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Feminism

Why is a woman’s worth relative to the vows of marriage? What makes a woman who has either transgressed or bypassed these vows for her own happiness so threatening to the status quo? Samhita Arni refers back to legendary figures — mythological and actual — and studies how history is being both repeated and revised in modern culture
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November 26, 2019

At a time when unmarried women were the exception, ’60s superstar Asha Parekh defied the norm and rejected a long list of suitors. Bollywood history rookie and the soon-to-wed Sadaf Shaikh reconciles her 21st-century feminist ideology with the still-single actor’s understated iconoclasm as their conversation elides the 50 years between them. . .
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October 23, 2019

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, the male-dominated comedy industry is transforming into an inclusive space. Anuradha Menon, still recognised for her iconic alter ego Lola Kutty, spends an afternoon with Prashasti Singh, the show stealer from last year’s Comicstaan lineup, and the two women pull back the curtain on inherent biases and the evolving scene. Between generous doses of laughter and nostalgia, Sadaf Shaikh has a front-row seat for this unexpected yet synergetic interaction.
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Naming her label after a word that seeks to shame women into being less assertive, the New York-based founder -- who also works with women artisans in India -- is battling sexism with fashion
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April 16, 2019

The editor-in-chief of The Swaddle, talks to Verve about her experiences in Indian society and how to combat internalised patriarchy
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Aparna Jain's book 'Like A Girl' releases as an audiobook by Audible which brings alive the stories of 51 women of substance through the voices of celebrated female narrators.
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