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Can we just let Deepika Padukone be?

Can we just let Deepika Padukone be?

At the onset, let me acknowledge that everyone is entitled to their own opinions. But maybe within a reason? So, Deepika Padukone went to The Ellen DeGeneres show and spoke about having babies with Vin Diesel. Her followers rejoiced on Twitter for making Indians proud on a global platform. Then Scroll writes an article, critiquing(…)

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Refuse to stay silent

This year has started off on a somber note for the women and girls of India. Once again we are reminded that we cannot take anything for granted, not our safety, our human rights or our lives. There was the terrible mass molestation of women on New Year’s Eve in Bangalore on MG Road and(…)

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Why Kiran Bedi’s opinion on women’s education resonates with me?

Why Kiran Bedi’s opinion on women’s education resonates with me?

Women leaders across the world suggest that women’s education is the answer for all the issues involving gender-inequality. Kiran Bedi, however, begs to differ. She says imparting education to women without imbibing a sense of courage in them is futile. [( Picture Credit: Hindustantimes.com)] We realized that while education was helping us grow and see(…)

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A musical rendition on Kaifi Azmi’s 98th birthday

A musical rendition on Kaifi Azmi’s 98th birthday

I still remember the day we were taught the lyrics of the famous song “Kar Chale Hum Fida” by Kaifi Azmi. The song was a part of my VIII class syllabus. Every morning, we were made to sing this before the commencement of the classes. Its been years now, this mellifluous patriotic  song still reverberates(…)

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Know Your Rights: 8 Laws All Women Should Know

Know Your Rights: 8 Laws All Women Should Know

By Vandita Morarka Continued abuse and maltreatment of women in India creates an urgent need for more awareness amongst women about their legal rights. Women are often left without recourse after being subject to a crime. Here we look at 8 procedural legal rights that Indian women must know to better exercise their other rights.(…)

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Together in 2017 By Monica Jasuja In Culture Cubicle

Together in 2017 By Monica Jasuja In Culture Cubicle

A very happy new year to everyone. Another year gone, another year with fulfilled dreams and promises and one more opportunity to make things better than they are with a crisp new year ahead of us.  But every new beginning isn’t about forced measures to suddenly leapfrog into being the person you want to be,(…)

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The Hot Intellectual by Abha Bakaya

The Hot Intellectual by Abha Bakaya

Most often, you get judged for the way you are dressed even before you speak or make your presentation. This is something most people don’t think about enough. Or think about in a very safe, fearful way. Don’t show too much cleavage, keep your skirt below your knee, wear a jacket even if it’s a(…)

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Blogging and digital marketing internship for under graduates: Apply Now!

Blogging and digital marketing internship for under graduates: Apply Now!

If you want earn recognition for channelizing your creative energy without leaping out of your bed, apply for the month-long blogging and digital marketing internship at Economy Decoded. Economy Decoded is a blog focusing on issues concerning the youth. What distinguishes ED from other blogs is the quality of bloggers who are ardent believers of(…)

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Beyond Devi or Devil: The Myriad Faces of Women in Myths

Beyond Devi or Devil: The Myriad Faces of Women in Myths

By Kavita Kané The devi or the devil? The winner or the vamp? The good or the bad. The answer, of course, will be as stereotyped as the question itself. It is far easy and presumptive  to bracket characters and people in mythology into stereotypes and to paint them either black or white than see them(…)

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Why the tradition of “women eating last in families” bothers me

Why the tradition of “women eating last in families” bothers me

The deeply entrenched system of patriarchy affects all walks of an Indian woman’s life. I was aware of the fact that a woman’s clothes are deeply scrutinised but her ill-fed status shocked me. According to a report by The Hindu, one in five women in Delhi and half of the women in Uttar Pradesh live(…)

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Are we too much in love with ourselves?

Are we too much in love with ourselves?

Instagram crossed the 600 million active users mark, having added a 100 million in the last six months alone. So that’s twice the population of the United States, using the image-sharing mobile application to click photos of their pets in Christmas jumpers and this really good antioxidant green tea, or that quinoa salad that was(…)

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