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Sub-Editor at indianexpress.com. Tweets as @soumya94mathew

#QueerPeCharcha: IITs, IIMs, etc come together to answer most commonly asked questions about LGBTQ
Wed, May 31, 2017

Spearheaded by LGBTQ clubs of IIM Kozhikode and IIM Ahmedabad, the online education campaign will spread awareness about LGBTQ and talk at length about the many questions and confusing perceptions the community face, this pride month of June.

How two mothers came to embrace and accept LGBTQI
Sun, Aug 06, 2017

Is motherhood a right exercised by just women? Does the feeling come applied with terms and conditions?

Amrita Lahiri on Kuchipudi male dancers, their ‘exaggerated femininity’ on stage and ‘Samudra’
Mon, Apr 10, 2017

In the Capital to perform at the Serendipity Arts Festival, Amrita Lahiri explored the concept of 'samudra' or the ocean as a mother in her Kuchipudi production.

‘Driving with Selvi’ film-maker Elisa Paloschi on South India’s first woman cab driver and her undying spirit
Tue, Apr 04, 2017

In 2004, Selvi, then 18-years-old, had escaped from a child marriage she was forced into at the age of 14 and was learning to drive when Elisa Paloschi first met her.

HIFF’s ‘women oriented’ films at the time of ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ ban
Mon, Mar 27, 2017

'I think this is why we watch these films — to understand different perspectives and yet see a commonality bind us all, irrespective of our differences.'

International Women’s Day : A teacher’s ‘Letters of Love’ from India to Syrian, Iraqi and Yazidi refugee children
Wed, Mar 08, 2017

Letters of Love is a global initiative guided by the UNHCR office in Gaziantep, Turkey that sends personalised New Year greetings to Syrian, Iraqi and Yazidi refugee children.

How a fallen Chinar has become the mouthpiece of these Kashmir University students
Fri, Jan 06, 2017

'While a section of the youth expresses through stone pelting, another section uses art to show their resistance. This film is about them.'

This Malayalam wedding ad shows society’s continued obsession with casteism
Wed, Dec 21, 2016

Despite our claims of being rational and reasonable thinkers, it seems there's still a lot of work to do.

When Kerala’s Tholpavakoothu met Japan’s Kamishibai to tell fantastic stories
Mon, Nov 28, 2016

Tholpavakoothu and Kamishibai both narrate stories in a way that is a feast for the eyes — one narrating stories through shadows, another creating nothing less than an animation movie.

Dileep’s remark after his wedding reflects a misplaced sense of superiority — but not just his own
Sat, Nov 26, 2016

The misplaced sense of patriarchy in Dileep's words directed towards 'protecting the honour' of Kavya Madhavan who has been affected by rumours that surrounded them, was too obvious to go unnoticed.

World Diabetes Day: 7 health conditions that result from chronic diabetes
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

Usually people suffering from diabetes also suffer from fluctuating blood pressure levels, but in addition, other vital organs of the body are also severely affected, if proper care is not taken.

Delhi Pollution: Is it time for Delhiites to start wearing a mask?
Thu, Nov 09, 2017

The people who are already patients of respiratory problems must take utmost care and should start preventive therapy, for instance, increasing the use of medical inhalers.

Delhi Pollution: How to survive and safeguard yourself from the city’s toxic air
Thu, Nov 03, 2016

Here are are some simple measures we can take to ensure we are somewhat safeguarded from the deadly Delhi pollution.

This Mumbaikar’s inspiring post on ‘coming out’ is winning hearts on Facebook
Tue, Oct 11, 2016

'There are so many people out there who are still struggling to come out. I just want to give a message that you are not alone and I am with you.'

Inspired by Udta Punjab, Delhi boy designs app that helps people fight drug addiction
Thu, Oct 06, 2016

Do you know anyone who is battling drug addiction? Suggest them this useful app.

Designer duo Lecoanet Hemant’s latest collection is on relatable ’employee fashion’
Thu, Sep 29, 2016

Didier Lecoanet and Hemant Sagar's latest collection for employees of Andaz Delhi hotel tries to bridge the gap between employees and guests.

What is PCOS? The symptoms, cures and prevention
Thu, Sep 22, 2016

A healthy lifestyle is all that's needed to regulate the cycles and set the menstrual clock of women back on track.

‘Delhi Juxtaposed’ – a photo series capturing the beauty of Delhi’s past and present in a unique way
Sat, Oct 29, 2016

Yuvraj Khanna has documented the changes in and around the Capital by juxtaposing pictures.

Chikungunya, dengue, malaria: Causes, symptoms and possible methods of treatment
Sun, Sep 18, 2016

Here's what you need to know about the differences in the symptoms of chikungunya, dengue and malaria and how to prevent getting infected.

We caught the ‘honest thief’ whose CCTV video went viral!
Sat, Oct 29, 2016

Rasheed Parakkal, who acted in and directed the film New God, which went viral with people thinking it was actual CCTV footage, said, "The video got so much attention, that in a police station here, there were officers trying to investigate if I was linked to similar cases of pickpocketing."

How to avoid getting infected by the chikungunya virus
Wed, Aug 31, 2016

Here's what you need to know about chikungunya, and how to prevent being infected by the virus.

Breaking stereotypes: This Kerala bride ditches gold, invites transgender to her wedding
Sat, Oct 29, 2016

Sruthi Krishna and Ramnath from Kerala got married in a simple ceremony, but one that also sets an example for the society at large.

What choices do children in Syria have? This cartoon sets the Internet buzzing
Thu, Jun 22, 2017

An artist from Doha, Qatar tweeted a powerful cartoon about the choices that children in Syria have, that are actually leaving them with no choice.

Meet Aarthi Sampath, first Indian woman chef who won the US cooking show Chopped
Wed, Aug 17, 2016

"I have faced every kind of bias because I am a woman and brown. But once people know you are talented , you surpass every misrepresentation."

With a rare mehr, this Kerala bride has broken stereotypes
Sat, Oct 29, 2016

A Malayali Muslim bride demanded 50 books as part of a custom in Muslim weddings, only that the custom has mostly seen woman's family demanding gold or money.

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