The Pregnant Earth

  The story of a woman’s path as a writer and doula – Laura DEmelza Bosma Third Voice 
‘I am a mountain now, among mountainy woman. 
The doctors move among us as if our bigness
Frightened the mind. They smile like fools. 
They are to blame for what I am, and they know it. 
They hug their…

Remembering Silence

  By Bhavana Nissima I memorize. No argument. No attempt to reason. Just leave the scene. Take a walk. Call. Stay over at somebody’s house. No argument. Leave. No argument. Just leave. The moment comes. I say, “Let me leave. I want to take a walk.” Fall on the sofa. Let me leave. Feel myself…

Surviving Family Doctor

By Anamika I write this today not because I need to voice or vent.  I have processed this memory long back and moved on. But I write this for you. So you may know someone else has been through your experience. So you may know you are not alone. It started with a general weakness…

#OneMillionPostCard 4 #SoniSori

Not the gun, not the bullets Not the police, not the abuse Not the prison, not the tortures Not the warnings, not the attacks Not the allegations, not the lies Not the wounds, not the burns Not the rebels, not the sarkar Not the arrest warrants, not the injustice Not the oblivion, not the awards…

Suffering Women – Female Genital Mutilation

    Female Genital Mutilation or FGM is defined by the WHO as “all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons”. It is recognised as a violation of the human rights of women and girls. Very young girls are…

Nari Shakti award goes first time ever to a stand-up comedian

On the International Women’s Day, as Vasu Primlani received the Nari Shakti Award from Indian President, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, she became the first stand-up comedian in India to get that award. It is important to note that of her many achievements, Vasu wears this badge of honor as a stand-up comic, that slender group of…

Poetry Series: The Rant

[Art by Sakshi Bhatia: ‘Suffering’]   by Sakshi Bhatia Hear her presenting it here.  Dear, Mystic men. Fuck the process, halt this recess, I undress, over dress, ill fitting shoes biting me. what am I doing? poetry, poem, recitation in a fancy club. on the filthy streets of a fucked up nation. Intense security checks…

Leading Ladies

[Photo Credits:  Corridor of McNally Smith College, Saint Paul, MN by Vinita Agrawal] by Vinita Agrawal Management mantras aren’t the same across genders. Deconstructing and reconstructing the woman manager. Whether it be the governments or multinational corporations, the media or the academic world, the fact is that women have been able to change the who,…

Art Gallery: ‘Women’

by Smeetha Bhoumik All paintings on this page are from her series on Women. I believe in Romantic Feminism. It is what I am, I suppose. More like an existential reality, rather than a well defined philosophy. It holds together my various aspects – a romantic and a feminist. Romantic feminism, is a way of life…