over the fact that

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Alone and alive (Final Chapter of Book of Romance-Part 1)

This blog is back in action with its original content, feelings and emotions from the bottom of my heart, bare truth for the world to read. I spent all of 2010 and 2011 so far worrying over the fact that

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The search, the chase and the soulmate

I don’t know if its a coincidence or not but I happen to write whenever it pours unexpectedly and beautifully in the National Capital. And these writings always come in mind while I am coming home from work. In 2005,

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The search, the chase and the soulmate

I don’t know if its a coincidence or not but I happen to write whenever it pours unexpectedly and beautifully in the National Capital. And these writings always come in mind while I am coming home from work. In 2005,

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Feminist film review Masaan – A story of desiring bodies

Masaan is the story of bodies – desiring bodies, dead bodies, burning bodies, children’s bodies as a tool of economic exploitation, gendered bodies facing medical negligence, apathy and exploitation and so on.

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Feminist film review Masaan – A story of desiring bodies

Masaan is the story of bodies – desiring bodies, dead bodies, burning bodies, children’s bodies as a tool of economic exploitation, gendered bodies facing medical negligence, apathy and exploitation and so on.

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Ladakh Travelogue Part 1 – Manali to Leh the bus ride

Originally posted on Project SWBT:
Let credits be given to whom it is owed. I owe my Ladakh trip to just one thing, the Outlook Traveller book on India’s top Trekking destinations which I received as a free gift along…

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Ladakh Travelogue Part 1 – Manali to Leh the bus ride

Originally posted on Project SWBT:
Let credits be given to whom it is owed. I owe my Ladakh trip to just one thing, the Outlook Traveller book on India’s top Trekking destinations which I received as a free gift along…

Life is back off track and I love it

I just came back from my SWBT (Single Woman Budget Traveler) trip to Manali, Leh and parts of Ladakh. I went impromptu, solo, on a budget, I traveled in state run public transport and shared cabs and stayed in low

Life is back off track and I love it

I just came back from my SWBT (Single Woman Budget Traveler) trip to Manali, Leh and parts of Ladakh. I went impromptu, solo, on a budget, I traveled in state run public transport and shared cabs and stayed in low

Ek aurat hi aurat ki dushman hoti hai, because women are just jealous and competitive, right?

My sister has a very important observation about the most commonly heard statement that women are their worst enemy. The mother-in-law v. daughter-in-law war in which the son is passed off as the victim at best or bystander at worst.

Ek aurat hi aurat ki dushman hoti hai, because women are just jealous and competitive, right?

My sister has a very important observation about the most commonly heard statement that women are their worst enemy. The mother-in-law v. daughter-in-law war in which the son is passed off as the victim at best or bystander at worst.