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DISHA ROY CHOUDHURY

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‘Bending gender stereotypes in art and photography can throw new light on stale norms’
Tue, Feb 23, 2021

Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2021 recently organised a workshop on how art and photography can be used to break gender stereotypes

Why women stay silent about sexual harassment in public spaces
Mon, Feb 15, 2021

On most occasions, the victim may not be believed

Valentine’s Day 2021: This visually-challenged couple’s story shows love is much more than physical appearance
Fri, Feb 12, 2021

Meet Deepak, 22, and Aarti, 24, who have chosen to love each other and be together despite all odds

‘Patients prefer meeting in person’: Mental health professionals on pros and cons of teleconsultation
Fri, Feb 12, 2021

This is not to say that online mental health consultations are any less effective.

Bullied at school, this teen and her sister start campaign to encourage ‘active bystanders’
Sat, Jan 16, 2021

Meet Riddhi and Vasundhara Oswal, who are running an anti-bullying campaign called 'Stop the B'

‘Nobody knew it would be a virus’: Astrologers on pandemic and 2021
Wed, Jan 13, 2021

Astrologers argue that they had predicted the onset of a “disturbance” in 2020 prior to the start of the year.

This Delhi artist’s latest rap is a wake-up call for ‘addicts’ of social media, sugar and much more
Wed, Jan 06, 2021

Delhi-based hip-hop artist Aeke's latest song addresses behavioural addictions

Mutual respect is key: Interfaith couples on celebrating differences
Tue, Jan 05, 2021

'My parents warned that if I went ahead with this marriage they would cut ties with me, but I did not go back on my decision'

How WFH in pandemic changed our home decor, furniture
Tue, Dec 29, 2020

The global market for online home decor is estimated at $98.4 billion in 2020 amid COVID-19, and is projected to a revised rise of $348.3 billion by 2027, according to a report published in researchandmarkets.com

From virtual dating to first meeting at home: How pandemic played cupid for this queer couple
Thu, Dec 10, 2020

With human interaction going virtual as part of the "new normal", dating apps came as a saviour for many such people who craved companionship while being quarantined

Meet the Indian mountaineer, 24, who completed solo Ironman triathlon in pandemic
Sat, Nov 28, 2020

Harshvardhan Joshi from Maharashtra was all set to participate in the second edition of Ironman triathlon in Goa, but it was soon called off. This, however, did not deter his spirits

Kaneez Surka: Won’t stop talking about sex, romance, feminism, let people complain
Mon, Nov 09, 2020

Kaneez Surka, who is currently hosting Bumble's podcast 'Is Romance Dead', spoke about why female comedians need to keep talking about such topics in their comedy sketches

How the pandemic popularised DIY skin and hair care
Wed, Oct 28, 2020

While being at home during the lockdown, people finally had some time to spare which they could dedicate to self-care. And with limited or no access to shops, homemade hacks turned out to be feasible.

No substitute for stage performance: Padma Shri Shobha Deepak Singh on releasing Shri Ram dance drama online
Sat, Oct 24, 2020

Organising an event as legendary as Shri Ram in these times came with its own set of challenges and modifications, and Shobha Deepak Singh, a COVID-19 survivor herself, spoke about how things have changed this year.

World Mental Health Day: These artists are talking about depression, anxiety through comics
Sat, Oct 10, 2020

World Mental Health Day 2020: Challenging the popular notion that comic books are only for fun and are not meant to be taken seriously, several artists have been using the medium to spread awareness and educate people about several issues that impact the lives of both kids and adults

Knitting with nani and a newfound career
Wed, Oct 07, 2020

Meet the grandmother-granddaughter duo from Delhi who is now selling hand-knit products across India

#NoToBigFatWeddings: Many young Indians are rooting for simple, minimal marriages
Wed, Sep 30, 2020

But many youngsters today, who hope to revolutionise the idea of the Indian wedding, are often opposed by parents and elders

Miss the drama of physical shows, but new format is more democratic: Falguni Shane Peacock on digital ICW 2020
Sun, Sep 20, 2020

Falguni Shane Peacock, who will be foraying into the bridal segment for the very first time, will unveil their designs at India Couture Week 2020 via a fashion film

PM Modi bats for Indian dogs: Indie breeds intelligent, have strong immunity, say pet owners, experts
Sat, Sep 05, 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently advocated for the adoption of Indian dog breeds. What we commonly see in our country, however, is that most dog owners opt for foreign breeds over Indian dogs

This working mom has written to PM Modi about motivating men to share household work
Fri, Aug 28, 2020

Unequal distribution of household work has been a pervasive challenge, except the ongoing pandemic-led crisis has only exposed the bias

Menstrual leave: ‘To sensitise men, workplaces have to put their best foot forward’
Wed, Aug 26, 2020

A 2017 survey by women's fertility and health tracker Maya found that nearly 50 per cent of women in India have irregular menstrual cycles — nearly 68 per cent of women experience severe period-related symptoms like cramps, fatigue, and bloating

Have to wear sanitary pad with diaper for hours: Female doctors on challenges of wearing PPE
Tue, Sep 22, 2020

While PPE is a challenge for all health workers, for female professionals, the situation becomes more difficult especially when they menstruate

‘Cycles in high demand’: How COVID-19 has affected the sale of home fitness equipment
Wed, Aug 12, 2020

While the demand for fitness equipment has visibly increased in the metro cities, tier II and tier III cities are not exactly lagging behind

Ebrahim Alkazi was a colossus: Theatre artistes remember the legend
Tue, Aug 04, 2020

Ebrahim Alkazi passed away on August 4, 2020, at the age of 95 after a massive heart attack in New Delhi

The evolution of marriage, from strictly arranged to semi-arranged
Sat, Aug 01, 2020

A vast number of people in urban India are now being allowed to exercise their right of refusal until they find the right match to the point where parents are fine with their children taking the initiative to make their life choices

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