The Shocking Reality of Child Labour in today’s India

If you have lived in India long enough, you are no stranger to the term child labour. We have seen it in the service industry, in the domestic labour industry, and even in construction. It’s one of those unethical parts of the Indian society that has been normalised, an issue that is common but silenced.… Read More

Women, the Vote and Political Participation: A call for Equality and Empowerment

Women’s Political Empowerment Day is a celebration for women representation in Panchayati Raj Institutions, initiated by The Institute of Social Sciences in 1994. Every year, over 600 women representatives from various Panchayats in India participate in this event where local-level achievements are recognised and information about their constitutional duties and rights is shared. The aim… Read More

Stress Awareness Month: Paradox of Pressure in a Patriarchy – A Male Perspective

By Yash Kapadia for Twisted Tiara The idea that men could have it tough in a patriarchal society, seems counterintuitive. However, it doesn’t take movies like 3 Idiots, Peepli live and Udaan to remind us of the many forms of social pressures and stresses that most Indian men are subjected to. Barring the fabled hermits… Read More

Intersectional Champion of the Month: Dr. B R Ambedkar

Today we celebrate the 128th birth anniversary of Dr. B R Ambedkar – our Crusader for Social Justice. We remember Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar for his contribution to our constitution. We all studied about him in school, but have since forgotten the values he envisioned in an ‘independent India’.  Although his ideals have been co-opted and corrupted… Read More

Top 9 Reasons why Arya is our Favourite Stark Sibling

Bran is the three-eyed raven and that is pretty cool. Sansa is just coming out of her shell. Rob and Rickon are long gone and Jon maybe the King of the North, but Arya is who we secretly hope to be. Here are 9 reasons why Arya is the most badass Stark of them all.… Read More

7 Myths v/s Facts about Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be a difficult time in a woman’s life; your body changes drastically, and starts to function completely differently. With so much going on, everyone’s going to claim to be an expert on the pregnant life but it is good to be a little wary. You may be experiencing the miracle of life, but… Read More

11 Reasons why Hermione Granger is a Feminist Literary Favourite Character

It is Emma Watson’s Birthday this month and we love her for who she truly is. She has played strong stereotype defying roles, embracing each character and their flaws beautifully. We have seen Emma blossom into a real life version of our favourite literary character: Hermione Granger. Emma, like Hermione is a champion for equal… Read More

Brooklyn Nine Nine: Breaking Gender Stereotypes Like a Boss

Brooklyn Nine Nine is one of those TV shows that you can watch again and again, made by some of the the same writers that have churned out brilliant comedies like Parks and Recreation, The Office and The Good Place. Never before has a cop show been such a light-hearted, ridiculous comedy with some deep… Read More

Consent 101: Navigating Consent in modern day India

“Sexual intimacy should be voluntary. If it is not voluntary, then it is illegal… if you are unsure, refrain”. Consent means a completely voluntary agreement when the woman by words, gestures or any form of verbal or non-verbal communication, communicates willingness to participate in the specific sexual act. Consent must therefore be (1) unequivocal and… Read More

Contraception – Whose Responsibility Is It?

In an ideal world, both partners would be responsible for contraception, but this world is far from ideal. In heterosexual relationships, women often assume the responsibility for contraception because frankly, they have more at stake. According to the National Health Family Survey, only 53.5% of married couples use any type of contraception at all! It’s… Read More