2021 May

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31 May: A Non-Menstruator’s Guide to Allyship.

“In our country, the topic of menstruation has always been taboo, something only spoken in hushed tones and behind closed doors. However, we are long overdue for a change in the way we react to and interact with what is a natural, healthy biological process. Perhaps most instrumental in this change is the education of non-menstruators, so that they may serve as effective allies to menstruators…”

An article on the role of non-menstruators in a menstruators life.

Written by Sahil Aleem.

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29 May: Women in Cinema

“From when the first actress, Florence Lawrence was showcased in “the taming of the shrew”, women and film have always had a tumultuous history. While the 60s saw the rise of second wave feminism, Hollywood still presented its women as submissive, daringly skinny and ready to be saved by the male lead in a flaunty flapper…”

An article on feminism and its journey on the silver screen.

Written by Leia Deshpande.

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29 May: Society: It’s impact on Mental Health and Education.

“A person’s childhood differs greatly based on their family’s financial background. Were they poverty ridden? Did they have a privileged childhood? Either way, there is research to show that both impoverished and affluent children come with their own set of mental health disorders, due to factors ranging from education to parental teachings….”

An article about the impact of society on mental health and education.

Written by Jadyn Almeida

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24 May: Education in Karnataka

” The purpose of education is to produce citizens who
are strong emotionally, spiritually and also in character. However education is not easily accessible to all, lakhs of students in Karnataka are unable to attend school due to basic hurdles like lack of accessibility to schools, lack of financial assistance, lack of infrastructure, lack of teachers in government schools…”

A personalized account on the state of public education in Karnataka.

Written by Aashika Choudhary