Gender

Gender

Battle of Inclusiveness and Privacy

Seattle-based Chhavi analyses an Op-Ed piece, published in the New York Times, on October 15, 2016. She, thus, unveils the identity issue of a transgender girl, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Judith Shulevitz’s article, ‘Is it Time to Desegregate the Sexes?’, was published in the New York Times on October 15th, 2016. […]

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Shreeja: The Journey from Three Tulsi Leaves to a Football Academy for Tribal Girls

About 30 years ago, a sage had told Dr. Shib Shankar Dasgupta about the magical mystery of three Tulsi leaves. The fire in his belly made New York-based Dr. Dasgupta start a football academy for tribal girls, Shreeja. His holistic approach in empowering those in the margins have attracted many youths. Beginning this week, we […]

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Is a 12-year-old too Sexy to Play Chess?

Payal takes a hard look at the sexist behaviour of men in the patriarchal society. She points out how a mere child, a 12-year-old girl, was told that her dress was inappropriate. She discusses some such issues in the sports world, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Date: April 14, 2017 Venue: National […]

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Vaidehi Sachin: One Woman, Many Lives!

Vaidehi Sachin is a distinguished law graduate, editor, ethical hacker, philanthropist, and author. She has produced, directed and edited over fifty documentaries under the Newsmakers banner and for leading channels. She has authored a biography titled, Mujhe mera kaam karne do’ and has penned many screenplays. She empowers acid attack victims and daughters of red […]

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Working your Panties off!

Women were at a huge disadvantage at home and workplace till the 1960s, both in India and the US. Things had improved for women on paper, in India. The reality was much different. Payal showcases the life and times of women, about seven decades back, in her weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Year: 1940 […]

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Motherhood Can Wait, Education Cannot

As the latest Census (2011) data reveals, there are over 13 million adolescent girls who are married between 10 and 19 years of age and a startling 3.8 million adolescent girls in India have children and are shouldering the responsibilities of motherhood, oblivious to the celebration of mothers worldwide on the second Sunday of every […]

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How Chetna Broke the Glass Ceiling!

Chetna Teckchandani, a meritorious student, walked out of a marriage and carved a niche for herself. A graphology and graphotherapy expert, she explores the connection between handwriting and the human mind. Roxy profiles the brave woman, who is an inspiration to many, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Behind every successful woman is […]

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Growing up in the Age of Eve Teasing

Bold and brutally honest, Payal knows her mind and calls spade a spade. She tells us about the sordid world of eve teasers. The flashers, the touchers, the perverts, the lewd commenters, the scary stalkers, who would follow girls from the bus stop to home, keeping a broody silence, were all clubbed under the umbrella […]

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The Strange Paradox of Blessings and Abuses for the Indian Women

Gender bias reflects itself in many forms. From the language of the morality and ethics of the so-called society made stereotypes of good girl and bad girl behaviour. Shockingly, in the Indian subcontinent, it reflects most prominently not only in the form of slurs and abuses but also in the form of blessings. When the […]

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Bina Pillai, Everything but an Underling

Bina Pillai is someone who was vetoed out of her graduation but she remained staunch in the face of adversity. She clung onto her dream to write and ultimately won the support of every life she touched. Obstacles drove her on, she used them as a spring board for intellectual and spiritual nourishment. Roxy profiles […]

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