Break the Taboo, Ask What Can We Do: HIV Awareness in India

2.1 million people in India are living with HIV, making up 0.22% of our population and the third largest HIV epidemic globally. In 1986 when AIDS was first detected in India, Tamil Nadu, measures were taken to ensure detection, prevention and awareness regarding HIV and AIDS in India. From 2001 to 2017, India has managed… Read More

A Letter to my Unborn Child: My Hopes for the Future Generation of India

by Deepshikha for Twisted Tiara To my Unborn Child, I’m not sure how to begin this letter; there is so much I want to say to you. The world is an interesting place, but it can also be dark and full of terrors. I want to protect you, but I also want to give you… Read More

Fierce Women Who Stood up to Terrorism in the 21st Century

28 years ago, on 21 May 1991, India was rocked to silence. Our Prime Minister, beloved at the time, Shri Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated in a public terrorist suicide bombing by the LTTE. Since then, India has been commemorating 21 May as National Anti-Terrorism Day. With regions of India, including Kashmir, North-east and east-central areas,… Read More

Intersectional Champion of the Month: Rabindranath Tagore

Remembered as the composer of our National Anthem, Rabindranath Tagore was a philosopher, a poet, author, musician, painter and an activist for social change in colonial India. The first Asian to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for ‘Gitanjali’, he spread the Indian ideology globally through his works and music. For generations, historians and… Read More

Purdeh Mein Rehne Do: A Ban on Burqa in India?

The latest uproar in the political sphere is ‘banning the Burqa’. Shiv Sena demands the government to act quickly and ban the Burqa in India as they have done so in Sri Lanka, saying ‘after Ravana’s Lanka, let’s ban Burqa in Ram’s Ayodhaya’. Hopefully when he gains his composure, he realizes that in global politics, decisions are… Read More

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