My Experiences of Travelling Solo In India

They say the world is a book and those who do not travel only read a page. I had a very un-travel-ish childhood. Like every other middle-class Indian family, my parents did not believe in travelling or even holidaying for that matter. The only vacation we used to take as an annual trip was to [...]

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FeminismInIndia.com (FII) nominated for Manthan Awards 2015

Hello everyone, I’m happy to announce that Feminism In India (FII) has been nominated for Manthan Awards 2015 by the Digital Empowerment Foundation under the e-Women & Empowerment category with other prominent projects like UN Women India and Telenor Groups for using digital and social media for change and good. I'm very happy and excited to [...]

Carol Rossetti’s Women Series Now Available In Hindi, Marathi And Bengali

Brazilian artist Carol Rossetti is popularly known as the creator of a fantastic, hand-drawn illustration series titled ‘Women‘,  depicting powerful, empowering and inclusive messages of identity and choice. She started the series in April 2014 and within a year, she drew 130 illustrations. Her initial goal was just to practice her technique with coloured pencils, [...]

50 Shades Of Feminism: A Panel Discussion On Feminism And Pornography

I was recently invited to be part of a panel discussion by the Debating Society of Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology, University of Delhi as part of their Debating and Literary Festival of NSIT - Colloquium. This year’s Panel Discussion was centred on the theme: "50 Shades of Feminism" A discourse on the coexistence of [...]

Nominated For Femina Women Awards 2015 Under Online Influencer Category

Hello everyone, I'm happy to announce that I was nominated for Femina Women Awards 2015 under the Online Influencer category for initiating the feminist platform Feminism In India.com Though I did not win the award, Shradha Sharma of YourStory did (many congratulations to her), a nomination next to such established and successful people was also a [...]

I Was Part Of A Report By France 2, French National Channel

Hello everyone, I was part of this super report by the national French channel, France 2, on gender and activism in India. I talk about my experience of molestation in the Delhi metro, the status of women's safety in India and the feminist platform Feminism in India that I have initiated also features right at [...]

African Woman On A Motorcycle: Smashing All Stereotypes

Because a topless white man on a motorcycle is too mainstream. This is one of my favourite pictures on the internet. It smashes so many stereotypes at one time that it's hard not to love it. There is not much information available on the internet regarding the photograph, hence not credited. The only guess is [...]

Youth In Haryana Discuss Women’s Rights and Child Sex Ratio

Recently, I have been on multiple visits to Haryana for Breakthrough India's campaign against gender-biased sex selection called ‪#‎MissionHazaar‬ (love the name). I wrote a short post on its blog on one of the training where we showed some videos to the students and then opened the room for debate. The blogpost is cross-posted here [...]

I Was Molested In The Delhi Metro And I Was Scared To Speak Up!

This story is part of the 16 Days Of Activism campaign against sexual harassment and was originally published on Feminism In India here. People are invited to share their experiences and shift the onus from the survivor to the perpetrator. To know more and take part in the campaign click here. I still vividly remember [...]

Who Are Nero’s Guests?

Nero, a great Roman emperor from 54-68 AD, was known to people as mad and cruel. But he was also known for his grand and élite feasts which were attended by Rome's Who's Who. Now, one such feast is fondly remembered by the great Roman historian Tacitus who in his book, The Annals (XV, C.E. [...]