Author: Shibangi Sinha Roy

The draw of Kanhaiya Kumar, from slogans for the marginalised to advertising for Congress

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on June 12 re-launched the Congress-run newspaper, National Herald in Bengaluru after being temporarily suspended in 2008. National Herald also ran into controversy after it was alleged that the Congress party gave interest-free loans to Associated Journals Limited (AJL), the company which published the newspaper.[Read More…]

Hundreds detained illegally, Narmada Bachao Andolan rally stopped from crossing Gujarat Border

Gujarat Police detains hundreds illegally in MP, Narmada Bachao Andolan rally stopped at border

On Wednesday morning, hundreds of people protesting under the leadership of social activist Medha Patkar have been detained by the Gujarat Police while they were moving from Madhya Pradesh to Maharashtra via Gujarat. The protestors have been stopped at the Gujarat Border and are not allowed to cross the Gujarat[Read More…]

Discovering her as I learn more about me

Having always thought of myself as a ‘daddy’s girl’, I began to realise my mother’s impact on my personality once I reached my early twenties. Having come out of the turbulent adolescent years when nothing she said seemed right, her advice and views slowly started making sense. The penultimate realisation[Read More…]

My faith wavered, hers didn’t

Can you please wear green colour on Thursday and wear this particular gemstone on this finger because your janampatri says it would help you? Also getting totally exasperated when she sees me not following her instructions but yet letting me be. In the same breath, telling me how tired I[Read More…]

Humans of Hindutva: Where humour unmasks religious propaganda

Following the trails of side-splitting parody, ‘Humans of Hindutva’, a Facebook page, also a burlesque of Indian right-wing ideology is flooding everyone’s newsfeeds. ‘Humans of Hindutva’ exclusively targeting the liberals, describe themselves as a ‘religious organization’. Their page description which reeks of political satire reads– ‘Laughter, empathy, fun and friendship[Read More…]

Shaili Chopra: Underneath the magnate resides a passionate storyteller

Shaili Chopra, a recipient of the prestigious Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in journalism, left the TV studios in 2012 to try her hands at entrepreneurship. Fiercely feminist, her remarkably successful venture—SheThePeopleTV— is a testament to her unflinching commitment to telling stories of women spread across spectrums. Having authored three[Read More…]

‘When women write down their stories, it is not just about them’, in conversation with Sudha Menon

As author, columnist, journalist, writing coach and feminist, Sudha Menon finds inspiration in everything that she breathes. Having written books such as Gifted: Inspiring Stories of People with Disabilities, Leading Ladies: Women Who Inspire India, Devi, Diva or She-Devil: The smart career woman’s survival guide, Menon feels that there is[Read More…]

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