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  • Global inequality narratives all tied to gender inequality, says researcher-activist Kirthi Jayakumar Feb 27, 2021 09:06 AM IST

    Global inequality narratives all tied to gender inequality, says researcher-activist Kirthi Jayakumar

    Feminist researcher and peace activist Kirthi Jayakumar is using stories, advocacy and technology to nudge India towards gender equality and social justice.

  • This Kerala NGO has developed low-cost, eco-friendly cloth pads for rural women Feb 27, 2021 08:21 AM IST

    This Kerala NGO has developed low-cost, eco-friendly cloth pads for rural women

    A Kerala-based social enterprise built on spiritual and humanitarian values is out to provide rural women access to low-cost, eco-friendly cloth pads.

  • How a youth-led team is using virtual reality to help partition veterans find closure Feb 20, 2021 09:22 AM IST

    How a youth-led team is using virtual reality to help partition veterans find closure

    Saadia Gardezi and her teammates at Project Dastaan use technology to help the Partition generation revisit the land of their birth.

  • Democracy is learnt behaviour but we are unlearning democracy every day, says Conflictorium Museum founder Avni Sethi Feb 20, 2021 09:16 AM IST

    Democracy is learnt behaviour but we are unlearning democracy every day, says Conflictorium Museum founder Avni Sethi

    Through art, dance and her Conflictorium Museum, Avni Sethi has created a space to bring up difficult subjects of conflict, violence and democracy.

  • Reena Saini Kallat on art that challenges borders and notions of nationhood Feb 20, 2021 07:56 AM IST

    Reena Saini Kallat on art that challenges borders and notions of nationhood

    Artist Reena Saini Kallat’s work looks at social and political borders by bringing the focus on manmade barriers and symbols of nationality.

  • Stanford educators and business coaches tell you how to use humour to your advantage Feb 13, 2021 07:51 AM IST

    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.

  • You should make films you believe in; the audience will come, says award-winning filmmaker Mehreen Jabbar Feb 13, 2021 07:43 AM IST

    You should make films you believe in; the audience will come, says award-winning filmmaker Mehreen Jabbar

    Acclaimed New York-based filmmaker Mehreen Jabbar on storytelling, female role models and Indo-Pak cinema collaborations.

  • These chocolate makers kept India sweetly satiated during the lockdown Jan 30, 2021 09:22 AM IST

    These chocolate makers kept India sweetly satiated during the lockdown

    The pandemic could not dull India’s chocolate market and new brands have popped up to cater to a variety of palates and occasions.

  • Meet the singer who gave up equity trading for bhajans Jan 30, 2021 09:17 AM IST

    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.

  • Two things work in India’s favour, its democratic spirit and the little remaining spine of its civil society, says writer Aditi Patil Jan 23, 2021 07:50 AM IST

    Two things work in India’s favour, its democratic spirit and the little remaining spine of its civil society, says writer Aditi Patil

    Aditi Patil’s new book looks at how India’s gender and caste inequalities have led to an environmental crisis.

  • New book on Kamala Harris offers an Indian perspective of US vice president’s life Jan 23, 2021 07:40 AM IST

    New book on Kamala Harris offers an Indian perspective of US vice president’s life

    A new book on the life and journey of Kamala Harris hit stands on the same day as her inauguration as the US vice president.

  • Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr Scilla Elworthy on why it takes courage to stand for peace Jan 16, 2021 09:22 AM IST

    Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr Scilla Elworthy on why it takes courage to stand for peace

    Three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr Scilla Elworthy advocates peace through fearless action and activating feminine intelligence in both men and women.

  • Peace activist Dr Devika Mittal on encouraging dialogue between Indian and Pakistani youth Jan 16, 2021 09:14 AM IST

    Peace activist Dr Devika Mittal on encouraging dialogue between Indian and Pakistani youth

    Peace activist Dr Devika Mittal of Aaghaz-e-Dosti is working to normalise relationships between the youth of India and Pakistan.

