A local girl’s guide to 5 important stops in Manila, Philippines
Must-visit museums, shops, parks and churches in Manila, Philippines.
Aparna Piramal Raje: “Learning to live and thrive with a mental-health condition brings with it a lot of illumination”
Business columnist and author Aparna Piramal Raje on her new book 'Chemical Khichdi', and why mental-health conditions can be manageable and not limiting.
Delhi High Court split ruling: Marital rape still not a crime in India
The NFHS survey of 724,115 women found the average Indian woman is 17 times more likely to face sexual violence from her husband than from anyone else. Around one in five women is subjected to non-consensual marital sex.
“If you don’t believe in yourself, who else will?”: ‘Jungle Cry’ actor-producer Emily Shah
Actor-producer Emily Shah on the making of her new film 'Jungle Cry', working with Abhay Deol, growing up with mixed parentage, and living her dream.
16 great children’s books for the holidays – curated by a real mom and a group of terrific kids!
A lovingly curated list of 16 recently released books for children that are excellent for summer reading.
The future is Dalit female: Artist Osheen Siva is painting ‘Tamil Futurism’ with feminist hues
Goa-based multidisciplinary artist Osheen Siva's Tamil heritage and Dalit identity show up in various ways in her bold, feminist-themed artwork.
Pocket Change founder Anushka Shah on democracy, humour and Indian politics
Founder of production house Civic Studios Anushka Shah talks about their YouTube Hindi comedy channel 'Pocket Change', the state of Indian politics and the power of humour for a healthy democracy.
Tabla player Anuradha Pal: “I had to develop the gall and conviction to defy societal prejudice”
Tabla player Anuradha Pal's musical journey has been remarkable, not only because she broke social boundaries and records but also because she paved the way for other women to take the stage.
Lead actors of award-winning short film ‘Cheepatakadumpa’ on taboo topics and feminist storytelling
Meet actors Annapurna Soni, Bhumika Dube and Ipshita Chakraborty Singh, the three powerful women behind the award-winning feminist short film 'Cheepatakadumpa'.
Women are most affected by conflict but left out of peace negotiations: Policy analyst Dr Radha Kumar
Author and policy analyst Dr Radha Kumar believes the role of women’s groups in peacebuilding is largely disregarded by lawmakers.
Salima Hashmi on art, activism and being the daughter of Faiz Ahmed Faiz
Artist and peace activist Salima Hashmi talks about South Asian history, the lure of Lahore, and growing up as the daughter of legendary poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz.
SpaceBasic app has automated everyday tasks for 1.5 lakh students and hostels in India
Techpreneurs Madhavi Shankar and Indu Navar developed SpaceBasic to automate the routine tasks and communications needs of over 60 student housing communities in India.
Nandita Das: “Feminism has no gender; anyone can be a feminist”
Actor-director Nandita Das believes the roots of gender discrimination lie in childhood, and feminism needs to focus on boys and men.
“Afghanistan is going back to an era where women are silenced again”: Kasraee
At the South Asia Union Summit Led by Women, journalist Najiba Laima Kasraee and policy researcher Mariam Safi voiced concerns about the future of Afghan women under the Taliban.
4 web warriors are arming young women with internet tools and infrastructure
Paba Deshapriya, Juhi Javed Husain, Priyanka Singh, and Pinky Pradhan share the challenges and success stories on arming girls and young women in South Asia with internet tools and online skills.
“Women in South Asia have a hard time convincing their families that they want a career in tech”
Sadaffe Abid's social tech-enterprise CIRCLE aims to empower one million Pakistani women with basic digital literacy and business skills.
“Women cannot be forced to toe the line of tradition” – Mandy Sanghera
Human-rights campaigner Mandy Sanghera says tradition is used to oppress women in South Asia, and women in positions of power should lead the call for change.
“Education is the ticket to self-reliance and financial independence for women in South Asia”
Young changemaker Faiza Yousuf talks about her initiatives WomenInTechPK, the biggest community for women technologists in Pakistan, and CodeGirls, a coding boot-camp.
“The criminal justice system in South Asia is discriminatory and violent”: Ambika Satkunanathan
Sri Lankan lawyer-activist Ambika Satkunanathan believes South Asian countries need to introspect on how our societies and justice systems are perpetuating crime instead of curbing it.
Sarita Kumari Sodha on her royal Rajput heritage, Indo-Pak history, and peace
Philanthropist and peacebuilder Sarita Kumari Sodha's work and identity are an emblem of India and Pakistan's cultural bonds and shared history.
Namita Gokhale: “The sense of community in live literary events is more important than ever before”
Author and festival director Namita Gokhale was recently awarded the Yamin Hazarika Woman of Substance Award 2021.
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