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Thursday August 18, 2022

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Chronicles

A Woman’s Dream of Freedom

When India won Independence from British colonisers 75 years ago, woen played a key role in the freedom movement. But, are they free in the Indian society? Lesley Biswas tries to find an answer.

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The Sheroes of Bollywood

The word Shero, first used in 1836, refers to female heroes or women known for their outstanding courage and achievements. These days it also refers to female protagonists in films who do not need a hero to back them or romance them or lead to a happily-ever-after ending.

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Chronicles

Keep Walking

Gita Balakrishnan has embarked on a 1700 km walk from Kolkata to Delhi spreading awareness on architecture. A special tribute on International Women’s Day.

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Chronicles

The Silent Candidates

This was not something that was peculiar to just one party contesting the polls. Several candidates or better still ghost candidates, talked along the same lines about their spouses, who in reality were the ones actually nominated by the party.

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The Beauty and Resilience of Kolkata Women

Yet it is the stories of Lahana Ghose, Sanhita, Ruma Chakraborty and Mala Pal that have resonated particularly for me. Each has not only overcome many gender barriers to work in their field, but created opportunities for other women in traditionally male worlds.

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