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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(…)

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A Room Of Her Own: Why Financial Independence Is Important For Women

At the Women Writers Fest in Mumbai, a pro-career and working women discussion put the big question about the monies. Who is the bread earner? Women need to be prepared to stay financially smart and independent. Are they doing enough? Do they need a stash of their own? How can they keep themselves financially separate(…)

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8 Tips For Writers By Meghna Pant

Meghna Pant has published many books from fiction to women’s issues. She recently conducted a Twitter chat to share nuances of getting published and writing. Here are 8 tips for writers by Meghna Pant On who should become writers Not every person has the capability to write and so not everyone gets published. People don’t publish(…)

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#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(…)

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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(…)

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Feminism In India: Do Women Want to Have it All?

Do Women Want to Have it All? Meghna Pant asked panelists of The Feminist Conf, hosted by SheThePeople.TV and UN Women in Mumbai. Sapna Bhavnani kicked off the conversation saying what women consider to be “all” is subjective — money, husband, family, kids? Who’s to say? We need to make choices for ourselves. Mahima Kaul of Twitter(…)

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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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