Preservers of the Planet: Hey, Solar Sister!

By Viveka Jani for Twisted Tiara Women entrepreneurs from Africa are helping increase access to energy in sub-Saharan Africa through an innovative off-grid renewable energy model. They are literally helping brighten the world and lighting the path for more women in the renewable energy sector. Energy, Development and Sustainability Access to energy is one of… Read More

Malala: Times She Proved She is the Feminist Everyone Needs

All of us have heard of Malala before, even if some of us know the absolute basics about her. She is one of our favourite feminist icons, and here is why! Malala is a staunch advocate of ‘education for all’, and has grown into a fierce feminist at the young age of twenty-two. Her Brush… Read More

Bringing Back the “Groove” in Mangroves

By Viveka Jani for Twisted Tiara Celebrating International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem (26th July), by talking about these ignored coastal forests. Let’s start from the beginning. What exactly are mangroves? No, they’ve got nothing to do with a man’s facial hair. Mangroves are extraordinary ecosystems, located at the interface of land… 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

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