Category: Feminist

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Be bold for change

How do you see today, 8th March with the theme be bold for change? I’d like to celebrate what it means to me, to be a woman in the company of other women. Women who trek,...

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India Unveiled

The brouhaha around Women’s Day is doubly distasteful this year. My lip curls cynically as I scan inane advertisements for hair products, Nari Shakti (!), silk sarees (all confused – women are the essence...

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Feminist and Feminine

Who am I? Can I be put into one box and not the other? Do I need to be boxed in at all? Does being one thing preclude being something else? Is it necessary...

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IFCAYE – Body Image and Movement

I will be writing a series of retrospective blog posts on that superb Youth Festival IFCAYE, held in early October. Sangeeta Banerjee was a mentor for Body Image and Movement. Enjoy the graceful dance...

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Sauce, goose and gander

This year’s Blog Action Day topic is Inequality – there is nothing more unequal than the difference in the treatment of men and women. There’s such a huge gap that it’s shocking and of...

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Kashmiri Men

Today I have something to make you happy, dear readers. Fellow blogger Mridula – whom you can read about at  http://www.gonomad.com/2460-gonomad-writer-profiles-mridula-dwivedi-travel-blogger-extraordinaire returned recently from a trip to Kashmir.  She has posted this wonderful series...

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I’m a woman – phenomenally

With great love and a sense of loss I revisit Maya Angelou’s writings and feel the strength that was within her coursing through my veins. What a woman!Enjoy this clip of Maya Angelou herself...

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Just a mother ?

Author J.K. Rowling reads from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone at the Easter Egg Roll at White House. Screenshot taken from official White House video. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) J.K. Rowling“Very early on in...

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