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Padman: The ‘Women Empowerment’ Movie Of The Year?
The Breakthrough Voice
By Kadiata Sy // February 16, 2018
Image courtesy: Hindustan Times *Spoiler alert* I attended a special screening of Padman on February 6th at the lavish Yashwant Place in New Delhi. [...]
A rape threat online: Just a few typed words from a stranger?
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By Pranaadhika Sinha Devburman // February 15, 2018
I created a space called Shontu in order to highlight incidents of online harassment and fight back. I had lost patience with the increasing number [...]
Women- In a complicated relationship with money?
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By Breakthrough Team // February 1, 2018
Women have a complicated relationship with money and it begins at birth. Why do parents want a boy over a girl? Because, the boy will grow up and [...]
एक तरफ लैंगिक समानता का सपना और दूसरी तरफ महिलाओं के खिलाफ बढ़ते अपराध
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By Breakthrough Team // January 25, 2018
चेतावनी: इस ब्लॉग पोस्ट में महिलाओं और लड़कियों के खिलाफ [...]
‘डोली में जाना और अर्थी में आना’: एक औरत की ज़िम्मेदारी ?
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By Farman Ahmed // January 15, 2018
कल की ही बात है, मेरे पड़ोस में रहने वाली रमा दीदी जो कि एक [...]
A Millennial Husband Who Wishes To Quit His Job To Take Care Of His Home
The Breakthrough Voice
By Rachit Varma // January 9, 2018
I want a world where we don’t need to brush our teeth to keep them clean. I want a world where butter chicken is as healthy as tandoori chicken. I [...]
क्या लैंगिक समानता के बिना सतत विकास मुमकिन है ?
The Breakthrough Voice
By Roki Kumar // January 5, 2018
भारत सहित 193  देशों ने सितंबर 2015 में संयुक्त राष्ट्र [...]
महिला, कानून और समाज
The Breakthrough Voice
By Neiterpal Singh // January 4, 2018
कहते हैं कि महिलाएं समाज का एक बहुत महत्वपूर्ण व ज़रूरी [...]
‘दो नावों में सवार’: कामकाजी महिलाओं की स्थिति ?
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By Farman Ahmed // December 27, 2017
बचपन से ही मैने अपनी चाची को घर के और चाचा को बहार के काम [...]
I Felt Mentally Exhausted: Experiences Of A Working Mother
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By Aditi Varma // December 26, 2017
In the past few years, much has changed for the Indian woman. Progress has been made in terms of education and job opportunities; but as an educated, [...]
क्या घर का काम करने वाले मर्द समाज के दायरों में फिट होते हैं?
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By Meeta Sen // December 26, 2017
मैने बचपन से हमारे घर के सारे पुरुषों को महिलाओं का [...]
Who Wants The Battered Cape Of This Superwoman?
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By Parwati Singari // December 25, 2017
One battered cape for sale. But no one would want to buy it: the cape of the superwoman. There are scriptures and scriptures that talk about women, [...]
Yay! My In-Laws Permitted Me To Take Up A Job!
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By Divya Maheshwari // December 25, 2017
It all starts with the preconceived notion of society that women need ‘permission’ from their in-laws to work after marriage. Once it is granted, [...]
When Does The Work From Home Mom Get Her Holiday?
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By Indywrites // December 24, 2017
I am a working mother and a homemaker. Yes, so are hundreds of women the world over but I am of the new generation that ‘works from home’. It [...]
महिला सशक्तिकरण या महिलाओं पर काम का दोहरा बोझ?
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By Roki Kumar // December 22, 2017
जब भी कामकाजी महिलाओं की बात आती है तो मेरे ज़हन में एक ऐसी [...]
My Soul Wants Me To Be A SAHM; Why Don’t You Respect My Work Too?
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By Supriti // December 22, 2017
Is it true that only a woman can best take care of her child? How do we understand the choice of a woman to be a stay at home mother? Here is a [...]
Mother, Army Wife, Gynaecologist, Daughter, Friend – Not Easy But I Chose To Do It All
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By Aruna Menon // December 21, 2017
The choices that we have or make often stem from the circumstances in our lives. Here is a narrative we received as a part of a blogathon for our [...]
