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WOMEN

Experiences and stories pertinent to women.

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One Day

I returned from college on a public bus today, and sat on the window seat. On the way a man, probably 35 or more, got in the bus and sat beside me. I had put on my earphones and was listening to music. After a ...
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Swimming Upstream

Swimming Upstream I remember the drive vividly, we were on our way to the airport to drop off our late grandparents after their visit. They were talking about everyone they’d met and how hospitable everyone ...
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The Uninvited

Fifteen years of the same thing happening month after month. I should be better prepared for it by now, and yet it delights in surprising me whenever it can. Possibly every month, if it had its way. The thing t...
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Sexy Distortion

 'To be, or not to be' How precisely and wonderfully Shakespeare presented the soliloquy of a man in his play Hamlet. I wonder if he had ever tried portraying a woman's dilemma in such an eloquent manner...
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Why feminism is important

Why feminism is important over the past few years, a lot of words and trends have been all over the Internet. Be it in the time of the amazing color changing dress or KUWTK memes, the Internet has always had ne...
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Women Lead on Conservation in Nepal

Photos by iLCP Fellow James Morgan. This article is published with permission from James Morgan. You can follow him in his social accounts at @jamesmorganfoto and his website www.jamesmorgan.co.uk ...
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Games Girls Don’t Play

“Ready?” she calls out. I gulp, and nod, and cup my hands. The ball hurtles towards me, and I put an arm over my face. The slightly-deflated ball makes contact with my arm, then bounces to the ground and lays t...
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Teej: Celebrating Sisterhood

Once upon a time Teej known to be: A festival where women fast either for husband's long life for those married or for a hope to find a well suited husband for those unmarried. Fortunately, today Teej has trans...
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Teej

Photo by: Hitesha Teej is the festival which my mom cherish a lot. She loves to be in red apparition and everything she uses must be red. Even the rubber band she needs red. Red symbolizes my father’s biolog...
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Travesty of Modern Teej

By- Deepak ShimKhada With age comes experience and wisdom.  Now that I have turned 70, I hope I have earned both.  As a senior citizen, I can be excused for speaking my mind without being politically correct. ...
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When I Become a Mother

I have begun to cherish on the fact that someday I will be given the privilege too of becoming a mother. As a daughter I have learnt a lot from my mother about motherhood. The silent sacrifices, compromises, se...
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Breaking Taboos with Sanitary pads in Nepal

Yesterday, near my village, I heard a comment from an elderly saying that the earth is trembling because the menstruating girls are touching books, praying to gods and not following the rules. NEPAL’s earthquak...