Sisters In Sweat: How This Bengaluru-Based Duo Is Inspiring Women To Get Fit

The idea of an all-women group that meets on weekends to play sports and do fitness might seem ordinary but Sisters in Sweat have created a paradigm shift. Though fitness for women is feminist in itself (more on that soon), the infusion of the community aspect makes this nothing short of revolutionary. And for the founders of Sisters in Sweat – Swetha Subbiah and Tanvie Hans – this revolutionary potential of one football game was serendipitous. 

Rajat Mittal On The Pressure On Men To Be The Provider

Rajat was born and raised in a small town in Uttar Pradesh, and grew up with a restricted idea of masculinity. Over time, having interacted with people from diverse backgrounds, he learnt that men shouldn’t be pigeonholed in rigid gender norms. One of the boxes that are patriarchal society puts men in, is that of the ‘provider’. Boyish is an attempt to break this box, and showcase facets of masculinity that have nothing to do with one’s bank account

Deepa Narayan On Inspiring Men To Break Away From Gender Stereotypes 

One would imagine that after speaking to hundreds of women about the ways in which our patriarchal society silences them, it would be impossible to care about men. To give room to their struggles, the ways in which they are boxed, and to deconstruct what the same system that pitches women as second class, does to men. Not for Dr. Deepa Narayan, though. 

Moving On After A Marriage Ends: With Abhishek Kashyap, Founder Of Rekindle

‘India has the lowest divorce rate, but the highest absolute numbers of divorce,’ Abhishek Kashyap tells me, talking about why we need a dating app that’s exclusive for ‘have-been marrieds’ – the divorced or widowed.  ‘For some reason, I’m surrounded by a lot of people who are separated. I don’t know how this happened, but …

Healing With Radical Self-Love, with Rituparna Chatterjee

True to the meaning of her name, Rituparna has embraced the permanent impermanence of life’s journey. In her brave and haunting memoir, The Water Phoenix, she pens down her journey of healing from loss, sexual abuse and psychological trauma. But, I hesitate to call her a survivor or a fighter. She doesn’t endorse these terms or the philosophy behind it. 

All You Need To Know About Adoption In India, With Tanya Appachu 

I first spotted Tanya in an Instagram reel about rights of married women. I was immediately taken by the clever juxtaposition of a social media trend and an important and relevant topic not enough people address. I didn’t think twice before reaching out to her on Instagram. It was late at night, and I was …

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