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'Many men want to change, but they don’t know how': Dr Deepa Narayan

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'Many men want to change, but they don’t know how': Dr Deepa Narayan

Award-winning author and one of the world's most influential thinkers, Dr Deepa Narayan shares thoughts on masculinity, gender equality, and her new podcast 'What's a Man?'

'Reimagining mythology is part of Hindu tradition': Novelist-filmmaker Trisha Das

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'Reimagining mythology is part of Hindu tradition': Novelist-filmmaker Trisha Das

Filmmaker and bestselling author Trisha Das’s novels present a comical, feminist take on the Mahabharata.

Karishma Dev Dube on her Oscar-nominated film ‘Bittu’ and how society fails its most vulnerable

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Karishma Dev Dube on her Oscar-nominated film ‘Bittu’ and how society fails its most vulnerable

An interview with award-winning New York-based filmmaker Karishma Dev Dube on her acclaimed short film 'Bittu' and on individualism versus authority.

Women's Day 2021 | Dark, Funny, Poignant: Two authors on stories of impetuous women

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Women's Day 2021 | Dark, Funny, Poignant: Two authors on stories of impetuous women

This Women's Day, two collections of short stories about rebellious women are slated to hit the stands.

The Good Girls: Sonia Faleiro’s chilling chronicle of the 2014 hanging of two teens in Uttar Pradesh

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The Good Girls: Sonia Faleiro’s chilling chronicle of the 2014 hanging of two teens in Uttar Pradesh

Award-winning author Sonia Faleiro's latest work of nonfiction follows the mysterious death of two teen girls found hanging from a tree in Badaun, Uttar Pradesh, in 2014.

Stanford educators and business coaches tell you how to use humour to your advantage

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Stanford educators and business coaches tell you how to use humour to your advantage

A new book 'Humour, Seriously' by Stanford's Dr Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas shows you how to build levity into your life and work.

Meet the singer who gave up equity trading for bhajans

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Meet the singer who gave up equity trading for bhajans

Shivali Bhammer gave up a lucrative career in equity trading to follow her teenage passion of singing devotional hymns from the Indian tradition.

Book Review: ‘The Brass Notebook’ by Feminist Economist Devaki Jain

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Book Review: ‘The Brass Notebook’ by Feminist Economist Devaki Jain

‘The Brass Notebook’ is the no-holds-barred intimate and political memoir of feminist economist and academician Devaki Jain.

These two child authors are raising important issues through their books

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These two child authors are raising important issues through their books

Young authors Ananya Kamboj, 15, and Manya Harsha, 10, are bringing up today’s burning issues through their books and activism.

The most necessary stories are the ones that feel scariest to tell, says writer Shanbhag Lang

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The most necessary stories are the ones that feel scariest to tell, says writer Shanbhag Lang

Author Maya Shanbhag Lang talks about her critically acclaimed new memoir 'What We Carry' and the complexities of mother-daughter relationships.

From hardship to fame, the remarkable journey of lawyer Priyanka Khimani

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From hardship to fame, the remarkable journey of lawyer Priyanka Khimani

Celebrity lawyer and former model-screenwriter Priyanka Khimani credits her underprivileged upbringing for contributing to her success in the legal battlefield.

The power-hungry harness hatred to win elections, says journalist-author Deepa Anappara

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The power-hungry harness hatred to win elections, says journalist-author Deepa Anappara

Deepa Anappara's critically acclaimed debut novel 'Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line' drew from her work as a journalist reporting on the impact of poverty and religious violence.

Dalit lives matter: This Bihar painter’s art is her activism

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Dalit lives matter: This Bihar painter’s art is her activism

Madhubani artist Malvika Raj is using a traditional artform from her state, Bihar, to highlight the message of her icons, Dr Ambedkar and the Buddha.

How the murder of a social-media star triggered activism for women’s freedom in Pakistan

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How the murder of a social-media star triggered activism for women’s freedom in Pakistan

Journalist Sanam Maher's book on the life of slain social-media star Qandeel Baloch raises important questions about women's rights in Pakistan.

Social media led to awareness of women’s rights, which led to backlash, says Pakistani author Bina Shah

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Social media led to awareness of women’s rights, which led to backlash, says Pakistani author Bina Shah

Pakistani author Bina Shah on women's rights and writing feminist dystopia that is not too far removed from women's reality in South Asia.

Addictions and anxiety: Navigating the murky world of today’s teenagers

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Addictions and anxiety: Navigating the murky world of today’s teenagers

Jyotsna Mohan Bhargava's new book shows how addiction to gadgets and the internet, coupled with emotional disorders and drug abuse, have led to a vicious cycle.

Isolation appears ideal for writing but it isn’t so, you feed off the world, says writer Anuradha Roy

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Isolation appears ideal for writing but it isn’t so, you feed off the world, says writer Anuradha Roy

Anuradha Roy, whose latest novel is shortlisted for the prestigious International Dublin Literary Award 2020, talks to us about women's choices, writing and life during lockdown.

Pakistani web series ‘Churails’ on ZEE5: 'We wanted to be allies', says producer Shailja Kejriwal

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Pakistani web series ‘Churails’ on ZEE5: 'We wanted to be allies', says producer Shailja Kejriwal

Film producer Shailja Kejriwal of Zee Entertainment talks about her new Pakistani web series 'Churails' and the issues it raises.

Seeking love, fuelled by fame, freedom and drugs: Bollywood icon Parveen Babi

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Seeking love, fuelled by fame, freedom and drugs: Bollywood icon Parveen Babi

In a new biography of 1970s' Bollywood star Parveen Babi, author Karishma Upadhyay uncovers issues that are just as relevant today: mental health, drugs and the fast life.

Kho Kho, Thums Up and ‘Prem’: 3 authors who evoke 1990s’ nostalgia in their new novels

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Kho Kho, Thums Up and ‘Prem’: 3 authors who evoke 1990s’ nostalgia in their new novels

Three Indian authors whose new novels are set in the 1990s share their favourite memories and pop culture references from this period.

From caste on Tinder to Love Jihad, the complex facets of love in India

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From caste on Tinder to Love Jihad, the complex facets of love in India

Scholar and university professor Dr Debotri Dhar’s new book of essays looks at love from a point of view of gender, culture and politics.

'There is more fear and there is more courage' – Alankrita Shrivastava on filmmaking, Rhea Chakraborty and her new movie

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'There is more fear and there is more courage' – Alankrita Shrivastava on filmmaking, Rhea Chakraborty and her new movie

Alankrita Shrivastava speaks up about Rhea Chakraborty's media trial, filmmaking in the time of clampdown on dissent, and her new film ‘Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare’.

Literary sensation Mieko Kawakami on ‘Breasts and Eggs’ and why feminism is a human issue

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Literary sensation Mieko Kawakami on ‘Breasts and Eggs’ and why feminism is a human issue

Award-winning author and poet Mieko Kawakami on patriarchy in Japanese society, and her new bestseller 'Breasts and Eggs'.

Making motherhood synonymous with sacrifice is unfair to women – ‘Shakuntala Devi’ co-writer

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Making motherhood synonymous with sacrifice is unfair to women – ‘Shakuntala Devi’ co-writer

Nayanika Mahtani, co-writer of the new biopic 'Shakuntala Devi', reflects on films, feminism and the line between career and family that women have balanced over the past century.

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