समान काम के लिए समान वेतन, तो घर के कामों में बराबरी क्यों नहीं?
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By Sanjay Kumar // December 20, 2017
बचपन से मैंने अपनी माँ को जब भी देखा, खूब मेहनत करते ही [...]
When Women Can Do What Men Can, It’s Time For Men To Return The Favour!
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By Abeera Dubey // December 19, 2017
“It’s okay that you go to work, but that doesn’t mean you can abandon your duties!” That’s what women (well, the ones who can get to go to [...]
I’ve Done My Time…No Thank You, I Don’t Want My Grandchild To Live With Me
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By Tanvi Sinha // December 18, 2017
Sarita looked proudly at the nameplate outside her posh apartment. It was a safe, friendly, gated community with a view of the garden and swimming [...]
An Open Letter To Men: It’s Time For You To Step Up
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By Palak Sekhol // December 15, 2017
Yesterday, I accompanied my sister to the beauty parlour, since she wanted to get some hair treatment done. The owner, Gauri, is a lady I know since [...]
Someone told you they were harassed online. What’s your response?
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By Breakthrough India and OLX // December 14, 2017
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Why Don’t Women Take Care Of Themselves? It’s Not Because They Don’t Want To!
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By Nupur Rastogi // December 13, 2017
Often, women aren’t aware of their own self. It was only when I got married that I realized this. I have read a number of articles which [...]
Welcome To The ‘Ladies’ Club: Have Your Broom Handy!
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By Ankita Roy // December 12, 2017
You crave to grow up when a patriarchal male figure, adorably called ‘baba’ decides that you are too young to go to a pub. You are freshly out of [...]
वैवाहिक बलात्कार: महिलाओं को ना कहने का अधिकार कब मिलेगा?
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By Farman Ahmed // December 11, 2017
आज एक ओर जहाँ महिला सशक्तिकरण के लिए बड़े-बड़े कार्यक्रम [...]
Moving Forward: From “Why Now?” to “What Now?”
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By Archismita Choudhury // December 11, 2017
#MeToo was a conversation, but it was also more than that – it was a coming together of women’s voices on various public, social platforms. [...]
Why Should Men Have All The Fun?
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By Breakthrough Team // December 8, 2017
Statement 1: A woman turns a house into a home. Statement 2: There is no difference between men and women. But, it is only natural for a child to [...]
#AlreadyLovely – YES to fairer beauty standards!
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By Archismita Choudhury // November 21, 2017
With India’s market for fairness creams expanding more every year and advertisements emphasising how a fairer skin tone can lead to a job [...]
आखिर माँ बाप की संपत्ति में बेटियों का हिस्सा क्यों नहीं होता?
The Breakthrough Voice
By Sanjay Kumar // November 1, 2017
मेरी तीन साल की बिटिया न जाने कैसे इतनी सयानी हो गई है कि [...]
My skin didn’t need clarity; it was my mind.
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By Prama Mukhopadhyay // October 25, 2017
With unadulterated concentration, I tried mixing the face powder with my skin tone. I was about to attend my cousin’s school fete and some while [...]
शोक में मर्दानगी – मर्द शोक कैसे मनाते है
The Breakthrough Voice
By Sandeep Kumar // October 24, 2017
मेरे पिताजी अब इस दुनिया में नही रहे, कुछ दिन पहले उनकी [...]
I Fed the Troll: My Response to Online Harassment
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By Priya Menon // October 23, 2017
“If you found a girl like “me” on the road, she would clobber the shit out of you, and squash your balls into a f***** pulp” [...]
Rising beyond conventionalism
The Breakthrough Voice
By Kanika Gaba // October 17, 2017
When a child is born, swathed with innocence, unaware of the judgement by the society about the toys with which he/she would play – a robot or [...]
आज बेटी हुई है तो कल बेटा भी होगा
The Breakthrough Voice
By Manoj Kumar // October 11, 2017
“आंधी आवेगी , तो मीह भी आवेगा” यह एक मुहावरा है जिसके [...]
