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Shals Mahajan, #Wetoo

Does #MeToo have room for stories other than those of privileged, cisgender(1) women? Shals Mahajan addresses the importance of validating the experiences of the LGBTIKHQA+(2) and other marginalised communities, taking us through the interstitial spaces in India’s patriarchal structure to understand how we can make the movement more inclusive
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Rutuja Shinde, #MeToo movement

Mumbai-based lawyer Rutuja Shinde was one of the first to offer free legal representation to women who suffered sexual harassment in the workplace. She writes about India’s existing laws regarding such cases, their loopholes, and the action needed to take the #MeToo movement offline
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Tora Man Bada Papi, Kajol Menon, Mandovi Menon

We revisit a 2013 photo series Items, which explored the notion of women’s bodies and their relationship to the gaze, agency and consent. Photographer Aishwarya Arumbakkam and the five stereotype-challenging individuals documented by her speak exclusively to Verve about how the #MeToo movement is a continuation of the conversation that they tackled with these images…
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Zubaan

In the aftermath of what has been a defining revolution, what does it mean to be an Indian woman? As the dust begins to settle, and we contemplate the beginning of this new era, Verve presents some additional intellectual stimulation. The team at the Delhi-based, independent, feminist publishing house, Zubaan, curates a reading list to help us see beyond the social peripheries that limit our perspective
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Femvertising

#Femvertising: Brands Are Waking Up To The New Wave Of Feminism

Text by Geeta Rao. Illustration by Tanya Eden

The pathway to empowerment is paved with hard-hitting hashtags and stirring visuals, but have we come far enough?
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Preksha Sharma
February 22, 2018

In Search of Happiness

Text by Preksha Sharma. Illustration by Harshad Marathe

A quest for emotional well-being drives the generation of impermanence, we find
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