Fighting colorism in Rural India

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Neelam Grandy, Uttarakhand | “Although my daughter is smart and kind-hearted, I am worried about her marriage as she is dark-skinned,” this statement by a mother reflects the depth to which colorism exists in our patriarchal society. A girl’s life is entangled in the roots of patriarchy in such a way that our society’s obsession … Read more

Changing lives of girls in rural Ajmer

Mery while training girls at the centre, Ajmer

Neeraj Gurjar, Ajmer, Rajasthan | Information, Communication, and Technology (ICT) plays a crucial role in the overall development of young girls and women yet the gendered gap in the field of ICT is vast. In states like Rajasthan where discrimination against women and girls is highly prevalent, efforts to bridge this gap through digital literacy … Read more

Kapkot: Domestic Violence and Inaccessibility to OSCs in remote villages

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Diya Arya Ason, Kapkot, Bageshwar, Uttarakhand | Devti Devi (Name Changed), has a difficult life. At the age of 15, she was married to her parents, and ever since she has been fighting domestic violence. Her husband even tried to burn her alive, but she survived. Sharing another traumatizing experience, she said, “One day, he … Read more

LGBTQ India: Why Hindutva radicals angry with Mohan Bhagwat?

LGBTQ India: Why Hindutva radicals angry with Mohan Bhagwat?

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat RSS affiliates Organizer and Panchjanya magazines, supporting the rights of the LGBTQ+ community, however, Sandeep Deo, a right-wing YouTuber filed a criminal complaint against RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat for allegedly outraging Hindu sentiments. Hindutva radicals angry with Mohan Bhagwat Bhagwat recently made the remarks during an interview with … Read more

The Women’s Media Center and its significance, Explained!

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The Women’s Media Center (WMC) was founded in 2005 by Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan, and Gloria Steinem. It is a progressive, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the visibility, viability, and decision-making power of women and girls in media. And, as a result, ensuring that their stories are told and voices are heard. Training WMC … Read more

Who is Divita Rai, India’s representative at Miss Universe 2023?

Who is Divita Rai, India's representative at Miss Universe 2023?

Divita Rai, a 25-year-old model from Karnataka, represents India at the 71st Miss Universe pageant. Rai was crowned Miss Diva Universe 2022 last year by outgoing titleholder Harnaaz Sandhu. The model was born in Mangalore, but due to her father’s transferable employment, she has lived in many regions of the country. A model and architect … Read more

Gay couple Amit Shah and Aditya Madiraju expecting their first child

Gay couples who went viral for desi wedding expecting first baby

Amit Shah and Aditya Madiraju were in awe when their traditional 2019 Desi wedding to celebrate their union in New Jersey went viral as a celebration of love and culture. Now, the couple is excited to see their family grow. Gay couples expecting first baby The journey to their biological child would prove to be … Read more

Who is Noah Schnapp, Stranger Things actor comes out as Gay

Who is Noah Schnapp, Stranger Things actor comes out as Gay

Actor Noah Schnapp, who plays Will in the hit Netflix series “Stranger Things,” revealed to his followers Thursday that he is gay. Noah, 18, declared he was gay in a video posted on his TikTok account that instantly went viral. “I finally told my friends and family I was gay after being closet scared for … Read more

Minor girl gang-raped, thrown into well in Uttar Pradesh

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A 14-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped and thrown into a tube well in the Mau district of Uttar Pradesh, police said on Saturday. Uttar Pradesh police have arrested two people and are looking for the third culprit. The father of the alleged minor victim filed a complaint alleging that when his daughter went out to … Read more

Water wars are not prospects, but a reality, know-how!

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About 97% of the water on our planet is saltwater, while less than 3% is freshwater. The majority of the freshwater on Earth is submerged in aquifers or frozen in glaciers and ice caps. Considering that we can readily access less than 1% of the freshwater on Earth to suit our requirements, humans have terribly … Read more