CULTURE, MENTAL HEALTH, OPINION

The M Word

Featured Illustration: Daniela Jordan~Villaveces I’m in my early 20s. Still in university. Single so far. Muslim. Indian.  And marriage is a trigger word to me. Not really. It’s not that the very word induces panic. Or that I can’t fathom the idea of it or that I’m against it. But when I’m made to think […]

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FEMINISM, OPINION

Women Who Made Things Worse For Other Women

Featured Image: Kelly Caminero Every few years, a handful of women emerge that become emblematic of whichever wave of feminism we find ourselves in. They might be politicians, business founders or just have a huge social media following, but whatever space they occupy, they are acknowledged by many as the ones who are doing feminism […]

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LIFE, THE ARTS

Notcoy is more than just a stationery brand

Tanisha Uchil studied mass media and graduated in 2019 with a  diploma in advertising and marketing. She was born and raised in Mumbai and moved to Bangalore after her graduation. She tried her hand at mainstream marketing, working on B2C brands, but realised in 2020 that that life wasn’t for her. Tanisha vividly remembers the […]

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HEALTH & WELLNESS, LIFE

This is why I’m gushing over Gush Beauty

Sheil Jain studied economics and psychology at NYU, but while investing in companies and thinking in numbers were skills she enjoyed, it was the billboards in New York that would always grab Sheil’s attention. Declaring herself a branding nerd, pleasing branding aesthetics were simply something that Sheil had an eye for. Only when studying international […]

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CULTURE, EMPOWERMENT

Saris from all corners of India – the story of IndiNook

IndiNook isn’t Disha Khanse’s first foray into the fashion industry. Before IndiNook Disha ran a small business called Trinket Square that sold fashion jewellery and accessories. Trinket Square ran for four successful years but personal issues cropped up in Disha’s life and she had to take a break from everything business. Disha is quite vocal […]

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CULTURE, EMPOWERMENT, POLITICS

In Conversation with the Founders of PaliRoots

We had the humbling opportunity to speak directly with the founders of PaliRoots, a brand + community bringing awareness to and celebrating Palestinian culture and identity. Here is what they had to say. . . . Hi! Please introduce yourselves! Hello! This is Aminah and Hussein, we are a sibling duo that founded PaliRoots in […]

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POETRY & PROSE, POLITICS, WORLD ISSUES

3:164

I would love to just tell you a story of liberty But that would be unjust for my people And not very liberating for me Just a century ago stories of smiles were told But lo and behold Al-Aqsa was raided Oh, how the people turn their heads and wear blindfolds I too, was born […]

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CULTURE, EMPOWERMENT

What’s in a Name?

Up along the west coast of South Africa, towards its border with Namibia, lies the Kamiesberg (or Kamies mountain), about five hours drive on the N7 from Cape Town. The mountain range is in a semi-desert area, the largest and most sparsely inhabited province of South Africa. For millennia the mountain has been an oasis […]

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