Women today constitute a significant and powerful force in Indian electoral politics. Compared to women turnout in the 2014 elections, which was 65.63%, in 2019, women voting percentage stood at around 68%, which almost equaled men. In spite of their … Continue reading Women Representation in Indian Politics: On the track but a long way to go
आज मिलिए अर्चना उपाध्याय से. इनका परिचय कुछ शब्दों में करना कठिन है . यह कई हैट्स पहनती हैं और बहुमुखी प्रतिभाओ की धनी हैं. एक उत्कृष्ट डिज़ाइनर होने के साथ क्राफ्ट्स टीचर, पेंटर, और कवि भी है. लिखने और … Continue reading Interview with multi-faceted Archana Upadhyay
If you’ve ever thought about running your fabric and design business, you’ll be interested to hear from Poonam Rohit Garg, owner of Canvas2craft on how she got started and what are her experiences of running a creative business. Based in … Continue reading Canvas2craft: Unlock your inner creativity
Being born and brought up in a so-called ‘third – world developing country,’ the kind of debates in the public domain I have witnessed in the supposedly ‘first world developed country’ in the last one year makes me both laugh … Continue reading What about the breast?
Resist Much, Obey little- Walt Whitman The Oxford dictionary describes witch as a woman who has evil magical powers or an ugly and an unpleasant woman. Call them Chudail or Dayan (in Hindi) Pichal Pheris (in Urdu), or Hexe in … Continue reading Witches of the Yore
The book I have chosen for review goes perfectly well with the dominant theme of my blog. It is a retelling of a Japanese myth which is nested on the narratives of the women and their subjugation. It is undoubtedly … Continue reading The Goddess Chronicle by Natsuo Kirino- Review
Every day we hear chilling reports of women being abused at shelter homes, public transport, hospitals or bars. Women are groped, raped, molested and abused across countries and cultures. Violence against women is rampant in both public and private spaces. As per UN Women, one in three women worldwide have experienced sexual assault whether at home, on the streets or during the war. The body of women has historically been used as a tool of oppression, subjugation, and control of women. Let’s admit it, women are not safe anywhere and from anyone and it’s not ok or acceptable! The ‘Me … Continue reading Sexual Assault and Our Goddesses
We all saw the moon blushing when it was paired with Mars a week ago. The moon turned red during the lunar eclipse. But do you know why do eclipse happen? Stories and myths surrounding eclipse can be found across … Continue reading What Makes the Eclipse- A Khasi folktale through my eyes
Recently, I saw pictures of Odiya women in beautiful sarees on swings splashed across the social media. I came to know that at this time of the year, Odisha observes a three-day festival called Raja Parba which celebrates a girl’s … Continue reading Even our Goddesses have Vagina, and they bleed!
I have selected the story of Bopoluchi, a folktale from Indian region of Punjab. The story is from a collection of folktales from Tales of Punjab: Folklore of India by Flora Annie Webster Steel. You can read the story here. … Continue reading Bopoluchi- The Brave Women (Folktale through my eyes)