feminist rani

When will our society go beyond looking for the ‘sati-savitri’ in every woman?

For this summer’s Feminist Rani, Meghna Pant was joined by director Alankrita Shrivastava, who has made the groundbreaking and yet-to-be-released film Lipstick Under My Burkha. Alankrita and the film gained international attention following the decision by India’s Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to deny its theatrical release, citing this reason: “The story is lady(…)


#IWillGoOut Highlights For Women’s March Edition Of Feminist Rani

You are not alone. There are many others who have faced similar experiences. We together and form a community where we can find help, support one another and be the strength that is needed to end this violence against women and girls. A special edition to coincide the Washington March in solidarity of women seeking(…)


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(…)


Feminist Rani: Women In Politics

By Meghna Pant Rogues, criminals, scandalmongers and corrupt; politicians in India rarely enjoy a stellar reputation. Therefore it’s a breath of fresh air to see young, cosmopolitan, educated and driven politicians, that too women, step into the forefront in recent years. At November’s Feminist Rani we invited one of India’s most well-known political commentators: Priyanka(…)


The Feminist Conf. by SheThePeople.TV is here

Feminists of the country, unite! Welcome to India’s first concerted effort to engage, empower and elevate conversations on the subject of Feminism. We are looking to expand the conversations beyond the usual circles, to engage young artists, thinkers, creators, young makers and entrepreneurs, actors and writers. The Feminist Conference, presented by SheThePeople.TV and empowered by(…)


A full house, a fierce and fearless conversation headlined Feminist Rani

By Meghna Pant A full house, a fierce and fearless conversation. The June edition of Feminist Rani focussed on the ‘Changing Dialogue on Feminism in India’ with two stellar panelists, journalist Gayatri Jayaraman and stylist-activist Sapna Bhavnani. Gayatri is a writer who coined the term ‘urban poor’ in a recent Buzzfeed article. She is also(…)


Is our understanding of empowerment & success a bit warped?

Our perceived sense of empowerment and our vocabulary of success may be warped says Gayatri Jayaraman at the June edition of Feminist Rani, a SheThePeople concept and effort to bring contemporary views on feminism and increase dialogue on the subject. Register for Feminist Rani Gayatri breaks the myth that women who are rural, empowered and(…)


Is Bollywood scared of feminism?

Is India’s film industry scared of the word Feminism? Do we give too much attention to what and how our stars think? Are they really feminists if the industry is yet debating gender pay gap? Or where women surge and grow basis the choice of the Khans?  Recently Lisa Haydon who played a bold role in(…)


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