Womaning in India

Mahima Vashisht
Stories by women, of women, for everyone. A new story every Friday.
Created 06 Oct 2020
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  • Attention: Womaning Community
    22 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 5 2
    Hello ji, I have been down with a bad case of the flu this week. Not The Flu, thankfully. Got my negative test results just yesterday, and the entire fam was like… So, please forgive me for not writin...
  • A day to remember, a day to heal
    15 Oct 2021 • 11 min read • 5 2
    Trigger warning: Abortion, miscarriage Hello ji, I’ll be honest. I am going to remember this month as Womaning’s month of darkness. Four weeks back, I wrote the story of Swati - the doctor who had a 7...
  • The best-kept secret of ‘nice neighbourhoods’
    08 Oct 2021 • 8 min read • 8 0
    Trigger warning: Physical, mental, emotional abuse. Use of strong language Hello ji, After I shared Swati’s story two weeks ago, I said I would write about the three issues she faced in the following ...
  • Divorcing in India
    01 Oct 2021 • 9 min read • 12 5
    Trigger warning: Divorce, Domestic Abuse Hello ji, I attended a close friend's family wedding a few years back. At the wedding, I went to greet his family elders. I did not expect the conversation to ...
  • The Great Indian Dhakosla
    24 Sep 2021 • 11 min read • 11 1
    Hello ji, I am going to share just one story with you today which captures several aspects of Womaning in India. Things will get very dark this week, fair warning. But first, some happy wishes. Happy ...
  • Abortions in India: A progressive law, a petrifying reality
    17 Sep 2021 • 10 min read • 10 1
    Trigger Warnings: Abortion, unsafe abortions, domestic violence, sexual assault Hello ji, Last week, I got in touch with Anna Lynch, the author of Chaise Lounge - a veritable Womaning in America. Afte...
  • It's official. India's gender gap is growing.
    10 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 9 0
    Hello ji, Every year, the World Economic Forum comes out with a Global Gender Gap Report which ranks the countries of the world based on how well they performed on closing the gender gap on various di...
  • Idolizing women's sacrifices is a subtle form of abuse
    03 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 21 15
    Hello ji, Fellow CBSE students, remember those painful essays we wrote at school? The ones where we got extra marks for beginning and ending with a famous-person quote? At my school, we used to mug up...
  • Urban Slap
    27 Aug 2021 • 8 min read • 12 8
    Hello ji, This week is the closest I have come to skipping this newsletter since I started writing it. In my defence, I have a pretty good excuse. I am moving my house tomorrow. A week spent juggling ...
  • Are you the "Office Mom"?
    20 Aug 2021 • 10 min read • 10 16
    Hello ji, Once upon a time, I remembered the birthday of a kind colleague and reminded the boss. The boss thanked me and said, “Why don’t we order a cake for him?” Of course, when he said that, he rea...
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