मेरी बेटियाँ मेरी ताकत हैं।
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By Vineet Tripathi // October 3, 2017
आंखों में आँसू, चेहरे पर अपनी बेटी को लेकर गर्व और खुशी के [...]
नही रहेगी शिक्षा से दूरी, स्वच्छ साफ़ शौचालय ज़रूरी
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By Dharmendra Kumar, Shohratgarh Environmental Society // September 29, 2017
जनपद सिद्धार्थनगर (उत्तर प्रदेश) शिक्षा के क्षेत्र में [...]
Violence Against Children In School: Whose Fault Is It?
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By Aditi Varma // September 27, 2017
It has been two days and I am still reeling from the after-effects of the impact recent news articles have left on me. The most upsetting being the [...]
Why Are We Protecting The Institution Of Marriage By Justifying Marital Rape?
The Breakthrough Voice
By Barsha Chakraborty // September 27, 2017
Since childhood, we have been taught to perceive marriage as a pious institution. We have been taught that marriage is a beautiful and romantic [...]
My Teacher Skipped The Chapter On Human Anatomy
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By Shweta Singh // September 26, 2017
About 17-18 years ago, in an English medium Delhi Public school, 10th biology class, a teacher asked everyone to open a new chapter, read the page [...]
विद्यालयों में स्वच्छ व सुरक्षित शौचालय की उपलब्धता के लिए उभरता जन अभियान
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By Shweta Mishra // September 21, 2017
मुझे समाज सेवा करते हुए 5 -6  साल हो गए हैं। आज कल सिनेमा जगत [...]
Is The Triple Talaq Judgement A Win For Muslim Women?
The Breakthrough Voice
By Mariya Salim // September 14, 2017
Muslim women and women’s groups working to strike off the practice of pronouncing talaq in one sitting, across the country, have hailed the [...]
क्या औरतों को मिलना चाहिए संपत्ति का अधिकार ?
The Breakthrough Voice
By Roki Kumar // September 12, 2017
बचपन से ही मेरी बहन को सिखाया गया है कि वो पराया धन है ओर [...]
JRR vs GRR: A Feminist Review of Fantasy Fiction
The Breakthrough Voice
By Anika Verma // September 6, 2017
*trigger warning* . . . For Tolkien fans. Like any other fantasy fiction enthusiast, I have loved and enjoyed – The Lord of the Rings and Game [...]
“Tall Girls Would Slouch To Fit In”
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By Himel Sarkar // August 31, 2017
When we’re born, we’re a blank slate. Then we get written on, like a computer program. Our insecurities and biases are hard coded into our CPU. [...]
शायद सही ही कहते हैं कि जाति कभी नही जाती
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By Meena Rani // August 30, 2017
Picture courtesy: The Indian Express हम इस बात से बहुत खुश होते हैं, यहाँ तक कि [...]
Should I Go To School During Those Days?
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By Supriya Tewari // August 24, 2017
Sheela is a 14 year old teenager from a rural area. It is time for her next menstrual cycle. She has been pondering over several perturbing concerns. [...]
किशोरों में खत्म होती संवेदनशीलता
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By Sandeep Kumar // August 21, 2017
दिन प्रतिदिन हमें किशोरों की रेप जैसे संगीन अपराधों में [...]
Let me breathe!
The Breakthrough Voice
By Kanika Gaba // August 18, 2017
The weather was pleasant, the sun was bright and I travelled miles to breathe under an open sky. But, the joy of it all seemed to vanish when they [...]
He’s my “friend”… Is it still unacceptable?
The Breakthrough Voice
By Jagriti Gupta // August 17, 2017
Initially, I could not fathom as to why I felt uncomfortable when I received his messages telling me how ‘cute’ or ‘hot’ I was. I would never [...]
Can Anything Stop A Determined Woman?
The Breakthrough Voice
By Radhika // August 10, 2017
*Trigger warning* This is a story about a girl. A girl who could attend school only for half a year because her parents could not afford the school [...]
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