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Last time a woman comedian friend of mine tried sharing the stage with an otherwise all-male set of comedians, things didn’t go too well for her. To begin with, she was received with hostile indifference by all the men in the panel who looked at her as some sort of an unworthy intruder. The audience […]

The post As A Single Woman In India In 2019, Even Opening My Mouth Is A Political Act: Aditi Mittal appeared first on Indian Women Blog - Stories of Indian Women.

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Last year, when Aparna Upadhyaya Sanyal released her debut book of stories in verse, Circus Folk & Village Freaks, never in her wildest dreams could she have imagined for it to be an instant hit and #3 on the Amazon India Bestseller list. She never expected that her book, which is centered on themes of […]

The post No. 4 On The List Of Amazon Bestsellers, Aparna Sanyal’s Powerful Debut Forces Us To Question Our Humanity appeared first on Indian Women Blog - Stories of Indian Women.

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Breastfeeding is one of the most natural aspects of motherhood, yet a conservative attitude towards public breastfeeding in India often leads to mother-shaming. In a country where sexual representations of the female body are rife in advertisements, TV shows, and movies, a woman breastfeeding in public is still seen by many as vulgar and inappropriate. […]

The post In A Remarkable Move, Taj Mahal Becomes India’s First Heritage Site To Have A Breastfeeding Room appeared first on Indian Women Blog - Stories of Indian Women.

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In a first, a sister duo Aditi (25) and Anuja (21) hailing from Gujarat accomplished a feat of scaling the world’s tallest peak – Mount Everest in their very first attempt. Passionate about mountaineering since their childhood, Aditi and Anuja left from Kathmandu on April 4 and reached the base camp on April 12. For […]

The post Gujarat’s Sister Duo Aditi And Anuja Scale Mount Everest In Their First Attempt appeared first on Indian Women Blog - Stories of Indian Women.

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A foreign street in a foreign land and your vision gets clouded with the heady aroma of local food mixed with a riot of foreign words that slip by your conscience making you aware of the human smallness and the vastness of the world in one go. And just when you are about to lose […]

The post Three Women Solo Travellers On The Charms Of Discovering Themselves Through Their Journeys appeared first on Indian Women Blog - Stories of Indian Women.

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Decades ago in 1984, when Bachendri Pal became the first Indian woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest, mountaineering wasn’t popular among women. However, her passion for mountaineering that started at a young age of 12, could not be curbed by the opposition she faced from her family and society. Pal broke the barrier […]

The post First Indian Woman To Scale Mt Everest, Bachendri Pal Reminisces How Men Reacted To Having A Woman On Board appeared first on Indian Women Blog - Stories of Indian Women.

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According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), among the many mental disorders that exist, more than 21 million people across the globe are affected by schizophrenia and one in two people living with it do not receive care for the condition. It is not only a chronic mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, […]

The post On World Schizophrenia Day, Meet Dr. Thara Srinivasan Who Has Been Instrumental In Mental Health Research And Training appeared first on Indian Women Blog - Stories of Indian Women.

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Ever heard of a five-year-old swimming across a distance of 5 km in a span of two hours? Sounds impossible, now does it? Chennai M Lohita Sarakshi, 5, achieved the impossible when she swam from Foreshore Estate to Kannagi Statue on Wednesday. Studying in the second grade, Lohita completed the distance at 8:37 am. “She […]

The post Covering A Distance Of 5km In 2 Hours, This 5 Y.O. Swimmer Is Proof That Talent Has No Age Barrier appeared first on Indian Women Blog - Stories of Indian Women.

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It was in 2016 when clashes between Kashmiri residents and Army personnel broke out over the killing of the militant group Hizbul Muhahideen’s commander Burhan Wani. To control the riots, Pellets, also known as riot control ammunition, were used that left a young girl’s face disfigured. In the wake of the gruesome injuries caused to […]

The post Meet Scientist Ipsita Biswas, Whose Non-Lethal Plastic Bullets To Control Riots Have Reduced Fatalities appeared first on Indian Women Blog - Stories of Indian Women.

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For public servants all over the world, a combination of hard work, commitment, maximizing strengths and minimizing weakness are some of the essential characteristics that one must possess to be successful in retaining the public’s trust. And in one family these characteristics were found in three sisters who had a burning desire to serve the […]

The post Haryana’s First Woman Chief Secretary Meenakshi Anand Chaudhary On How To Make A Successful Career In Civil Services appeared first on Indian Women Blog - Stories of Indian Women.

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