  • The biggest lesson in acting is listening, says RejctX actor Anisha Victor Jan 09, 2021 08:56 AM IST

    The biggest lesson in acting is listening, says RejctX actor Anisha Victor

    Though she is now a familiar face for web series RejctX viewers, Anisha Victor has had her fair share of challenges in the film industry. She shares her journey and lessons learnt.

  • Book Review: ‘The Brass Notebook’ by Feminist Economist Devaki Jain Jan 09, 2021 08:10 AM IST

    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.

  • Fort Kochi, art, therapy and food: A peek into Tanya Abraham’s creative world Jan 02, 2021 08:19 AM IST

    Fort Kochi, art, therapy and food: A peek into Tanya Abraham’s creative world

    Art curator, author and founder of The Art Outreach Society, Tanya Abraham’s world revolves around her hometown Kochi and its globally connected food and history.

  • Unilever, Tata Power and Maruti win at Grant Thornton SABERA 2020 Awards Dec 19, 2020 08:13 AM IST

    Unilever, Tata Power and Maruti win at Grant Thornton SABERA 2020 Awards

    The Grant Thornton SABERA Awards acknowledge the inspiring stories of impact and development aligned with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

  • 23 years after Ricky Reel’s death, his mother Sukhdev is still fighting for justice Dec 19, 2020 08:10 AM IST

    23 years after Ricky Reel’s death, his mother Sukhdev is still fighting for justice

    Sukhdev Reel not only lost her 20-year-old son Ricky, she was also subject to spying by the UK police for demanding an investigation into what she believes was a racist murder. An interview.

  • Indian-Canadian author takes up the Dawoodi Bohra tradition of Khatna #FGM Dec 19, 2020 07:10 AM IST

    Indian-Canadian author takes up the Dawoodi Bohra tradition of Khatna #FGM

    Like her previous books that raised complex social issues, Canadian author-activist Farzana Doctor’s latest novel raises the topic of female genital cutting.

  • How Preeti Vasudevan is taking Indian dance heritage to youth in the West Dec 12, 2020 07:30 AM IST

    How Preeti Vasudevan is taking Indian dance heritage to youth in the West

    New York-based award-winning choreographer and performer Preeti Vasudevan has made Bharatanatyam relevant and relatable for a global audience through her work.

  • Most women’s businesses ineligible for Atmanirbhar Bharat stimulus package, says Suhela Khan of UN Women Dec 12, 2020 07:29 AM IST

    Most women’s businesses ineligible for Atmanirbhar Bharat stimulus package, says Suhela Khan of UN Women

    WeEmpower Asia programme head at UN Women, Suhela Khan talks about the path ahead for women’s economic empowerment in India.

  • Dance scholar Methil Devika on the sensuality and spirituality of Mohiniyattam Dec 05, 2020 07:49 AM IST

    Dance scholar Methil Devika on the sensuality and spirituality of Mohiniyattam

    Scholar, performer and educator Dr Methil Devika talks about the form and spirit of Kerala’s classical dance form.

  • These two child authors are raising important issues through their books Dec 05, 2020 07:48 AM IST

    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.

  • Mili Sarkar, the village teen in the viral ‘sari-back-flip’ video, was once a TikTok star Dec 05, 2020 07:47 AM IST

    Mili Sarkar, the village teen in the viral ‘sari-back-flip’ video, was once a TikTok star

    An intimate conversation with the 17-year-old village girl Mili Sarkar whose Instagram video doing gymnastics in a sari is going viral.

  • Dalit Lives Matter: New study on how India’s justice system fails survivors of caste-based sexual violence Nov 28, 2020 07:58 AM IST

    Dalit Lives Matter: New study on how India’s justice system fails survivors of caste-based sexual violence

    A chilling new report by Swabhiman Society and Equality Now highlights how India's criminal justice system lets down Dalit women and girls who are victims of caste-based sexual violence

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